About Me

model wearing a lace crop top

Hey there!

I’m Jennifer Thompson, the creator, designer and knitter behind Brome Fields.

The name Brome Fields came about when I noticed a small beautiful patch of brome grass in a field. It was autumn and the brome had turned a beautiful purplish burgundy color and it was drooping like a weeping willow. It was beautiful!

🐑 Sheep eat brome grass, wool comes from sheep, we knit with wool… it all ties together perfectly. 🥰

Growing up, I never considered myself to be a “creative” person. I’m not Picasso, I don’t paint, therefore I’m not an artist and I’m certainly not creative. Now, as an adult, I believe that we’re all artists and we’re all creative.

My passion for knitting all started when I was shopping online for some cute striped socks and all I could find were knitting patterns for socks. I was in shock and awe. Shocked because I couldn’t just buy these super cute socks and in awe because I could learn to make a pair of these super cute socks. So, of course, I had to learn how to knit! Which was the beginning of my positive addiction.

When I was first learning to knit I struggled to find simple patterns, so I started creating patterns for myself and now I enjoy sharing my patterns with you. ❤️


How did you learn to knit?

I learned how knit by watching Vicki Howell videos 12+ years ago. I watched several different videos from different people before I settled on the continental knitting method and I like Vicki’s style best. I love watching knitting videos! I’m amazed at how differently we all knit, yet have the same outcome.

Where are you from?

I was born, raised and reside in Kansas. I love it here! I lived in Florida for a year and missed the seasons changing from summer to fall to winter and to spring.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, grilling and playing board games.

When did you start Brome Fields?

I opened my Etsy shop in 2012. I started out knitting hats, cowls, leg warmers & boot cuffs and slowly started sharing my patterns.

What’s your favorite yarn?

All of them! It’s so hard to choose just one… ugh, I can’t! Here are a few of my favorites: Cascade Vintage Chunky, Cascade Spuntaneous and Knit Picks Swish Bulky.

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Knitting is an ancient technique, which makes me feel like I’m connect to something bigger than myself and I find peace in that.

Happy knitting!
:) Jennifer