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Growing Together: Our Essential & Sentimental Knitting Tools

As we hunker down for the knitting season, we’ve taken a moment to share our thoughts on the beloved tools that carry us through our making — from the repair hooks that lend their helping hands, to the measuring tapes that mark our humble triumphs, and to the heirlooms that remind us of our roots and strengthen our branches. We invite you to reflect on and share stories about your own essential and sentimental tools as you read on below! While utilitarian by nature, some tools embody more than just the suggestion of a helping hand. A special bag purchased...

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Slow Fashion with Korina Yoo

There is often a sense in our knitting community that each of us fits neatly in one of two boxes — the process-oriented or the product-oriented. While there are indeed knitters who knit for tactile joy and those who knit to fulfill a certain vision for a finished product, there are also many knitters who fall somewhere else on the spectrum. One of these knitters is Korina Yoo, the Marketing Coordinator here at Brooklyn Tweed. Korina sees value in both process- and product-oriented perspectives and applies a balanced approach of both to her making practices. In this balancing act, Korina...

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Slow Fashion with Christina Rondepierre

What began as Jared Flood's personal blog has evolved over the years into Brooklyn Tweed, a company guided by its core team members' collective passion for wool, knitting, and design. This passion continues to be nurtured, shaped, and made more nuanced by the unique perspectives that these team members — we — each bring to the table. Staying true to our voices has always been the hallmark of our strength as a company, and as we grow forward together, we always keep in mind that magic happens during the journey, not just upon arriving at a final destination. Each day at Brooklyn Tweed is filled...

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Growing Together: Our Knitting Revelations

Our recent Foundations installment on Reading Your Knitting has had us thinking about our own developments as knitters, the things we've learned, and the things we continue to learn as we progress in our craft. So, we asked members of the Brooklyn Tweed Team to look back and share the moments that helped expand their skills, what marked a significant development in their knitting careers, and what finally made them gasp and say, "Oh, now I'm a knitter!" Read on, laugh, and feel empowered by stories of our aha! moments — and share your own in the comments below!   I still have...

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BT at Madrona

Our journey to the Madrona Fiber Arts's Winter Retreat began on a snowy Valentine’s Day morning here in Portland, OR. As we all gathered at the Brooklyn Tweed Headquarters before setting off, we double- and triple-checked our lists to be sure that things would go off without a hitch once we arrived in Tacoma, WA. With Luigi driving a U-Haul full of precious yarn cargo and Christina as co-pilot and navigator, the rest of the crew — Lis, Korina, and Jamie — piled into a car with everyone’s luggage and WIPs and their compass pointed north. After the normal bustle that happens when...

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