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 Native American design motif or 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. Her first book, From Folly Cove—twelve patterns and the stories of their inspirations based on the Folly Cove Designers—was published last year by Classic Elite Yarns.