Product description

Shelter’s smaller sibling, Loft is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn, gently woolen-spun from soft, springy American Targhee-Columbia wool. This distinctive spinning process gives Loft a unique bounce and airiness, with a handcrafted, heathered finish. Ideal for lightweight garments and accessories, lace, and nuanced colorwork. Handle gently while knitting, then wet block to see Loft bloom into full beauty.

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Loft Yarn

Fingering Weight

  • 275 Yards
  • American Targhee-Columbia wool
Color
$16.75 /50g Skein Regular price
  • Product description

    Shelter’s smaller sibling, Loft is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn, gently woolen-spun from soft, springy American Targhee-Columbia wool. This distinctive spinning process gives Loft a unique bounce and airiness, with a handcrafted, heathered finish. Ideal for lightweight garments and accessories, lace, and nuanced colorwork. Handle gently while knitting, then wet block to see Loft bloom into full beauty.

    Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns

    Read our color descriptions

    Purchase a shade card

    View patterns knit in Loft

    Read about Retired Colorways

    Share on social #LoftYarn

     

  • Specs

    • 275 yards (251 meters) | 50 grams | Fingering weight
    • 2-ply woolen-spun construction
    • 23-24 micron Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming
    • Wool scoured at Bollman Industries in Texas
    • Stock dyed at Tintoria Piana U.S. in Georgia
    • Spun & finished at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire
    100% developed, sourced, processed, dyed and spun in the USA.


    Fiber Characteristics

    We source Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming to make Shelter, Loft, and Quarry – this breed’s lofty, warmth-trapping fleeces deftly combine the softness and elasticity of finewool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of mediumwool Columbia. This fiber’s versatile mingling of wearability and durability particularly shines in woolen-spun yarns and is wonderful for next-to-skin wear, outerwear, and heirloom pieces for the home.

    See our FAQ for tips on working with our woolen-spun yarns.

    Dye Process

    To create each colorway of Loft, we combine brightly dyed hues of unspun wool in precise proportions, as if mixing paint. When spun into yarn, these saturated solids meld into complex and beautiful blends that give vibrant depth to even the simplest knitted fabrics. The entire palette is created from a handful of base colors, ensuring harmonious coordination in colorwork projects or when pairing hand knitted garments and accessories.

  • Gauges

    As a result of its airy woolen-spun construction, Loft works well at a wonderful range of gauges:

    • 6 - 8 stitches to 1"
    • Suggested Needle: 2 - 3.5 mm (US 0 - 4)
    • Suggested Hook: 2.25 - 4 mm (US B-1 - G-6)
  • Care

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

    When you need a little more tensile strength, whether for seaming or because you’re about to put a group of stitches under pressure with a big cabling maneuver, simply twirl your working yarn a few revolutions in the direction of the ply twist to strengthen it.

    For extra durability, you may wish to seam your Loft projects with a worsted-spun yarn like Peerie. Our 10-gram Discovery Skeins are a great option for seaming.

    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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