Our Fall 2015 Collection
Posted by Jared Flood on
We’re tremendously excited to launch both a new design collection and a new yarn today! Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft, made from the same Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool. Each plump 100-gram skein is 200 warm and lofty yards, and although it looks like a single ply, it’s actually three unspun strands nestled together and gently twisted. Our goal was to create a chunky-weight wool that marries the airy softness of a roving-style yarn with enough tensile strength and roundness to produce well-defined cables and textured knitwear. Quarry comes in ten fresh heathered hues. As we were developing the new yarn using wool that had been blended into the Shelter and Loft colors, we noticed that adding twist to the unspun plies creates tiny streaks of the contrast colors rather than tweedy flecks. The effect reminded Jared of the beautifully striated colors in the Grand Canyon, and a new color palette inspired by minerals and gemstones was born. Knitting with Quarry is a singular experience. It’s lively on the needles, and since the three plies are entirely unspun, there’s nothing to counter the energy of the twist that binds them. The yarn may twizzle slightly between the ball and the needles, but the finished fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Ends of Quarry left to dangle tend to untwist and become vulnerable to breakage, so we recommend splicing each new ball and weaving in cast-on ends sooner rather than later. And if you’re sewing seams, just twirl the working yarn between your fingers in the direction of the twist to add a little more strength. We’re shipping a card with every order of Quarry to remind you of these tips while you get to know this new yarn. We hope you’ll enjoy the character Quarry will bring to your workbasket as well as the satisfyingly speedy knitting! our Fall 15 collection. Leaf through our new lookbook to see how Quarry performs with cables, textured stitches, open gauge fabric, and even mosaic knitting. And it’s not only Quarry on display; there are plenty of garments and accessories in Shelter and Loft if your climate doesn’t merit chunky wool. Cowichan sweaters to woodsmen’s thermal shirts, we’re offering up Northwest classics with Brooklyn Tweed flavor. These designs are sure to keep you and your knitworthy loved ones cozy as the leaves turn and the mercury drops.