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WINTER 17 lookbook

B R O O K LY N T W E E D


WINTER 17 lookbook

B R O O K LY N T W E E D


CONTENTS Outpost

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Collection

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Collection Overview

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Pattern Information

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Yarn Information

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Keep In Touch

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Credits

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OUTPOST f rom Jared Flood

Wintertime is full of such poetry. As the natural world enters its ritual period of silence and stillness, I'm thankful for the quiet reminders that the season brings. To slow down, to reflect. To give ourselves permission for rest and solitude. To focus on being over doing. The knitting process has become a trusted companion for me when I need to slow down, to be more present in the moment. In winter, I relish solitary stretches of silent knitting. Getting rid of common distractions like television and music leaves space for the meditative clicking of needles as your soundtrack. It is during these moments that I remember how centering the simple act of making stitches with your hands can be when you let yourself experience it with full presence. At Brooklyn Tweed, we take great pleasure in imagining how we might contribute to your own knitting rituals, however meditative or monolithic, solitary or social. This year's winter collection proffers a broad range of knitting flavors, and we're particularly excited to share our very first sweater patterns for our newest yarn, Arbor. Mindful stitching awaits! Happy hibernating. All my very best,

Jared Flood


COLLECTION


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NILA Pullover


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MEI Cardigan

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BINARY Scarf + Wrap

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C O U N T E R PA N E Pullover

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TO U LO U S E Cardigan

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LANCET Hat

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KIRWIN Pullover


PRIME Pullover

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PROOF Hat

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OBAN Coat

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PROOF Scarf

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S TO N E H AV E N Batwing Cardigan


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SVENSON Pullover

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H I LT Cardigan

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SHOJI Transformable Cocoon


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R I VAG E Coat

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COLLECTION OVERVIEW

NILA

MEI

BINARY

C O U N T E R PA N E

Pullover

Cardigan

Scarf

Pullover

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52

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TO U LO U S E

LANCET

KIRWIN

PRIME

Cardigan

Hat

Pullover

Pullover

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COLLECTION OVERVIEW

PROOF

OBAN

PROOF

S TO N E H AV E N

Hat

Coat

Scarf

Cardigan

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SVENSON

H I LT

SHOJI

R I VAG E

Pullover

Cardigan

Cardigan

Coat

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PAT T E R N I N F O

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NILA This lapped-front turtleneck pullover in Shaker rib effortlessly blends comfort and simple style. The boxy silhouette is offset by the inverted V of the open fronts, which grow gradually through decorative increases within the rib structure until they cross over the heart. Modified drop sleeves complete the roomy fit. The back, front, and sleeves are knit flat and seamed, with the circular collar worked from stitches picked up through both fronts to unite them. The Shaker rib is crisply defined in Arbor and creates a fabric with drape and movement. Tubular edge treatments ensure elasticity and durability in the single-rib cuffs, hem, and turtleneck band.

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DESIGNED BY Véronik Avery

YA R N + C O LO R Arbor in color Gale

DIMENSIONS 36¼ (39¾, 43¼, 46¼, 49¾, 52¾, 56¼)" [92 (101, 110, 117.5, 126.5, 134, 143) cm] circumference at bust

GAUGE 22 stitches & 38 rows = 4" in rib pattern

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MEI An open-front cardigan in Quarry with a dramatic ribbed collar adds a note of cozy chic to your wardrobe. Three-quarter length sleeves balance the volume of the ribbed lapels, which are shaped with short rows worked at the ends of the collar rather than around the neck. Exaggerated drop shoulders create a flattering curve and seam detail at the upper arm. Opt for tubular edges for a professional finish or substitute your favorite standard method for a sweater you can knit up in a flash. The pieces are knit flat and the collar is worked on stitches picked up after seaming.

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DESIGNED BY Michele Wang

YA R N + C O LO R Quarry in color Geode

DIMENSIONS 37 (41½, 46, 50, 54½, 59)" [94 (105.5, 117, 127, 138.5, 150) cm] circumference at bust

GAUGE 11 stitches & 17 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

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BINARY Sequence knitting can create familiar textured fabrics or break with traditional patterning and take flight in organic forms. This scarf (or wrap, if you opt for a larger scale) pairs alternating motifs to form a patchwork of flowing wavelets and more structured pennants. The reversible fabric is subtly different but equally handsome on both sides. Worsted-spun Arbor renders the stitches in high relief, and simple slipped-stitch edges keep the focus on the novel textures.

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DESIGNED BY Michele Wang

YA R N + C O LO R Arbor in colors Hammock (Scarf ) & Carob (Wrap)

DIMENSIONS 8 (17½)" [20.5 (44.5) cm] wide 77" [195.5 cm] long

GAUGE 21 stitches & 40 rows = 4" in Waves pattern

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C O U N T E R PA N E For knitters who love a geometric puzzle, this study in modular asymmetry will keep the brain and the needles busy. Constructed in squares and triangles worked from the edges inward, Counterpane uses bands of stockinette, garter, and brioche to create three-dimensional texture as well as arresting diagonal lines. Each section is worked on stitches picked up from the previous square and newly cast on. The sleeve cuffs achieve a subtle bloused form by echoing the brioche and garter bands of the blocks. A large amount of positive ease (8-10") is necessary to achieve a poncho-like fit through the yoke and shoulders; the flat-knit stockinette sleeves notch into the counterpane blocks at elbow height.

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DESIGNED BY Norah Gaughan

YA R N + C O LO R Shelter in color Soot

DIMENSIONS 40½ (43½, 48, 52, 56½)" [103, 110.5, 122, 132, 143.5) cm] circumference at bust

GAUGE 17 stitches & 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

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TO U LO U S E A cocoon cardigan in openwork fabric offers casual style you can dress up or down. Quarry’s leavened, unspun structure renders netting stitch fabric as a doughy lattice, warm but well ventilated. Wide stockinette edges are allowed to curl for an unstudied effect that invites layering over office wear or lounging with a favorite film and a bowl of popcorn. Bracelet-length dolman sleeves and a boxy shape create a comfortable, broad silhouette; use the hip measurement to select a size that will allow easy movement. The netting stitch back and fronts are knit flat, with additional stitches cast on to form contiguous sleeves; stitches are picked up to work the stockinette front bands, hem, and cuffs after assembly.

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DESIGNED BY Julie Hoover

YA R N + C O LO R Quarry in color Moonstone

DIMENSIONS 43 (46½, 49½, 53, 56, 59)" [109 (118, 125.5, 134.5, 142, 150) cm] circumference at midriff, closed Sized to fit 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 41–43, 44–46, 48–50)" [76–81.5 (86.5–91.5, 96.5–101.5, 104–109, 112–117, 122–127) cm] bust

GAUGE 12 stitches & 18 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

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LANCET A cabled beanie at two different scales gives you gift-knitting options for the whole family. A single-rib brim worked from a Rib Cabled Cast-On feeds cabled spires with deep chevrons of traveling stitches that culminate in a perfect five-pointed star at the crown. Work in Quarry for a warm and quick-knitting cap with deep, soft texture or choose Arbor for vivid definition and a more ornate effect.

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DESIGNED BY Jared Flood

YA R N + C O LO R Arbor in color Klimt Quarry in color Hematite

DIMENSIONS DK (Chunky) 20 (19¾)" [51 (50) cm] circumference 8½ (8¼)" [22 (21) cm] length to fit average adult head sizes 19-23"

GAUGE 28 stitches & 32 rounds = 4" in DK chart pattern 18 stitches & 23 rounds = 4" in Chunky chart pattern

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KIRWIN Simple comfort elevated by carefully chosen details will make this poncho vest a practical favorite. With a split hem and a cartridge rib collar wide enough to wear comfortably over button-downs, Kirwin is gently flattering and easy to style. The fabric is textured with a diagonal seeded pattern that changes direction on the bias. The stitch motif is charted and the pieces are knit flat, with the neckband picked up and worked in the round after assembly. An exposed seam highlights the gracefully sloped short-row shoulders, and I-cord edges create a neat, minimalist finish. Knit Kirwin in a classic neutral to go with everything you own or choose a pop of your signature color.

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DESIGNED BY Julie Hoover

YA R N + C O LO R Shelter in color Long Johns

DIMENSIONS 52½ (56½, 64, 68)" [133.5, 143.5, 162.5, 172.5) cm] circumference at bust Sized to fit 30–34 (36–40, 42–46, 48– 52)" [76–86.5 (91.5–101.5, 106.5–117, 122–132) cm] bust

GAUGE 17 stitches & 29 rows = 4" in chart pattern

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P R I M E P U L LO V E R Prime is a textural riff on our favorite boxy pullovers. Welts on the lower torso are halved by a narrow vertical element, while the yoke is in clean stockinette fabric. Exaggerated drop shoulders and just a hint of A-line shaping through the torso finesse the roomy fit, and the light warmth of Loft makes this an easy piece to incorporate into your wardrobe. Double-deep single ribbing on the hem and bracelet-length cuffs further heightens the geometry, and transitions in fabric are subtly marked by a lateral braid. All pieces are knit flat and seamed, with the neckband worked in the round after assembly.

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DESIGNED BY Michele Wang

YA R N + C O LO R Loft in color Woodsmoke

DIMENSIONS 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)" [91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm] circumference at bust

GAUGE 24 stitches & 34 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

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P R O O F H AT The Proof Hat is a traditional beanie with graphic modern texture. The tubular doubleribbed brim flows into a motif of crisscrossing forked ribs. Channels of cartridge rib add a second layer of deep texture to create a striking unisex cap. Pair this satisfying knit with the Proof Scarf for a matched set or work up a bevy of hats to try out all the shades of Arbor that speak to you.

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DESIGNED BY Jared Flood

YA R N + C O LO R Arbor in color Heron

DIMENSIONS 20" [51 cm] circumference 8½" [21.5 cm] length to fit average adult head sizes of 19 –24"

GAUGE 32 stitches & 32 rounds = 4" in chart pattern

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OBAN For distinctive tailored style, knit a sleek coat with a flared peplum and handkerchief hem. Twisted rib and ladder motifs create long, flattering lines on the flat-knit fronts and center back. A twisted-rib cable with a self facing folded inside and sewn down provides a decorative and stable edge for the snap closures, and a swing-coat style collar in twisted rib makes a clean and structural finish. The peplum, a simple rectangle with I-cord selvedges, is worked from stitches picked up after garment assembly. Double ribbing delineates the transition in fabric, and the sculptural curve of the lower front pieces causes the peplum to flare over the hips and hang in folded points.

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DESIGNED BY Norah Gaughan

YA R N + C O LO R Shelter in color Artifact

DIMENSIONS 33 (37, 40, 43½, 46½, 50)" [84 (94, 101.5, 110.5, 118, 127) cm] circumference at bust, closed

GAUGE 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

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PROOF SCARF Forked ribs crisscross a fabric of variable-width columns punctuated by cartridge rib in this handsome unisex scarf. The cables distort the wider stockinette portions enough to create sinuous rivers beneath the geometric top layer. Worked from end to end with tubular edges and garter stitch selvedges, the Proof Scarf is six feet of gorgeous texture to double about your neck. Pair it with the matching Proof Hat for unbeatable winter style in your favorite color from the Arbor palette.

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DESIGNED BY Jared Flood

YA R N + C O LO R Arbor in color Vintner

DIMENSIONS 8½" [21.5 cm] wide 76¼" [193.5 cm] long

GAUGE 32 stitches & 32 rows = 4" in chart pattern

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S TO N E H AV E N Commit to coziness in a voluminous batwing cardigan knit from Quarry. Multidirectional construction makes for an engaging knit and a visually intriguing garment; the staggered columns of welts and eyelets form an allover scale pattern that shifts direction as you work the sleeve panels upward from the cuffs, then pick up stitches to knit the back and fronts downward after shaping the shoulders with short rows. A wide band of double ribbing lets the fronts hang gracefully open. Stonehaven is a statement piece that adds instant glamour to simple outfits, but there’s nothing to stop you from wearing it over your pajamas as well.

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DESIGNED BY Véronik Avery

YA R N + C O LO R Quarry in color Slate

DIMENSIONS 39 (42, 46½, 49½, 54, 61½)" [99 (106.5, 118, 125.5, 137, 156) cm] circumference at hip, closed

GAUGE 15 stitches & 20½ rows = 4" in chart pattern

S H O P PAT T E R N >

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SVENSON A handsomely cabled pullover is never out of style, and a long-wearing mid-weight yarn is the perfect choice for a sweater to see you through the decades. At first glance, Svenson appears to be composed of traditional Aran motifs, but the honeycomb texture of the central panels incorporates purl stitches to unusual effect and the flanking horseshoe cables playfully experiment with scale. A moss stitch ground and half-twisted rib edges complete the study in textures, putting Arbor through all its paces. The flat-knit pieces are carefully shaped to form a yoke that’s part raglan, part saddle shoulder, ensuring a tailored and comfortable fit.

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DESIGNED BY Jared Flood

YA R N + C O LO R Arbor in color Fleet

DIMENSIONS 38¾ (43¼, 47¾, 51¼, 55¼, 59¾)" [98.5, 110, 121.5, 130, 140.5, 152) cm] circumference at chest

GAUGE 22 stitches & 34 rows = 4" in Moss Stitch

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H I LT Knitting sideways opens up new possibilities. This cabled cardigan begins at the cuffs and grows toward the center line, exploring lateral texture and negative space. Braided horseshoe motifs play across the body and dolman half sleeves but leave the shoulders intriguingly accented by the calm of reverse stockinette. Details like garter stitch cuffs turned at an unexpected angle and an exposed bind-off at the center back highlight the unusual construction, while a continuous band of garter stitch makes a clean and practical finish to the fronts.

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DESIGNED BY Véronik Avery

YA R N + C O LO R Shelter in color Meteorite

DIMENSIONS 35 (38, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52)" [89 (96.5, 101.5, 109, 117, 124.5, 132) cm] circumference at midriff, buttoned Intended to fit approximate bust sizes 31–33 (34–36, 36–38, 39–41, 42–44, 45–47, 48–50)" [78.5–84 (86.5–91.5, 91.5–96.5, 99–104, 106.5–112, 114.5–119.5, 122–127) cm]

GAUGE 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

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SHOJI Wrap up two elegant ways in the same cocoon cardigan. With the ribbed edge upward, Shoji features a shawl collar, three-quarter length sleeves, and a garter hem deeply split into tails at the center back. Turn it upside down and the fronts hang with an intriguing zigzag, the sleeves bare your elbows, and the ribbing curves gracefully below hip length. The knitting is simplicity itself: a long rectangle of pebbled texture folded and sewn into the final shape, with stitches picked up for the double-ribbed collar after assembly. The crisp structure of Arbor throws the stitch pattern into vivid relief. Short rows add height to the collar and create the curvilinear form shown here, but may be omitted to make this garment accessible to beginners.

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DESIGNED BY Norah Gaughan

YA R N + C O LO R Arbor in color Driftwood

DIMENSIONS Sized to fit 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48, 50–52)" [76–81.5 (86.5–91.5, 96.5–101.5, 106.5–112, 117–122, 127–132) cm] bust

GAUGE 24 stitches & 34 rows = 4" in texture pattern

S H O P PAT T E R N >

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R I VAG E C OAT Make a sweeping statement in a knee-length color-blocked coat with vintage appeal. Rivage’s minimal details let the color do the talking, and the light fabric of Loft won’t weigh you down. Exaggerated drop shoulders make layering easy and comfortable, and gentle waist shaping fine-tunes the fit. Very short bands of ribbing on the cuffs, collar edge, and hem prevent the stockinette fabric from rolling. A slipped-stitch edge with a purl gutter provides a neat finish on both sides of the work so the collar can lie tidily open — though it can also be styled in a variety of alternate ways; close it in a loose round fold with a pin at the collarbone for a Sixties look. The garment is knit flat and seamed, with the collar worked from a combination of live stitches and picked-up stitches.

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DESIGNED BY Julie Hoover

YA R N + C O LO R Loft in colors Flannel, Old World & Sweatshirt

DIMENSIONS 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)" [96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm] circumference at bust

GAUGE 24 stitches & 36 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

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YA R N O V E R V I E W

PLAINS

LO F T

ARBOR

Laceweight

Fingering Weight

DK Weight

Worsted-spun 440 yards | 50g

Woolen-spun 275 yards | 50g

Worsted-spun 145 yards | 50g

SHOP PLAINS >

S H O P LO F T >

SHOP ARBOR >

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O ur breed-specif ic wool yarns are developed, sourced, scoured, dyed, and spun in the USA.

S H E LT E R

QUARRY

Worsted Weight

Chunky Weight

Woolen-spun 140 yards | 50g

Woolen-spun 200 yards | 100g

S H O P S H E LT E R >

SHOP QUARRY >

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PALETTE

ARBOR

Potion

Vintner

Alizarin

Firebrush

Butte

Tincture

Klimt

Crumb

Parka

Wreath

Rainier

Treehouse

Dorado

Sashiko

Fleet

Cobbler

Black Fig

Nightfall

Morandi

Degas

Carob

Loam

Porter

Kettle

Humpback

Heron

Gale

Driftwood

Thaw

Hammock

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Order an Arbor Shade Card

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PALETTE

S H E LT E R & LO F T

Camper

Homemade Jam

Long Johns

Cinnabar

Wool Socks

Embers

Tallow

Bale

Hayloft

Sap

Fauna

Tent

Foothills

Birdbook

Artifact

Button Jar

Tartan

Faded Quilt

Stormcloud

Flannel

Almanac

Old World

Plume

Thistle

Blanket Fort

Postcard

Fossil

Woodsmoke

Barn Owl

Nest

Meteorite

Truffle Hunt

Pumpernickel

Cast Iron

Soot

Sweatshirt

Snowbound

Narwhal (Shelter)

Newsprint (Shelter)

Caribou (Shelter)

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Order a Shelter/Loft Shade Card

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PALETTE

PLAINS

Rainier

Flurry

Crema

Scarab

Morandi

Treehouse

Porter

PALETTE

QUARRY

Gypsum

Sandstone

Moonstone

Alabaster

Geode

Flint

Slate

Serpentine

Lazulite

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Order a Quarry Shade Card

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Obsidian

Sulphur

Citrine

Hematite


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DESIGN TEAM VÉRONIK AVERY

JARED FLOOD

NORAH GAUGHAN

Véronik is the founder of St-Denis Yarns and the author of Knitting Classic Style and Knitting 24/7. Her work has appeared in numerous knitting books, magazines (Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Vogue Knitting, Woman’s Day), and online publications (Knitty and Twist Collective). She lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

Jared is the founder and creative director at Brooklyn Tweed. Having received his education in 2D design and photography, he began designing knitwear in 2007 and developing yarns in 2009. He spends his time doing creative development and knitwear design, along with his regular work leading the team at Brooklyn Tweed in Portland, Oregon.

The author of Knitted Cable Sourcebook, among other books, Norah has published designs in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and countless other publications. A degree in Biology and Art and an upbringing in a household of freelance illustrators prepared her (albeit indirectly) for a career as a knitwear designer.

JULIE HOOVER

Dedicated to clean, sophisticated, contemporary design throughout her work, Julie retired her freelance art director business in 2011 to focus full time on her life-long passion — playing with textiles. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she is also a serious foodie and photo taker.

MICHELE WANG

Based in Las Vegas, Michele joined the Brooklyn Tweed Design Team in 2011. She likes to explore the balance between comfort and trend in her work. Her garments have been featured in knit.wear, amirisu and Vogue Knitting.

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PRODUCTION TEAM Creative Direction

Jared Flood

Senior Technical Editing

Robin Melanson

Technical Editing

Christine Craig Sue McCain

Project Coordination

Elizabeth McMurtry

Copywriting

Sarah Pope

Pattern Proofing

Jen Hurley Elizabeth McMurtry Christina Rondepierre

Wholesale

Kel Moore

Sample Knitting

Josephine Branco

Angelique Mark

Jennifer Carpman

Lynn Marlow

Christine Craig

Larisa Phipps

Nicole Dupuis

Elke Probst

LuAnn Helt

Michele Saunders

Peter Kennedy

Martha Wissing

Wannietta Kirkpatrick Photography

Jared Flood

Wardrobe Styling

Elizabeth McMurtry

Hair & Makeup

Jessica Belknap

Models

Gabriel Everett Monica Graves Simone Howard

Layout & Graphic Design

Anna Moore

Fulfillment

Timo Ingram


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