Our woolen-spun yarns, Loft, Shelter, Quarry, Dapple, and Ranch 02: Forbes have been designed for airiness and loft. Their woolen mill preparation and lightly spun ply structure are two characteristics that make them unique from other commercially available yarns.
When a yarn is woolen-spun, the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Its plies are gently twisted to preserve the buoyant quality inherent in the fiber. The woolen-spun process and gently twisted fibers create featherweight lace and garment fabrics, and provide a significant amount of yardage per skein. Woolen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections due to the oscillation of the mill equipment used to spin it, some of which is very old. Since we never subject our wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland.
We invite you to peruse our in depth pictorial resource on this topic at: https://brooklyntweed.com/pages/woolen-and-worsted-yarn