Our Mission

Brooklyn Tweed connects handknitters to their materials by creating timeless wool yarns and patterns that support textile production in the USA.

At Brooklyn Tweed we are passionate about natural fibers, knitting and design.

We develop and manufacture breed-specific yarns that fortify the American fiber supply chain and highlight the unique stories of our hard-working domestic partners. This means designing, sourcing, dyeing and spinning our yarns 100% within the USA and welcoming the knitter along on the journey from sheep to skein.

Rich in history, the American textile industry needs support to grow. Producing our yarns domestically helps local economies prosper, supporting dignified work and sustainable livelihoods within these traditionally underpaid fields. We forge lasting relationships from the ranch to the mill, enriching independent businesses while illuminating this very human process for our community of makers.

We craft our knitwear designs with the same commitment to timeless quality that we apply to our yarns. Every pattern is meticulously drafted and edited to provide clear instructions that empower knitters to build new skills. We partner with independent designers to explore the intersection of knitting traditions and contemporary style in pursuit of producing patterns that are a pleasure to knit and wear. Our patterns are for everyone and we strive to create size-inclusive, stylish patterns for all shapes and identities.

Brooklyn Tweed is committed to equity and inclusivity in all aspects of our business. We aim to purposefully represent the diversity of age, color, gender, ethnicity, size, and skills within the fiber arts community.Read about our commitment to Equity & Inclusion.

We love wool

Meet Our Team

ALLISON AUSE Marketing Coordinator


Allison leads and oversees Brooklyn Tweed’s marketing initiatives and social media presence. She loves sharing her passion for wool, knitting and sustainability with our customers and the fiber community at large. An avid reader and knitting instructor, Allison loves to spend time outdoors with her small-dog-with-a-big-heart Bjorn and with a yoga mat in tow.

Luigi Boccia Co Owner & Operations Manager


Luigi manages and develops every aspect of Brooklyn Tweed’s business operations and growth strategy. He loves working with designers, ranchers, and skilled textile workers in the USA to create the very best yarns and patterns. Through it all, Luigi ensures Brooklyn Tweed always remains faithful to the core principles of transparency, accountability and timeless quality.

Mike Dairy Controller


Mike Dairy joined the BT Team in 2016 and has served as our trusty bookkeeper ever since. Managing assorted tasks including processing pattern designers' commission payments, paying our sample knitters, and ensuring we are in good stead with our manufacturing partners, Mike makes sure our bills are paid and the lights stay on. Beginning in June 2020, as Controller Mike now oversees all accounting-related and financial activities within the company. Due to his focused, precise and efficient style, we endearingly refer to Mike as our "accounting ninja."

Stephanie Engle Yarn Production Director


Stephanie oversees production of all Brooklyn Tweed yarns. She works with our partner mills, dye houses, wool brokers, wool producers, and freight companies to make all our yarns sustainably and 100% in the USA. As a lifelong maker, Stephanie loves working with other skilled textile experts to make high quality wool yarn.

Jared Flood Founder + Creative Director


Jared founded Brooklyn Tweed as a blog for knitters in 2005, and has since grown the company into a maker of sustainable, breed specific American yarn and a standard-setting knitting design house. Jared oversees the creative direction of the brand, designs knitwear patterns, and takes all of Brooklyn Tweed’s photographs.

Kenny Hamlett Videographer


Kenny's passion for videography helps us bring Brooklyn Tweed's story to light. From documenting how our yarns are made at our mill partners to filming our technique tutorials and behind-the-scenes at our photoshoots, Kenny provides us the ability to visually share what we love to do. When he's not behind the camera, you might find Kenny... well, you might not be able to find Kenny at all because he's hiding in the woods either climbing or backpacking, or if you get lucky you might catch him trying to do his imitation of surfing at one of the local surf spots on the coast.

Jen Hurley Pattern Production Director


Jen manages Brooklyn Tweed's knitting pattern production process. She combines her passion for handknitting with her organizational superpowers to keep collection development running smoothly. She also oversees ongoing pattern updates. In her free time, Jen likes to walk her dog Jaz, listen to audiobooks, and spend time in the Columbia River Gorge.

Alysia Mojica Graphic Designer


Alysia brings her keen eye for detail and design to her work at Brooklyn Tweed, shepherding our visual communications — from email newsletters and collection lookbooks to knitting patterns and yarn labels — to excellence. When not working, you can find her exploring local neighborhoods and parks or camping with her husband and their dog.

Kel Moore Wholesale Sales Director


As Wholesale Sales Director, Kel supports Brooklyn Tweed stockists across the globe. She loves working with yarn shops to tell the story of Brooklyn Tweed’s breed-specific wool from sheep to skein, and seeing customers and yarn stores share her excitement about our yarns and patterns. When she’s not working or knitting, you can find Kel sewing, singing karaoke, or enjoying the great outdoors in Oregon.

Tammy Rosecrans E-Commerce Specialist


Tammy brings her e-commerce expertise to Brooklyn Tweed, helping us to create engaging website experiences for our customers and maximize our ability to share our work with our community. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys knitting, weaving, hiking, snowboarding and drinking coffee.

Mitch Sieh Shipping & Fulfillment


Managing warehouse operations at Brooklyn Tweed, Mitch keeps the yarn flowing to Brooklyn Tweed customers both retail and wholesale. He takes pride in shipping and receiving with speed and accuracy, and packing customers' yarn with a personal touch. In his spare time, Mitch can be found hiking local trails with his dog or enjoying baseball and golf.

Lis Smith Knitwear Coordinator


Working with designers and sample knitters, Lis coordinates and oversees all stages of our knit sample production cycle. She also plans and styles our pattern photoshoots in collaboration with our creative director. Lis harbors a fervent love for swatching, and recommends yoga as a meditative complement to knitting.

Mary Weaver Customer Service & Pattern Support


As Brooklyn Tweed's Customer Service and Pattern Support expert, Mary brings her warm demeanor and knitting expertise to the table when assisting our customers with our yarns and patterns. Mary is passionate about making every customer's experience with our products exemplary, so do let her know if she can help in any way. She also loves to assist with color choices! When Mary is not knitting, you can find her sewing or cross stitching, and petting every dog or cat she comes across.