The minute September arrives it's like an internal alarm goes off in my head. I think it must be a knitter thing, because most of the knitters in my life have the same impulse. Despite the lagging humidity of summer, the first month of Fall is here and it's a change you can feel. We are ready to knit again in a serious way, and savor the perfect mix of color, temperature and light that Fall brings.

Today we celebrate the arrival of Autumn with a brand new design collection: BT Fall 12. This collection marks the one-year anniversary of the formation of our in-house design team at BT and the introduction of two talented new members to that team. I'm very excited to introduce the work of Véronik Avery and Julie Hoover – two seriously talented women who have been a blast to collaborate with. Together with Michele Wang, we've been working on this (and future) collections for months, but are thrilled to finally show you our first collaboration as a foursome. We also bid a fond farewell to one of our original design team members Leila Raabe, who has gone on to to work full time as Operations Manager at BT (don't worry, we still plan to bug her for a design here and there as her schedule allows!). BT Fall 12 features wool sweaters aplenty, as well as a handful of accessories that are perfect for Fall knitting. We shot our 18-piece collection on the grounds of a beautiful sugar shack just outside of Montreal, Quebec – quite a fitting backdrop for classic wool knits! The look book is now available for you to view below (or download the PDF here for viewing on your tablet or device).

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Alongside the pattern collection, we also have exciting yarn news! The mill in Harrisville has been busy this summer, spinning up 15 new colors of Shelter; the expanded 32-color palette of custom-blended heathers now matches that of our Loft line. The new shades are shown below – oh, the possibilities!

I hope you'll each have a great Fall – and that you find something here to enjoy. We've certainly had fun putting it together.

All my best, Jared

________________________________ Resources: All 18 patterns in the collection are available now as digital downloads on our web site here. Our Wyoming-grown wool yarns are available for purchase here. Download a free PDF version of the Fall 12 Look Book here.


  • I love Sempervivum.. It’s going to be my first shawl! I have a huge ball of heathered cashmere reclaimed from a thrift store sweater, and I can’t wait to get started :)

    Lolly on

  • Very, very disappointing collection. Nothing makes me
    want to grab needles and yarn.
    Very run-of-the-mill.

    Muriel on

  • Beautiful as always. On a recent holiday to USA and while in Santa Barbara I bought some of your yarn to make the seasons beanie. Your yarn is so nice and I love that you use American yarn and also process it in American.

    Annie on

  • Hi There
    Wow excellent patterns! so great to move away from classic granny knits!
    Still a bit of a designer black hole here in Australia, but slowly improving!
    Would like to subscribe to your blog but being a bit of a techno Luddite can’t work it out. Help please.
    Look forward to knitting up some of your lace shawls..
    blog – rosalindentree

    Roselinde Klass on

  • Jared, You are truly s breath of fresh air. I am so excited to see you and your designs come to the for front of the design world. Only don’t let your Fame become deluted. Make the public HUNGER for what you have to offer.
    I have three of your designs in line with your yarns to boot, for Fall knitting.My Granddaughter is a college gal in Western Washington, Art Desgn program, she will be sporting these fashions.

    Pat Dixon on

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