Jared Flood’s pieces are the most recognizable of any designer in the knitwear industry due to his high regard for simplicity, a sophisticated color palette, and ability to use traditional techniques to create fresh pieces. Flood’s educational background is in photography, design and 2D media. He has had a particular interest in fiber since he was a young child but did not become ‘obsessed’ with knitting until 2002 There is no doubt that his artistic background has helped him create some of the most timeless knitwear designs since the classic crochet granny square.
Jared started making waves in the knit world through blogging about his knits and handcrafted patterns. After some success with his blog he later founded the fiber and pattern company Brooklyn Tweed. Brooklyn Tweed produces two weights of wool, a worsted weight called Shelter and a fingering weight named Loft. Loft and Shelter are both made from the wool of Wyoming raised sheep and spun in Harrisville, New Hampshire. Jared develops the rich heathered color palettes of these yarns himself.
Jared has developed a cult-like following of knitters of all ages and walks of life with his simple to understand instructions, innovative twists on colorwork and cables, and his jewel toned yarn collection.
I recently embarked on a Jared Flood designed piece of knitwear and could not have been more pleased. I chose to experiment with the simple ‘Brownstone’ pullover sweater. The instructions were clear, the gauge was perfect, and the sizing is true to normal sizing (a real problem in the world of handmade knits). Jared Flood is clearly a pioneer in the modernization of knitting movement and has forever have left his mark on the crafting community.
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