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BT Men | Volume 2

The wait is over! Many of you have been hoping for new men’s patterns with every BT collection launch since we released BT Men back in July 2013. Today we’re delighted to share that we’ve been dreaming the same dream. When we think about knitwear for men, we think about fun, comfortable, easy-to-wear garments that integrate seamlessly with the tried-and-true favorites in their closets. We think about classic shapes, subtly updated with a few contemporary details. We’ve done our best to pull together a collection of ten fresh sweaters and three handsome accessories that will stand the test of time...

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Spotlight: Chainlink

One of the most intriguing garments from BT Winter 15 is Norah Gaughan’s Chainlink tunic. Today we’re giving her the floor to talk about the inspiration and construction of this unusual sweater. I didn't join the Brooklyn Tweed design team until May, so sadly I missed the field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Luckily for me—and for anyone who wants to spend an afternoon down a rabbit hole admiring some of the best art humans have ever made—the Met generously offers images of its holdings online. Chainlink is the union of a photograph in the Met collection—a very...

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Wool People 8

Dear Knitters, Welcome to late fall! We’ve had some glorious autumn days here on the east coast, with blue skies and red-gold leaves. My local farmers' market has been bursting with crimson apples, dark leafy greens, and truckloads of colorful winter squash. But let’s face it, the season when we’ll have to start making our own color is at hand! Thank goodness for yarn. I never feel ready to let go of these brilliant fall hues as late autumn sets in, and color selection for my own knitting usually reflects that (earlier this week I cast on for a new...

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BT Fall 14 – Q&A

Since the launch of BT Fall 14, we've been getting some great questions streaming in over e-mail and social media. We thought it would be great to present a short Q&A today to answer some of the more common queries we've heard so far. .   . The fashion world loves oversized sweaters these days, and we at BT appreciate their coziness (and also the extra large canvas for beautiful handwork). That said, we also know that these garments can be tricky to wear/style for many – so we're focusing on that topic today (as well as the big question...

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BTF14 Spotlight: Ondawa Pullover

. Today we’re talking about Ondawa, Michele Wang’s architectural cropped pullover from BT Fall 14. This piece is a wonderful mix of modern and traditional – with luscious stitch motifs adorning a clean, contemporary silhouette. Michele adopted panels of travelling twisted stitches and strongly linear cables found in some Aran-style sweaters and applied them all over her design to create a fabric that wants to move and fold. Even though the garment is cropped, the thoughtful arrangement of motifs and all those slanting lines draw the eye vertically and create lengthening, flattering shapes on the body. . . Love the...

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