Brooklyn Knitfolk started as a self-produced podcast in 2015 that has expanded into knitwear and quilt pattern design, as well as pattern layout for esteemed brands and designers in the knitting community.
Brooklyn Knitfolk is a bi-weekly video podcast highlighting adventures in knitting, sewing, crafting, and general makery in Brooklyn, New York.
ANALYTICS & ENGAGEMENT: As of May 2018, the podcast has 8,285 subscribers, and generally grows by ~200 subscribers each month. That number triples in the Vlogmas season (December and January), as my Vlogmas series is one of the most popular Vlogmas productions in the knitting community.
Social Bluebook scores the Brooklyn Knitfolk YouTube channel engagement as an A (possible grades being A+ to F), and values a dedicated brand video upload at $561.
Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast
Brooklyn Knitfolk is a YouTube channel highlighting my making projects— usually sewing and knitting. I've become a bit famous for my intros to each episode which feature lifestyle vlogs and clips around my life in New York City set to music by performing artists in the NYC Subway.
Brooklyn Knitfolk Quilt Along Tutorials
An informal 10-part tutorial series that I filmed and edited teaching beginners how to make their first quilts. A perfect sewing project for a first-time sewist!
Brooklyn Knitfolk Vlogmas 2017
Vlogmas is a daily upload lifestyle vlog that takes place from December 1 - December 25.
I participated in 2016 and 2017. To find 2016, see the playlist on my YouTube channel.
Knitting & Quilting Patterns
Designing knitwear and quilt patterns began as a creative outlet and way to challenge myself to think in a different way.
My aesthetic is those those minimal, classic pieces that you reach for every day.
ANALYTICS & ENGAGEMENT: As of May 2018, Jaclyn Salem designs has sold 2,537 total knitwear and quilt pattern copies.
The patterns are highly rated for their intuitive designs and user friendly experience. The patterns average 4.7 stars rating (out of 5), with the Clark Socks and Irving Socks both averaging 4.9 stars each.
Clark is a sock pattern inspired by 1940’s Brooklyn. While designing it, I imagined the wearer strolling along cobblestoned streets around the industrial Brooklyn Bridge pier in the crisp, autumn air. The name comes from the nearby subway station in Brooklyn Heights at Clark Street.
The Clark socks are my most popular knitwear design to date.
Irving is a sock pattern inspired by the 1920’s. Classic Art Deco motifs give the design a vintage and luxurious flair. It gets its name from Irving Place, a historic neighborhood in New York City and home to NYC’s oldest saloon—Pete’s Tavern—where O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi was conceived, and which survived Prohibition disguised as a flower shop!
Birch is a fitted hat pattern featuring all-over herringbone stitch. A classic design, this versatile wardrobe staple is perfect for both casual and fancier occasions. It gets its name from Birch Coffee on E 27th Street in New York City—a cozy and intimate coffee shop where a treasured friendship bloomed and blossomed. Birch is available in six sizes.
Akasha is a sanskrit word with origins in defining open space and infinite sky. Akasha means the basis and essence of the material world, a supposed universal field that holds the record of our past and stretches to include our future. The Akasha Quilt mixes the contemporary with the classic and is named and was designed for my mom!
Click to see the pattern page on Etsy.
Hex Appeal Quilt
Hex Appeal is a quilt pattern that is very versatile for many color/fabric assortments. Make it in two colors or twenty, in a gradient...it's got a lot of options for color play and would be the perfect pattern for scrap busting. Deceptively simple, this would make an excellent project for a newbie quilter!
Click to see the pattern page on Etsy.