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Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 3 – Biston

After a few months of waiting, I can finally spill the beans about one of my top-secret design projects! Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 3 is out this week, including my Biston cocoon shrug pattern.

This collection is full of beautiful designs, I’m so happy to be in the good company of designers such as Amy Christoffers (who I FINALLY got to meet this past weekend at TNNA…she’s delightful, and tall!), Veronik Avery (who I’ve had a long-standing design crush on), Hannah Fettig, and Alexis Winslow.

Jared Flood has put together an inspired collection to please wool lovers in the summer season, full of airy layering pieces that take advantage of BT’s light and, well…lofty Loft yarn (seriously, it’s like knitting a fingering weight cloud, in a sumptuous way). A soft neutral palette carries these pieces through the year.

Biston is a simple, light layering piece, knit side-to-side in reverse Stockinette stitch, AKA- knit in regular Stockinette and then flipped over for seaming. Two short seams join the fitted 3/4 sleeves, and then a band of slanting rib is picked up and knit out from the softly draped body. It is light, simple summer knitting. While knitting this, I had many hours of enjoyable tactile experience while engaging in movies, conversations, and time with friends. Biston makes excellent social knitting!

Buy Biston, or any of the Wool People 3 Collection, on Ravelry or on the Brooklyn Tweed website.