Yesterday, my 39th birthday (!!–next year I’m going for custom leather pants and a trip to Iceland…), was Brooklyn Tweed Fall collection launch day!
Naturally, I spent the morning laying around drinking an Americano and looking at cable knits. I was planning on posting yesterday, all timely and stuff, but my partner bailed on work early to grill me up a Stilton burger as a birthday treat, so I got sidetracked by stinky cheese and in-season tomatoes.
The collection is a good onramp to fall in the Northeast–a fisherman sweater-inspired collection reinforcing BT’s classics with a twist approach to knitwear. Yesterday evening was cool enough for a sweater and I spent overmuch time picking one out from my sweater chest. My favorite time of year. More on the sweater chest later. Susan B. Anderson’s #projectsweaterchest is inspiring. Sweater knitting shouldn’t be scary for knitters.
Here’s my top five from the BT Fall Collection, at first look and in no particular order, with sweater spinning in mind. Pics © Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood:
Spinnaker. I love a spine cable–and Avery’s horseshoe cable version here has the ideal texture. There’s a cable spine on the Brandied Cherry sample I knit for Thea Colman last summer and I must have taken 100 pictures of it.
I’ve also digested Gudrun Johnston’s Shetland Trader Book II, in preorder now and available in October, and want to knit up Northdale as is–the BT Loft Button Jar, Faded Quilt, and Sap colorway is perfect. Photo © Gudrun Johnston/Cathy Cadigan.
Have you started knitting for fall yet? Any patterns you’ve fallen for?