December 2016

First came Shelter, launched in 2010—and then Loft the following year. Quarry completed the trilogy. All three of the core Brooklyn Tweed yarns shared a very specific parentage. They were made from the coats of Targhee-Columbia sheep from Wyoming, whose fibers were scoured in the United

We have loads of superb mitten books, the best of which tend to focus on a specific cultural tradition. My personal favorites are Lizbeth Upitis' Latvian Mittens, Annemor Sundbø's Norwegian Mittens and Gloves, and Robin Hansen's Favorite Mittens, which captures patterns and techniques from the Canadian Maritimes and Scandinavia.

I first heard about the Exmoor Blueface sheep from John Arbon back in 2010 when I was in London for Knit Nation. This relatively new breed is the result of a cross between Exmoor Horn (a hill breed from north Devon) and Bluefaced Leicester sheep. The UK

Any time I see cashmere with an unusual twist, I get excited. This fine, short-stapled fiber is all about delicate tenderness in a normal plied-yarn construction. But when you twist the same fibers and feed them through a more complex plying machine, one that wiggles the plied