Product description

Discover DK weight delight with our Arbor discovery mini-skeins! 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 hues, these clever little skeins are perfect for crisp colorwork, seaming, small projects or anywhere you'd like to add a touch of color to your stitches.

Need more? Grab a full-size skein.

View the Arbor Lookbook.

Shop patterns in Arbor.

Read our color descriptions.

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Arbor Discovery Skeins

3-ply Worsted-Spun DK Weight

  • Targhee Wool
  • Montana & South Dakota
Color
$3.10 / 29 yards ($0.11/yd) Regular price
  • Product description

    Discover DK weight delight with our Arbor discovery mini-skeins! 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 hues, these clever little skeins are perfect for crisp colorwork, seaming, small projects or anywhere you'd like to add a touch of color to your stitches.

    Need more? Grab a full-size skein.

    View the Arbor Lookbook.

    Shop patterns in Arbor.

    Read our color descriptions.

    Purchase a shade card.

    View our retired colors.

    Share on social #ArborYarn

     

  • Specs

    • 29 yards (26.5 meters) | 10 grams | DK weight
    • 3-ply worsted-spun construction
    • 23.5 micron Targhee wool from Montana & South Dakota 
    • Wool scoured at Chargeurs Wool USA, Jamestown, SC
    • Spun at Worsted Spinning New England, Springvale, ME
    • Skein dyed & finished at Ultimate Textile, Rutherfordton, NC
    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.

    Learn more about our worsted-spun yarns.

    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 and Re-Ply Rambouillet:

    • 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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