We are passionate about wool, knitting and design. We develop and manufacture breed-specific yarns that support domestic textile production—designing, sourcing, dyeing and spinning our yarns within the USA. Our design team is committed to producing high-quality, sophisticated knitwear patterns for the modern handknitter, especially tailored for the wool yarns we create.
Brooklyn Tweed offered its first 100% American-made wool yarn and design collections in 2010. Our first yarn, Shelter, was the culmination of Jared Flood’s dream to create homegrown yarns that would preserve, support and sustain the tradition of U.S. textile production. Brooklyn Tweed moved west to Portland, Oregon in 2015, consolidating the headquarters and shipping operations that send unique, breed-specific yarns all around the globe.
Our passion for wool fuels our vocation to develop new breed-specific American yarns. Shelter was later joined by Loft and Quarry to create a wide range of woolen-spun knitting options. The addition of Arbor in 2016 brought worsted-spun processing to the line, and Brooklyn Tweed occasionally works with small mills to produce single-batch special releases.
It gives us great pleasure to share the stories of our yarns from their birth on the open range of the American West to their milling in New England and to present their distinctive qualities to the hand-knitting world. We find joy and inspiration in working with new partners to create new products, and we’re proud to do business with venerable companies in an historic American industry.
Our in-house design team values clean, contemporary design with an eye for superior craftsmanship and knitterly detail. We strive to bring our customers original patterns that are thoughtfully considered, educational, and enjoyable to work. Our aim is to integrate history and tradition with new trends and modern techniques — and to offer superior pattern support to assist knitters in creating garments and accessories they will use and treasure for years.
Our yarns start here—on the sprawling plains of Johnson County, Wyoming
The Targhee-Columbia sheep grow a soft, full-bodied fleece with beautiful crimp and bounce
Each year, in the spring, the flocks receive their annual shearing
Newly shorn sheep leaving the shearing barn...
...and gathering together as a clean-cut group
Fresh fleeces are snugly baled, before they begin their journey to Texas for cleaning
Clean wool travels to Pennsylvania for fleece-dyeing. 16 bright, solid colors form as the base ingredients for our unique palette of heathers
Dyed bales travel to New Hampshire, and it's time for spinning
Woolen-spun yarns are created through a process of carding, twisting, plying, steaming and skeining the wool into a finished yarn
The results: soft heathered shades of 2-ply wool
And now, to knit
The northern-most member of our in-house Design Team, Véronik contributes beautiful knitwear patterns to our seasonal design collections and is based in chilly Montreal, Canada where wool is a way of life.
Maintaining and developing the business end of Brooklyn Tweed is Luigi’s forte, from budgeting, to long-term planning and beyond. He works closely with our wholesale and business teams to achieve both short- and long-term company goals.
Does one of our patterns have you stumped? Christine is our dedicated pattern support specialist and is always available by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help with any pattern-related confusion that might crop up while you are knitting.
Stephanie makes sure our yarn stays on track from sheep to skein, working closely with fiber suppliers, spinning mills and dye houses to keep our production cycles happy and healthy.
Jared started Brooklyn Tweed as a blog for knitters in 2005. Over the following decade, his interests in knitting, wool and design have led him to develop BT's line of US-sourced and spun wool yarns and build a pattern design house for knitters.
We welcomed Norah to our in-house Design Team with our Winter 15 collection. Her innovative use of cables, geometry and shape give her work a signature style that knitters have come to recognize from her nearly 30-years of design experience in our industry.
A member of our in-house design team since 2012, Julie is recognized for her minimal aesthetic and attention to fine detail. She focuses on designing knitwear that is simultaneously casual and elegant—a signature style she developed during her career as a visual merchandiser and art director.
Jen helps keep the Brooklyn Tweed Offices running like clockwork while maintaining an active role in our growing Wholesale department.
Timo calls our yarn warehouse home, ensuring that customer orders are fulfilled in a timely and accurate manner each day.
Sue joined our pattern production team in 2013 and adds another layer to our technical editing process. She works closely with our Senior Tech editor doing both primary and counter tech editing for each design collection we create.
Elizabeth coordinates operations in our Creative Department, working closely with our designers, knitters, and internal staff to keep our projects on track.
Our senior tech editor has been overseeing the technical side of pattern production since we began creating design collections in 2011. Robin works alongside our design team to ensure that all patterns satisfy our meticulous technical and stylistic standards.
Anna coordinates art production at Brooklyn Tweed, doing layout, illustration and graphic design for our knitting patterns and yarns.
Kel is the primary liaison between BT and each of our yarn wholesalers. She loves helping local yarn shops keep their shelves stocked with wool!
Sarah is our resident wordsmith. She works closely with our creative team in composing written words for all manner of projects here, be they new knitting patterns, collection launches, social media or general announcements.
Christina is the friendly face of customer service at Brooklyn Tweed. Have a problem with your order, question about your account, or waffling over a pattern decision? Christina is here to help! She loves assisting our customers in whatever way she can.
Our yarns are available at KnitWit (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are spun in historic Harrisville, a picturesque 19th-century mill town with a rich textile history. BT yarns are also available locally at the Weaving Center in Harrisville Village.
Once sheared and scoured, our wool is fleece dyed at G.J. Littlewood, a 5th generation family-owned and operated commercial dye house. BT yarns are also available locally at Loop. (See Retail Stockists below.)
Freshly shorn fleece from Wyoming travels here to The Bollman Company, where wools have been scoured and processed for nearly 150 years.
Our domestic wool is sourced from three Johnson County ranches that husband Targhee-Columbia & Rambouillet sheep. After shearing season in the spring, fresh fleeces are shipped to Texas to be cleaned and readied for spinning.
Our yarns are available at Fibre Space (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Hill Country Weavers (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Fancy Tiger Crafts (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Purl Soho (Manhattan) and Brooklyn General Store (Brooklyn). See Retail Stockists below.
Our yarns are available at A Verb For Keeping Warm (see Retail Stockists below).
In 2015 we crossed the country, relocating BT headquarters to beautiful Portland, Oregon. Our yarns are available in town at Knit Purl, too (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Blazing Needles (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Loop & Leaf (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at The Yarnery (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Tolt Yarn & Wool (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Windy Knitty (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at The Knitting Tree (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at The Web-sters (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at JP Knit and Stitch (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Haus of Yarn (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Monarch Knitting (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Spun (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Stix (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Stash (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Fiberista Club (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Broad Ripple Knits (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Strings Attached Yarns (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Cast-on Cottage (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Ewe-nique Knits (see Retail Stockists below).
Our yarns are available at Knit New Haven (see Retail Stockists below).