Product description

Quarry is a chunky sibling to Shelter and Loft, inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns and offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. Three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece are gently spun together into a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. We think it’s ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories. Fleece-dyed and blended into an array of heathered colors.

Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns.

Read our color descriptions

Purchase a shade card

View patterns knit in Quarry

Read about Retired Colorways

 

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Quarry Yarn

Chunky Weight

  • 200 Yards
  • American Targhee-Columbia wool
Color
$21.00 /Skein Regular price
  • Product description

    Quarry is a chunky sibling to Shelter and Loft, inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns and offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. Three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece are gently spun together into a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. We think it’s ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories. Fleece-dyed and blended into an array of heathered colors.

    Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns.

    Read our color descriptions

    Purchase a shade card

    View patterns knit in Quarry

    Read about Retired Colorways

     

  • Specs

    • 200 yards (182 meters) | 100 grams | Chunky weight
    • 3-ply woolen-spun construction
    • 23-24 micron Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming
    • Fleece Dyed at G.J. Littlewood & Son, Inc. in Pennsylvania
    • Spun at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire
    100% developed, sourced, processed, dyed and spun in the USA. 


    Fiber 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, Quarry is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges:

    • 3.5 stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 6 mm (US 10)
    • 3 stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 8 mm (US 11)
  • Care

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


    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 written tutorial. 

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