We’re excited to have 12 new shades of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter here at our shop!
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter:
woolen-spun, 2 ply
100% Targhee-Columbia wool
140 yards/50 g
Shelter is Brooklyn Tweed’s first yarn, and one of the most well-loved – a worsted weight, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia wool, sourced, dyed, and spun entirely in the USA. So far, all the colors have been created by dyeing the fiber in 16 vibrant solids, then blending them, two or three at a time, into intricate heathers. This new batch of colors is skein-dyed, inspired by nature and designed to enhance and play well with the existing Shelter palette.
What to knit with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter? Here are some of our favorite patterns for this versatile yarn!
“The Weekender,” by Andrea Mowry – reverse stockinette pullover with slip stitch detail
“Truss,” by Melissa Wehrle – stockinette cardigan with rib and eyelet detail
“Docklight,” by Julie Hoover – fisherman’s rib and lace pullover
“Maize,” by Tin Can Knits – fingerless mitts/mittens in toddler-adult sizes
While BT works to get their classic heathered colorways back into production after a mill closure, we’re happy to have these new colors to brighten our Shelter selection! Look for Shelter in the worsted weight section here at our shop – we’re open from 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays.
Weidenaar’s bold use of high contrast color caught my eye; she’s used Fossil in the background and Homemade Jam and Almanac in the foreground, two shades that are about the same value and both contrast against the white.
As I put together these alternate “Twin Lakes Cowl” color combinations, I kept this strategy in mind – one light background color and two dark contrast colors.
Then I flipped it, selecting one dark background color and two light contrast colors.
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: worsted weight, 100% Targhee-Columbia wool, 140 yards/50 g; $15.50 each, or $46.50 for three skeins needed to knit “Twin Lakes Cowl.”
We have a huge selection of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in stock – make an in-store shopping appointment to select your own color combination, or pick from the options above and order online for local pickup or shipping!
We’re delighted to have five new colors of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra!
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra:
60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair
185 yards/50 g
Andorra is a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. It’s a wooly, lustrous 2-ply with a medium twist, not too tight or loose, and especially after knitting, it looks pleasantly fuzzy – perfect for colorwork knitting!
Members of our HYS Hat Club got two skeins of Andorra in their most recent bundles, contrasting colors to make Tressa Weidenaar’s “Pyramid Hike Hat.” The pattern is named for Pyramid Peak in Weidenaar’s home state of New Mexico, and the colorwork motif suggests high mountains and wide, clear skies.
I had fun putting these combinations together with the “Pyramic Hike Hat” in mind – there are so many possibilities with all these colors!
Here are a few other intriguing patterns for Andorra:
“Adventura,” by Laura Nelkin – choose-your-own adventure color-block shawl
Order online for local pickup or shipping! We’re still closed to walk-in browsing, but are otherwise here for orders and pickups between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays. Thanks for your support!
The Autumn 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
This issue is guest edited by Ocean Rose, who chose the theme “home,” so appropriate for the season any year, but especially this year. For safety and also in keeping with the theme, the folks at Pom Pom had models take their own photos at home, and the results are truly beautiful.
The cover sweater is a striking intarsia pullover by Sylvia Watts-Cherry, knit with Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.
Pick up this issue for essays by Sukrita Mahon and Elliot Maud, designs by Tressa Weidenaar, Audrey Borrego, thepetiteknitter, and others, and even a spectacular cheesecake recipe!
Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50 – order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop! Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!