Friday, July 10, 2015

ARBRE - Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 9

Photo © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed, 2015

Brooklyn Tweed is one of my favorite yarn companies and all of their collections are worth waiting for. I’m particularly excited about the latest one, Wool People 9, which includes a new pi shawl, Arbre. 

The pi shawl form is fascinating to me because the a formula can be used in an infinite variety of ways. You may remember my last pi shawl, also for Brooklyn Tweed (from Wool People 6) called Tree Rings. In that design I played around with texture and emphasized the round shape of the shawl using concentric rings of welting paired with directional sideways chevrons.

Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed, 2015
This time I wanted to explore the traditional lace pi shawl, so I chose just a few simple lace patterns to repeat for dramatic impact. The every-row lace pattern edging is just a 6-row pattern, so the scalloping of the edge is particularly lacy, adding to the overall heirloom feel of the shawl.

If you’re curious about how pi shawls work and want a little guidance getting started with your Arbre, please join me for a pi shawl workshop on Saturday, July 18 from 1-5pm at Tolt Yarn & Wool in Carnation, WA. Tolt has a wonderful selection of Brooklyn Tweed yarns and is an incredible destination yarn shop.

Space is limited, so call Tolt at (425) 333-4066 to reserve your spot!

Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed, 2015

Wool People 9 is an inspiring collection all around, and I'm particularly excited by Gyre, Element, and Grille. The Brooklyn Tweed blog is featuring short interviews with Wool People 9 designers, so you can read more about this design and lots more! The look book is also definitely worth browsing. Enjoy!

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