The Summer of Brooklyn Tweed


Brooklyn Tweed has been busy this summer…

In June, BT added Nature's Palette to their iconic Shelter base, twelve vibrant new skein-dyed solid colorways to complement their traditional heathers and tonals, all perfect for knitting any of their 300+ worsted weight patterns. We now have sweaters’ quantities of Nature’s Palette in the shop so you can get started on your Fall/Winter wardrobe (it will get cold eventually)—maybe a new Weekender, or a classic shawl collar pullover like Brownstone (we think Mr. Unwind needs one), or the Otte and its classic colorwork yoke.

The BT Summer Pattern Collection is evocative of the best of summer: the kiss of sunlight on your skin; the warm breezes tempering the heat, the play and leisure that soothes weary souls. The full collection is now available and includes eight new designs by Nomagugu Ndlovu, Victoria Burgess, Aude Martin, Stefanie Sichler, Nataliya Guseva, Stephanie Lotven, Bérangère Cailliau and Paula Pereira. Using BT Arbor, Peerie, and Dapple, these designers have created inspiring knitwear for your warm weather adventures featuring compelling textures, mosaic colorwork and infinitely wearable garments, all of which are size inclusive and gender neutral. Come by the shop and check out our version of the Mesic Sweater, a versatile, season-transcending mosaic beauty in BT Dapple.

Speaking of Dapple—three lovely new colorways will join the existing palette on Wednesday, July 20th. Look for VERDIGRIS, a malachite bright oxidized green with cool teal undertones; PETAL, a happy-making blush pink in a rose-delicate, saturated pastel; and PERIWINKLE, a mercurial melange of lilac, cornflower and dove gray, leaning light and cool.

And finally, BT is adding a brand new yarn to their line-up on August 17th— Tones Light! The little sibling to Tones, TL features the same overtone/undertone dye process that takes the guesswork out of colorwork palette creation. It's a great on its own but is also a perfect gauge match to Loft; use it interchangeably in any of BT’s nearly 300 fingering weight patterns or in the two new Jared Flood patterns coming out with the TL release (we hear it’s a hat and an intriguing shadow stripe pullover…)

The products may be new but Brooklyn Tweed’s commitment to the American textile industry remains the same—all of the yarns are American sourced, spun and dyed, and derive from sustainable fibers. And BT makes a quarterly donation of all Dapple sales to the National Black Farmers Association to support farmers historically denied access to land ownership and financial support. Your making truly matters with every BT purchase—shop our collection now and join in their mission and all the summer fun!