Brooklyn Tweed ~ Ranch 01 Launch

We’re thrilled to introduce Brooklyn Tweed‘s Ranch 01, their first naturally dyed ranch-specific, breed-specific, single-batch yarn.

Brooklyn Tweed sourced climate beneficial Rambouillet fiber from Bare Ranch in California and had it spun into a soft and springy 3-ply worsted weight yarn. Each skein is dyed using natural materials for a total of 16 beautifully nuanced shades.

Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, produces Climate Beneficial Wool in partnership with Fibershed.

BT Ranch Bare Lambs

BT Ranch Bare Ranch Lambs

Through carbon farm planning and implementation, Bare Ranch is able to enhance the movement of carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere, where it can be converted into usable energy by plants and animals, and then deposited into the soil.

Furrow Cowl in BT Ranch at Loop London

Furrow Cowl in Brooklyn Tweed Ranch in Marigold + Indigo. Pattern available in Woolens

Partnering with the Earth’s natural carbon cycle in a proactive manner, improves the overall health of our planet, while generating naturally productive soils that support healthy sheep and the creation of quality wool.

BT Ranch Projects at Loop London

Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 01 Projects from Woolens, from top: Far Hills Hat in Madder, Furrow Hat in Natural, Far Hills Scarf in Indigo 2 and Furrow Cowl in Marigold + Indigo.

Ranch 01 began with the sourcing of fine Rambouillet fiber at Bare Ranch. After shearing, the fibre was processed at Chargeurs in South Carolina and spun at Jagger Brothers in Maine.

Green Matters Natural Dye Company dying BT Ranch

Green Matters Natural Dye Company dying Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 01

Finally the yarn is sent to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to be dyed by the Green Matters Natural Dye Company using natural materials to achieve a palette specially curated by Brooklyn Tweed and inspired by nature.

Green Matters Natural Dye Company Indigo dying BT Ranch

Green Matters Natural Dye Company Indigo dying Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 01

This is Brooklyn Tweed’s first foray into a naturally-dyed palette. Using a variety of natural dyes, the 16 shade palette moves from soft and subtle to strong and vibrant.

Brooklyn Tweed Ranch at Loop London

An arm full of Brooklyn Tweed Ranch

Be aware that any natural dyed yarns (especially indigos) can experience some colour transfer while working and wet blocking. This will lessen over time, and colour transfer to your hands will wash off with soap. You can download a tip card for Ranch 01 here to help you manage it.

Far Hills Scarf in BT Ranch at Loop London

Far Hills Scarf in Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 01; Indigo 2. Pattern available in Woolens

Ranch is an aran/worsted weight yarn, typically knit on 4.5-5mm needles. We are delighted to be one of the few carriers of this incredibly beautiful limited edition yarn.

Furrow Hat in BT Ranch at Loop London

Furrow Hat in Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 01; Natural

Daughter of a Shepherd Book

Daughter of a Shepherd at Loop London

Prize Draw Winner

Last week’s 2 winners of a signed copy of the Daughter of a Shepherd Book, Beginnings, and a skein of yarn are poppytwistery and anninahugi on Instagram.

Congratulations! We will be in touch to arrange delivery.

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One comment on “Brooklyn Tweed ~ Ranch 01 Launch
  1. Jenifer says:

    I am so happy to support Brooklyn Tweed and your commitment to US yarns and now for an even more sustainable option. A few years ago I made a new year’s resolution to knit with “local yarn.” I didn’t know what I was saying but it has allowed me to find wonderful companies, like BT, that have a commitment to ever increasing quality, artistry, and support of the US industry and environment. All I can say is THANK YOU and I am looking forward to using this yarn and the patterns that will be using it.

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