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.


  • wow, this collection really has something for everyone and I just adore julie hoover’s designs. they are modern and classic at the same time. I also love the breton top. well done!

    a.levadas on

  • Beautiful collection as always — but what about mens’ designs? Relegated back to accessories? C’mon Jared, my husband is counting on you!

    christina on

  • I totally love these designs – and thank you for the clear schematics – this is very important to be able to see the construction of the design – to decide whether it will suit you or not.

    and CONGRATULATIONS to Véronik Avery and Julie Hoover – great additions to the team!

    Hi Veronik!

    Anne on

  • Gorgeous collection and I’m adding the Eternity Cardigan to my project list for fall. Thanks for your continued phenomenal work — design, yarn, photography, writing!

    And I gotta second Christina’s plea for men’s designs. Please Please Please fill the void of gorgeously designed, straight forward knits which my love will adore.


    Susan on

  • Forge is awesome!
    I have dreadlocks and I’m totally in love with your patterns, but non of your hats will fit me. Until this one… :) Without flipping it back, it will totally fit over my dreads. :)
    Thank you so much!

    I don’t like knitting sweaters for myself, but I love to knit for my daughters. Are you ever going to design some patterns for (older) children?
    Or maybe just size your own patterns down? Cause they could totally work for young teens and I don’t know how to size patterns down to their height. :p

    Keep on knitting!


    K. on

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