Brooklyn Tweed – Plains

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Junco, Scarab, Eclipse, Rainer, Porter, Morandi, Waxwing, Treehouse, FlurryA true one off, Plains is something extra special from Brooklyn Tweed. A breed specific, limited edition yarn created from a single-batch collaboration with Mountain Meadow Mill in Buffalo, Wyoming USA.

Shearing the sheep. Photocopyright of Brooklyn Tweed

Shearing the sheep. Photocopyright of Brooklyn Tweed

We know from their previous yarns Loft, Shelter and Quarry, Brooklyn Tweed take care and thought in choosing the fibre and production method of their wools. Plains takes this one step further, working with a woman-owned and family-operated spinning mill who are dedicated to contributing to the wool industry with fair prices and eco-friendly methods.

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Eclipse, Scarab, Morandi, Waxwing

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Eclipse, Scarab, Morandi, Waxwing

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Flurry, Rainer, Porter, Junco

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Flurry, Ranier, Porter, Junco

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Waxwing, Treehouse, Crema, Porter

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Waxwing, Treehouse, Crema, Porter

Spinning the yarn at Mountain Meadow Mill means that Rambouillet wool can be processed in the same county where the sheep roam. Plus, the perfectly composed ten colours were dyed courtesy of the organically certified Saco River Dyehouse, whose responsible methods ensure a sustainable practice.

Brooklyn Tweed Plains, swatch (unblocked)  in Rainer

Brooklyn Tweed Plains, swatch (unblocked) in Ranier (pattern from Islington Shawl in Loop’s 10)

And the result is Plains, a bouncy, worsted spun lace weight. The subtle twist gives stitch definition and the Rambouillet fleece is soft and springy with a slightly rustic texture.

Brooklyn Tweed Plains, Loop London. Swatch in Rainer, shown with Scarab

Brooklyn Tweed Plains, Loop London. Swatch in Ranier, (pattern Lily of the valley from ‘Knitted Lace of Estonia’ on 3.5mm needles) shown with Scarab

Due to the origin of Plains this really is a one off – and when it’s gone it’s gone!

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Junco, Scarab, Eclipse, Rainer, Porter, Morandi, Waxwing, Treehouse, Flurry, Crema

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London. L-R Junco, Scarab, Eclipse, Ranier, Porter, Morandi, Waxwing, Treehouse, Flurry, Crema

We’re so honoured that Brooklyn Tweed have shared this with us for – we hope you chose something for a truly special project.

And speaking of special projects, The Book of Haps by Kate Davies landed this week too! As well as the textile history of the hap this book is wonderful collaboration with many knitting greats such as Bristol Ivy and Hazel Tindall, who have designed their own interpretations of this traditional shawl.

There are also a few lace weight designs that we can see being a perfect match for the lofty drape of Plains!

Houlland by Donna Smith from The Book of Haps. Photo copyright of Kate Davies

Houlland by Donna Smith from The Book of Haps. Photo copyright of Kate Davies

Hapisk by Helene Magnusson from The Book of Haps. Photocopyright of Kate Davies

Hapisk by Helene Magnusson from The Book of Haps. Photocopyright of Kate Davies

To celebrate the arrival of Plains we’re giving you readers the chance to win a skein!

To enter, simply comment below letting us know which colour you would chose, and for extra entries, head over to our Instagram LoopLondonLoves and follow the instructions there – just make sure to let us know that you did in a separate comment on the blog. Be sure to get your entries in by midnight Wednesday 29th June, the winner will be chosen at random next week and will be announced on next weeks blog.

Brooklyn Tweed Plains at Loop, London

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

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P.S. Don’t forget there is still time to vote for us in the British Knitting Awards 2016! Please show your support by clicking on the image above to vote for Loop to win best knitting shop in the South East! Thank you!

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79 comments on “Brooklyn Tweed – Plains
  1. Julie Terry says:

    Beautiful yarn. I would choose Porter.

  2. Sarah says:

    It would be Scarab for me!

  3. Judith Hawley says:

    Deep dark eclipse for me, please!

  4. Kathryn Hoyle says:

    I would choose Scarab.

  5. I would love “Treehouse”! With a name like that, how would you not want to knit with THAT????

  6. Jennifer D says:

    They are all so lovely! But there is something particularly alluring about Porter.

  7. Tracey says:

    It’s tough to pick just one, but I think it would be Porter.

  8. Alice says:

    Ranier is lovely, such a soft blue.

    I have shared on Instagram too!

  9. Neza says:

    Treehouse stole my heart!

  10. Beth says:

    This yarn looks gorgeous! I would probably choose Treehouse, or maybe Porter. I love the hap suggestions- it would make such a perfect shawl.

  11. Rose says:

    I love the acid yellow! I’ve reposted on Instagram too

  12. Jules says:

    Treehouse is just gorgeous.

  13. Sue says:

    For me it is definitely Morandi for a hap! Such great looking yarn

  14. Anita Bruce says:

    Tricky to choose, have a shortlist of 7(!) but that swatch of Ranier is such a pretty colour, so thats my pick!

  15. Teresa says:

    I would try Eclipse and Scarab in a lightweight “blue-eyed” Susan

  16. Sue B says:

    Treehouse please – absolutely gorgeous!

  17. Debbie Scudder says:

    Junco is my choice – different from my “normal” browns!

  18. Philippa Swann says:

    With a name like that it has to be Morandi.

  19. Susan Hobkirk says:

    Definitely Scarab for me! Its such an intense flash of colour.

  20. Janine Bowers Wild says:

    So beautiful! But Ranier is sublime.

  21. Linda Jones says:

    I would have to choose Waxwing – beautiful in it’s simplicity :)

  22. Meg Jones says:

    Ranier – so gorgeous!

  23. Yvonne Ann Hill says:

    Ooo how lovely , I would love a skein of Junco please .

  24. Carole Kendall says:

    Rainer is my choice for a beautiful shawl

  25. Kelly says:

    All the colors are beautiful, but I like Flurry the most.
    I also Reposted to Instagram.

  26. Anne White says:

    It would be Eclipse for me, would make a change from my usual greens!!

  27. Carole Finger says:

    Porter is my choice.

  28. Vanessa B. says:

    Flurry would be my choice. A beautiful soft colour to compliment every season.

  29. Pam Lacey says:

    I love eclipse.

  30. Lauren says:

    Waxwings would be the beginnings of a beautiful Christening shawl… Gorgeous colours, all of them.

  31. Jackie MARKHAM says:

    It would be junco for me as that’s the exact colour of today’s sky as I look out the window on this mixed sunshine and showery June day. sf

  32. mrs robinson says:

    These are beautiful… Treehouse may just be my favourite

  33. RENE WALKIN says:

    I love Rainier!

  34. Adriana Salgado says:

    Eclipse looks amazing!!! But, they’re all soooo nice!

  35. Margaret says:

    It’s such a difficult decision with such beautiful colours to choose from but I would plump for Crema and I’d probably knit Donna Smith’s ‘Houlland’ with it.

  36. Lucy Quach says:

    Love the treehouse color!

  37. Nia says:

    Rainier for me, I think, or maybe Flurry! All gorgeous :)

  38. Anna James says:

    Scarab, pretty please!

  39. Sue Krekorian says:

    Ranier for me – so serene and beautiful. It’s lovely.

  40. Liz says:

    Scarab is my favourite.

  41. Anna Sharp says:

    treehouse is lovely!

  42. Linda Rumsey says:

    Crema for me please!

  43. barbara stupp says:

    waxwing es muy bonita

  44. K says:

    Tough to pick only one colour! Scarab for me please.

  45. Julie M says:

    I would choose Porter – although it was a difficult choice – love that blue/grey/green colour spectrum.

  46. Geraldine Fletcher says:

    Ranier is my favourite, I can just visualise a lacy throw.

  47. Kari Houtkooper-Brennan says:

    Lovely colors all! Hard to choose just one but it would be Scarab for me. I just received the Book of Haps this week, beautiful.

  48. Elizabeth says:

    I already have my copy of the book of haps and would love to knit Donna Smith’s lovely Houlland in waxwing. The colours would be perfect for Gudrun Johnston’s Lang Ayre.

  49. treewytch says:

    I would choose Scarab – totally delicious colour.

  50. Mary Ann Cushman says:

    I would choose Treehouse. :-)

  51. Inês says:

    I adore the Scarab colourway!

  52. Margaret Jeffrey says:

    Definitely Scarab – Bright and cheerful!

  53. Jodi Green says:

    This wool is beautiful. My sons like Ranier for me.

  54. josiekitten says:

    I would choose Scarab I think. A happy colour, I need it on a day like today. :(

  55. Wei-Lin says:

    Oooooh. I think Eclipse. Or Junco. They are all lovely

  56. Amy says:

    I love the colorway waxing

  57. Anne-Maree says:

    Ranier for me thanks!

  58. Anne-Maree says:

    Rainer for me thanks!

  59. Hanna says:

    Love the soft suble Rainer but would choose SCARAB to go bold,daring and out of my color safety zone.

  60. Hanna says:

    SCARAB for me

  61. Anne Symons says:

    Beautiful shades but I would choose flurry. Great name!

  62. Anna ConwY says:

    Inspiring! Personall my favoutie colour is Scarab.

  63. Anna says:

    Lovely Rainier.

  64. Brenda says:

    Waxwing appeals to me.

  65. Felicity says:

    Scarab is my choice – leaps out at me.

  66. Laura says:

    Would love to see the monochrome combo of waxwing and porter. But think porter edges it for me if I have to choose one.

  67. Debbie M says:

    Scarab, for sure!

  68. Carys Jones says:

    Flurry is so beautiful!

  69. judy says:

    Ranier is such a beautiful shade

  70. Morag Duller says:

    I would choose Rainer. I love blue colours so this would fit in well in my wardrobe.

  71. Bordergirl says:

    Ranier is my choice. Lovely giveaway, thanks.

  72. Rosalba Franchi says:

    Junco, junco, junco. Can you tell what my favourite colour is?

  73. Johanna says:

    All lovely colors, but I would choose ‘morandi’.

  74. Sue says:

    Flury is gorgeous- I can totally picture it in a wrap!!!!

  75. Johanna says:

    Entered on Instagram as well

  76. Pamela Syme says:

    I would choose treehouse. Absolutely gorgeous!

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