What to knit with BT Tones Light?

Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn, Tones Light, is already turning heads here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. What to knit with this colorful stuff? Here are some ideas!

Jared Flood designed two new patterns especially for this yarn, “Shadow Stripe Pullover” and “All Ways Hat.”

“Shadow Stripe Pullover,” by Jared Flood, photo © Brooklyn Tweed

“All Ways Hat,” by Jared Flood, photo © Brooklyn Tweed

Because Tones Light can easily substitute for Loft or Peerie, there’s a world of patterns to choose from; here are some ideas from both the Brooklyn Tweed pattern archive and independent designers!

Garments:

“The Weekender Light,” by Andrea Mowry – reverse stockinette pullover with slip stitch detail

“Bract,” by Sarah Shephard – colorwork yoke pullover with triangle motif

“Stasis,” by Leila Raven – colorwork yoke pullover with geometric motif

“Birkin,” by Caitlin Hunter – colorwork yoke pullover with floral motif

“Hello From My Colors Crop,” by Jessie Maed – short sleeved pullover with all over stranded colorwork

“Berenice,” by Julie Hoover – lace and cable pullover

“Culm,” by Fiona Alice – textured dolman-sleeved pullover

“Woodblock,” by Emily Greene – textured short-sleeved pullover

“Wool & Honey,” by Andrea Mowry – honeycomb cable yoke pullover

Accessories:

“Skipp,” by Jared Flood – brioche hat

“Seeds,” by Jared Flood – colorwork hat

“Ensata Scarf & Cowl,” by Amy van de Laar – lace and ribbing

“Nysa,” by Jared Flood – garter stitch and eyelet shawl

“SSP (slip stitch party) shawl,” by Isabell Kraemer – six color slip stitch shawl

“Lunae,” by Natasja Hornby – two color slip stitch shawl

I’m the lucky knitter with the assignment of making a shop sample in Tones Light, and all of these vibrant colors had me thinking of Stephen West. I picked “Painting Parallelograms” from Painting Shawls, a slip stitch scarf whose shape and texture intrigued me. I picked three shades of Tones Light for the contrast colors, and a speckled skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock for the main – here’s a peek at my progress so far.

Look for BT Tones Light in the fingering weight section here at HYS – see you at the shop!

Making No. 13: Outside.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in!

The theme of Issue No. 13 is outside, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, and embroidery – projects for makers of all kinds!

Contributors include Kristine Vejar, Paula Pereira, Nataliya Guseva, Leila Raven, Susan B. Anderson, Naama Ido, Ocean Rose, and others.

Beautifully photographed and lovingly produced, Making is a treat of a publication. We still have copies of No. 9: Simple, No. 11: Dawn, and No. 12: Dusk, in case you missed them – $30 each. Look for Making and other new publications here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, or head to our online order form to purchase a copy for local pickup or shipping!

Making No. 12: Dusk.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in!

The theme of Issue No. 12 is dusk, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking, and embroidery – projects for makers of all kinds!

The mood of dusk is conjured by shades of purple and gray, which appear in many iterations throughout this issue.

Contributors include Kristine Vejar, Susan B. Anderson, Paula Pereira, Norah Gaughan, Leila Raven, and others.

Beautifully photographed and lovingly produced, Making is a treat of a publication. We still have copies of No. 9: Simple and No. 11: Dawn, in case you missed them – $30 each. Look for Making and other new publications here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, or head to our online order form to purchase a copy for local pickup or shipping!

What to knit with BT Tones?

Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn, Tones, is already turning heads here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. What to knit with this colorful stuff? Here are some ideas!

There are two new patterns especially for this yarn, Jared Flood’s “First Raglan Sweater” and Lis Smith’s “Sparkwood” cabled hat.

Because Tones can easily substitute for Shelter, there’s a world of patterns to choose from; here are some ideas from both the Brooklyn Tweed pattern archive and independent designers!

Garments:

BT Tones in Melba Overtone, a “Docklight” pullover-to-be.

Accessories:

BT Tones in Granita Overtone and Granita Undertone, soon to become a “Turbulence Cowl.”

Look for Brooklyn Tweed Tones in the worsted weight section here at our shop – we’re open from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays, for drop-in shopping, no appointment required!