It’s still hot outside but thoughts of fall are starting to sneak in… I’m ready for some real sweater weather to get here so that I can settle in with a pot of hot tea and knit a big project with some nice woolly yarn.
In case you haven’t heard, I am crazy about a good “sheepy” yarn. I love yarn that still looks and feels close to the farm even after it’s spun. If I was going to start my own yarn company (and I’ve actually put a bit of research into doing just that,) I would want to produce yarn from American sheep, dyed in the wool and woolen spun in a historic American mill.
It turned out that I wasn’t the only person with this idea…
Last fall we had the pleasure of being one of the stores chosen to help launch SHELTER, the American-produced yarn from Brooklyn Tweed. This is really my idea of the perfect sheepy yarn and I’ve been looking forward to knitting an amazing sweater in it – I just haven’t been able to decide on a pattern yet. The perfect yarn deserves the perfect pattern, after all!
Brooklyn Tweed has handily provided plenty of inspiration with this week’s release of WOOL PEOPLE, a pattern collection for SHELTER from a talented group of guest designers. Curated by Jared Flood, the design series will include new patterns semi-annually – how exciting!
This first installment of WOOL PEOPLE includes 15 designs ranging from a snuggly knitted throw by Anne Hanson, a chic dress by Thea Colman, and a whole assortment of sweaters to smaller projects like hats and mittens. All of the patterns are available for download from Brooklyn Tweed or Ravelry.
Now I just have to decide what to knit first… (I definitely need those mittens!)
(View the WOOL PEOPLE look book PDF here.)