Stitch Exchange: Wool People 6 by Brooklyn Tweed
Posted by Kristine Vejar on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
It's that exciting time of year in California - the weather grows colder and crisper - and Brooklyn Tweed releases his curated line of patterns, Wool People, to go with his rustic, tweedy, yarn - Shelter and Loft.
Wool People 6, the entire collection, makes me want to set aside all of my current projects, and start fresh!
The first pattern to catch my eye is Carpino by Carol Feller. I love the minimalist shape - and the color! So good. That said, we don't yet carry Loft. It is still at the mill being spun. Though soon we will have it! For the moment, this sweater goes into my queue. That's ok - because their are many more patterns in this collection I'd like to get started on such as....
Little Wave by Gudrun Johnston - a unisex cardigan sized for both men and women. I've been pinning the heck out of oversized pullovers and cardigans on Pinterest. I'm a sucker for a big, cozy sweater. This pattern is the perfect candidate.
Skydottir by Diana Walla - This sweater design is derived from one of my favorite icons of all time, the national sweater of Iceland, the lopapeysa. Diana has paid particular attention to a streamlined fit and flattering, ever-so-slightly scooped neckline highlighting just the top of the collarbone. I love the geometric shaped motifs she uses and the particular attention she has paid to where the motifs stop - at the very point of the bust's fullness - highlighting the upper half of the body. While this could be made in a thousand color variations, I really like how the BT team chose to use neutrals. This color choice creates a sophisticated balance between the motifs and the body of the sweater.
For those of us who need a little respite from big sweater projects, and who just might have holiday knitting in mind, Bough, by Leila Raabe is a hat and cowl combination which fits the bill.
All of the patterns in Wool People 6 are beautiful. I hope you will take a few moments to peruse the entire collection. As always, the Brooklyn Tweed team has pulled together a collection which has a little something for everyone.
To celebrate this collection, I thought it would be fun to have a flash sale! Today only, if you purchase Shelter to make any of the patterns in Wool 6, we will throw in the pattern for free.
And yes, we do take phone orders.
Today, we are open from 11-7pm.