Amirisu released their fourth issue last week, which highlights Brooklyn Tweed as the magazine's featured brand. We had a lot of fun working with Amirisu, contributing both design and written content throughout the issue. If you aren't familiar with this online publication, it is the passion project of a Tokyo-based knitting/editing duo whose shared goal is furthering the online knitting culture in Japan. The magazine's content is presented in both Japanese and English. .

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Last Fall, editor Meri Tanaka interviewed me about US-yarn production and my history as a designer. Within the article I talk a bit about how I got my start developing  and manufacturing yarns, as well as my start as a knitter. See pages 50-57 for the full article (excerpts shown below). .

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I also contributed a short written piece for the magazine entitled "Elizabeth For Beginners". Though Elizabeth Zimmermann is a national icon to us American knitters, Amirisu informed me that her work is not well-known in Japan and requested I contribute a piece that would act as a sort of gateway to EZ's work. Within the article I give a very brief version of Elizabeth's story and suggest some of her most beloved patterns for folks who are just discovering her work (pages 68-71).

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Last but not least - patterns and yarn! Brooklyn Tweed's own Michele Wang and Leila Raabe contributed designs to the collection using BT yarns. Michele's Tsubasa Top is a fun, spring-ready pullover worked in Shelter (color Blanket Fort) with arrowhead lace panels and dolman-style cap sleeves. Leila's Preble Hat is worked in Shelter (color Snowbound) and features a woven texture pattern and twisted-stitch cable insertion. Both patterns can be downloaded directly from Amirisu (pattern info is also available on Ravelry).

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Tsubasa by Michele Wang | Preble by Leila Raabe.

A big thank you to the editors of Amirisu for featuring our work throughout the issue!

– Jared

3 comments

  • Love the idea behind this magazine – and what nice features with your contributions!

    Lizy Tish on

  • Beautiful issue!

    Regina Hanover on

  • Lovely.

    Meredith MC on

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