Clockwise from left: Shoji by Norah Gaughan
in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (color Driftwood), First Raglan Sweater
by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed Tones (color Baseline Overtone),
Sparkwood by Lis Smith in Tones (color Granita Overtone)
This week we are taking a trip to the Pacific Northwest, home of American sourced, dyed & spun yarn; Brooklyn Tweed.
Our three featured knits include a classic cardigan, as well as two brand new knits showcasing their newest yarn Tones.
Shoji by Norah Gaughan is a modern design-driven cocoon cardigan knit in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor. The piece features a shawl collar, three-quarter length sleeves, and a garter hem deeply split into tails at the center back. The knitting is simplicity itself: a long rectangle of pebbled texture stitch folded and sewn into the final shape, with stitches picked up for the double-ribbed collar after assembly. Brilliant!
Tones is a new take on knitting with color! This new yarn is a worsted weight, 3-ply, woolen spun yarn that has been dyed in coordinated “tone pairs.” Fleece-dyed American Columbia wool is spun into light & dark shades, then overdyed to create the amazing palette of jewel & earth tones. It is ideal for colorwork, stripes, cables & textured stitches. There are so many ways to combine colors for knit accessories, garments & wraps.
The First Raglan Sweater by Jared Flood is a simple to knit pullover worked seamlessly from the top down, in the round. This is a great first sweater & a great opportunity to knit with Tones. The pattern also has instructions for a cheerful striped version.
Sparkwood by Lis Smith is a cozy cabled hat that offers incredible warmth & weightless breathability. Thick blocks of honeycomb cables are punctuated by bands of single knot ropes, adding elasticity and interest to this fishermen’s classic. The pattern has instructions for a beanie or classic watchcap. Add fun to the watchcap brim by playing with Tones duotone shades for a harmonious color pairing.
Browse the pattern details on our website or in-store & find the colorways that you want to live in! As always, purchase a pattern on our website & receive a downloadable, as well as complimentary printed copy if you desire.
The Wool & Co. Team
First Raglan Sweater in Tones, Vacay Overtone & Baseline Undertone
Sparkwood in Tones, Stonewash Overtone & Stonewash Undertone