Product description

American Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, our versatile 2-ply worsted-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen-spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Once knit, Shelter achieves its full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a halo. We think it’s ideal for knitting sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets. Like its fingering-weight sibling Loft, Shelter is fleece dyed and blended in an array of heathered colors.

Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns.

Read our color descriptions

Purchase a shade card

View patterns knit in Shelter

Read about Retired Colorways

 

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Shelter Yarn

Worsted Weight

  • 140 Yards
  • American Targhee-Columbia wool
Color
$13.75 /Skein Regular price
  • Product description

    American Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, our versatile 2-ply worsted-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen-spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Once knit, Shelter achieves its full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a halo. We think it’s ideal for knitting sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets. Like its fingering-weight sibling Loft, Shelter is fleece dyed and blended in an array of heathered colors.

    Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns.

    Read our color descriptions

    Purchase a shade card

    View patterns knit in Shelter

    Read about Retired Colorways

     

  • Specs

    • 140 yards (128 meters) | 50 grams | Worsted weight
    • 2-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, Shelter is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges:

    • 5 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 4½ mm (US 7)
    • 4½ stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 5 mm (US 8)
    • 4¼ stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 5½ mm (US 9)


  • 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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