Back in stock: Brooklyn Tweed Dapple.

Dapple was one of the brand new yarns we brought in last year, Brooklyn Tweed’s first departure from wool – a DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino. It’s been popular here at our shop, so we jumped as soon as BT had more in stock. Delighted to report that we now have a fresh supply on hand!

Brooklyn Tweed Dapple:

  • DK weight
  • woolen-spun, tonally dyed
  • 60% merino wool, 40% organic cotton
  • 165 yards/50 g
  • $15.25 each

Dapple is tonally dyed, meaning skeins in the same colorway differ from one another even in the same dye lot. Some are lighter, some are darker, some almost look marled! This isn’t immediately apparent when looking at one skein of Dapple at a time, so I’ve laid out big groups in a few colorways to give a better sense of the variety. You can see each color laid out this way on our first Dapple blog post, and lots of pattern ideas on our second.

Tamy Gore recently published a gorgeous colorwork pullover designed for Dapple, “Graphic Elements.” When our big box of Dapple arrived, this sweater was exactly where my mind went – here are some color combinations to get you started planning your own!

Tamy Gore’s lovely original colorway is shown above, and below are those I put together – I’ve named them for some of the basic elements of graphic design, all concepts we see again and again in the knitting world.

Order Dapple online for local pickup or USPS Priority Mail Shipping – thanks again for your support and understanding as we remain closed to walk-ins!


    • There are so many ways to use this versatile DK weight yarn – here are a few you can find on Ravelry!


      “Foldlines,” by Norah Gaughan – heavily textured drop-shoulder pullover
      “Stepping Stones Cardigan,” by Rebecca McKenzie – long lace cardigan
      “Dog Star,” by Tin Can Knits – colorwork yoke pullover, sized from baby – adult
      “Soldotna Crop,” by Caitlin Hunter – short-sleeved, colorwork, cropped pullover
      “Tecumseh,” by Caitlin Hunter – oversized colorwork pullover
      “Purl Strings,” by Heidi Kirrmaier – textured, top-down pullover

      “Butterbeer,” by Tamy Gore – 3-color cowl
      “Adira,” by Tamy Gore – 4-color shawl using stripes, brioche, eyelets, and short rows
      “Glykos,” by Dawn Henderson – honeycomb cable shawl
      “Tincture,” by Andrea Mowry – 2-color mosaic hat
      “Alejandra,” by Joji Locatelli – 3-color garter stitch/mosaic shawl
      “Constance,” by Jeanette Sloan – textured cowl
      “Guernsey Wrap,” by Jared Flood – textured wrap

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