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Wool People 13 Designer Notebook: Amy van de Laar

  Who are the designers behind Wool People 13, and what inspires them to keep knitting? As a knitter who’s only dipped a toenail into the world of pattern design, I’m always curious about my favorite independent designers, and how they tap into their creativity. I asked each of them a few questions and got some fascinating answers. Amy van de Laar is the brains behind the Ensata hat, scarf and cowl. Full disclosure: I’m a sucker for lace. Lace was the first “advanced” knitting rabbit hole I fell into back in college. I’ve tried plenty of knitting techniques since...

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Introducing Wool People 13

  I'm so pleased and excited to introduce Wool People 13, the latest collection of knitwear patterns designed for Brooklyn Tweed yarns. Wool People 13 represents an enormous amount of work from all 12 designers, Jared, and the other 12 of us who work full-time at Brooklyn Tweed. But it doesn’t stop there. Wool People 13 could not have been made without the yarn– without the tremendous contribution of ranchers, workers, and craftspeople all over the country (not to mention sheep) who made the yarn. Wool People 13 would not be here without them. If the styling in the Wool People...

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Brooklyn Tweed Celebrates Pride Month

Brooklyn Tweed Celebrates Pride Month

As we celebrate Pride month, and acknowledge the importance of this year, we continue to recognize the vital need for queer visibility in our knitting and fiber community. We, the Brooklyn Tweed team, stand together and stand with you. 

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Brioche Knitting Resources

Brioche Knitting Resources

  Thanks for joining us for these brioche knitting tutorials! In these three articles, we show you how to knit basic brioche stitch, brioche stitch in the round, and 2-color brioche stitch. Plus, we walk you through brioche decrease stitches. Brioche Knitting 101: The BRK Stitch Brioche Knitting 102: The BRP Stitch, Brioche Knitting on Circular Needles, and 2-Color Brioche Stitch Brioche 201: Decreasing Stitches in Brioche Knitting Looking for projects to practice your brioche knitting? Try Skipp, a simple brioche stitch hat that can be knit with Loft or Peerie yarn, with fun two-color brioche and striped variations. Or,...

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Skipp KAL

Skipp KAL

  Today is the first day of our Skipp KAL! The Skipp hat is a great project to put your brioche knitting skills to work. Whether you are new to brioche knitting or are seasoned in the technique, the pattern is a satisfyingly quick knit. To participate in our Skipp KAL, you’ll need the pattern for Skipp and two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft in the colors of your choice, or other fingering weight yarn(s) of your choice. The Skipp pattern is available as a free gift with the purchase of any of the marled colors of Loft to make Skipp. Orders...

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