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lookbook a v e r b f o r k e e p i n g wa r m

denise

b ay ro n jennifer

berg brandi

cheyenne harper thea

colman junko

okamoto angela

tong


w e l c o m e to t h e fa l l 2019 l o o k b o o k ! We a re s o e x c i t e d t o s h a re w i t h yo u t h e n ew c o l l e c t i o n o f p a t t e r n s m a d e f ro m o u r C a l i f o r n i a - wo o l , U S - m i l l e d y a r n . We h ave p a r t n e re d w i t h D e n i s e B ay ro n , Je n n i f e r B e r g , T h e a C o l m a n , B r a n d i C h eye n n e H a r p e r, Ju n ko O k a m o t o, a n d A n g e l a To n g , t o b r i n g yo u 6 n ew p a t t e r n s . To c e l e b r a t e t h e s e n ew d e s i g n s , t h e a d ve n t o f A u t u m n , a n d ke e p i n g w a r m , we h ave c re a t e d a s e r i e s o f k i t s , c o n s i s t i n g o f o u r f avo r i t e c o l o r s ( i n c l u d i n g a f ew n ew o n e s ! ) a l l n a t u r a l l y - d ye d i n o u r O a k l a n d s t u d i o.

f o r t h i s c o l l e c t i o n , a l l t h e d e s i g n e r s r e c e i v e 100% o f t h e

s a l e s . b e c au s e w i t h o u t pat t e r n s , t h e r e wo u l d b e n o ya r n . We a re i n c re d i b ly g r a t e f u l t o t h e d e s i g n e r s fo r c re a t i n g t h e s e go r g e o u s p a t t e r n s , t o t h e m o d e l s A i a n o N a k a g aw a a n d A u d rey Jo h n s o n , t o o u r p h o t o g r ap h e r s , N i c o l a P a r i s i a n d E ly s a We i t a l a , a n d o u r g r ap h i c d e s i g n e r, E m i ly M ye r s c o u g h . We a re a l s o i n c re d i b ly g r a t e f u l t o S a r a h O l l i k k a l a Jo n e s , t h e l e a d p ro d u c t i o n d ye r a t Ve r b, a n d t o eve r yo n e w h o wo r k s a t Ve r b - a s we l l a s o u r f a r m i n g a n d m i l l i n g p a r t n e r s .

f ro m t h e b ot to m o f o u r h e a rt s , t h a n k yo u f o r s u p p o rt i n g v e r b a n d a l l t h o s e l i s t e d a b ov e . w e a r e s o g r at e f u l to s h a r e o u r l ov e o f wo o l w i t h yo u ac t o f m a k i n g .

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-

a n d to s h a r e i n t h e

k r i s t i n e & a d r i e n n e (the other fabulous model featured in the lookbook)


s h o p pat t e r n

e u c a ly p t u s designer

j u n ko o k a m o t o f a r m ya r n

horizon

>>


“ I d i s p l ay d r i e d e u c a ly p t u s f l owe r s o n t h e w i n d ow s i l l . When dusk light is inser ted into t h e w i n d ow s i l l , t h e e u c a ly p t u s a r e h i d d e n i n t h e s h a d ow s . I r e m e m b e r p l ay i n g w i t h s h a d ow s when I was a child. I p u t ve r t i c a l s t r i p e s o n t h e e n t i r e s u r f a c e o f t h i s s we a t e r a n d e x p r e s s e d h a n d d r aw i n g e u c a ly p t u s l i ke a s h a d ow / r e ve r s e s h a d ow.�

j u n ko o k a m o t o


sample knit in horse’s mane + song sample size: 63� bust model size: 48� bust


the e u c a l y p t u s s w e a t e r k i t kit includes 7-9 skeins of main color 6-7 skeins of contrasting color

A

+

B

C


s h o p t h e e u c a ly p t u s s w e at e r k i t

>>

A horse's mane pac i f i c s a i l o r

B horse’s mane song

C horse’s mane pickle

D horse’s mane ro ot

E lighthouse g r i z z ly p e a k

D

E


s h o p pat t e r n

m ov i n g f o rwa r d w r a p designer

d e n i s e b ay r o n f a r m ya r n

flock

>>


s a m p l e k n i t i n to rt i l l a


“this the

a c c e s s o ry i s s h a p e d l i k e a l a r g e a r ro w . lace

in

this

wrap

is

i n t e n t i o n a l ly

g r a p h i c , l i n e a r a n d m i r ro r e d o n b ot h s i d e s w h i c h c r e at e s b a l a n c e a n d s y m m e t ry .

I designed it during a time of per sonal t r a n s i t i o n . I h a d t o m a ke i m p o r t a n t a n d d i f fi c u l t d e c i s i o n s i n o r d e r t o m ove my l i fe fo r w a r d . T h e y s ay t h a t a r t o f t e n m i m i c s l i fe . I n t h i s c a s e , I t r a n s l a t e d my n e e d fo r l i fe b a l a n c e i n t o t h e s t i t c h e s o f t h i s w r a p. I h o p e t h a t a s yo u wo r k t h r o u g h t h i s d e s i g n , yo u fi n d a s e n s e o f b a l a n c e t o o, a n d t h a t yo u m ove fo r w a r d i n yo u r ow n e n d e avo r s .�

d e n i s e b ay r o n


the m o v i n g f o r w a r d w r a p k i t kit includes

5 skeins of flock

A

B

C


s h o p t h e m o v i n g f o rwa r d w r a p k i t

>>

A red pear marble

B out of the sea

C cinnamon

D to rt i l l a

E locket

D

E


t h e daw n h at designer

brandi cheyenne harper f a r m ya r n

daw n


s h o p pat t e r n

>>


“the

daw n

h at

is

crocheted

from

the

to p d ow n , b e g i n n i n g w i t h a m ag i c r i n g . This organic merino and cotton blend creates an accessory designed to travel through the seasons with you. Using short rows, we make a shape very reminiscent of how the sun might rise behind the ocean.�

brandi cheyenne harper


sample knit in milk

& honey


the d a w n h a t k i t k i t i n c l u d e s o n e s k e i n o f daw n

A

B


>>

s h o p t h e d aw n h at k i t

A milk

&

honey

B penny

C p o rt

D l a v e n d e r s e a s a lt

E s ta r ry s k y

C

D

E


s h o p pat t e r n

hanikamu mitts designer

a n g e l a to n g f a r m ya r n

horizon

>>


sample knit in fleur


“these

w o o ly

mitts

h av e

a

l o v e ly

texture reminiscent of honeycomb.

The

slip

stitch

patter n

paired with Hor izon really makes the stitch patter n pop. The little pom-poms are optional but they add just the r ight detail to the cuffs. These mitts are the perfect

fall

and

winter

accessor y. They will keep your hands war m and your finger s free .�

a n g e l a to n g


the h a n i k a m u m i t t s k i t kit includes

1 - 2

skeins of horizon

A

B

C


s h o p the h a n i k a m u m i t t s k i t

>>

A red pear

B fleur

C seedling

D pac i f i c s a i l o r

E h ya c i n t h

D

E


t h e d e s e rt dw e l l e r c ow l designer

jennifer berg f a r m ya r n

g at h e r


s h o p pat t e r n

>>


“the

d e s e rt

dweller

cowl

is

a

narrow

a c c e s s o ry i n t e n d e d to b e w o r n c l o s e to t h e neck for those brisk fall mornings.

sample knit in indigo blue sky

+

l e av e s o f g r a s s

+

l av e n d e r s e a s a lt


I w a n t e d t o d e s i g n s o m e t h i n g t h a t w a s N a t i ve i n s p i r e d a n d a l s o a f u n c t i o n a l p i e c e t h a t c a n b e wo r n w h e n fe e d i n g t h e c ow s e a r ly i n t h e m o r n i n g , o u t o n my g r a n d m a ’s r a n c h . T h e c o l o r s r e m i n d m e o f t h e s u b t l e h u e s fo u n d i n t h e d e s e r t , f r o m p l a n t s , t o t h e s k y s h a d e s d u r i n g s u n s e t .�

jennifer berg


the d e s e r t d w e l l e r c o w l k i t kit includes

3 s k e i n s o f g at h e r ( o n e o f e a c h c o l o r )

A

B


s h o p t h e d e s e rt d w e l l e r c o w l k i t

>>

A indigo blue sky l e av e s o f g r a s s l av e n d e r s e a s a lt

B s pa r k mist lighthouse

C wa n d e r l u s t mesa oolong

D heron honey ginger pixie

C

D


hard cider designer

thea colman f a r m ya r n

g at h e r


s h o p pat t e r n

>>


sample knit in spice sample size: 39.75� bust model size: 34� bust


“hard

c i d e r wa s m e a n t a s a w e a r - e v e ry w h e r e

s w e at e r , i n s p i r e d b y t h e ya r n o n c e i t wa s i n my hands.

T h e l i g h t we i g h t o f t h e fi b e r, t h e o h - s o s u b t l e d r a p e o f t h e R a m b o u i l l e t / A l p a c a bl e n d , a n d t h i s g o r g e o u s c o l o r w ay S p i c e - a v a r i e t y o f d e e p bu t s u b t l e s h i f t s o f a m b e r- b r ow n - we r e e l e m e n t s I e nv i s i o n e d i n a g a r m e n t t h a t c o u l d b e wo r n i n mu l t i p l e s e a s o n s , w i t h a nu m b e r o f d i f fe r e n t o u t fi t s ! �

thea colman


the h a r d c i d e r s w e a t e r k i t kit includes

6 - 1 1 s k e i n s o f g at h e r

A

B


s h o p t h e h a r d c i d e r s w e at e r k i t

>>

A midnight

B spice

C doe

D pa n s y

E honeycomb

C

D

E


FLOCK

G AT H E R

100% california wool

75% ca rambouillet 25% a z a l pac a

5 0 g / 2 9 0 ya r d s

ya r d a g e weight

fingering

needle size

us

2-4

ya r d a g e

5 0 g / 2 0 0 ya r d s s p o rt

weight

US 3-7

needle size

Flock is a lightweight yarn made from

Gather is the newest addition to

California wool. Made of a single

our farm yarn collection - a blend of

strand, its

California-grown,

nubby

texture

evokes

climate-beneficial

handspun yarn.The colorways Granite,

Rambouillet wool, and Arizona-raised

Sunflower Seed, and anything ending

alpaca grown and blended by the mill.

in Marble , feature wisps of grey and

This blend of fiber creates a yarn

brown wool, winding around a white

which is warm, versatile , and soft,

core, creating a marbled effect.

available in a range of natural colors.

shop flock

>>

s h o p g at h e r

>>


HORIZON

DAW N

100% ca organic merino

75% us organic merino 25% u s o r g a n i c c ot to n

ya r d a g e

50 g / 160 yds

weight

dk

US 5-7

needle size

ya r d a g e

5 0 g / 1 4 0 ya r d s

weight

worsted

needle size

us

7-9

H o r i z o n , o u r f i r s t l i n e o f C a l i fo r n i a

A l l o f u s l ove wo o l , b u t s o m e o f u s

wo o l y a r n , a lw ay s fe e l s l i ke h o m e .

f i n d i t t o o h o t t o we a r re g u l a r ly

M a d e o f S a l ly Fox ’s o r g a n i c M e r i n o

s o by p o p u l a r d e m a n d , we c re a t e d

wo o l , t h i s t wo - p ly, D k - we i g h t y a r n

D aw n , o u r f i r s t y a r n m a d e o f wo o l

i s e a s y t o k n i t a n d t o we a r m a k i n g i t

a n d c o t t o n . T h i s b l e n d p rov i d e s t h e

a n A Ve r b fo r Ke e p i n g Wa r m c l a s s i c .

l o f t a n d e l a s t i c i t y o f wo o l , w i t h t h e

O r i g i n a l ly c re a t e d i n 2 0 1 3 , we a re

b re a t h a b i l i t y o f c o t t o n .

n ow o n o u r 8 t h e d i t i o n .

shop horizon

>>

s h o p d aw n

>>


designers

jennifer

denise

brandi

cheyenne harper

b ay ro n

berg

Instagram: @bayronhandmade

Instagram: @native.knitter blowinginthewind.blog

Instagram: @brandicheyenneharper

Jennifer Berg is a knitter, designer, and creator using a variety of textures. She is Navajo and grew up on the Navajo reser vation, near the New Mexico/Arizona border. Her designs are inspired by her culture and she pulls from textures and colors that have surrounded her throughout her life. Jennifer is eager to be a Native designer within the Knitting Community

Brandi Cheyenne Harper is a knitwear designer and potter living in Brooklyn, NY. Her patterns have been published in Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple and Knit Wit Magazine. She is currently writing a book inspired by revolutionar y women of color to be published by Abrams Books in Fall 2021.

bayronhandmade.com

Denise Bayron is a knitwear designer and sewist. Her designs have been published in Laine Magazine and Making Magazine. Her work has been recognized by the New Yorker. Denise currently travels the US teaching with Vogue Knitting Live. She’s best known for classic designs and versatile accessories that can be worn in many ways, including the Hatdana and Droplet Capelet. Today she is based in Oakland, California where she lives in a tiny house. She strives to live minimally while designing a modern, handmade capsule wardrobe using natural fibers.

models aiano

n a k ag awa ar tforour selves.org

Aiano Nakagawa is a Queer femme dancer, writer, scholar, and educator. Their work lives at the intersection of the body, power, pleasure, and intuition. Through embodiment and dance education, dance making, writing, and gathering, Aiano supports people in entering the body to find their unique and individual direct route to power, intuition, and deepest knowing. You can find more about their work through Art for Ourselves (artforourselves.org).

b r a n d i c h e y e n n e h a r p e r. c o m


thea

junko

angela

colman

okamoto

tong

Instagram: @theacolman babycocktails.blogspot.com

Instagram: @junkookamoto212 r a v e l r y. c o m / d e s i g n e r s / j u n k o - o k a m o t o

Thea was always a knitter, but after leaving a career in advertising to raise her daughters, found that she loved imagining her knits more than following patterns. Combining knitting design with her longtime interest in cocktails made for the perfect second career, and she hasn’t looked back!

Instagram: @atongdesigns r a v e l r y. c o m / d e s i g n e r s / a n g e l a - t o n g

Angela is a fiber arts designer living in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She designs knitting, crochet, and weaving patterns for numerous magazines, books and yarn companies. She is a certified knitting instructor who teaches knitting and weaving classes online for Bluprint, Interweave and at yarn stores and fiber retreats. You can follow her crafty adventures on Instagram.

Live in Japan. I started designing Knitwear in 2015.

p h oto g r a p h e r audrey

nicola

johnson

parisi

audreyjohnson.space

nicolaparisi.com Instagram: @nicola_parisi

Audrey Johnson is a movement artist with roots from Detroit, MI, currently living in the Bay Area. Her work centers black and queer futurity and joyous survival, through the belief that movement is transformative justice. She loves slow time, mountains, and the desert.

Nicola is a San Francisco-based food, lifestyle and portrait photographer. She works closely with makers and creatives spanning all industries - chefs, ceramicists, bar owners, painters - to help them tell their stories with images. When she’s not behind the camera, Nicola is making jewelry, riding her bike, or working on an ongoing personal project: cowriting and designing a family cookbook.


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A Verb for Keeping Warm 2019 Fall Lookbook  

We are so excited to share with you the new collection of knitting patterns made from our California-wool, US-milled yarn. We have partnered...

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We are so excited to share with you the new collection of knitting patterns made from our California-wool, US-milled yarn. We have partnered...