Briggs & Little - Tuffy
A true "country yarn" produced and delivered directly from the spinning mill located in New Brunswick since 1916.
Briggs & Little's Tuffy is a Canadian yarn perfect to knit slippers and other accessories to protect you from the cold and snow.
Made of 80% wool, Tuffy also contains 20% nylon so you will get the warmth of wool with the durability of nylon.
- Composition: 80% wool 20% nylon.
- Weight / yardage: 4 oz (113 g) = approx. 215 yds (196 meters)
- Recommended needle size: US#8 / 5 mm
- Gauge: 17sts = 10 cm
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FREE SLIPPER PATTERNS
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO DOWNLOAD SLIPPER PATTERNS TO KNIT WITH BRIGGS & LITTLE:
- Left: CHECKERED TRADITIONAL SLIPPERS
- Right: MOSAIC SLIPPERS
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ABOUT BRIGGS & LITTLE 🍁
Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd. is a yarn mill located in York Mills, NB, Canada. To date, the yarn mill has been in operation for 161 years!
The mill has been burned down 4 times and has been rebuilt each time. The most recent fire was in 1994.
The first colors other than white, grey and black were introduced in the 1940's, along with Scarlet, Royal Blue and Paddy Green.
Ward Little has worked in this mill for over 60 years and currently three generations of the Little family are working in the spinning mill.
have a list a mile long for boot socks-- several family members work outdoors in very cold weather, and this thicker wool yarn with nylon to make it last, is awesome! will order more when I'm almost done with this order. Thank you Biscotte!
I love Tuffy for a heavy boot sock. It's warm and durable. My husband loves the socks I made him using the Fisherman's Boot Sock pattern.
I haven't machine washed the socks, yet. I soak, rinse, and air dry. When I make a pair for myself, I'll try machine washing them.
Tuffy yarn from Briggs and Little is great to knit up thick, warm winter socks or in my case Elizabeth Zimmermann's ADD-A-Booties. This yarn is the right thickness, I don't have to double or even triple sock yarn to get the thickness I want. I just have to begin to knit wonderfully warm winter items.
Really great yarn for socks that wear well! Also, I got yarn quickly, thank you!