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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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New Marled Colors in Shelter and Loft

  We have exciting news for anyone who loves the textures of woolen-spun yarn: Brooklyn Tweed’s marled colors are now available in Loft, and there are two new colors to round out the palette! Our marled colors are created by combining two strands that are each a different color into a 2-ply yarn. The resulting yarn knits up into a speckled fabric, adding rustic depth to stitch patterns like stockinette, ribbing or even brioche.   Amaranth and Caraway   The marls include two striking new colors: Amaranth, a sirenic mix of red and burgundy, and Caraway, a fiery sunset marled...

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A Conversation with Olga

We are so gratified by your warm response to Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s Capsule Collection for Brooklyn Tweed. Last week Jared shared the story of developing the Capsule idea and inviting Olga to participate; now it’s Olga’s turn to tell you about her journey into knitting design and her work on this special project.     Your body of work speaks for itself, but can you tell us a bit about your background? How did you come to knitting design? Growing up in Belarus, I learned a set of crafting skills — knitting among them — from my mother and grandmother. Those...

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Our Fall 2015 Collection

We’re tremendously excited to launch both a new design collection and a new yarn today! Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft, made from the same Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool. Each plump 100-gram skein is 200 warm and lofty yards, and although it looks like a single ply, it’s actually three unspun strands nestled together and gently twisted. Our goal was to create a chunky-weight wool that marries the airy softness of a roving-style yarn with enough tensile strength and roundness to produce well-defined cables and textured knitwear. Quarry comes in ten fresh heathered hues. As we were developing...

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Spotlight: Chainlink

One of the most intriguing garments from BT Winter 15 is Norah Gaughan’s Chainlink tunic. Today we’re giving her the floor to talk about the inspiration and construction of this unusual sweater. I didn't join the Brooklyn Tweed design team until May, so sadly I missed the field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Luckily for me—and for anyone who wants to spend an afternoon down a rabbit hole admiring some of the best art humans have ever made—the Met generously offers images of its holdings online. Chainlink is the union of a photograph in the Met collection—a very...

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