Beach (DK)

Our flagship line of DK yarn made from US Superwash Targhee wool.

At first glance, Targhee looks like a thicker yarn, but don't be fooled.  The fiber of this unique American breed has a lot of loft and crimp.  However, once it's wet and blocked (and it can be blocked very aggressively), it can become very thin.  Be sure to wet block your swatch before you start on a gauge-important project.

What is Targhee?  Targhee is an American breed of sheep that was created in 1926 from Rambouillet, Corriedale, and Lincoln breeds.  It's soft like Merino and can be worn close to the skin.  It has great crimp, so it's a bouncy yarn.  It holds stitch definition so it's perfect for cables and raised stitches.

Weight:  DK
Fiber:  90% US Targhee Superwash, 10% Nylon
Gauge:  5 – 6 sts = 1”, US 5 – 7 needles (3.75 - 4.5 mm)
Crochet Gauge:  3 – 4 sc = 1”, 7 to I-9 (4.5 - 5.5 mm)
Yardage:  approx. 290yds/100gm
Care:  Handwash cold, dry flat