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LOFT

November 1st has been marked with a giant red circle on our calendar at BT HQ for what seems like an eternity – we've just been dying for this day to finally come! Why? Because today we get to introduce you to our little darling: LOFT. She is the newest member of our US-grown yarn family, and we simply love her. From the very first time I laid my hands on Shelter, in early 2009 – months before its public debut – I couldn't stop thinking about how perfect it would be to create a companion yarn in fingering weight....

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BT Fall 11

Yesterday I walked out the front door of my apartment building and got about five steps before I stopped suddenly and realized.... I needed a scarf! For the first time since early Spring, I had an urge to don knits out of necessity. What a wonderful day it was! The second time I walked out the front door I savored the chill and ended up spending much more time out in the city than I have in quite some time. The arrival of Fall this week (not on the calendar, but in feel) seemed like the perfect timing too, since...

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Romney Kerchief Pattern Now Available

We've gotten tons of nice requests for an official pattern to be made up for my Romney Kerchief that was posted here in April. The pattern has been through the gauntlet and come out on the other side all polished and shiny for you. We've worked up another sample version of the pattern in Shelter ("Nest") to provide an alternative to the handspun used in the original pattern.  The Shelter version is soft, squishy and lovely – it's already a wardrobe favorite at BT Headquarters. This is my favorite type of project: two skeins, easy knitting and a chic result....

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Pavement

The Iconic Red Scarf is something that I've been thinking about a lot this year.  A little splash of red is a great way to class up so many different wardrobe choices — especially if, like me, your clothing tends towards all things grey. The Red Scarf has been hanging around on my short list of design projects for a long time and when I first saw the Long Johns colorway of Shelter, it seemed that its time had finally come. Pavement is a textured scarf that addresses the nagging issue of reversibility.  It can become a worrisome chore, constantly...

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