Greetings from wintry Portland! As we get ready to leaf over to 2017, we’ve enjoyed looking back on our work from the past year and remembering our favorite BT knitwear. All of our office staff have weighed in with their picks of 2016, and a Top Ten have emerged.   The striking poncho shape of the women’s version captured our hearts in particular — not to mention those luscious cables. Originally knit in Quarry as part of our Ganseys collection, this hat got a whole new look when we released our worsted-spun DK Arbor last fall. Those cables really pop in a yarn built for stitch definition. Melissa Wehrle knocked it out of the park with her modern interpretation of the Aran pullover in Wool People 10. We love the traditional cables updated with the vented hem and slim sleeves. We all agree: classic cabled shawl-collar cardigans forever. Especially when they’re warm but light in quick-knitting Quarry. Oh, those elegant lines! This beautiful cardigan is flattering on everyone. This quick and satisfying knit uses Arbor to render the Tree of Life — one of our favorite traditional motifs — in stunning high definition. If you can part with it, this cowl makes a great gift. We love the tailored fit and the bold, simple patterning against a background of reverse stockinette. This layering piece is perfect for three-season wear, and the shawl collar really sets it apart. The intriguing fabric of this scarf is such a delightful opportunity to play with color and yarn weight combinations.   Maximum coziness, beautiful cables. We love the oversized fit cleverly adapted to eliminate bulk under the arms. What were your favorite Brooklyn Tweed patterns this year? Let us know in the comments!


  • My favorites:

    Far hills hat
    High pines

    Arlene on

  • My favorites were the Svenson and the tetrapods scarf. Working on both of them now.

    Philippina (Pien) Wijtmans on

  • Snoqualmie, Nila, Carver, Vika, Svenson!

    ALL are wonderful, though.
    Many thanks to the BT team.
    Happy and creative 2017!

    Cherie Martin on

  • My favorit is Migration

    Jane on

  • Please, desperately need another kids collection in 2017 :)

    Aisha Rehman on

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