WOOL PEOPLE 7 Lookbook
WOOL PEOPLE 7 Lookbook
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WHAT IS WOOL PEOPLE?
Vector Scarf + Wrap
The arrival of spring has never been more welcome than it is this year. A particularly long and harsh snow season has even the most staunch winter-lovers like me longing for lighter days and warmer temperatures. That longing for light certainly influenced our call to designers for a Wool People collection inspired by the bright and airy aesthetic of Japanese knitting books (one of my very favorite troves of inspiration). And from four continents, they responded. Our newest collection of work – Wool People 7 – is a luscious bouquet of eleven new sweaters and four accessories from design talent both near and far. With submissions as far reaching as Japan, the UK and Argentina, these clean designs feel perfectly timed as we begin to thaw here in the northeastern US. Within the look book’s photo story we’ve added descriptive text to accompany the images of each design in hopes of further highlighting the most interesting features and give you a sense of what is hiding “under the hood” of each individual pattern. We’ll also introduce the designs in more detail on our blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Here’s wishing you weather mild enough to take your knitting out to your favorite deck chair or park bench! All my very best,
WHAT IS WOOL PEOPLE?
Wool People was born of curiosity: what would independent handknitting designers all over the world make with Brooklyn Tweedâ€™s new American wool yarns? The results from our first collection in 2011 were wonderful, and a semiannual design collection was born. With each edition of Wool People, the creative team at Brooklyn Tweed dreams up one or two fashion stories to inspire and challenge designers. Finished garments are photographed by Jared Flood and the patterns are written, edited, polished and produced by our technical staff. Each pattern is available to knitters as a downloadable PDF file, with a generous portion of each sale going directly to the designer for the lifetime of the pattern. We believe that compensating designers fairly for their work is essential in sustaining quality design and creative energy in our industry. Inventive collaboration is one of the great joys of our craft. The opportunity to work with talented people around the globe, all connected by a deep passion for knitting, is invigorating. We hope youâ€™ll be equally inspired by this collection!
This striking, lightweight coat is knit on the bias for beautiful drape and flattering lines, whether you belt it, pin it, or wear it open. Cleverly spaced narrow stripes allow for myriad color effects. Will you choose subtle tone on tone? A playful melding of brights? Dramatic contrast? A gradient of colors? Shaped with short rows at the yoke and shoulders for an elegant fit, Pente is an engaging knit as well as a gorgeous garment.
Full pattern details on pages 60-61. 12
O L G A B U R AYA - K E F E L I A N
Innovative construction creates a completely reversible feminine pullover, ideal for layering over a pretty frock while the weather is still chilly. On one side, a pair of lace-trimmed, braided cables brace the raglan lines of the yoke. On the other, the same lace-and-cable motif tips sideways to form a subtle arch. Elbow-length sleeves and gentle ease keep Coda light and perfect for spring.
Full pattern details on pages 62-63. 15
G U D R U N J O H N STO N
A copse of trees grows from a single stitch. Inspired by the natural beauty of a Shetland estate, Halligarth carries forward the proud lace-knitting tradition of the designerâ€™s native Unst. With its clean, geometric forms, this historically rooted shawl deserves a place in the modern wardrobe. Knit the shawlette version in a bright red, ochre, or spring green to brighten any ensemble, or work the full shawl in a soothing neutral to wrap yourself in weightless warmth.
Full pattern details on pages 64-65. 16
Navigate the transitional season in an ideal modern layer: an airy cardigan with styling borrowed from menswear. Ivarâ€™s beautiful, weightless drape conveys simplicity without sacrificing smart details. The tunic length, deep ribbing, and vertical rivulets of twisted stitches flatter a variety of figures. Choose a classic neutral to go with everything, or splash out with a playful spring hue from Loftâ€™s bright palette.
Full pattern details on pages 66-67. 21
D I A N N A WA L L A
A double-sided infinity scarf provides layer on layer of warmth when wrapped closely about the neck; Hoquiam takes advantage of circular construction to create an intriguing play of textures and forms as well. One side carries a chain of cable medallions on seed stitch, with the other bears a motif of lacy leaves. Wear it long to show off the elegant, sculptural quality of both faces.
Full pattern details on pages 68-69.
K Y O K O N A K AY O S H I
Turn heads with the swingy flare of an architectural wrap-front jacket. The body of the coat is worked sideways from a provisional cast on, allowing a bold zigzag cable to blaze in both directions. The generous blanket-style fronts curve subtly at the hem to create striking folds that wonâ€™t overwhelm your frame. The knitting is entirely seamless, yet the innovative construction provides stability to keep Seine swinging beautifully season after season.
Full pattern details on pages 70-71. 27
B R I STO L I VY
A curved hemline and a vintage-inspired scoop neck are the perfect look for spring. Devlan embellishes a contemporary feminine shape with details inspired by military tailoring to create an entirely modern wardrobe staple youâ€™ll reach for again and again. Wear it with your favorite worn jeans or pull together an outfit for the office. Worked in the round with saddle shoulders knit down from the neckline, this garment will be a pleasure to knit, too.
Full pattern details on pages 72-73. 29
J O J I L O C AT E L L I
Bare your shoulders to the spring sun in this simple, flattering pullover. The clean lines of a textured yoke and a flirtatious open neckline create arresting elegance, whether youâ€™re strolling the beach or going out on the town. Worked circularly from the top down, Seacoast is simple and satisfying knitting.
Full pattern details on pages 74-75. 32
TA N I S L AVA L L Ă‰ E
Drape yourself in an effortlessly stylish scarf or wrap as you indulge your passion for color. Vector uses a subtly shifting gradient to striking, modern effect; the challenge will be to select your favorite combination of Loftâ€™s 32 shades. Knit loosely on the bias in garter stitch, the plush but airy fabric is edged with crisply simple slipped stitches.
Full pattern details on pages 76-77. 35
A M Y C H R I STO F F E R S
Vintage styling and delicate details distinguish this light and pretty pullover. Inset panels of eyelet columns create a curved yoke effect on the back and fronts; gentle shaping, three-quarter sleeves, and a collar in garter stitch add to the charm. Knit it in a sweet pastel and pair with a floaty skirt for effortless spring style, or choose a bold hue and wear with trousers for smart polish in any season.
Full pattern details on pages 78-79. 39
YO K O H AT TA
Built to live in, Natsumi is all contemporary comfort. A single bold cable flanked by delicate eyelets adorns the front and back. Thoughtful details at the shoulders and neckline highlight the sideways construction; grafted sides and sleeves knit from live stitches make the garment entirely seamless. Generous positive ease and a gracefully curved back hem make this pullover a perfect partner for slim pants.
Full pattern details on pages 80-81. 43
Make an impact with a dramatic tent silhouette that playfully interrupts a classic shape. Striated with Quaker ridging on the front and back, Arabella surprises the eye with deeply vented side gores that drape, fold and swing. A tailored fit through the bust, shoulders, and bracelet-length sleeves keeps the shape neat and balances the alluring movement of the wide hem.
Full pattern details on pages 82-83. 44
D AW N C ATA N Z A R O
Wrap yourself against spring breezes in a gracefully modern and perfectly understated interpretation of the traditional lace stole. Nimbus takes an unexpected 90-degree twist to make an impact with long lines of garter stitch, and the simple lace edging is cleverly accomplished without seaming or working around all four edges at once.
Full pattern details on pages 84-85. 47
TO KU KO O C H I A I
Tiered rooftops of bold chevrons worked in intarsia elevate a basic pullover and give a lift to any outfit. Shelterâ€™s woolen-spun construction will help you create clean results even if you havenâ€™t tried intarsia before. Heighten the playful graphic effect with bright or high-contrast color choices; choose a tone-on-tone pairing to create more subtle interest.
Full pattern details on pages 86-87. 48
Full pattern details on page ##. 49
Go from the garden to the market, from a favorite hike to lunch at the cafĂŠ. Arvidâ€™s combination of comfort and good looks will take you through the day in style. A gentle A-line shape and a split hem provide easy, wearable warmth, while the intriguing neckline and set-in sleeves lend polish. The braided cable tapers as it climbs and then forks at the deep V-neck and extends to the back to form a beautiful collar.
Full pattern details on pages 88-89. 52
PATTERN I N F O R M AT I O N
collection at a glance
S H AW L
Yarn: Shelter Color: Woodsmoke
Yarn: Loft Color: Tent + Nest
Yarn: Loft Color: Faded Quilt
Color: Faded Quilt + Stormcloud
D i a n n a Wa l l a
Yarn: Shelter Color: Hayloft
Yarn: Shelter Color: Sweatshirt
Yarn: Shelter Color: Foothills
Yarn: Shelter Color: Fossil
collection at a glance
Ta n i s L a v a l l Ã© e
Yo k o H a t t a
SCARF + WRAP
Yarn: Loft Scarf Colors: Sap, Hayloft, Fauna, Button Jar, Artifact
Yarn: Loft Color: Cast Iron
Yarn: Loft Color: Postcard
Yarn: Loft Color: Soot
Wrap Colors: Fossil, Snowbound, Sweatshirt, Soot, Cast Iron
To k u k o O c h i a i
Yarn: Loft Color: Fossil
Yarn: Shelter Color: Hayloft + Truffle Hunt
Yarn: Shelter Color: Snowbound
FINISHED DIMENSIONS 32¾ (36¼, 39, 41¾, 45¼, 48, 50¾, 57¾)" circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to match back width) Intended Ease: +2-3" Sample shown is size 36¼" with +¾" ease on model M AT E R I A L S Brooklyn Tweed Loft 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins C1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins C2 Photographed in colors Stormcloud (C1) and Faded Quilt (C2) GAUGE 23 stitches & 34 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, after blocking
designed by Carol Feller
D E S I G N D E TA I L S • striped drape-front cardigan • seamless construction • body worked in one piece to underarms • stitches for sleeves are cast on and worked concurrently with front and back yokes • shoulder and top of sleeves are joined together with Joinery Bind Off • allover decorative stripe pattern • folded hem • elbow-length sleeves
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +2–3" Sample shown is size 37" with + 3½" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Photographed in color Woodsmoke GAUGE 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 16-stitch panel from Chart A or B measures 3½" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
D E S I G N D E TA I L S • cabled raglan/arched yoke pullover • two piece seamed construction • body is worked in the round from the bottom up, then one yoke is worked as for raglan while the other is worked in innovative arch shape • upper yoke is worked back and forth from the top down to the underarms, then sleeves are knit in the round to cuff • cable and lace panels • slight waist shaping • elbow-length sleeves
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS Small (Large) 51 (63)" wingspan; 27¼ (33½)" height at center spine M AT E R I A L S 3 (5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft Photographed in colors Barn Owl (small version) & Tent (large version) GAUGE 20 stitches & 38 rows = 4" in lace pattern from Shawl Chart with Size A needle, after blocking 20 stitches & 28 rows = 4" in lace pattern from Edging Chart with Size B needle, after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • Shetland-style lace shawl • body worked from the bottom up • border picked up from yarn overs at edge and knit out, then worked as for a knitted-on edging • Shetland tree motif lace worked on every right side row • available in two sizes
designed by Gudrun Johnston
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 35½ (38½, 41¼, 44¼) (47¼, 50, 53) (55¾, 58¾, 61¾)" circumference at bust (buttoned) Intended Ease: +2–4" Sample shown is size 38½” with +3" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 6 (7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 10) (10, 11, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft Photographed in color Faded Quilt GAUGE 22 stitches & 36 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 20-stitch panel from chart measures 3" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • cabled “boyfriend” cardigan • four piece seamed construction • knit flat from the bottom up • cable panels run from hem to shoulders on front and back • v-neck and long sleeves
designed by Anne Hanson
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 12" circumference (6" wide when folded); 60" long M AT E R I A L S 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Photographed in color Hayloft GAUGE 24 stitches & 21 rows = 4" in chart pattern, after blocking 72-stitch panel from Chart measures 12" wide in circumference, after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • cable and lace infinity scarf • worked in the round from a provisional cast on • ends grafted together • can be rotated to show either face
d e s i g n e d b y D i a n n a Wa l l a
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 37 (38½, 40½, 44, 48½, 52)" circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width) Intended Ease: +2-3" Sample shown is size 38½" with +3½" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 12 (13, 13, 15, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Photographed in color Sweatshirt GAUGE 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 37 (37, 37, 43, 43, 43)-stitch panel from Left or Right Cable Panel from chart measures 6¼ (6¼, 6¼, 7¼, 7¼, 7¼)" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
designed by Kyoko Nakayoshi
D E S I G N D E TA I L S • zigzag cable waterfall cardigan • seamless construction • sleeves are worked in the round from bottom up • body is worked from a provisional cast on at the center back out • stitches are picked up along the top edge of body and joined with the sleeves to create a raglan yoke • fronts are picked up from back stitches and raglan yoke and worked out
• garter stitch border worked circularly around entire piece • cable and texture panel • long sleeves
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 32 (35½, 40, 43½, 47, 50¾, 55)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +1–3" Sample shown is size 35½" with +2" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Photographed in color Foothills GAUGE 18 stitches & 28 rows/rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • military-inspired A-line pullover • seamless construction • body worked in the round from the bottom up • sleeves worked from the top down starting with saddles • dropped back hem and set-in sleeve caps shaped with short rows • garter ridge detail • trapeze neckline, long sleeves, and hem worked with tubular cast on and bind off
designed by Bristol Ivy
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 32½ (34¼, 36, 37¾) (40½, 42¼, 44) (48½, 52, 56½)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +1–3" Sample shown is size 36" with +½" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 7 (7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 9) (10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Photographed in color Fossil GAUGE 18 stitches & 30 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • slipped-rib yoke pullover • seamless circular yoke construction • sweater is worked in the round from the top down • slip-stitch rib detail in yoke • subtle waist shaping • wide scoop neck and long sleeves
designed by Joji Locatelli
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS Scarf (Wrap) 6 (20¾)" wide; 90" long; 8 (28)" along the diagonal Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking M AT E R I A L S Brooklyn Tweed Loft 1 (2) skeins each of C1, C2, C3, & C4, and 1 skein C5 Scarf photographed in colors Button Jar (C1), Artifact (C2), Fauna (C3), Hayloft (C4), & Sap (C5) Wrap photographed in colors Cast Iron (C1), Soot (C2), Sweatshirt (C3), Snowbound (C4), & Fossil (C5) GAUGE 24 stitches & 38 rows = 4" in garter stitch, after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S
• bias gradient scarf and stole • worked flat, with increases on one edge and decreases on • • •
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the other lightweight garter stitch slipped-stitch edging available in two sizes
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 32¼ (36, 39¾, 43¼, 47, 50½)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +2-3" Sample shown is size 36" with +2½" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft Photographed in color Cast Iron GAUGE 22 stitches & 32 rows/rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • polo sweater with lace detailing • three piece seamed construction • body knit in the round to the underarm, then worked flat; sleeves knit in the round, and cap shaping worked back and form • inset lace panel on front and back yokes • bracelet-length sleeves • folded garter stitch collar
designed by Amy Christoffers
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 40 (44, 47½, 51, 54½, 58)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +6–8" Sample shown is size 43½" with +8" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft Photographed in color Postcard GAUGE 24 stitches & 36 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 28-stitch panel from Chart measures 4½" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • sideways cabled dolman • seamless construction • worked from provisional cast on at one side seam and grafted at other side seam • sleeves are picked up and knit out • cable and lace panel on front and back • dropped back hem and raised front hem shaped with increases and decreases
d e s i g n e d b y Yo k o H a t t a
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 31¼ (34¾, 38¾, 42¾, 46, 49¼)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +2–4" Sample shown is size 34¾" with +1¾" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft Photographed in color Soot GAUGE 24 stitches & 38 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, after blocking 6-stitch 3/3 Right or Left Cable panel measures 1" wide, after blocking D E S I G N D E TA I L S • A-line swing pullover • four piece seamed construction • knit flat from the bottom up • cable and Quaker ridge texture detail • dramatic swing shape paired with fitted bracelet-length sleeves and crew neck • hems, cuffs, and neckband finished with cross-stitch ribbing
designed by Ann McCauley
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 22" wide; 80" long Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after moderate blocking M AT E R I A L S 5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft Photographed in color Fossil GAUGE 17 stitches & 29 rows (14½ garter ridges) = 4" in garter stitch, after moderate blocking Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing D E S I G N D E TA I L S • Orenburg-style lengthwise stole • seamless construction • garter stitch body • lace patterning in border worked on every row • decorative eyelet and slip-stitch join
designed by Dawn Catanzaro
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 33¼ (35½, 37½, 41¾, 46¼, 50½)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +2–3" Sample shown is size 35½" with +2" ease on model M AT E R I A L S Brooklyn Tweed Shelter 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins C1, 1 skein C2 Photographed in colors Truffle Hunt and Hayloft GAUGE 15 stitches & 24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 13-stitch panel from Chart measures 3" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
d e s i g n e d b y To k u k o O c h i a i
D E S I G N D E TA I L S • pullover with intarsia accents • four piece seamed construction • front and back are worked flat, and sleeves are worked in the round to the cap, which is worked flat • arrowhead intarsia motifs run from hem to shoulder on front and back • subtle waist shaping • crew neck and long sleeves
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FINISHED DIMENSIONS 31¼ (34½, 38, 41¼, 44¾, 48, 51½)" circumference at bust Intended Ease: +2-4" Sample shown is size 34½" with -1" ease on model M AT E R I A L S 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Photographed in color Snowbound GAUGE 19 stitches & 28 rows/rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 18-stitch braid from Chart A or B measures 3" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking 15-stitch braid from Chart C measures 2¼" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking 12-stitch braid from Chart D measures 1¾" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
designed by Nell Ziroli
D E S I G N D E TA I L S • cabled v-neck pullover • three piece seamed construction • ribbing of body knit flat for notched hem, then joined to work in the round to the underarm • set-in sleeves knit flat and seamed • A-line shaping occurs within cable panel
• deep v-neck and bracelet-length sleeves
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Our wools are grown on the plains of Johnson County in northern Wyoming from t h e w o o l o f t h e Ta r g h e e - C o l u m b i a s h e e p .
This blend combines the crimp, bounce a n d s o f t n e s s o f Ta r g h e e f i n e w o o l w i t h t h e body and strength of Columbia medium wool.
Ya r n s p u n f r o m t h i s f l e e c e e n j o y s t h e benefits of both strength and endurance while remaining soft enough to wear c o m f o r t a b l y.
After scouring, the wool travels to beautiful Harrisville, New Hampshire.
Wo o l e n ya r n s h ave b e e n s p u n i n t h i s b r i c k mill town since 1794.
Here the wool is blended, carded, spun, plied, washed and labeled to create a finished yarn that is ready for knitting.
LOFT FINGERING WEIGHT
50 gram skein 275 yards 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool A gently spun, minimally processed 2-ply wool designed for featherweight lace shawls, pillowy colorwork and elegant layering garments
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S H E LT E R WORSTED WEIGHT
50 gram skein 140 yards 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool Our workhorse wool is the perfect yarn for cozy sweaters and accessories that are lightweight and warm
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PA L E T T E DY E D - I N -T H E - W O O L C O L O R
Our yarns come in a custom-designed range of 32 heathered shades. Each blend is created using multiple colors from 11 base solids. This process lends a beautiful cross-range harmony to the entire palette.
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Having learned to knit at her motherâ€™s knee, Olgaâ€™s love of design began at a very young age. Seeking inspiration from industrial and architectural sources, she strives to translate those experiences through her work with knitwear.
Dawn Catanzaro works as a technical editor and sometime designer in the lovely city of Portland, Maine.
Amy Christoffers is a knitwear designer living in rural Vermont with her husband, son and a cat. They all live in a tiny little house that is surrounded by trees and stuffed full with books and yarn.
Carol Feller is an independent knitwear designer and knitting teacher. Her patterns for men, women, and children are widely published in books and magazines, including Knitting in the Sun (Wiley, 2009), Twist Collective, Interweave Knits, and Knitty.
Author of Ori Ami Knits: Fiber Geometry, Olga resides in Alexandria, VA where she designs her own line of garments and accessories.
A list of her favorite things would include cables, shortrows, potatoes, and David Bowie. When not editing or knitting, she can be found strolling the streets of Portland, or speaking her mind on her blog.
You can find her self-published patterns and e-books on her website. She lives in Cork, Ireland, with her husband, four sons, and a large dog. Her first book, Contemporary Irish Knits, was published by Wiley in August 2011.
A lifelong knitter with a background in fashion and graphic design, Anne began designing knitwear and accessories in the 1970s. She is the owner and designer behind Knitspot where she houses her extensive design collection.
Yoko is a renowned Japanese knitwear designer, known there for her label Kazekobo. Yoko began her career designing boutique knitwear in Tokyo over 30 years ago.
Bristol is a knitting designer and fiber artist from Portland, Maine.
Gudrun Johnston is a Scottish knitwear designer born in the Shetland Islands. Her work often incorporates traditional Shetland techniques and motifs, featuring these timeless design elements in a contemporary context.
Anne lives and works in Ohio with David, who loves wool too.
Soon after she began designing knitwear for handknitters and has been doing so ever since. She lives and works in Tokyo.
Her work focuses on the intersection between classic tailoring and innovative technique, creating a unique and wearable aesthetic while maintaining knitterly appeal.
She has made a name for herself among a new generation of knitwear designers, using the Internet to directly interact with an international community of knitters.
Tanis Lavallée combined her passion for fiber and color when she started her own hand dyed yarn company, Tanis Fiber Arts, in 2008.
Joji is a knitwear designer from Argentina. She enjoys life in sunny Buenos Aires, while dreaming of visiting the rest of the world armed with knitting needles and yarn.
After enjoying a long performance career in modern dance that was a peak life experience, Ann found knitwear design as her next creative outlet. Ann grew up in rural Virginia and now makes her home outside of Boulder, Colorado.
Kyoko Nakayoshi is the designer behind Cotton & Cloud knitwear designs. Born in Japan, Kyoko came to the UK as a teenager and now lives in London, where the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere fuels her creative imagination.
Tanis and her husband Chris run their family business from their home studio in Montreal, Canada.
She thinks life is much sweeter when served with coffee and chocolate.
She is the author of The Pleasures of Knitting: Timeless Feminine Sweaters and Together or Separate: Knitting the New Twinset. Ann enjoys traveling the country to teach knitting and design. Her design workshop is now available online at Craftsy.com. She has also been featured in the Knitty Gritty episode “Delightful Details.”
Under the slogan of “Unique Knits – Timeless Style”, Cotton & Cloud offers innovative designer knitting patterns for elegant knitwear that is perfect for all ages and occasions. A champion of fun, ethical and creative living, Kyoko’s design inspiration is focused on new discovery and producing longlasting, hand-made clothing of unique personal value.
Tokuko is a co-founder of amirisu, the first online knitting magazine in Japan.
Dianna lives in Seattle, Washington where she designs knitwear and runs Paper Tiger Arts & Crafts.
Nell Ziroli loves the feel of wool between her fingers. She is a perpetual knitter, published designer and enthusiastic teacher.
She learned to knit as a child and has began teaching and designing garments for several years. Her wish is to see knitting become more fashionable and carefree in Japan.
Her inspiration and motivation come from the world around her: from the people and the places and things that pass through her life, whether permanent or transient. She’s a lifelong learner and a perpetual optimist.
Tokuko is the author or Happy Knitting: Let’s Knit With English Patterns in Japan.
Raised in a family of knitters and otherwise crafty people, Nell has been creating things by hand for as long as she can remember. She lives in Atlanta, in a little house on a hill with her youngest daughter Haley.
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Lookbook for Brooklyn Tweed's newest "Wool People" collection of knitwear design for hand knitters.