• Moonstone
    Moonstone

    Moonstone

    Color Story

    Snow shadows. Grey white with a touch of royal blue, Moonstone is a cool and tranquil pale hue. Norah Gaughan’s Riptide pullover from BT Winter 16 is knit in Moonstone.

  • Geode
    Geode

    Geode

    Color Story

    Foggy mornings on the coast. Geode is a twilight grey striated with royal blue and soft lilac. The merest hint of camel gives it a faint glow.

    Michele Wang’s Copse wrap from BT Fall 2015 is knit in Geode.

  • Slate
    Slate

    Slate

    Color Story

    Welsh rooftops. Slate is a moody, muddy blue grey with streaks of camel and rust.

    Norah Gaughan’s Deschutes pullover from BT Fall 2015 is knit in Slate.

  • Lazulite
    Lazulite

    Lazulite

    Color Story

    Deep sea diving. Lazulite is blackened navy with a pinch of lavender and teal. Jared Flood’s Halus hat from BT Winter 16 is knit in Lazulite.

  • Obsidian
    Obsidian

    Obsidian

    Color Story

    Lava glass. Obsidian is black marbled with glints of grey and white, which enliven the fabric and help to reveal stitch work.

  • Hematite
    Hematite

    Hematite

    Color Story

    Blackberry pie. Hematite reads as the darkest possible magenta; it’s composed of black lit with dashes of scarlet and just a hint of lavender and navy.

    Norah Gaughan’s Bannock coat from BT Fall 2015 is knit in Hematite.

  • Serpentine
    Serpentine

    Serpentine

    Color Story

    A forest watering hole. Serpentine is murkiest dark olive with subtle hints of navy, teal, yellow, and rust.

  • Sulphur
    Sulphur

    Sulphur

    Color Story

    Parrot feathers. A lively, mid-value olive hue, Sulphur is laced with yellow, lime, brown, rust, and the occasional fleck of navy.

    Julie Hoover’s Riverbend cardigan from BT Fall 2015 is knit in Sulphur.

  • Citrine
    Citrine

    Citrine

    Color Story

    Cast bronze. Citrine is a cool, swampy ochre muddled with olive, lime, and rust, the lightest member of a yellow-green gradient with Sulphur and Serpentine. In comparison to the Loft and Shelter palette, think of it as Fauna’s brighter cousin.

  • Alabaster
    Alabaster

    Alabaster

    Color Story

    Palest butterscotch. Alabaster is a warm sauce of camel and white with a tinge of rust, equivalent to Tallow in the Loft and Shelter palette.

    Michele Wang’s McLoughlin pullover from BT Fall 2015 is knit in Alabaster.

  • Flint
    Flint

    Flint

    Color Story

    Douglas fir bark. Flint is a strong middle brown grizzled with white and camel and tinted with black, shot with the occasional streak of lichen yellow.

  • Sandstone
    Sandstone

    Sandstone

    Color Story

    Whole-wheat flour. Sandstone is a warm white seasoned with brown and a dash of camel for mellow glow. Compared to the Loft and Shelter palette, it’s darker than Fossil but paler than Woodsmoke.

  • Gypsum
    Gypsum

    Gypsum

    Color Story

    The spoonful of cream at the top of the milk bottle. Gypsum is a warm white with a friendly glaze of camel. Michele Wang’s Snoqualmie cardigan from BT Winter 16 is knit in Gypsum.

Quarry

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Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. We begin with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies we nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since we never subject our wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland. The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. We think it’s ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.

Quarry is offered in a new palette of thirteen heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding us of geological formations, so we gave each color the name of a mineral or gemstone.

Please note that the color settings on your monitor may not display yarn colors accurately. Shade cards are available for purchase with free shipping within the USA.

 

  

 

Yarn Specs:

  • 200 yards | 23-24 microns | approx. 100 grams | chunky weight
  • 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
  • Dyed in Philadelphia. Spun in New Hampshire.

 

Suggested Gauges:

  • 3.5 stitches to 1"; Suggested Needle: 6 mm (US 10)
  • 3 stitches to 1"; Suggested Needle: 8 mm (US 11)

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