Product description

Inspired by unspun roving-style yarns, three woolen-spun strands of lofty American Targhee-Columbia wool are gently twisted together to create this plump, chunky weight yarn with handcrafted appeal. We love Quarry for cables and textural stitchwork in warm yet lightweight sweaters, coats, blankets, and accessories. Wet block after knitting to reveal Quarry’s full beauty.

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Quarry Yarn

Chunky Weight

  • 200 Yards
  • American Targhee-Columbia wool
Color
$21.00 /100g Skein Regular price
  • Product description

    Inspired by unspun roving-style yarns, three woolen-spun strands of lofty American Targhee-Columbia wool are gently twisted together to create this plump, chunky weight yarn with handcrafted appeal. We love Quarry for cables and textural stitchwork in warm yet lightweight sweaters, coats, blankets, and accessories. Wet block after knitting to reveal Quarry’s full beauty.

    Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns

    Read our color descriptions

    Purchase a shade card

    View patterns knit in Quarry

    Read about Retired Colorways

    Share on social #QuarryYarn

     

  • Specs

    • 200 yards (182 meters) | 100 grams | Chunky weight
    • 3-strand woolen-spun mock twist construction
    • 23-24 micron Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming
    • Wool scoured at Bollman Industries in Texas
    • Stock dyed at G.J. Littlewood & Son in Pennsylvania
    • 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 Quarry, 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 just 18 base colors, ensuring harmonious coordination in colorwork projects or when pairing hand knitted garments and accessories.

  • Gauges

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

    • 3 - 3½ stitches to 1"
    • Suggested Needle: 6 - 8 mm (US 10 - 11)
    • Suggested Hook: 6.5 - 9 mm (US K-10½ - M-13)
  • Care

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

    Since Quarry’s three strands are unspun, you’ll find that Quarry may twist between the ball and your needles as you work. Simply run your fingers gently along the working yarn toward the ball if the twizzles begin to interfere with your knitting.

    Quarry ends left to dangle will unravel, so weave them in as you go or use a Felted Join when adding in new yarn.

    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.

    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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