Product description

Loft is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn, woolen spun from Targhee-Columbia wool. The distinctive spinning process and light twist of the two plies gives Loft a unique bounce and airiness. Ideal for lightweight garments and accessories, ethereal lace patterns, and nuanced colorwork.  Like its worsted weight sibling, Shelter, Loft is fleece-dyed and blended in 45 heathered colors.

Developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed 100% in the USA. Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns.

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Loft

Fingering Weight

  • 275 Yards
  • American Targhee-Columbia wool
Color
$16.75 /Skein
  • Product description

    Loft is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn, woolen spun from Targhee-Columbia wool. The distinctive spinning process and light twist of the two plies gives Loft a unique bounce and airiness. Ideal for lightweight garments and accessories, ethereal lace patterns, and nuanced colorwork.  Like its worsted weight sibling, Shelter, Loft is fleece-dyed and blended in 45 heathered colors.

    Developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed 100% in the USA. Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns.

    Read our color descriptions

    Purchase a shade card

     

  • Specs

    • 275 yards (251 meters) | 23-24 microns | approx. 50 grams | fingering weight
    • Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
    • Dyed in Philadelphia at Littlewood.
    • Spun in New Hampshire at Harrisville Designs.


    TARGHEE-COLUMBIA WOOL CHARACTERISTICS

    The Targhee-Columbia breed combines the softness and elasticity of finewool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of mediumwool Columbia. This versatile mingling of wearability and durability makes Targhee-Columbia suitable for next-to-skin wear, outerwear, or heirloom pieces for the home. We source this breed for Shelter, Loft, and Quarry; the woolen construction of these yarns further enhance the fleece’s lofty and warmth-trapping characteristics.

  • Gauges

    As a result of its woolen-spun manufacturing process, Loft is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges:

    • 6 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 3½ mm (US 4)
    • 7 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 2¾ mm (US 2)
    • 8 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 2 mm (US 0)
  • Care

    We recommend alternating skeins while knitting to blend the color evenly.


    WET-BLOCKING

    1. Fill a sink or basin with warm water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there.
    2. Soak work for 20-30 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated.
    3. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure.
    4. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.
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