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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week: One Great Knitter

Published / by Kim

My day 3 post for Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, and I’m amazed that I’m still going! A post every day for three days? It’s a miracle.

Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy. If they have an enjoyable blog, you might find it a good opportunity to send a smile their way. TAGGING CODE: knitcroblo3

This is an easy answer for me: Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. His work almost always makes me swoon. Whether it’s one of his own designs or a classic pattern that he knit with his own style, I just love everything he produces. From his yarn choices, to his color choices, to his photography… I love it all. Even better, he designs so many great patterns for men, which is hard to find most of the time.

Several of my favorite knitted pieces are Jared Flood designs. My favorite, to date, is the Noro Striped Scarf:

Noro Striped Scarf

Noro Striped Scarf

I loved this so much I knit two of them, one for Scott and one for me. It was only because I ran out of Noro that I stopped knitting at two. I plan to knit more of them in different colorways.

Two of my favorite hats are also Jared Flood designs:

Habitat

Koolhaas

The blue one is Habitat, knit for Scott. The pink and brown one is Koolhaas, knit for me. I haven’t worn mine anywhere yet except out to play in the snow in the park, but Scott gets so many compliments on his Habitat. I plan to knit at least two more of those, one each for me and Scott, both in Noro. Koolhaas is another pattern I plan to knit again, also in Noro.

I’m normally all about new. It’s a rare book or movie that makes me want to read or see it more than once, and I feel the same way about knitting patterns. The fact that I want to knit these patterns again says a lot about them and about their designer. And these three are just the beginning. There are so many more of his patterns I want to try, including the ones in his book, Made In Brooklyn. Without a doubt, he’s my choice for “one great knitter.”

Habitat

Published / by Kim / 2 Comments on Habitat

There are very few Brooklyn Tweed patterns that I see and don’t immediately say, “I have to knit that.” Habitat was no exception. As soon as I saw it, I knew Scott had to have one.

Habitat

The pattern is slightly challenging with all those cable, but when I say slightly, I really do mean it. It’s a fast knit. I’m a slow knitter and I knit this from start to finish in 5 days. The cables are way fun to knit, and the finished result looks so much more complex than the actual knitting is.

Habitat

The only thing I don’t 100% love about this hat is my yarn choice. I used some Cascade 220 that I had left from doing the border on Lizard Ridge, in this dark blue. It’s not that I don’t like the yarn or the color, but, rather, that I think this pattern calls out for a more neutral color in a tweedier yarn. So I plan to knit another one in a yarn like that as soon as I start knitting for Scott again.

Most important, though, is that he loves it. Now he’s actually stoked for cold weather.

Habitat