There’s a boundless curiosity in the way Julia Farwell–Clay explores knitting. You see it in the patterns she writes—she’ll pull an idea from a science fiction novel or a length of handprinted fabric. She is a master of blending traditional and modern elements. It’s all very cool.
As a blogger, writer, teacher, lecturer, designer, and catalyst in the knitting world, Julia has for the past ten years dug herself ever deeper into the world of textile traditions and personal decoration.
As a former college teacher, Julia brings to her knitting students 30 years of knitting experience and a boundless enthusiasm for the craft. Her distinctive patterns usually include graphic interest and a modern twist on traditional color techniques.
Julia has created more than 70 patterns, and has been published as both a writer and a designer in Knitty, Interweave Knits, PomPom Quarterly, and Twist Collective, among others. To our delight, Julia is the featured designer for Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 7: Ease.