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 serves as one half of our two-person marketing team, spearheading Brooklyn Tweed's social media platforms and funneling woolly excitement into new cast on joy. Forging genuine connections with talented independent designers and dreaming up creative collaborations for this inspiring community are at the top of her love-list. An avid reader and knitting instructor, Allison loves to spend time outdoors with her small-dog-with-a-big-heart Bjorn and some climbing gear 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.

Kathryn Hendrix Shipping & Fulfillment


Managing warehouse operations at Brooklyn Tweed, Kathryn keeps the yarn flowing to Brooklyn Tweed’s retail and wholesale customers. A knitter and crocheter herself, she takes great pride in shipping and receiving with accuracy and speed, and packing customers’ yarn with a personal touch. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys long walks through the city, 2000s pop punk, and treasure hunting in her favorite thrift shops.

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 and play with her dog Jaz, read and 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 Marketing Coordinator


Kel rounds out our two-person marketing team, heading up Brooklyn Tweed's video production efforts to bring woolly wonder to a screen near you! She loves sharing the story of Brooklyn Tweed’s breed-specific wool from sheep to skein, and seeing customers, yarn stores, and our fiber community around the world join in her excitement about our yarns and patterns. When she’s not working or knitting, you may find Kel sewing, singing to her houseplants, or enjoying the great outdoors on her bicycle.

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 Wholesale Coordinator


As Wholesale Coordinator, Mitch supports Brooklyn Tweed stockists across the globe, ensuring that local yarn stores are able to help put Brooklyn Tweed yarns into the hands of knitters world-wide. In so doing, he enjoys making connections with and supporting business owners in the industry who are able to share Brooklyn Tweed’s story with their customers. In his spare time, Mitch can be found hiking local trails with his dog Murphy, fishing in Oregon's pristine waters, or reading a good book.

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.