Ranch 02: Forbes

Ranch 02: Forbes
Ranch 02: Forbes

Brooklyn Tweed works diligently to create American-made, breed-specific wool yarns. Their Ranch line takes traceability one step further: crafting small-batch yarns from exemplary American ranches.

Forbes Ranch lies near Kaycee, Wyoming, in the eastern valleys of the Bighorn Mountains. The Forbes family has lived here for three generations, herding their Rambouillet sheep from lowland winter pastures up into the mountains each year. The sheep’s fine fiber is a testament to the care they receive and the stewardship of the land they graze. Durable, elastic, and soft enough to wear against the skin, the 100% Rambouillet wool has been spun into a bouncy 3-ply yarn, then dyed into a palette of earthy, solid colors (plus natural sheep's white). Ranch 02: Forbes is ideal for creating long-wearing garments and accessories that will look and feel luxurious for years to come.

Sourced from a single clip at Forbes Ranch in Kaycee, WY
Scoured at Bollman in San Angelo, Texas
Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, WI
Dyed at Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, PA
Finished at Clemson Winding in Philadelphia, PA

Make sure and take a peek at the Ranch 02: Forbes look book here. Jared Flood's photography of the Forbes Ranch and the yarn it inspired are absolutely beautiful.

When you work with Brooklyn Tweed yarn, you’re nurturing a growing community of ranchers, animals, and skilled workers in the USA.

Weight:  Worsted

Gauge:  4.25 - 5 sts = 1" on #7-9 US
Yardage:  102 yds (93 m) per 50g skein
Fiber:  100% American Rambouillet Wool
Care:  Hand wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.


Photos courtesy of Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed.

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