1.30.2015

brooklyn tweed favorites

I want to thank everyone for their input after my weekend tirade… I was so grateful to hear from each of you. I have many thoughts and will definitely be doing a follow up post. But I thought we’d all benefit (maybe myself most of all) from a little more light-hearted post today. Let’s go back to talking about knitting, shall we?

As you surely already know, the BT Winter 15 collection launched this week. I love all things BT, and if time and money were limitless I would own a closet of handknit BT sweaters. So I thought now would be as good a time as any to review some of my favorite BT sweaters, because they are always and inevitably the bulk of my knit wish-list, aka my ravelry queue.



Pullovers

This piece is easily my favorite from the new collection. Remember how I said I really need that boxy stockinette sweater? This one just went right to the top of the list. I love the neutral version and I'm imagining it in an ombre, Cast Iron to Fossil gradation. Honestly though, with the way BT's colors all compliment each other, I think the good-looking possibilities for this simple beauty are nearly endless.

Have you every seen a more cozy looking cowl? This feels like an excellent remedy for how chilly our apartment can be when it's really cold outside. The weather is in the mid-30s today (I know, warm for a lot of you folks, but cold for us!) and I'm daydreaming about wearing this while I curl up on my couch and drink tea.

I love the construction of this piece; I'm so intrigued. It's just enough detail to keep it interesting but not too much for me to handle. Plus there's that fit I love: "generous postitive ease" and a high-low hem. 

This sweater is so my style - similar to the fit of Natsuma with even more positive ease, that high-low hem, simple with just a enough beautiful little details. Yes, please, sign me up. (Photo by the awesome Jaime of Fancy Tiger Crafts. I really love her version.)




Cardigans

I know everyone and their mother is in love with this pattern, and I am too. It’s not the right length for me, but the back design and shaping look like they would lend themselves perfectly to elongating this shape out into an A-line, mid-thigh brushing top layer. Can you imagine it 10-12 inches longer? Because I can, and I think it's killer.

I really believe there is no such thing as too many cardigans, especially in fingering weight wool. I can also always get behind menswear as inspiriation for clothing pieces. There's a reason they photographed this sweater over a button-up shirt: it looks so damn good.

I love the delicate all-over texture of this piece. I also love that it is made seamlessly - a construction method I've yet to try, but would love to do someday, especially because blocking and seaming are the two hardest parts of knitting for me to get excited about.

How beautiful is that cabled edge? So delicate, so pretty. This photo belongs to Ashley Yousling, the incredible woman behind Woolful. I actually first saw this garment via a Fringe Association post about Ashley and I haven't gotten it out of my head since.


This is literally just the tip of the iceberg and I could go on forever about BT patterns that I love. There are so many more that I'd want to make someday - but I thought I'd limit it for both your sake and mine. This post doesn't even touch the lovely accessory patterns they have, not to mention all the sweaters I want to make for Kai, or other people I know. One sweater at a time though, I suppose...


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