We here at My Sister Knits are HUGE fans of Jared Flood and Brooklyn Tweed (that’s a link to his Ravelry pages). His patterns are simple and brilliant, making use of lace, cables and the ever-wonderful garter stitch. Not to mention his photos: Jared Flood is an excellent photographer and the photos of his knitting make even the busiest knitter want to curl up with a cuppa and some nice scrunchy wool.
A native of New York, Jared takes inspiration from his neighborhood in Brooklyn. His blog alights with his gorgeous photos and explanations of where he finds his inspiration and ideas for his lovely patterns. He has recently been blogging about his experiences with some Elizabeth Zimmermann (another inspiration of his) treasures that have crossed his path. You can read about the process he went through to create his own yarn line, Shelter (unfortunately NOT available at MSK). Be sure to read up!
While Jared won’t be able to join us this summer, we’re contenting ourselves with his beautiful projects. Patterns are available for the Girasole Lace Shawl-Blanket (shown above), Wool Leaves Baby Blanket, Shale Baby Blanket, Cinder Cable Scarf, Fenimore Cabled Tam, Habitat Cabled Beanie, Tweed Baby Blanket, Guernsey Wrap, Celes Lace Stole, Umaro Textured Throw, Cobblestone Pullover and Porom Lace Hat. Samples will be available in many of these patterns, and we’ll be doing featured blog posts on them throughout the month. Happy knitting!