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Introducing CAPSULE

  Today we’re proud to raise the curtain on our very first printed knitting book — the first installment in a project we call CAPSULE. This new series gives a single designer the stage to present a whole fashion story told in Brooklyn Tweed wool. Our house team polishes the patterns and Jared photographs the garments, but the most exciting part of all is that each CAPSULE collection is offered as a high-quality bound book. (Each of the patterns is also available for individual download as usual, too!) We couldn’t be more thrilled that Olga Buraya-Kefelian agreed to be our very first CAPSULE designer. Her garments and accessories...

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Fall Round-Up: Outerwear

Fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest are mild compared to the snow and ice of the Northeast. We do have our rainy skies, but they’re more likely to drizzle than to pour. In short, it’s often a perfect climate for an outerlayer of hearty wool. If you’re interested in adding a handknit coat to your closet this season, here’s a round-up of some possibilities from our pattern library. (Click on any of the images in the post to read full specs about each pattern.)   Take a closer look if you… love volume and all-over texture that’s easy to work. Norah Gaughan’s...

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Fall Round-Up: Cables

Nothing says fall knitting quite like cables. Many of us have spent the summer knitting airy shawls or linen pullovers, perhaps putting in a few rows on a woolly sleeve for that Rhinebeck sweater when the weather isn’t too oppressive. But once there’s a nip in the air, we can celebrate by diving straight into a pile of good wool and reveling in all the possibilities. This feels like the time of year to take on serious projects—big garments, new techniques, challenging designs that will make us better knitters. Cables offer up endless ways to produce visually appealing and extra-cozy...

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Our Fall 2015 Collection

We’re tremendously excited to launch both a new design collection and a new yarn today! Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft, made from the same Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool. Each plump 100-gram skein is 200 warm and lofty yards, and although it looks like a single ply, it’s actually three unspun strands nestled together and gently twisted. Our goal was to create a chunky-weight wool that marries the airy softness of a roving-style yarn with enough tensile strength and roundness to produce well-defined cables and textured knitwear. Quarry comes in ten fresh heathered hues. As we were developing...

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Spotlight: Jackdaw

Today we take a closer look at Jackdaw, Norah Gaughan’s shawl-collar pullover for BT Men 2. We asked her to talk about the genesis of Jackdaw’s original cable motif, which really sets this sweater apart. Here’s Norah: The cable pattern for Jackdaw is the result—or should I say, one of the results—of about two years’ worth of experimentation with cabling ribbed stitches. About 20 years ago I spent a good deal of my time and artistic energy developing pattern stitches, mostly cables. I had an agent who toted them around 7th Avenue in New York City, selling the large swatches to designers...

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