Product description

Arbor is a classic DK weight with timeless versatility. Springy, soft American Targhee wool is combed smooth and worsted-spun into a round and bouncy 3-ply yarn, creating crisp stitch definition in cables and textured fabrics. With a painterly palette of skein-dyed solid colors, Arbor is ideal for wear-everywhere sweaters and accessories.

Want just a taste for colorwork or small projects? Try our 10-gram Discovery Skeins. Need a lot? Shop our 8-ounce Yarn Cones.

Learn more about our worsted-spun yarns

Read our color descriptions

Purchase a shade card

View patterns knit in Arbor

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Arbor Yarn

DK Weight

  • 145 Yards
  • American Targhee Wool
Color
$15.50 /50g Skein Regular price
  • Product description

    Arbor is a classic DK weight with timeless versatility. Springy, soft American Targhee wool is combed smooth and worsted-spun into a round and bouncy 3-ply yarn, creating crisp stitch definition in cables and textured fabrics. With a painterly palette of skein-dyed solid colors, Arbor is ideal for wear-everywhere sweaters and accessories.

    Want just a taste for colorwork or small projects? Try our 10-gram Discovery Skeins. Need a lot? Shop our 8-ounce Yarn Cones.

    Learn more about our worsted-spun yarns

    Read our color descriptions

    Purchase a shade card

    View patterns knit in Arbor

    Read about Retired Colorways

    Share on social #ArborYarn

     

  • Specs

    • 145 yards (132 meters) | 50 grams | DK weight
    • 3-ply worsted-spun construction
    • 23.5 micron Targhee wool from Montana & South Dakota 
    • Wool scoured at Chargeurs Wool USA in South Carolina
    • Spun at Worsted Spinning New England in Maine
    • Skein dyed & finished at Ultimate Textile in North Carolina
    100% developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed in the USA.


    Fiber Characteristics

    Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota provide their distinctively thick and heavy fleeces for Arbor. This American breed is a finewool, bearing the softness of its distant Merino ancestry, but with durability enhanced by additional longwool genetics. Targhee wool has an especially elastic quality that, when combined with worsted-spun construction, produces plush yet sturdy fabrics suitable for next-to-skin wear.

    Dye Process

    Arbor is spun from undyed white wool, then skein dyed after spinning into a saturated palette of solid hues that let textured stitches and cables shine, create crisp colorwork, and highlight the natural luster of the wool fibers.

  • Gauges

    Arbor’s springy worsted-spun construction is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Dapple:

    • 5¼ – 6 stitches to 1"
    • Suggested Needle: 3.75 - 4.5 mm (US 5-7)
    • Suggested Hook: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - I-9)
  • Care

    Arbor is a handcrafted product. For best results, we recommend alternating skeins when joining in a new skein for even color distribution.

    Wet-Blocking

    1. Fill a sink or basin with cold water.
    2. Submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there.
    3. Soak work for 15 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated.
    4. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure.
    5. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.

    For more detailed instructions, visit our Blocking 101 tutorial.

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