Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Yes, yes, YES! So excited about the new BT winter 2014 collection!! So excited I don't even care that I haven't knit anything from their last collection yet, because these sweaters are gorgeous!!!
Ok, deep breath. For some reason, I stopped obsessively checking the Brooklyn Tweed blog for news some time around Christmas. Then tonight, on my daily Ravelry skulk (yes, I'm embarrassed by the frequency), I noted some distinctly BT-esque colour schemes, and lo! proceeded to visually gulp in the lovely new patterns.
I'm pleased to report that this collection is rich in sweaters (as opposed to shawls, which are like scarves, but useless). Although a few of these have already met minor modifications in my mind (that mustard cardigan can definitely lose the belt), on the whole I am loving many of these. Here are a few favourites, with Ravelry links:
Top left - Benton, designed by Julie Hoover
Top right - Elmont, designed by Julie Hoover
Bottom left - Alloy, designed by Michele Wang
Bottom right - Channel cardigan, designed by Jared Flood
Also, a word about the layout: the lookbook for this collection contains some of the most "model-y" shots I've seen yet in a BT catalog (plain backdrop, pained expressions), not to mention some of the weird, trendy wardrobe choices (mahogany leather skirt, wtf?). Kind of unnecessary in my opinion, but the patterns more than make up for the bizarro styling.
Alright, I'll leave you with this last beauty, designed by Veronik Avery. Landfall is truly amazing, and stands out as one of the few (the only?) times BT has done a longer length cardigan. I know I'd still be knitting this come summer, but at least it would be ready for next year!