Brooklyn Tweed Dapple
Brooklyn Tweed Dapple
Brooklyn Tweed Dapple
Brooklyn Tweed Dapple
Brooklyn Tweed Dapple
Brooklyn Tweed Dapple

Brooklyn Tweed Dapple

$ 18.80

Product description

We fell in love with Brooklyn Tweeds new Dapple from the moment we laid eyes on it. Read below for the full story of Dapple.

DK weight, 165 yards (151 meters) 50 gr

Gauge Range: 5.25-6 sts per inch, US 5-7 (3.75mm - 4.50mm)

Yarn Specs: Woolen Spun, 60% 2 ply 20.7 micron Merino from Colorado & 40% Organic Cotton from Texas

Brooklyn Tweed fell in love with the idea of woolen-spun cotton, a less-common blending and carding process that preserves the loft and softness of cotton, while maintaining a downy, natural look to knitted fabrics. They sourced organic Texas cotton from Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative to combine with the finest US Merino wool that they could find, with a goal of creating a yarn that ?knits like wool and wears like cotton?. Dapple creates sweatshirt-soft fabrics that are perfect for next-to-skin wear while preserving the natural look of heathered wool.

Easy wearing with near-to-the-skin smoothness, Dapple delivers as the perfect go-to yarn for buttery soft baby sweaters, summer shawls and all-season apparel. This woolen-spun yarn is a blend of 40% Texas organic cotton and 60% Merino wool from Colorado. The spring and bounce of plump wool anchors this 2-ply DK weight yarn, providing structure and memory to your knitwear. Concurrently, cotton?s smooth hand softens wool?s rustic texture, making Dapple a dream for those knitters who crave a downier feel.

Dye Process: Dapples unique blend of wool and cotton transcends traditional solid colors. Dyed in the skein with traditional wool dyes, Merino absorbs the majority of the color, leaving desaturated dots of organic cotton throughout. This nuanced result evokes the dimensionality of a good tweed and engages the knitter with rich tonality. Experiment with the greater variability of dark tones or paint your project with a lighter, less variegated colorway. Organic cotton slubs shine throughout, creating marled and richly tonal effects within the colorways.

Concept: The idea for Dapple is rooted in Brooklyn Tweeds values of domestic sourcing and sustainable textile production. Organic cotton was the perfect choice for Brooklyn Tweed's first foray into natural fibers beyond wool. its softness and durability make it an ideal complement to fine Merino wool. American cotton also has a complex history, which still reverberates today. The history of plantation slavery in the US was made possible by displacing indigenous communities from their land, and legalized the brutal exploitation of enslaved Black people. It also devastated the land through overproduction and unsustainable farming practices. As the American fiber supply chain grows ever more fragile, investing in domestic textiles and beneficial agriculture critically promotes a positive future for workers' health, financial success and environmental regeneration.

Sales from Dapple will contribute 3% profit to the National Black Farmers Association in perpetuity to support farmers who have historically been excluded from land ownership.

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