BROOKLYN TWEED | Dapple
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Tonally-dyed colorways | 2-ply woolen-spun construction - due to the tonal nature of Dapple, the yarn you receive will uniquely beautiful and may be lighter or darker in tone than the color shown. You may leave us a note with your shade preference when checking out and we'll do our best
165 yards | 23-24 microns | approx. 50 grams | DK weight
60% Colorado-grown Merino Wool (20.7 micron) / 40% Texas-grown Organic Cotton
As a result of its woolen-spun manufacturing process, Dapple is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges:
5¼ – 6 stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 3¾-4½ mm (US 5-7)
CARE: Dapple behaves more like a wool than a cotton, and finishing and care instructions follow the same guidelines as Brooklyn Tweed’s other wool yarns.
- Wool Scoured at Chargeurs Wool in Jamestown, South Carolina
- Cotton ginned at Woolan Gin in O’Donnell, Texas
- Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
- Dyed at Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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.
Organic cotton slubs shine throughout, creating marled and richly tonal effects within the colorways. With saturation ranging from light to dark in hue, each skein is a unique iteration with no dye lots to coordinate, making every project truly one-of-a-kind. Dive into this inspiring playscape and embrace the creative possibilities of multifaceted color. Experiment with fades, ombres and nuanced, blended fabrics — let Dapple do the work.
The idea for Dapple is rooted in Brooklyn Tweed’s values of domestic sourcing and sustainable textile production. Organic cotton was the perfect choice for our first foray into natural fibers beyond wool. American cotton also has a complex history, which still reverberates today. 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. No complex issue can be solved overnight, but moving towards a more sustainable future is crucial to our values of domestic sourcing, equity and antiracism.
We thank you for joining us in honoring the past and celebrating the future, through the lens of a beautiful yarn worthy of generations of heirloom knits. Together, this complex story is Dapple.
All images © Brooklyn Tweed | Jared Flood