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2013 has been quite a hectic year around here so far! On top of the regular day-to-day operations that make BT tick, we spent January moving into a fresh new space – a much needed move, but definitely disruptive! – as well as putting the finishing touches on our design team’s new winter collection.

This release feels particularly timely today, as we endure another week of below-freezing temps here in the Northeast. An assortment of cozy wool knits sounds like just the ticket, to me!

The four of us (Véronik Avery, Julie Hoover, Michele Wang, and myself) had an absolute blast working on this collection. Probably no surprise there – winter is one season where our yarns feel right at home.

For this collection, we set out to tell three distinct stories. The first – my personal favorite – is a modern take on traditional colorwork. (My trip to Iceland last summer certainly influenced my own designs. I just couldn’t get those beautiful colorwork yokes out of my head until I tried creating one myself!) The second story features knitted loungewear in shades of grey and cream – a tonal, romantic story inspired by cozy afternoons at home. The final story – classic winterwear – is rife with cables, colors and textures that are perfect for snow days.

The full collection features 18 original knitting patterns – all of which are now available for instant download. The designs in this group truly cover a diverse range, from thoughtful accessories that can be knit over a casual weekend, to deeper, more significant undertakings that will keep you company through several long winter evenings.

You can view photographs of each new design, as well as pattern-specific information, schematic diagrams, and a photo essay about our shoot location (Hudson, NY) in the look book below (click “full screen” for enhanced viewing). Free copies of the look book PDF are also available for download here.

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On behalf of the entire design team  – we hope you enjoy seeing what we’ve cooked up for snow season!

Stay warm, and be well.

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Resources: The Winter 13 look book can be viewed on our website here, or download the free PDF for viewing on your tablet or device. Each pattern is available for instant download here, or on Ravelry.com. Brooklyn Tweed yarns used in the collection are available for purchase online, or at one of our flagship retail locations.

 

We’ve been dropping teasers for a few days over on our Facebook page, and this morning our newest creation is all ready to leave the nest! Today I’m very happy to introduce the fourth installment in our ongoing Wool People series! This issue features 15 new patterns from some of our favorite independent designers in the industry and offers a satisfying variety of sweaters, shawls and accessories.

Since the weeks and months leading up to the holidays tend to be consumed by (sometimes stressful) gift knitting, we thought launching in late December would offer some much needed incentive for getting those gifts finished. We all know the prospect of new patterns are often an essential component to finishing your WIPs, just in case the looming holidays weren’t enough!

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Each year when winter comes around, the urge for cable knits always wells up inside of me. It never fails. When I was organizing the mood boards and art direction for this collection I had that thought on my mind, so you’ll find several beautiful cable projects tucked into the pages of the Look Book.

We also love our shawls at Brooklyn Tweed – can’t get enough of ‘em – so we’ve got three new ones here. Its difficult to pick a favorite!

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We shot the collection earlier this month at the very inspirational Old American Can Factory on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The maze-like industrial complex was constructed between the years of 1865 and 1901 and has recently been reclaimed/repurposed by artists and craftspeople as a studio community. What was once a 130,000 sq. foot industrial canning complex is now an inspiring enclave of creative minds who have breathed new life into this bewitching place.

A dear friend of mine has a studio there and on a recent visit I was completely besotted with the giant steel doorways, long brick corridors, cavernous elevator shafts, and texture-filled courtyard. It seemed like the perfect place to bring our woolens on photoshoot day!

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It’s such a rewarding moment when the finished samples start arriving into our offices, and even more-so when it comes time to photograph them all together. It’s one of those “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” kind of moments, and truly magical seeing each designer’s concepts spring off the page and come to life.

The new Look Book is filled with photo spreads of the each garment and accessory in the collection. We’ve also included schematic diagrams, design specs and pertinent pattern information in the “Pattern Blueprints” section, so you can get to know the designs from a technical standpoint as well. Feel free to view directly in your browser below, or download a PDF for viewing on your devices.

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All 15 patterns from the collection are available today as instant PDF downloads both on Ravelry and brooklyntweed.net. We hope to offer some inspiration for the final days of 2012 – happy knitting to all!

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Resources: The Look Book can be viewed on our website here, or download the free PDF for viewing on your tablet or device. Each pattern is available for instant download here, or on Ravelry. Brooklyn Tweed yarns used in the collection are available for purchase online or at one of our flagship retail locations.

The minute September arrives it’s like an internal alarm goes off in my head. I think it must be a knitter thing, because most of the knitters in my life have the same impulse. Despite the lagging humidity of summer, the first month of Fall is here and it’s a change you can feel. We are ready to knit again in a serious way, and savor the perfect mix of color, temperature and light that Fall brings.

Today we celebrate the arrival of Autumn with a brand new design collection: BT Fall 12. This collection marks the one-year anniversary of the formation of our in-house design team at BT and the introduction of two talented new members to that team. I’m very excited to introduce the work of Véronik Avery and Julie Hoover – two seriously talented women who have been a blast to collaborate with. Together with Michele Wang, we’ve been working on this (and future) collections for months, but are thrilled to finally show you our first collaboration as a foursome.

We also bid a fond farewell to one of our original design team members Leila Raabe, who has gone on to to work full time as Operations Manager at BT (don’t worry, we still plan to bug her for a design here and there as her schedule allows!).

BT Fall 12 features wool sweaters aplenty, as well as a handful of accessories that are perfect for Fall knitting. We shot our 18-piece collection on the grounds of a beautiful sugar shack just outside of Montreal, Quebec – quite a fitting backdrop for classic wool knits!

The look book is now available for you to view below (or download the PDF here for viewing on your tablet or device).

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Alongside the pattern collection, we also have exciting yarn news! The mill in Harrisville has been busy this summer, spinning up 15 new colors of Shelter; the expanded 32-color palette of custom-blended heathers now matches that of our Loft line. The new shades are shown below – oh, the possibilities!

I hope you’ll each have a great Fall – and that you find something here to enjoy. We’ve certainly had fun putting it together.

All my best,
Jared

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Resources
: All 18 patterns in the collection are available now as digital downloads on our web site here. Our Wyoming-grown wool yarns are available for purchase here. Download a free PDF version of the Fall 12 Look Book here.

 

Sometimes a pattern has a very long journey from inception to publication.  Today’s pair of mittens has been one of those. To me it feels funny to be calling something a ‘new pattern’ when I spent most of the winter last year with these warming my hands. I had fun tracking their history — they first appeared on the blog almost two years ago and then again, finished this time, in April of ’09.  Having realized that these have been around, and well-worn, for a good amount of time reminds me of one of the many reasons I love Shetland Wool: the mittens still look clean and new with nary a pill to be seen. (The photos of the mens mittens were taken just days ago with zero surface-grooming needed!)

If you came to my house – you’d quickly notice that I’m a sucker for all things Chevron and Herringbone.  I have one too many woven blankets (if that’s possible) with variations on these themes and I never tire of incorporating them into my knitting. Strago blows up one instance of a Chevron motif which naturally follows the shape of the hand inside.  Simple, graphic, lovely.

When I got serious about writing out the pattern, I wanted to include a size for women as well and because I was so happy with the motif’s existing proportions, I decided to size them based on gauge.  The smaller size, shown here in a rich Ochre heather, is worked with fingering weight Shetland wool while the larger is worked in a DK weight.  Both mittens are knit with Jamieson’s ShetlandSpindrift for the small, Double Knitting for the large.

The motif on the top of the hand is reflected on the palm identically, which means Right and Left mittens are completely interchangeable and you’ll only be working from one chart for both mittens. If you begin wearing out the palm someday, just flip them over and switch hands and they’ll feel good as new. The thumb is worked with a shaped gusset along the side ‘seam’ of the mitten for a natural and pleasing fit.

The smaller pair traveled with me to Italy in the Spring and was shot in a small hilltown in Tuscany.  You may recognize the setting and model from our shoot for Dryad? It’s really hard to beat Tuscan light.

The pattern is now available through Brooklyn Tweed as well as Ravelry.  Mine have already seen some good use this year – the urban chill is definitely upon us.  Enjoy!

Well it’s about time we got some sweater talk here, no? Seems like it’s been forever! Today’s sweaters are two near and dear to me — probably because I love wearing them both so much.

So I’ll state the obvious: I am in love with colorwork. I can’t not do it. It’s a compulsion. I love graphic motifs and patterns and pairing yarn colors. The sheer amount of possibilities makes my head swim. So I decided early on to just go with that and indulge the colorwork factor this year, and these two pieces pulled me right back into that vortex.

Meet Rockaway.

Rockaway

Indulgent indeed! This is one of those epic patterns I catch myself daydreaming about on the subway but rarely realize. It started out as an oft and intense wish for a classic Cowichan Cardigan — traditional bulky wool sweaters featuring animal and geometric patterns, knit by the Cowichan Tribes of the Pacific NW and Western Canada. Traditional Cowichan patterns are worked with thick, bulky wool and often sport dramatic shawl collars worked in garter stitch (sounds good right?) – here are some examples.

I made some changes to my inspiration but would be lying if I told you that this design didn’t come directly out of this sweater genre! Ariosa is a chunky merino/cashmere single, very lightly spun (almost roving-like) which keeps this cardigan from becoming too heavy. It’s oddly soft for something that looks more like rustic outerwear. I traded a shawl collar for a hood, cause you know, hooded cardigans are always welcome here.

Rockaway

As for the knitting – the sweater is steeked (cut) down the middle to open up the front, which means all this colorwork patterning is knit in the ROUND (intoxicating!) – if you were worried about working stranded colorwork from the wrong side, rest assured we’ll be having none of that around here.

I did a machine-sewn steek rather than my usual crochet method, because merino and cashmere are short-stapled, slippery fibers and need to be well enforced to really stay put. Actually, this was the first time I had ever worked a steek with a sewing machine. I guess it’s not so terrible after all (despite my still-strong fear of bringing machines close to my unfinished knitting – although I do remember thinking at the time that the hammering needle resembled a small battering ram).

Rockaway

In my finishing frenzy I forgot to snap some photos of the inside, but will be sure to do that when the garments stop travelling and return to Brooklyn, later in the winter.

And, Huron.

Huron

There’s a funny story about this one. Prior to giving an official name to this sweater I was referring to it as the Pinch Hit. See, there was another sweater slated for this book, back when Huron was a mere scribble in a notebook somewhere. The other garment just wasn’t working for me – it didn’t feel right and it didn’t fit in, and time was running very short. With 8 days left before my deadline, and an unflappable feeling of defiance (“I won’t lose to you, Problem-Sweater!”) I thought throwing in another, completely new, completely unworked-out sweater design was somehow a good idea. In retrospect, I’m glad I did, but… that was a rough week. Aside from calling up CE for a last minute shot of yarn, I don’t remember much from that period, other than that Huron was born from start to finish in about 6 days.

Huron

But I guess when you’re knitting yourself silly on a garment deadline, you can’t ask for something much better than a seamless stockinette pullover with a colorwork yoke. Just when I thought I couldn’t take any more stockinette (something I almost never say), the stranded portion swoops in and saves the day.

Huron

Live and learn I guess. The funny things is, I wouldn’t mind knitting this again. I didn’t feel like I really got to enjoy the knitting to its fullest because of said insane-situation (kinda like inhaling a gourmet meal way too fast to enjoy it). Round yokes are hard to beat on my list of favorite project types.

Anyway – it’s here, nonetheless, which is what really matters I guess. As for the other, sidelined sweater, it’ll have its time in the sun. Someday. Just not today.

And speaking of sweaters, there will be more sweater profiling (for the lady-folk) appearing here shortly!

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Ravelry Links:

Rockaway on Ravelry

Huronon Ravelry

*All patterns are now available as individual PDF downloads through Ravelry or through my pattern page here.*

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be writing this post — it’s been a loooong time coming, and I feel like I’ve spent a year holding out on you about the knitting that was actually going on here behind the scenes. It felt so wrong to be knitting my fingers to the bone on this end, with a quiet lack of output on the blog. Well, it’s finally time to come clean and show you what I’ve been referring to over the last nine months as my Second Thesis.

Made in Brooklyn Cover

I’m happy to introduce Made in Brooklyn – a collection of original handknit designs in natural fibers, published with Classic Elite yarns and available beginning next week.

As you well know, the last year was a trying one here as I was finishing up my MFA and thesis, teaching and photographing regularly. So when the opportunity to take on a project like this presented itself, I was convinced I was absolutely crazy to take on an additional commitment of this magnitude and almost surely doomed to drive myself into the ground and bring all my projects crashing down along with me in the process. And yes, the last 11 months have not been without their low points, but now that the dust has settled and all is said and done, I’m so glad that the wonderful folks at CE trusted me enough to give me this period to work up this book.

The process started very organically and blossomed out of multiple friendly discussions that I was having last September with my dear friend Pam Allen, the artistic director of Classic Elite and designer extroidinaire, but most of all an absolute golden sweetheart. I had been expressing my desire to continue exploring new directions in print publishing for the yarn shop community while still being able to keep my online distribution and the independent publishing mojo that I love so much about the internet, Ravelry, etc.

We ultimately came up with a new model in which Classic Elite would give an independent designer like me the opportunity to create a publication of designs in which I was given complete creative control over designing, pattern writing and photography, while retaining the rights to my work and the ability to distribute them as online PDF downloads as well as having them available in print at your local yarn shop. Needles to say I was thrilled!

And I couldn’t have been luckier to be working with a company whose range of yarns is absolutely epic. As a designer, having such a solid range of high quality, natural fibers in a wide range of weights, constructions and colors seemed like such a dream-opportunity. And it really has been a wonderful, wonderful process.

Made in Brooklyn Preview

The booklet features 13 original designs that run the gamut from simple, versatile accessories to major sweater projects for both men and women to long-term lace projects. My ever-present bug for colorwork was seriously indulged so if you’re a lover of stranded knitting be sure to give the patterns a look! You’ll also see a range of fibers used — wool (of course, and lots of it!), cashmere, alpaca, silk and angora — oh my, what fun! I had a WONDERFUL time putting these pieces together. And as I said before, I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally be able to share them with all of you.

The designs in the book are all named after streets in Brooklyn and I shot all the photography on location in the streets here – which I thought was only fitting, as they are such a constant source of inspiration for me in my knitting and designing.

Now for the technical details: The book will be arriving in shops later in the week, so be sure to check your local LYS for details and yarn selection. Online sales will begin through Classic Elite’s website mid-week, and pre-orders have already begun so if you prefer to go that route, please visit their site here.

PDF Downloadable Patterns

As I mentioned before, the patterns will also be available for download as individual PDFs. The three patterns above will be available for purchase online immediately upon release of the book next week – both on Ravelry and here at Brooklyn Tweed. The remaining designs will become available as PDF downloads in the Spring.

Over the next week or so I’ll be doing more in-depth coverage with plenty of photos here on the blog to introduce you to the new collection and these wonderful yarns, and catch up on showing you FO’s from the past year! Stay tuned for more images and info on the patterns.

Before I end, I want to thank everyone for sticking around here on the blog through sparse times and for your continued support with my designs and photography. I very much hope you enjoy knitting this collection of designs — I thought long and hard about enjoyable and intuitive ways to put these pieces together in hopes that you’ll get as much enjoyment out of their making as I did. Thank you all so much.

ETA: All patterns from Made in Brooklyn are now available as individual PDF downloads on the pattern page here.

I knit this vest last spring – it was a bona fide Frankenstein of harvested tweed from recycled thriftstore sweater wool and a gaggle of handspun Shetland that I had no idea what to do with. It’s gotten a lot of wear this year and the folks at Wild Fibers Magazine asked me if I’d write up the pattern for their 5th Anniversary Issue – which I was happy to do!

Alberta Vest

I took the vest along on my trip to Portland over the holidays for a proper photo shoot and formal pattern-writing session. Alberta is named after the PDX neighborhood of the same name – the place I call home whenever in Portland.

Alberta Vest

The pattern [Ravelry Link] is written for worsted weight wool – 4.5 stitches to the inch – with no suggested retail yarn, due to the whole Frankenstein thing I mentioned above. I’d love to see what other juicy wools others knit this up in!

Alberta Vest

The vest is steeked (see the gorey details here & here) for both armholes and neck opening, which means no purling! And also fast knitting – this one just flew off the needles back in May.

As a heads up, a few typos squeaked their way past both me and the tech editor – I’ve listed the changes at the bottom of the post as well as on the pattern page on Ravelry. My apologies for this!

Alberta Vest

I’m off to Tampa for 5 days (my first time to Florida. Ever.) – and looking forward to a little sunshine! The most important item on my immediate agenda is the same one we all face the night before a flight: what knitting to bring and how much! As a rule I tend to bring more than I need – carrying an extra project is so worth the alternative – running out of knitting while away from home! Now that’s a tragedy!

[Alberta Pattern Errata]
** third row below Begin Working Stripes should read: “Repeat last four rounds, establishing 2-row stripe motif…”

**Last line of Shape Armholes Section should read: Repeat last round until yoke measures 4” (4”, 4”, 4”, 4.5”)

As has become customary in the past with my knitting, in times of trial or heightened activity, the knitting swings back to its roots, and garter stitch projects starting sprouting up like little winter flowers.

For me, it comes down to the question of how to continue making projects that are smart and interesting while running on much less fuel than I’m accustomed to. And where garter stitch is concerned, no one is safe, including my lace-weight stash.

Garter Garter

This slinky little number is a whole lot of fun, and perfect for countering temporary feelings of knitting inadequacy. There will be lace incorporated into the finished piece, but for now, it’s knit knit knit. The great thing about garter stitch with such a lightweight yarn is how fluffy and airy it becomes, while still maintaining the squish factor that I so shamelessly crave. The fiber has a lot to do with it (always) – Silky Alpaca Lace is a relatively new yarn from Classic Elite and a total treat to work with. Sort of feels like it’s made of butter… and I mean that in such a good way.

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And for the slightly better days, when I want something to bring my A-game to (or pretend I have an A-game with)… there’s a sweater of similar sensibility. I call it my “Yes-I’m-In-Grad-School-But-Still-Want-A-New-Sweater” Sweater. Simple simple, but with some interesting shaping and construction things that I’m having fun playing with. Not to mention the
edible yarn (doesn’t it kinda look…. food-like? I’m thinking… Oreos.) (Or… have I finally gone crazy?)

You may remember me starting a new sweater design with my Kathmandu stash a few months back. Well… I finished it. I liked it well enough, but wasn’t absolutely floored by it. And the nagging question of “is this really good enough for this awesome yarn?” was proving to be quite a nuisance. Well, giving it time, which is the only thing to do in that situation, the illumination did come – a dear friend of mine was caught working up a Tomten Jacket in the same yarn and once I felt the soft, tweedy garter-squish of it, I knew what had to be done.

Instead of taking the time to rip out the entire sweater (always a bit depressing), I just pulled out the bind-off and started making a new one straight away. A nice trick to employ when searching for some sort of redemptive experience to erase our non-brilliant knitting moments and transform them into (*cross your fingers*) something better [See below for new sweater being harvested from old]

New Sweater...

And if I’ve learned anything from my knitting, it’s this: a good yarn deserves the right treatment. If that means biting the bullet and re-knitting a sweater, then so be it. (I should remind you that it usually takes a couple months for me to say that.)

But enough of my soapbox jabbering. In design news, I have a couple new patterns coming down the pike this winter, which I’m so happy to get out to you. And speaking of winter, we’re down to 40 degree temperatures over here – the big woolies have been busted out and that means giant, happy smiles from me. Enjoy your knitting, it’s finally time!

Phew – it’s busy busy busy around here! I feel terrible for such spotty posts recently, like all I’ve been doing is dropping in to tell you where new patterns are at! My apologies, and I’ll do my best to navigate this crazy year and keep you all abreast of the knitting that’s going on (it definitely is!)

I did a little project for the Classic Elite Web-Letter last week. It’s a one-skeiner and was conceived as a solution for maximizing that little bit of luxury fiber you may have hiding somewhere but have been too afraid to touch. I had a skein of Classic Elite’s Stormy (cashmere tweed… ’nuff said) and whipped this up – I think it’s going to get a lot of neckplay this year!

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The pattern is available HERE [Ravel it] and is written for two different sizes/styles – both shown here. Each piece is knit at a slightly different gauge – the Rust version is knit on US 8′s at 14 sts to 4 inches in Brioche Stitch for a firmer fabric that acts more as a faux stand-up collar and looks great under a jacket or sports coat (You may just fake someone into thinking you’re wearing an entire cashmere sweater…) The purple version is knit on needles two sizes larger for a fabric with a bit more drape with added length for a more slouchy, voluminous style. Wearer’s choice!

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Have you ever worked Brioche Stitch before? It’s a really wonderful stand-by and I love to go back to it every now and again. It’s squishy and feels thick while actually being a very lightweight, lofty fabric. Great for cashmere! In fact, how many stitch patterns are cool enough to warrant their own personal web site? [If you run into confusion or want to read more about what this stitch is all about - be sure to read more behind the link.]

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A word of warning about Brioche – the stitch pattern takes a little knitting to become visible. Blindly knit forward for that first inch or so, though, and you’ll see the tell-tale ribbing start to appear.

Here’s an idea I love – for the really cold-weather days that will be here before we know it, I like wearing these under wool scarves. You get the best of both worlds – rugged, woolie neckwear with a cashmere secret for next-to-skin delight. Also, cashmere has that whole 8-times-warmer-than-wool thing going for it, too.

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The pattern employs some Cast-On and Bind-Off tricks that I like which help compensate for Brioche Stitch’s wiiiide gauge – a double stranded Long Tail Cast-On (exactly what it sounds like – Long Tailing with two strands of yarn) makes for added flexibility and a nice edge… and the Sewn Bind-Off (I recommend EZ’s) is essential for anything being pulled over our heads (also known as the Sweater Collar Savior).

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Aren’t you loving that we can finally indulge in some beautiful Fall weather? It’s really my favorite time of year – you can’t beat that beautiful light, and several of my handknits have already gotten some serious street time. Not to mention prime sweater-watching in the city – very inspiring!

** I’ll be teaching this weekend outside of Pittsburgh in Sewickley, PA – if you’re taking a class, I’ll see you there! **

With the light fading outside on the last official day of my summer, I’m quietly mourning the loss of the past three magic months which have been productive and rewarding. The good news is that in the wrapping up of this chapter, I have a few Fall patterns all ready for you! The first of the few that I’ll be distributing here this season is a hat that I’ve really become attached to over the past month – I can’t seem to get enough of them, and I’m happy to finally be able to share it with you.

Habitat

Habitat is a warm, textural hat that’s great for both newbie and seasoned cablers alike. The pattern is written for worsted weight wool and includes two adult sizes. The cable motifs are integrated into the hats shaping and the crown decreases come together to form a root-like star motif atop the head.

Habitats

As I said above, two sizes are offered in the pattern – one for Small to Medium adult head sizes and one for Medium to Larger noggins. The smaller size is approximately .5″ shallower and suited for folks who like hats to come just over the tops of their ears. The larger, deeper hat will also fit average adult small heads, but cover your ears to the lobes – in my experience, ear-coverage preferences vary from hat wearer to hat wearer, so both options are included for an optimal fit for everyone.

Habitat Preview

Any worsted weight yarn will work, although wools are recommended most highly. Tweeds, heathers and subtly variegated yarns all look wonderful with the cables (one of each of these yarn types is shown here in the photos.) Pattern gauge is given in Stockinette stitch for ease in swatching and is a standard 4.5 sts per inch for worsted weight yarns. Suggested needle sizes are US7 and US8 – keep in mind, though – this is only a suggestion! Use whatever needles give you accurate gauge for best results.

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Samples shown in these photos show both sizes – the Green version is the smaller, shallower size. Blue and burgundy versions are the larger, deeper size. Again, which size to knit is wholly preferential and depends on how you like your handknit hats to sit on your head.

Yarns shown in the samples include: Sundara Yarns Worsted Merino in “Green over Gold” (Green), Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran in “Bramble” (Burgundy) and Jamieson’s Shetland Heather in “North Sea” (Blue).

Habitat

More photos of the pattern can be found here in my Habitat Gallery. The pattern has also been test knit in various yarns including Debble Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed, and the ever popular Malabrigo. There are a whole lot of worsted weight yarns out there, so creativity is encouraged!

Habitat Preview

The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF and priced at $4.75. You can obtain this pattern in one of two ways – if you are a Ravelry member, Habitat is available in my Pattern Store as a Ravelry Download. The pattern is also available directly through PayPal for non-ravelry members, or those who prefer to go that route. A preview of the PDF layout can be seen below, with buttons to both methods of download following. Pattern instructions for cables are charted.

Habitat Preview

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A short disclaimer: As a self-publishing designer, I strongly feel that it is my responsibility to you to present a quality product free of errors that is pleasing both from an aesthetic and practical point of view. All patterns that are self-published here at Brooklyn Tweed have been test knit by multiple knitters using various manufactured yarns to ensure the most pleasurable and intuitive knitting experience. I have personally prepared all diagrams and charts as well as knit shown samples, photographed and designed pattern layouts – soliciting the opinions of knitters prior to publication in an effort to streamline this product. I have done my very best to bring you a pattern that I am proud to stand behind fully. As always, thank you for your support and encouragement – and happy knitting.

-Jared