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Fun NEW Ideas & Books for The New Year! Jared Flood's Brooklyn Tweed yarns!! And NEW Noro!

Fun NEW Ideas & Books for The New Year!  Now at The Tree!

Check out our NEW Candice Cowl! 
Another Patternology original from The Tree!

This super fun cowl knits up in about 6 hours!
Featuring Noro's NEW single ply self-striping chunky yarn AIR!

Check out another super fun cowl from Jane Richmond!
Love this hip fringed bandanna style cowl!

Knits up quick with 2 skeins of Ella Rae chunky - 4-5 hours of knitting! 
Fast & Fun!
Looks great with your favorite jean jacket!

Also just in -
Carrie Bostick Hoge's beautiful new pattern book - Swoon Maine
A beautiful collection of both photography and knitwear!

An ode to her home state, Swoon delivers 14 patterns...

With almost 200 photos, Swoon, is a book that touches your senses
and inspires you to dream the Maine dream.

We are so excited - Jared Flood's Brooklyn Tweed Pattern Collection is stunningly beautiful!

We just love the Brooklyn Tweed and Wool People patterns!

Loftis the perfect yarn for color work!

This sweet raglan has beautiful detail, knit in Shelter!

Love this pullover in Shelter!

I'm casting this one on tonight!!

This beautiful scarf can be knit in Loft or Shelter

Jared does it again with this gorgeous cardigan!!

So sweet in Loft!!

C'mon in to Wisconsin's ONLY Brooklyn Tweed flag ship store! -



We are so excited to introduce Jared Flood's Brooklyn Tweed yarn at The Tree!

We are thrilled to be Wisconsin's ONLY Brooklyn Tweed flag ship store!

Brooklyn Tweed  has 37 amazing colorways in both Shelter and Loft yarns.


The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in this versatile medium-weight yarn.
is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable lightness.

Its two plies are gently twisted to preserve that buoyant quality. 
Woolen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves this wool is never treated with harsh chemicals. 

is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch.
We think it’s ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.


Fingering-weight Loft channels Targhee-Columbia wool’s airy bounce into feather-light lace, accessories, and garments.

Like Shelter, Loft is a woolen-spun 2-ply yarn with delicate twist, especially designed for unique lightness of hand.
It’s not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles.
Once your garment is blocked, the stitches will cohere in a beautifully even and sturdy fabric.
Lace garments should open up to reveal stitch motifs with relatively mild blocking.

Loft has great flexibility of gauge; it can be knit on 2mm (US 0) needles for a dense and durable fabric or on 4mm (US 6) needles for ethereal open work.

Two strands of Loft held together can substitute for Shelter in patterns where you’d like greater stitch definition or a marled fabric of two colors.

Brooklyn Tweed began as a blog for knitters by Jared Flood.
As Jared embarked on a career in knitwear design, he also began to pursue his vision of bringing American-made wool yarns to market.
Brooklyn Tweed's
conviction is to produce American yarns that preserve, support and sustain the tradition of U.S. textile production.

Brooklyn Tweed yarns are born in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains of north central Wyoming,
where ranchers have raised sheep for 150 years.

Brooklyn Tweed wool comes from Targhee-Columbia sheep, a distinctly American cross of two breeds with their origins in the wide-open spaces of the West. Both are large, sturdy animals able to withstand the harsh winters and terrain of their rangeland homes.

The Targhee produces a fine wool with Merino-like softness; Columbia wool is stouter and lends durability and character. The combination is ideal for the lofty, warm, woolen-spun yarns Brooklyn Tweed set out to create, yarns that are soft enough to wear against the skin but also long wearing and imbued with distinctive personality on the needles.

We love the Brooklyn Tweed and Wool People patterns!

Clean and contemporary!

With an eye for superior craftsmanship and knitterly detail.

Patterns that are both intuitive and enjoyable to work!

C'mon in to Wisconsin's ONLY Brooklyn Tweedflag ship store -
and see the wonderful Shelter & Loft yarns!



NEW Noro at The Tree!

Just in - a HUGE shipment of Noro yarns!

Plus Rainbow Roll Pencil Roving!

And - Noro Magazine Issue 7!!

Love this issue! Lots of great patterns using Silk Garden!

This striped pullover uses 2 colorways!

Check out these great patterns using Silk Garden Solo (solids) with Silk Garden!


New Noro - Rainbow Roll Pencil Roving!
There's something for every fiber artist in the Noro Rainbow Roll!

Pencil Roving is 100% wool, and dyed in the gorgeous, self-striping Noro colors everyone loves!

This roving will felt beautifully, spinners can spin their own Noro yarn, weavers can use it as a colorful weft,
and knitters and crocheters can make projects with it as is.

Note: As the Rainbow Roll isn't spun and isn't yarn, it does break fairly easily when knit or crocheted,
but it can be put back together just as easily by simply overlapping the ends and working them together for a few stitches.

The two broken ends can also be rubbed together in the palms with a bit of moisture to bind them back together. The strength of fabric is increased when the Rainbow Roll is worked doubled.

Check out these FREE Patterns using Rainbow Roll Pencil Roving!

Weave this gorgeous scarf!

This throw uses just 2 rolls!

This cute hat takes 1 roll!



At our NEW SPACE just 2 doors down from our original location!

On the corner of Monroe and Knickerbocker streets in the NEW BUILDING called
"The Monroe"

C'mon in and see our NEW yarns and NEW space!  As well as our NEW products - you have to see!



The Knitting Tree, the long established neighborhood yarn shop on Monroe Street has moved 2 doors down, occupying the corner retail space of the recently completed building called “The Monroe”, built by Rouse Management on the corner of Monroe and Knickerbocker Streets.

“We're very excited about moving into this beautiful new space, but staying so close to our original location which has been on Monroe Street for 45 years,” said store owner Jackie Shanahan.

Shanahan, who grew up around the corner on Commonwealth Street, would visit the original shop with her mother when she was a girl. She bought the shop in 2006. “It was fortunate this new space opened so close, to keep the store here in the neighborhood. We wouldn't have thought of relocating, but when we were approached about moving we couldn't say no. It was new and full of possibilities yet virtually in the same location, being right next door,” she said.

Shanahan has a photo stylist/set design background which served her well in developing the space. “We were really excited to design our own space. I wanted to create a boutique shopping experience that was comfortable for our knitting customers but would also offer exciting gift ideas for non-knitters.” 




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