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Hello and welcome! I'm a knitter, photographer, designer and the creative director at Brooklyn Tweed. I use this notebook as a space to record inspiration and write about my creative work both inside and outside of BT. Thanks for reading, and don't be a stranger—I love hearing from you!

Book Tour Part II

3 Comments December 01, 2016



Next weekend I’m heading back out on the road for the continuation of my Woolens book tour — this time in my own PNW backyard. Hope to see some of you at these three great stores!


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3 responses to “Book Tour Part II”

  1. Hello Janet, Thank you for your comment. At this time Jared does not have any events scheduled in California. All the best, Christina | BT Customer Service

  2. Dear Jared,
    I gave your book Woolens to my husband who has knitted since childhood. Taught by his aunt in the Continental method, he has knitted all his life. Early in our marriage (44 years ago), I gave him an article from a Yankee Magazine book on down eastern Maine fishermen mittens. They were knit oversize with roving, soaked in salt water, washed in hot water which resulted in a great felted mitten. I also found the Fox, Geese and Fences book on mitten patterns. A busy military career for both of us in the US Army Medical Department and four children who are now grown and flown, Bill kept on developing his knitting skills and keeping us and many others warm in hats, scarves, and mittens. To the mother of a medic killed in Iraq, he had made a reproduction World War II olive green scarf with the V for victory knitted into each end. The mother put it on immediately. This fall he was admitted into the Milwaukee Folk Fair Master Craftsman Guild. At the Folk Fair, he has volunteered his time to demonstrate the knitting of Scotland and explain the knitting process.

    I have found books from the past and overseas with patterns for men and boys so it is nice to see your sight with nice styles for both genders. I enjoy researching history, and in the past boys as well as girls were taught knitting. Locally, some of the elementary teachers find it is useful for teaching math as well as concentration. Some of the high schools have resurrected after school knitting groups as well as local hospitals, religious groups.

    I plan to order the other book on your site. Our youngest son speaks multiple languages and spent a year in St. Petersburg Russia teaching biochemistry. My son in law is also from Russia. We also have been a supporter of Peace Fleece out of Maine. So I have taken time to research the past textile contributions from this country which is vast. The knitted designs in this book seem to reflect this heritage.

    Knitting is such a common cultural language now and in the past. The needles and yarns may have changed but the purpose of providing something useful and visually pleasing never changes.

    My husband really liked the book by the way. I did find it online at one of your stocking.

    Thank you for all that you and your staff do,


    Mary E Hoettels, MS, RD, Retired

    William R Hoettels, BS, RN

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