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  • Why We Love Brooklyn Tweed

    We have loved Brooklyn Tweed for an age. When Anna first envisioned the shop of her dreams, Brooklyn Tweed was part of it. To us it is a perfect fit, U.S. wool, classic designs and a beautiful palette.

    Our fixture on the first day we released Brooklyn Tweed at Tolt in May 2015

    We love the yarn, we come back to it again and again for the lovely fabric it makes. Shelter, Loft and Quarry are very lofty and light, while still making a warm garment.

    We love Brooklyn Tweed's commitment to high quality American yarn and what that means for U.S. farmers and the U.S. wool industry.

    Snoqualmie from Brooklyn Tweed's Winter 16 Collection, knit in Quarry

    We love their dreamy palette. The colors of Brooklyn Tweed are heart clenching-ly gorgeous, viewed altogether they are a visual delight. In the shop we love watching and helping people choose their colors from our wall of Brooklyn Tweed.

     

    We love Brooklyn Tweed's patterns, we cannot say enough about their design aesthetic, attention to detail and very thorough patterns.

     

          

          

    Pattern photos by Jared Flood

    Last, but not least, we love working with Brooklyn Tweed's amazing team!

     

    Next week we'll feature an article from Jared Flood, Founder and Creative Director of Brooklyn Tweed. 

     

     

  • Anna's Portland Pullover

    Finished my Portland Pullover from Taproot Magazine Issue 16: SHELTER.  This was a very fast, simple and rewarding knit.  This is exactly the type of knitting I want to do right now.  
    I'm very pleased with the way this sweater turned out.  I was not sure about the funnel neck at first but now that it's done and I love it!  I knit this as written and like Kathy Cadigan, I used Cocoknits tutorial for the YO short rows.  
    I knit the size 34" and used Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the color Artifact.  This color is perfect to wear if you want to blend in to the PNW landscape and l will definitely wear this out in the woods.
  • Harrisville and Brooklyn Tweed


    A few weeks ago I got to spend some time visiting New England. While there, I made a trip to the quaint town of Harrisville where Brooklyn Tweed yarn is spun.  The timing was perfect since Tolt had just become a Brooklyn Tweed Flagship Store.


    The town of Harrisville is picture perfect and the Harrisville Design retail shop hits all the senses. The shop smells like wool and wood, the colors and textures are a knitter/weavers dream and the sound of the water rushing under the shop is so soothing that I asked the ladies that work there if the sound lulls them to sleep.  

    Before leaving the shop, one of the lovely ladies helping me asked if I wanted to meet Norah Gaughan, her studio was right around the corner. I really wanted to, but I was a little nervous and also I didn't want to interrupt her work day. I was reassured that it was fine, so we walked over to Norah's beautiful studio. It was such an honor to meet Norah Gaughan (designer and now part of the Brooklyn Tweed design team) and to take a peek at the space where she creates.

    Across the street from Harrisvile Design is Harrisville General Store where you can get a delicious lunch and some yummy treats too. If you ever make it to New Hampshire, I recommend you take a drive to Harrisville.

     


    It's always more fun knitting with a yarn when you know its story and have witnessed part of its journey. Now when I am working with Brooklyn Tweed I picture the sheep free ranging on grass in Wyoming (where I just spent some time in Yellowstone) and I have a clear vision of the sweet town where it's spun.  

    For my next Brooklyn Tweed project, I am thinking of casting on for another Fringe Hatalong (I still need to finish my last hat!) and Shannon Cook's new pattern that's being released on Monday sounds fantastic too. I am also tempted by the many gorgeous designs in the new Wool People 9.  
    Happy knitting!

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