Julia Farwell Clay is the kind of designer who’s work is always smart – actually it’s really, really smart. Think layers upon layers of smart, like a good novel both completely engrossing and fun and then at the end you realize you’ve also just learned something kind of smart.
Her designs for the Berroco Portfolio collection are all knockouts in various interpretations of stripes (which have you seen Song in the Key of G? It’s my personal favorite). So it comes as no surprise that her most recent release, the Wool Blossoms pullover, just jumped to the top of my queue!
Julia is donating June proceeds of this pattern to The Equal Justice Initiative.
This top-down sweater is designed for embroidery, with a deeper than traditional yoke and a recommended fit of 4 to 6” of positive ease. Julia’s pattern includes photo tutorial for planning and stitching the flowers, and also a link to an additional video tutorial for novice embroiderers. Brilliant.
Julia used Berroco Ultra® Wool yarn, a worsted weight, that she knitted at a gauge of 22 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches (in St st) with a needle size of US 7 – 4.5 mm
It uses 1200 – 2000 yards (1097 – 1829 m) for sizes 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) (50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60)”
We are so excited to see Wool Blossoms sweaters to pop up on our feed and on Ravelry! I’m just imagining a version with muli-color flowers on the yoke… Maybe using Berroco Millefiori for the embroidery? Truly, the possibilities are endless. Do you have one on the needles? Don’t forget to use the hashtags #woolblossoms and #Berrocoyarn on Instagram because we’d love to see!