Tag Archives: Brooklyn Tweed in Canada

New from Brooklyn Tweed

The Knit Café has added Brooklyn Tweed Arbor to our online shop!
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Now you can shop our collection of this beautiful DK weight wool from your sofa. Want some project inspiration for this excellent yarn? Look no further then Brooklyn Tweed itself!
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Jared Flood recently added this photo to The Brooklyn Tweed Blog. It depicts all the hats he made for this past holiday season with Arbor yarn and Brooklyn Tweed’s pattern Burnaby. I made one of these hats this season too. It was a mighty fun knit and the pattern includes a version knit with bulky Quarry yarn which we have in store too.
Brooklyn Tweed has been busy making up patterns for this new yarn. You can check out the whole collection HERE

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In addition you might want to have a look at Amirisu’s most recent magazine. Amirisu Winter 2017 has some real gems in it including this ↑ lovely sweater made with Brooklyn Tweed Arbor

Also new – a book of patterns from Brooklyn Tweed!
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Capsule by Michele Wang  was launched on January 18.
The book contains 8 new patterns that feature Michele Wang’s signature style garments. They are full of texture and glorious cables. The book contains some wonderful women’s sweaters like the one above called Aspen but there is also a terrific men’s sweater and a cute hat pattern too. Buy the book HERE or the patterns individually HERE.
Coincidentally we received a great big order of Brooklyn Tweed on the very same day this book was launched. We have refills of Shelter and Loft and Quarry and Arbor too. You can see all the stock of Shelter and Loft and now Arbor on The Knit Cafe’s website HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin

What we’re making

Iwona and I both, have just finished projects.

sashiko

Because we can’t get enough of the Sashiko Pattern, Iwona knit up another version. The Sashiko Pattern can be knit into a cowl but it can also be knit into a scarf. Here it is in the scarf version in a poppy pink and a graphic black and white mix. So pretty!

sashiko

With the Sashiko you mix and match your favourite colours of Shibui Silk Cloud (silk and mohair) and Madelinetosh Prairie (merino) to get yourself a decadent masterpiece!

shibui silk cloudMadelinetosh Prairie
Here are some mix-and-matchables that are in shop right now. ↑

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Snoqualmie

This big guy is called Snoqualmie. It is a Brooklyn Tweed Pattern from the Winter 2016 Collection made from Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. What knitter does not want to make a classic fisherman sweater? I certainly did, and I can’t wait till it gets chilly enough to wear it. Fall come soon!

You can find the Snoqualmie pattern HERE

Brooklyn Tweed has just released it’s latest patterns -Fall 2016! Check it out HERE

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Craftily yours
Kristin

Frolic Knit Pattern 2016 is now Published

We had such a great time at this year’s Knitter’s Frolic. Our booth was bustling with Brooklyn Tweed lover’s and Sashiko enthusiasts!.

We also introduced a new pattern at the Frolic. It’s our first pattern designed with Brooklyn Tweed yarn. It was a hit! We sold out of knit kits for our new creation and patterns too. Now there is a PDF version of the pattern you can purchase through our ravelry store HERE.

Our new pattern is called Canada Geese.
Canada Geese

Canada Geese

This oversized scarf is made with light-as-air Brooklyn Tweed Loft. It feels cosy-comfy around the neck and shoulders without weighing you down. The design is inspired by the chevron formation of migrating Canada Geese.  In this pattern the chevron design is broken into two so that colours can be paired and complimented. We used neutral greys, with a pop of colour – Brooklyn Tweed colours Snowbound, Storm Clouds, and Hayloft.
You can see how the it looks in full in this schematic.

Canada Geese

Get more info about our Canada Geese pattern HERE and Brooklyn Tweed Loft HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

New from Brooklyn Tweed and Julie Asselin

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Delightful, delicious, delovely yarn from talented indie dyer Julie Asselin has made it to the Knit Café. Just look at these beauties. They look right at home hanging beside the Riverside yarns. Both these yarns are Quebecois, so they speak the same language you see. Both are worsted weights too. The new skeins from Julie Asselin are gorgeous, 100% superwash merino, with a plyed spin.
I will take some close-up glamor shots for you soon, but better yet come and see them for yourself.

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We are now well stocked in Brooklyn Tweed and have added a few colours to our Brooklyn Tweed colour pallet too. In other words – there is more to love! Above are a few of the new hues, but check our webshop for the full array. Some of your favourites are back too!

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Lovely Lace from Julie Asselin

It is only a matter of hours before The Knit Café Class Sale ends. Get your 15% off on your class registration before the sale expires at the end of the day tomorrow – Sunday January 10, 2016. See all the classes HERE

We are starting off the new year right with a new addition to The Knit Cafe’s menu of yarns. Behold, a selection of yarn from Julie Asselin↓

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Julie Asselin is a Quebecois hand dyer and the beauties above are some of her handiwork. Merletto is the name of the yarn. It is a sumptuous blend: 75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk. There is 740m on a skein. It is a lace weight yarn so perfect for fine knit shawls and other silky, dreamy projects.
We expect to get other treasures from Julie Asselin real soon. Stay tuned!

brooklyn tweed loft

I’m also happy to announce that we have just added the Brooklyn Tweed Loft yarn to our webshop. You can now purchase this fingering weight version of the terrific Brooklyn Tweed wool line online and have us ship it to you. Have a look HERE.

Craftily yours
Kristin

Loft from Brooklyn Tweed is at The Knit Cafe

Have you heard the happy news?  We received our second shipment of Brooklyn Tweed yarns. This time we received more beautiful colours of Shelter- the worsted weight variety. New colours include: Thistle, Homemade Jam, Fossil, Old World, and Cast Iron.

We also got LOFT!

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Loft is the fingering weight version of this 100% American wool yarn. You will want to come and check out all the tweedy colours and fondle and dream about what you might make. Check out the Brooklyn Tweed website for pattern inspiration. They have some beauties!
Colours; Long Johns, Cast Iron, Tartan, Snowbound, Old World, Fossil, Button Jar, Hayloft , Storm Cloud,  Artifact and Soot

brooklyn tweed quarry

We also have a small amount of Brooklyn Tweeds latest yarn. It is called Quarry and it is a bulky yarn for 6mm-8mm needles. Four wonderful colours are now in stock. Check out Moonstone, Slate, Lazulite and Hematite.

We are also happy to let you know that we have some brand new sock yarns from Nova Scotia. Thank you Fleece Artist and Handmaiden for sending us some delicious looking hand dyed yarns.

casbah

This is a small sample of the pretty skeins of Casbah yarn that are now on the shelves. Casbah is an absolutely decadent blend of merino, cashmere and nylon. We love it!

trail sock fleece artist

We also have some really terrific skeins of Trail Sock by Fleece Artist. This yarn is merino and nylon and perfect for sock knitting.

Happy Trails
and Craftily yours
Kristin

What to Knit with 3 Weeks Till Christmas

When I began this blog post I named it 4 weeks till Christmas. I am clearly in denial. It is 3 weeks- 3 weeks till Christmas now! It’s time to get serious with the Christmas knitting.  Hear are some projects that are easily accomplished in a short time.

Rye by Saranac Hale Spencer

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A hand knitted tie I think would make an awesome gift. I like the diagonal shaping on this one. The pattern is absolutely free from Pom Pom Quarterly.

You will need: 3.75mm needles and 100 – 105 yards (91 – 96 m) of a light worsted or DK yarn.  I think this tie would be quite nice in Shelter from Brooklyn Tweed, which coincidentally we just got a shipment of yesterday. Hooray!

Knit Golf Club Covers by Purl Soho

golf club

Do you know any golfers? They actually use these, they love these, and they would love some lovingly made, by hand, by you, no doubt. This pattern is free too.

You will need: 456 yards (417 m) for all three of a DK weight yarn . A superwash variety I think would be the best here like Cascade 220 superwash. The pattern calls for 3.75mm, 4mm and 5mm needles

Pont Neuf Toque by Alexandra Tavel

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This crocheted hat has a great shape!
You will need: 120 yards (110 m) of bulky yarn. Why not try our brand new Brooklyn Tweed Quarry for this one. Wow! You will need a 6.5mm hook.

 A Simple Sweater- 3 Ways by Julie Williams

a simple sweater

These are mini sweaters! Sweaters for dolls!  I think some small kiddo who loves their dolls or stuffies would really appreciate these.  It is designed to fit the designers knitted animal patterns which are 9 inches/ 23cms tall. You can see and purchase her doll patterns HERE

You will need: Fingering weight yarn in tiny amounts, scraps might do the trick or Koigu Mini Skeins might come in handy too.  2.75mm needles.

Hello Gnome Mittens by Tamara Kelly

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This crochet mitten pattern is sweet and colourful. It’s knit with bulky yarn so a pair will be off the hook and on the hands in a jiffy. Sizing is from child to adult.  It is free to try.

You will need: several colours of bulky weight yarn like Peruvia Quick (110 – 225 yards (101 – 206 m) in total) and a 6.5mm hook.

Little Lamb Crochet Baby Bib by My Hobby is Crochet

sheep bibs

Another one for the crocheters. There are so many cute crochet projects for kids and babies, but lets face it – this one is really for the Mom’s and Dad’s. This pattern is free.

You will need: The pattern specifies one skein of DK cotton but does not specify the exact amount . I think Blue Sky Skinny Cotton or Blue Sky Wosrted Cotton would both work here. The hook size is 4mm.

Thrum Mittens by The Knit Caféthrum mit

A NEW PATTERN FROM THE KNIT CAFE!
We have been toiling to make really comprehensive instructions for thrum mitten making and here they are!
Thrum mittens were first developed in Newfoundland to prevent chill and wind burn on hands. They are mighty warm mittens with bits of unspun wool knit right into them making a wool fleece lined mitten.
This pattern contains picture tutorials on how to thrum your mittens and it has 5 different sizes from 5 years old to extra big adult.
Thrum Mittens would make great gifts. This is definitely the kind of thing that does not come from a store.

You will need: 150 – 250 yards (137 – 229 m) of worsted weight yarn like Cascade 220 or Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and 50 grams of wool fleece.  3.5mm double pointed needles.
The Knit Café has Thrum Mitten Kits at the ready for you in the shop!

Knit Critter by The Knit Café
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ANOTHER NEW PATTERN FROM THE KNIT CAFE!
With the Knit Critter pattern you can stretch your imagination muscles to make any type of animal or “critter” (as we call them) that you would like. The instructions are written for new knitters. The shapes and techniques are basic. The critters are knit flat and then seamed. How you embellish them makes all the difference.

You will need: Several colours of worsted weight yarn like Rowan Pure Wool Superwash, and 4mm needles.

We have Critter Kits at the shop too!

This months window display features the critters. It is an advent calendar. We have one shopping bag for each day up to Christmas. Each bag contains a critter. Every day one more critter will be revealed.

You can see each critter as they come if you follow us on Instagram

This is how the count down is going so far↓

advent calendar critter 1 and 2 critter 3 critter 4

Craftily yours
Kristin