Introducing Arbor by Brooklyn Tweed

Introducing Arbor by Brooklyn Tweed

As a proud European Flagship store for Brooklyn Tweed, Loop is very excited to introduce you to a new member of the yarn family. Say hello to Arbor!

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All 30 colours of Arbor! Image courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed
All 30 colours of Arbor! Image courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed
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Arbor in Gale, Tincture, Driftwood, Degas & Hammock

Arbor begins its life as purebred Targhee sheep roaming Montana and South Dakota, before being sent to the historic Jagger Brothers mill in Maine. Here it’s combed to Brooklyn Tweed’s very first worsted spun yarn, and spun into a 3-ply DK weight.

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Soft on skin and nice to nature!
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Arbor in Potion, Alizarin, Tincture

After spinning, Arbor gets sent about 20 miles up the road to the Saco River Dyehouse, the only organically certified yarn dyeing operation in the United States, where it gets its treatment into 30 harmonious colours, both vibrant and earthy, that are not only stunning on their own, but so lovely next to one another that they make perfect partners in striping projects.

The end result is a strong and beautiful workhorse of a yarn that produces crisp stitch definition and loves cables and texture work. Because of its worsted spun composition, Arbor adds more weight and drape to garments than its woollen spun siblings.

Hirombe Hat, Terra Shawl, Guersey Wrap, High Pines Cowl & Foundry Scarf

Accompanying the release of Arbor is of course a whole host of new accessories patterns, all stunningly textured to show the yarn off to its maximum potential. Come winter we can expect another release of patterns for Arbor, this time in garment designs.

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Arbor in Treehouse, Rainier, Degas, Tincture, Alizarin & Cobbler

To celebrate this gorgeous new release we are giving away 2 whole skeins of Arbor in either Treehouse, Rainier, Degas, Tincture, Alizarin or Cobbler. To enter, simply repost our photo on Instagram with the hashtag #LoopLovesArbor or use the hashtag in a post of your own. And to double your chance of winning, leave a comment below and let us know what you think of Arbor, and enter before midnight Wednesday 26th October. This giveaway has now ended.

See you next week, yarn friends. Happy knitting!

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80 Comments on “Introducing Arbor by Brooklyn Tweed

  1. Awwww it will so hard to decide what to knit and what colour to choose. The yarn looks perfect for accessories.. What a treat..must go to loop asap!!

  2. Targhee is one of my favorite breeds to spin, so I am looking forward to giving Arbor a squeeze! The colors are amazing too. I think it’ll be awesome for colorwork!!

  3. Awwww what a beautiful addition to their gorgeous array of yarns. I hope some of this loveliness finds its way here Down under. So many delightful colour choices.

  4. I’m literally drooling over these photos. All the colors are lovely but I’m ready to obsess over Degas and Tincture in particular.

  5. The hue of colors in which arbor comes out is glorious. Always excited about brooklyn tweed yarn! I think that arbor sound likes it will be crisp for cables and looks that it will makes cooozy knitwear

  6. I have a visit to Loop booked for November. I can’t wait to get my hands on this yarn! Brooklyn Tweed have pulled it out of the bag once again

  7. Ok ……you got me! A couple of skeins of this would surely make me drop all my current projects to start a new one. I think I need to test this theory

  8. I have just started to knit with Brooklyn Tweed Loft and have fallen in love with the wool. I love the fact the new DK is worsted spun and would be so pleased if I could try two skeins while searching for a larger project. The colours are scrumptious!
    #looplovesarbor

  9. I love that it’s worsted spun and the colors are so fabulously earthy! Can’t wait to knit with it. Another Brooklyn Tweed winner.

  10. I have recently read Clara Parkes review of this yarn so I am happy to here you are stocking this yarn. I feel there may be a shopping trip in the not too distant.

  11. I never knew the story of Brooklyn Tweed – thanks for that! I like things that are kind to the earth and those colors are a must purchase!

  12. I love the autumnal ‘ Tincture’ shade ….’Degas’ would be very pretty for a spring /summer shawl ….all the colours are quite lovely.

  13. Mmm.. looking very yummy! I would really struggle choosing between Tincture and Cobbler. Perhaps both! I can already envision a gorgeous cowl – soft and cosy.

  14. Wow! What a beautiful range of colours and yarn that just asks to be squished….
    Some wonderful inspiration for the knits for twin baby boys I’m currently enjoying!

  15. Alizarin is stunning but having said that, any of the colours would be beautiful to knit with. I’d love to be wearing theTerra Shawl this Winter.

  16. Arbor looks like it would be lovely to knit with especially with winter on it’s way. Love the accessories – especially Foundry!

  17. This yarn sounds amazing. I think it will be my go to DK yarn from the brooklyn tweed collection. Loving the 30 colours as well and Tincture is just divine!

  18. So many beautiful coloursWould love to win one of them as there is no yarn store where I live in the middle of the Caribbean sea It would be perfect to celebrate Autumn on my little island with Tincture,my favorite!

  19. So lovely colours that my hands itch and I have to try this yarn ASAP.

    I entered the giveaway, so who knows! Fingers crossed!

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