In over a decade of publishing knitwear patterns, certain designs stand out. These are the pieces that have become a part of our daily lives — the tried-and-true sweaters we wear with everything, favorite hats we always grab first, reliable go-to gifts and our coziest comfort knits.

In curating this selection of our very favorite designs, our team meticulously combed BT’s design archive, deliberating over our personal favorites and reviewing feedback from thousands of customers to distill a handful of designs that represent the essence of BT: knits that fit well, feel good, and look great on every body, whether dressed up, dressed down, or customized with your own personal flair.

Welcome to Essentials.


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Short dolman sleeves and a dreamy shawl collar in a handsome garter welt pattern make Lohman a versatile overlayer to add to your capsule wardrobe.

A minimalistic rolled hem and an easy fit keep this airy pullover’s lines clean and simple.


High-quality yarns thoughtfully designed from fiber to finish. Timeless patterns combining modern style and classic techniques. Design and material, working together.

Thorough pattern instructions and helpful tutorials that set you up for knitting success, backed up by our dedicated pattern support staff.

A supportive community of fiber fans for whom we’re forever grateful. We’re so glad you’re here.

Box Pullover


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This handsome gansey-style unisex cap sports bold rope cables and delicate seeded tree forms sprouting from a brim of half-twisted rib, which can be worked to shorter or longer lengths to achieve your desired fit.

Initially designed for chunky weight Quarry, the pattern also includes instructions for DK weight yarns for a trim cabled cap with crisp stitch definition.

Kirigami in Arbor

An Icelandic-style colorwork yoke hand knit pullover lies on a wooden box.

Grettir in Shelter

A male model looking off to the left with his head turns slightly toward the camera models a hand knit cabled watchcap hat in a powder blue colored wool heathered yarn.

Link Hat in Imbue

Dunaway in Loft & Shelter

A woman on the oregon coast looking off to the left models a hand knit gansey cap in a chunky heathered yarn.

Burnaby Hat in Quarry

Closeup shot of a woman modelling a hand knit sideways textured cardigan in wool yarn.

Ebbie in Re•Ply Rambouillet

We’re not done yet – our list is ever-evolving, as we publish new designs and revive classic patterns with more inclusive sizing, improved instructions, updated photography and additional yarn choices. Keep checking back for fresh inspiration!

Umaro in Arbor

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