What's New


NEW Shibui Fall/Winter Collection! NEW June Cashmere yarn! NEW Patternology Launch - Woodbine pullover in Tahki Catalina! NEW Woolfolk yarn launch - Luft - NOW at The Tree! NEW Rowan Modern Mini Knits Book! Introducing our NEW Patternology Kit - Stripey Hat & Fingerless Gloves! Introducing Woolfolk yarns!


Celebrate the contrasts of the season with the

Fall/Winter 2017 Collection from Shibui Knits!


NEW Shibui FW17 Yarn - Birch!
Spun in a single ply of extra fine merino with a micron count approaching cashmere’s!

Birch radiates softness! Knit solo or in combination for a luxurious, lofty fabric.

100% Extra Fine Merino

262 yds / 239 m, 1.76 oz / 50 g

Sport Weight

GAUGE
26 – 28 sts = 4″ on 4 US / 3.5 mm


NEW Shibui FW17 Patterns!
Dynamic shapes and versatile, multi-season fabrics enrich these new garments,
helping you push the boundaries of your personal style with confidence!

First up -

FREE with the purchase of yarn -
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The interplay of triangular wedges in three colors and
an ultrasoft fabric in Birch create a striking, substantial wrap!


5 skeins Shibui Knits Birch
(Shown in Abyss, Tar & Ash)



Athos
Pebble & Silk Cloud held together







Fresco
Knit in Birch









Odessa
Birch & Pebble held together









Sitka
Knit in Drift









Tuva
Cima & Lunar held together









Varna
Maai & Pebble held together









Zona
Birch & Cima held together










 

Just in! NEW June Cashmere!



June Cashmere is available in Lace Weight & DK!



June Cashmere 


100% cashmere yarns collected directly from Kyrgyz shepherds living on small family farms
along the ancient Silk Road amidst the soaring mountains of Central Asia.

 

Although the indigenous cashmere goats have long produced fiber capable of competing on the world market,
until recently Kyrgyz shepherds had virtually no access to international buyers offering fair market value.


June Cashmere is committed to changing this situation so that their cashmere has an honored identity as one of the world’s finest fibers.
Our passion is that Kyrgyz cashmere can be an engine for social and economic transformation.




























The June Cashmere Lace Weight is perfect for Jojo Locatelli's
3 Color Cashmere Cowl!!








 

 

 

Introducing The Tree's NEW Patternology design -

Woodbine!

Woodbine is a lightweight pullover that transcends the seasons!
With a flattering vented hem slightly longer in the back.



Woodbine is easy for beginners and seasoned knitters alike.





Knit in Stockinette stitch in Tahki's NEW Catalina a thick-and-thin self-striping yarn.


 
 Tahki's new Yarn  Catalina!

We are super excited about this surprisingly complex new cotton yarn from Tahki
while it appears to be one thickness on the ball, it creates thick-and-thin textural striping when knit!


100% Mercerized Cotton
16 sts & 23 rows = 4”/10cm
131yd/120m.


 

Announcing Woolfolk's latest Yarn Launch - NEW Luft! 
Just in at The Tree!



 Woolfolk Luft! A fresh combination of Ultimate Merino Wool in an organic cotton cage -
this airy yarn is perfectly designed for spring and summer knitting.



Luft may be bulky weight but you'll love how light and lofty it works up!

Check out these beautiful patterns knit in Luft!






































Hurry in! Woolfolk's NEW Luft yarn & patterns won't last long!!

 

 

Rowan's NEW Modern Mini Knits Book! 
Just in at The Tree!


Using some of Rowan's most popular DK yarns such as
the super soft Softyak DK this collection offers 12 timeless yet modern designs.




This collection by Sarah Hatton offers textural and cable knits
for boys and girls aged 0-3 months through to 18-24 months.







Designs are shown in gentle neutral shades alongside
pops of orange, lime and pink to show the collections versatility.

















 

Introducing Shibui's NEW SPRING/SUMMER '17 LAUNCH! 
Just in at The Tree!


Introducing Lunar

Luminous silk makes Lunar glow with an inner light.
Yielding a weightless fabric, it shines in combination with other yarns.

60% Extra Fine Merino, 40% Mulberry Silk
401 yds / 365 m, 1.76 oz / 50 g
Lace weight

Introducing Malabrigo's NEW yarn - Dos Tierras!  Just in at The Tree!

Dos Tierras means Two Lands, reflecting the sources of the two amazing fibers found in this ultra-soft yarn.

A luscious combination of 50% Uruguayan Merino wool with 50% baby alpaca from Peru
plied to create a DK weight yarn that is as versatile as it is beautiful.



Dos Tierras has awesome stitch definition and drape!



The amazing kettle-dyed, semi-solid and variegated colors of this 4-ply yarn
offer the perfect palette to show off your stitch work.



Great for:
Accessories and hand-wash-friendly garments, next-to-skin wear, lace, cables, colorwork, and textured stitches.

 

Introducing our NEW Patternology Pattern -

Stripey Slouch and Fingerless Gloves kit!




Super fast, fun, and easy!

Our Stripey Slouch Hat and Fingerless Gloves pattern is a cinch to knit, with...

INDULGENCE Cashmere self-striping yarn!!
A machine washable dk weight blend of wool, cashmere, and nylon.

These 12 colorful self-striping colorways are sure to chase the post holiday blues away!!




Knit up this super cute ensemble with just ONE skein of Indulgence cashmere blend!



Yep! 1 skein will make our Stripey Slouch and Fingerless Gloves!



 

Introducing Woolfolk yarns - NOW available at The Tree!

Woolfolk yarns are available exclusively at their hand-selected retail partners -
And we are proud and thrilled to be offering Woolfolk yarns to our customers!



Woolfolk yarns combine the highest quality wool with ethical, sustainable practices.



Woolfolk's Ultimate Merino®, doesn’t happen by chance, but by the innovative efforts of farmers
to produce the very best wool fiber while being land stewards of the Patagonian Grasslands.

Ultimate Merino® has a micron count of 17.5, and combines the hand of cashmere with the wear of merino.

Ultimate Merino’s unique cylindrical structure and long flat scales allow the lustrous fiber
to accept dyes with exceptional permanence and depth of color.

Woolfolk brings this exquisitely soft and lustrous fiber to handknitting yarns
that preserves the unique attributes of this luxurious wool.

Får

The chainette construction of Får gives structure and definition to the luxuriously soft fiber,
and works with a range of needle sizes and stitch types.

Tynd

Tynd’s tight twist creates a lightweight, elegant fabric on smaller needles.

Tov

Tov incorporates our exclusive Ultimate Merino® in 12 ply crisply spun aran weight.
Available in classic natural (raw) and subtle melange colors.

Hygge

Woolfolk's newest yarn, Hygge is their first foray into a bulky weight yarn.
A blend of Ultimate Merino®, superfine baby alpaca, and mulberry silk
is melded together with a beautiful construction and finish, worthy of these fine fibers.


Woolfolk's pattern collections are wearable, clean and minimal.






Their focus is on design that is both timeless and modern.




















The quietly sophisticated color palette is inspired by the same sense of purpose...



...the curated range is on point with runway fashion while staying true to clean design.































Hurry in!  Check out the NEW Woolfolk yarns & patterns!!

 


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





We just love the Brooklyn Tweed and Wool People patterns!



Loft is 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.
 

Shelter


The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in this versatile medium-weight yarn.
Shelter
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. 

Shelter
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.


Loft


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!

 

 

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.” 

                              

                                  


                              

Our passion for the study, concepts and design of knitted garments, inspired by the hip and eclectic knitters of Madison, Wisconsin has culminated in Patternology™.  Presented exclusively by The Knitting Tree.