Come one, come all to the Colorwork Trunk Show presented by Brooklyn Tweed! We will have this trunk show until the last week of February so put it on your calendar!
Brooklyn Tweed has put together a sampling of their popular colorwork patterns. This collection has accessories and garments for every taste! Hats, cowls, mittens, a pullover, a cardigan, a coat, and a dear little vest.
When the term ‘colorwork’ is used, many knitters immediately jump to the idea of stranded colorwork but that is just one of several types of colorwork knitting. There are indeed samples of stranded colorwork in the trunk show but there are also stripes and mosaic knitting.
Mosaic colorwork uses only one color per row and uses slipped stitches to create the color design. To slip a stitch, all you do is put your right hand needle into the next stitch on your left hand needle as if to purl and slide it over to the right hand needle without doing anything else to it! Boom, done!
All of the items in this trunk show, with the exception of the striped Turnagain cowl, designed by Julie Hoover, use only two colors. Two colors make any type of colorwork knitting easier!
Yarns used in this trunk show:
The hat, vest, mittens, and cowl in the trunk show use fingering weight Loft. The shawl collared cardigan, Nehalem, designed by Jared Flood, and the turtleneck pullover Adara, designed by Michele Wang, use worsted weight Shelter. Lander, the mosaic coat designed by Veronik Avery, uses aran weight Quarry.
As always, when knitting with these Brooklyn Tweed yarns, be careful not to yank on your yarn! These yarns are rather delicate until they’ve been blocked. They are super insulating because of their woolen spun construction which creates a warm airy yarn but need careful handling while knitting. After blocking, however, the fibers reach a semi-fulled state that makes the end product much stronger. So treat any woolen spun yarn gently while you’re knitting it up!
We invite you to come in, examine, try on, and see the different types of colorwork knitting in this trunk show soon!