Neve Scarf

by Craig on November 17, 2015


Neve Scarf

Cecelia Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting classes in September really inspired me. The concept is deceivingly simple – knitting only 1 row patterns. But when you think of all the 1 row patterns you can create, the number of stitches you can repeat them over, how to increase them and decrease them, and how to incorporate color – the possibilities are endless. And exciting!

For my first foray, I chose Lana Vida Hannah, a perennial favorite. Made with baby alpaca, fine merino, and cashmere, it is a joy to knit. I chose two shades – cobalt and lake. First they’re used to create stripes, then cobalt is used alone to the end. The result is a pleated effect created by the stitch pattern and a fun play of color.

Neve Scarf

Neve takes three skeins of Hannah – two of the main color and one of the contrast color, and size US 8 needles. The finished scarf is 6.75 inches wide and 68 inches long.

With several color pairings to choose from, Neve makes it easy to dress up your favorite coat and to stay warm. Here are a few of our favorites.


Hannah combinations for Neve, clockwise from top left: bloom and crimson, forsythia and silver, grass and hunter, cobalt and lake.

Cameron Cardi

by Craig on October 29, 2015


Cameron Cardi

The Cameron Cardi is an adorable sweater for your 6 to 24 month old. Knit seamlessly from the top-down – even the edging is made as you go! – it works up swiftly and is ready for gifting in no time.

And with Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK yarn, you have a soft and cozy, beautifully hand dyed piece!

Cameron Cardi

The Cameron Cardi‘s yoke features garter ridges that add texture and visual interest. They continue beneath the sleeves on the sides of the body. The sweater ends with a garter stitch hem that ties it all together.

We chose Hedgehog Fibres’ beautiful Merino DK yarn in the color Pistachio for the cardi. It’s hand dyed in County Cork, Ireland in a way that prevents pooling and makes every skein unique.

Merino DK is machine washable, so it’s easy to care for. Just be sure to tell the recipient to wash it in cold water in a gentle cycle and to lay it flat to dry.


by Craig on October 13, 2015



Stacia is a fantastically soft infinity scarf made with a luxurious cashmere blend. Wear it in one long loop or double wrapped for maximum warmth. It’s an accessory you’ll wear again and again – and one your friends will always want to borrow!


Stacia is knit with one strand of Filatura di Crosa’s Superior and one strand of Filatura di Crosa’s Nirvana held together for a blend of cashmere, silk, and extra fine merino wool that is out of this world. You’ll love every minute of it in your hands and on your needles!

And the knitting is easy. Garter stitch in the round – which is done by alternating rounds of knit and purl – and eyelets made with yarnovers is all it takes to create this beautiful fabric. Using a size US6 needle with these two lace weight yarns, gives Stacia its gossamer feel.


Stacia is available in nine gorgeous shades. They’re kitted and ready to be knit. The kits include 2 balls of each yarn and a printed copy of the pattern. (The pattern is also available for purchase individually.) You’ll also need a 40-inch size US6 needle, which is sold separately.

Stacia is a treat every knitter deserves – click here to choose yours!

Abra Hat

by Craig on September 29, 2015


Abra Hat

When Brooklyn Tweed’s new chunky yarn Quarry arrived, Laura took a skein home to swatch. She came back with a hat we’ve named Abra.

Abra uses seed stitch for a warm, lightweight, and textural piece. You only need 1 skein of Quarry and the pattern is free below. It’s the perfect way to try this fabulous new yarn!


One size; to fit 20-23 inch head.

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry [100% American wool; 200 yds / 100g]: 1 skein, shown in flint.

US10 16-inch circular and double pointed needles.

3.25 sts = 1 inch in seed stitch

CO 64 sts; place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.

Work K1, P1 ribbing for 2 inches.

Round 1: M1 *p1, k1, rep from * to end of round. (65 sts.)
Round 2: *P1, K1 rep from * to end of round.
Round 3: *K1, P1 rep from * to end of round.

Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until hat measures 8 inches from cast on edge.

Switch to double pointed needles on next round.

Decrease round 1: *Work 2 sts in pattern, k2tog rep from * to end of round, K1. (49 sts)
Decrease round 2: *Work 1 st in pattern, k2tog rep from * to end of round, K1. (33 sts)
Decrease rounds 3, 4, 5: *K2tog rep from* to last st, k1. (5 sts)

Break yarn and use a tapestry needle to draw through remaining stitches.

Bring yarn to the inside of the hat and pull tight. Weave in ends.

Papal Visit Weekend Hours

by Laura on September 24, 2015


We will be open our regular hours this weekend during the Pope’s visit: Monday-Friday, 11-6 and Saturday & Sunday 10-5!

Take a walk and see the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 15 Trunk Show and shop our just opened Madelinetosh shipment. See you soon!


by Laura on September 4, 2015


selection of Hikoo Yarns

We are super excited that Chuck Wilmesher from Skacel yarns will be joining us the weekend of September 12th! Chuck is the Director of Product Research and Development for Skacel and played a key role in creating Hikoo yarns. He also happens to be one of the nicest, most creative guys around! He will be hosting a Hikoo Yarn Tasting and Artfelt Class– there’s still a few spots left!

To celebrate Chuck’s visit, we’ll be giving away amazing Skacel products all weekend long! Come see the new yarns and garments and get inspiration for your fall knitting!

How to enter: Come to the shop on September 12th or 13th (or both) and receive 1 entry for a chance to win- no purchase necessary. If you make a purchase of any Hikoo, Skacel or Addi products, you will receive a 2nd entry!

We’ll be drawing winners on the hour for a total of 9 prizes over the weekend! The drawing schedule will be as follows. Winners, if you weren’t present for the drawing, please bring your ticket to the shop to claim your prize.


12PM: 2 hanks HiKoo SimpliWorsted for Cushy Cable Reversible Scarf.

1PM: 1 Addi Art Diamond needle.

2PM: 2 hanks of HiKoo Rub-a-Dub for bath mat or kids hooded towel.

3PM: 3 balls of HiKoo SimpliCria for a cabled cowl.

4PM: HiKoo Kenzie small blanket kit (blues).


12PM: 2 balls of Schoppel Ambiente for an entrelac hat.

1PM: 1 Artfelt scarf kit.

2PM: 2 hanks of HiKoo Abracadabra.

3PM: GRAND PRIZE! Addi Click Needle Set!

Please note that this is an in-store only event, so we won’t be able to take entries via phone or email. Thank you for your understanding!