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Giveaway+ Designer Spotlight: Julia Farwell-Clay

The designer models her Hiro cardigan.
This month, we interview American designer Julia Farwell-Clay, whose work you have probably already seen on the pages of Knitscene, Pom Pom Quarterly, Knitty.com and Twist Collective, among others. Julia is well known for her creative patterns which use cables, color, and other interesting techniques to create striking garments and accessories. You can find her on Facebook, InstagramRavelry and Twitter; you can also visit her blog and website. Enjoy! 

Who taught you to knit, and how did you become a designer?
My mom taught me to knit, but I caught the bug when I saw my Danish babysitter knitting at full tilt in such an elegant way I knew I had to re-learn. Annie gave me fun and simple projects to get me going, but I was ambitious. I was so taken with a fisherman’s rib that she showed me that I knit a scarf that used all of the yarn in the house, and probably was 20 feet long. I even wore it wound round my neck as I was still knitting it, which I did for a few months in eighth grade. Some of the kids in school used to love to step on it as I walked to class. I guess that’s what you call an easy target.

I “became” a designer by recognizing that the difference between what I was doing for myself and people who were publishing was that they were writing their work down, and of course, doing the math for all the sizes rather than just my one. I paid a friend who was a technical editor to show me Excel, I read everything I could about grading patterns, and drew upon what I knew from years of sewing and knitting my own clothes and modifying patterns, which were never right as they came. I submitted my first design to Amy Singer at knitty, and I haven’t looked back.
The Albers Pullover
What are your favorite patterns that you've designed?
I have a particular fondness for a few things I’ve done that were solutions to design problems. When I saw a horizontal cable across the shoulders that was a popular idea a few years ago, all I could do was worry about the binding properties of that cable sitting on top of the body’s biggest range of motion, so I tried to figure out a way to make that cable flexible but retain the design element, and I got Skipperdee. That’s maybe my favorite. But I also like Albers, which looks very complicated and full of ends to weave in, but in fact only has two ends because I figured out a yarn management strategy that is part of the design. And it’s super flattering too.
Julia's Design Studio

Do you have any knitting horror stories? 
When I was 24, I knit something from Kaffe Fassett’s first book that should never see the light of day, but you can google it: it’s buried here on the blog.

What are your best tips for sweater knitting? 
Oh, I have lots. But I’ll try to keep it to a few things. I think there’s the potential for a lot of fear and frustration in knitting. I knit a lot of sweaters, years of sweaters, with mixed results before I learned how to get to that magical nexus of gauge and fit and flattery. Nowadays, there are all kinds of ways to game the outcome: you have designers who specialize in a high success rate with your very first sweater, and you have Ravelry where you can look at a sweater on the people who have knit it, and hope someone looks enough like you in their shape to help you imagine if it will work in your wardrobe and on your body. I suggest that an aspiring sweater knitter pay for a reliable pattern (free patterns from anywhere but knitty are suspect) that they really love, invest in decent yarn that will put up with a rip out or two, and work on the sweater a little at a time. The first time I finished a sweater on US size 4 needles was a revelation to me. I realized that all that knitting had happened in small bits here and there. I knit when I could, and that was enough over a few months to get me through even all those tiny stitches. And one last thing: never forget that knitting is entertainment. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.

Burton Hills Jacket, From Folly Cove collection
I think I approach some design work as a research project. Instead of writing and conferencing the paper, I knit the garment as my thesis. My collection for Classic Elite was a study of the Folly Cove Designers; my recurring Cowichan sweater pre-occupation comes from my childhood surrounded by the work of Indigenous Artists in the Pacific Northwest. I don’t just look at pretty things on the internet, I read about them, I visit museum collections when I can, and as I knit them I might be consuming movies or fiction related to the project. It’s a real immersion in a way I recognize from the way I used to produce when I was in the research and publish cycle in academia.

Julia Farwell-Clay has always loved making things to wear. Once a college English teacher, Julia left academia to focus on her youngest child, but also found enough flexible time to write the Moth Heaven blog, publish articles and patterns for most of the major knitting magazines, and helped get Twist Collective up and running. As a designer, she is particularly inspired by the bright colors and graphics found in many textile traditions, and also finds inspiration in elements of painting, architecture, and even poetry. In 2015, Julia published From Folly Cove with Classic Elite Yarns, a pattern collection inspired by the Folly Cove Designers, a group of largely women artists who block printed textiles in the last mid-century on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Her most well known patterns are a popular baby cardigan, Welcome to the Flock, and the Hiro sweater, a perennial favorite at Rhinebeck. 

Giveaway! 
This month, we're giving TWO lucky blog readers the chance to win some Marblz DPNs*! To be entered, please leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite pattern designed by Julia (click here to see them all on Ravelry!). Be sure to also include your Ravelry ID or email address so that we can get in touch with you if you win. We'll announce our winners on our next blog post on Friday, February 26. Good luck! 

*Please note, prize may vary from what is pictured here.

378 comments:

  1. Steggie! Such an adorable sweater. And people who are afraid of sweaters can often feel more comfortable starting with a child's sweater.

    knitonepugtwo

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  2. "If it's not fun, you're doing it wrong." ;)
    I like the Van Doesburg Pullover. Ravelry ID: Sanisi

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  3. Skipperdee hat caught my eye right away. rav id: cgluffey

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  4. These marblz are EVERYWHERE!!! I want to try them so bad! The Hiro has been in my queue waiting for just the right yarn. After seeing so many podcasters knit it, I have wanted to go outside my comfort zone and make this happen=) Rav ID: chevyrell

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  5. I like "Urgent Hat", so nice. rav id= SterlingWinterset

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  6. I really like the Hiro Mittens - really neat design! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hiro-mittens
    Rav ID: Kimert

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  7. I love Welcome to the Flock. Have just found out my daughter is expecting twins in September..perfect. Would love to try the Marblz! Bangorknitwit on Rav

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  8. Granite state cardigan! I'm helenlam on rav

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  9. Love her Curtis Skirt design!! There arent enough skirt patterns out there! Would love to win the the Marblz DPNs.
    MiaMac531 on ravelry

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  10. Love her Curtis Skirt design!! There arent enough skirt patterns out there! Would love to win the the Marblz DPNs.
    MiaMac531 on ravelry

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  11. I have always loved the Hiro sweater and hope to knit it sometime in the future. The question is cardigan or pullover😀 masshag on ravelry

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  12. I love her Shepherdess Cardigan! I've put that in my que for a later "you deserve this" moment.

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  13. The Dauphine cardigan is my favorite. SheilaOKeefe on Rav

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  14. I love the Clocktower Kimono. It's beautiful. I just wish it weren't intarsia. Savannagal on Rav.

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  15. Hetties garden coat
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  16. I like the dauphine cardigan.
    Limeleaf on ravelry

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  17. I like the Urgent hat and the skipperdi
    susryks on Ravelry

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  18. I'm a softie for kimono cardis, so I'd say the Clocktower Kimono is my favorite. But there are so many beautiful patterns, it's a tough call! Rav id: laineyhf

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  19. I love the Niela Cowl and have put it in my rav queue- I will be making it before the end of the year,! I love the colors. It is really hard to pick one of patterns, as they are all so lovely- a very talented lady! Rav ID: rjgosnell email rjgosnell at gmail dot com

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  20. Plum Rondo a la Turk is beautiful! My plan is to make it as a Christmas present for my DIL. That gives me about 9 months to play with color layout, purchase yarn, knit and block--I can do this! myzbarb on Ravelry

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  21. I love, looooooooooove cables, so Cape Ann Stole is my fav.
    mamayaga on Rav

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  22. Dauphine Cardigan looks gorgeous! Actually it was hard to pick just one pattern. I'll have to rethink my next project....
    themomster! on ralvelry

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  23. My favorite is the Granite Slate sweater. So pretty! My ravelry name is jenzire.

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  24. I like several of her sweaters, like Skipperdee (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

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  26. My favorite would have to be The Sheperdess Cardigan. Knitnspinr1 on Ravelry!

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  27. I think mine is Winter Traveler, but a close second is the Plum Rondo a la Turk. careynev

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  28. I think that I like the Hiro sweater pattern best. Also the Skipperdee.

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  29. The Granite State Cardigan is gorgeous!

    Ravelry: DebGustafson

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  30. I really like the Cape Ann Stole. Beautiful cables!

    ravelry id is LeslieH

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  31. The Albers is on my to-do list, just need to complete 4 or 5 WIPs.

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  33. I love Winter Traveler and many others!!

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  34. Love the Fox Love Jacket! Cinderellenk@gmail.com

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  35. Sloop Henly! I am always looking for boy patterns to knit for my grandson. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    I am saradenbo on ravelry

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  36. Cape Ann Stole, love wraps and this one is beautiful!

    Ravelry ID: danabasket

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  37. I like the Sweetums Fingerless Mitts. Amazing designs, Hiro is stunning.
    Ravelry amosgw

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  38. I like the Sweetums Fingerless Mitts. Amazing designs, Hiro is stunning.
    Ravelry amosgw

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  39. I love Queequeg sweater very different pattern. ravelry id is bbfanmrs

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  40. Takoma looks like an amazing sweater that is probably way over my head but a knitter needs goals!Siamese4me on ravelry

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  41. My favorite is the Cape Ann Stole. My ravelry ID is tacalvert. Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful needles.

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  42. The Sweetums hat and mitts work for me!

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  43. Definitely Steggie! It was the first sweater I made for my dinosaur loving daughter. Ravelry ID is pinkdinosaur. Thank you for the generous giveaway!!

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  44. Party mix is great!
    Rav ID: Spinfrenzy

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  45. That is so crazy! Last week I done my first color work hat and as I was searching for my next color work hat I came across her wolves will be wolves hat and queued it! Such a cute pattern! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wolves-will-be-wolves

    I have the marblz interchangeable set and love them I have recently fallen in love with DPN knitting so really hope I win these.

    yarning4asmile on ravelry thank you for the chance!!!

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  46. I have two favorites, Hetty's garden coat, and Wolves will be Wolves

    mathisen0@gmail.com or Majoma at Ravelry

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  47. Oh gosh, it's hard to pick just 1! I absolutely love the look and colors used in Niela Cowl, but I'm also crazy about making hats, so I love Skipperdee Hat. :) I'm cmdixon on ravelry.

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  48. Hiro Mittens! My boys would love a pair and so would I!
    harmsen714@gmail.com

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  49. Hiro Mittens! My boys would love a pair and so would I!
    harmsen714@gmail.com

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  50. I love your Hiro Sweater!!! I would wear it all the time!!!
    Rav id is MommyJennyx4

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  51. Hmm that's hard..I do like the Curtis Skirt, but Fox Love jacket, has Foxes!!! and the Sweetums fingerless mitts really do like them alot tooo..Rav ID ajdag

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  52. Dauphine Cardigan caught my eye! Thanks for the chance to win! Stitcherkat on Ravelry email is askmetostamp@gmail.com

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  53. Raveler #164964 -- favorite pattern is Folly Cove pattern, although it is really hard to choose only one.

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  54. I love the Skipperdee cardigan! Thanks for this giveaway :D Rav. Id: Alanamoya.

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  55. The Van Doesburg Pullover looks beautiful, I love it!
    Ravelry ID: ingerasata

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  56. I absolutely love the Kenyon Dress... though Fox Love Jacket really gave it a run for it's money. Ultimately, I had to flip a coin because I couldn't choose.

    I'm PprmntMochaMama on Ravelry. Thank you so much!

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  57. Love love love the details on Skipperdee
    I'm CLynnH on Ravelry

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  58. So many of her designs are so very beautiful. I couldn't narrow it down to just one, but my top 3 are Hiro, Heverly, and Party Mix. My ravelry ID is: laceyj1204 and my email is laceyj1204@gmail.com

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  59. The Natti Turtleneck is just the thing for cozy winter wear - I like the design, the shape and the articulation of the pattern.

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  60. The Curtis Skirt is AMAZING and my favorite!!!! But I like the look of all her designs. (ForMomCrochet IG & Ravelry)

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  61. Holy smokes, make it hard why doncha?!? If I have to pick just one, it's the Granite State Cardigan. I'll have to favorite this designer too. AnnBan on Ravelry.

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  62. The Niela cowl is divine! I love the use of variegated yarns to achieve the color effects. rav id: iamharmony

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  63. I love the Kimono pattern. It looks like a cozy versatile pattern. pacasinmaine on ravelry.

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  64. Love the Burton Hills Jacket. But I'm more likely to knit the mittens, 'cause they look good on any body type! Cindylen on rav

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  65. I love the Hiro cardigan; the gradient effect is beautiful. susanpak on rav :)

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  66. Has to be Natti turtleneck! Love the design...rav ID is okcarby.

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  67. I love the Folly Cove sweater.

    Rav=Kernewes

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  68. I like the Hiro mittens the best. So many color combos! Rav ID: Drygonstar

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  69. Skipperdee is one of my favorites. love it. my email is recacem@yahoo.ca

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  70. Granite State Cardigan

    i-hook on rav

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  71. Ravelry username waterfaerie622

    I love the steampunk pullover as well as the Albers pullover. They are both very cute and I love a pullover sweater for a cold day.

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  72. I like her patterns, but Skipperde looks fun to knit. I'm in the mist of a sweater and having fun.
    Rav: dinasmiles

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  73. I really like her Mindy cardigan. Love the Marblz line of needles!!
    RavID: purlsjunkie

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  74. The Albers Pullover is m favorite. The way the stripes alternate makes it a wonderful and flattering look.

    Plumies

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  75. Really like the Curtis skirt. Also wolves will be wolves hat Ravelry I'd- kittykatz

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  76. am loving both the sloop henley and the skipperdee hat! Rav id is wesben

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  77. The Clocktower Kimono has the kind of elegance I aspire to being able to knit.

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  78. I love all her patterns but the Granite State cardigan is fabulous!!

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  79. All such lovely designs, but I really like the graphic lines on the Albers Pullover sweater.

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  80. Love the hipsemantic sweater!

    Knitmetoo on Ravelry

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  81. Oh, so many neat patterns. I'm tempted by skulls & crossbones, because they are BIG with my Daughter, but I have to say, MY favorite pattern is Hipsemantic. GORGEOUS! I do almost all my knitting on circs, but would LOVE to learn to use the DPNs.

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  82. Niea Cowl is being saved to favorites!!
    Love love love ❤️��❤️

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  83. I love so many of the patterns but I am particularly interested in knitting the
    Skipperdee-hat
    Ravelry: Lovesadeal
    Metzger.lynn@gmail.com

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  84. My favourite is Hetty's Garden Coat.

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  85. I really like the Granite State Cardigan. Thanks for the chance to win! (Rav ID: zima21)

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  86. Love all the pattern but My favorite would have to be the Meteori Shawl.

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  87. I really like the Curtis Skirt pattern. I especially like the grey color it is knitted in. Would love to knit with the Marblz needles.

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  88. Many of the sweaters are gorgeous (and I especially love Queequeg, so fun!), but I'm more of a hat knitter so my favorite is "Wolves will be wolves." I'm MrsCollinHobbs on Ravelry!

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  89. Oh my, many to choose. Springbanks has to be my favorite though. I so want to knit this so am going on a search to find the pattern book now. It looks like a set of DPNs would also be helpful! :)
    Rav ID: rooscar

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  90. I'm new to knitting, but the Hearnshead fingerless gloves is a project I would love to try my skills on.
    Hope I'm fortunate enough to win the DPNs, would love to keep knitting using those colorful needles.

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  91. NETHERWOOD!! Just everything about this design, including the yarn chosen for the original. I especially love the sleeve detail, but also the mirrored small cabling. All my love, highfiberdiet

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  92. Niela cowl is the one I liked enough to want to make. But she's got tons of lovely patterns.

    Ravelry id is Mikaiyawa

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  93. Skipperdee looks lovely. My skill is just getting to where I would attempt something like that. My Ravelry ID is psgardner.

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  94. Meteori Shawl, is a beautiful! My ID is Craftylady1956

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  95. jhbknits on Ravelry16 February 2016 at 06:23

    I ❤ Skipperdee! The cables are wonderful.

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  96. So many great patterns! I love the Skipperdee Cardigan. Rav ID is marita.

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  97. The Hiro it is beautiful jagnew1963!

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  98. I love knitters pride needles. If I could only get my daughter knitting. But I do have a niece who I can buy for.
    pizanandfred@gmail.com
    Carol-Ann

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  99. I love Queequeg! I am like Julia in that I find body art beautiful, but will probably never take the plunge myself. What a great idea to incorporate tribal designs into a sweater! Ravelry ID: dreadler

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  100. I love knitters pride needles. If I could only get my daughter knitting. But I do have a niece who I can buy for.
    pizanandfred@gmail.com
    Carol-Ann

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  101. I love the Steampunk Pullover! ♥
    My Rav ID is gqoh85

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  102. I like the Hipsemantic Sweater and would love to see it offered as a Ravelry downloadable pattern.
    Rosebob on ravelry

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  103. I love the Annisquam Beret frocm the Folly Cove book. I grew up with some Folly Cove prints in my parent's home and still have one. Such lovely stuff! My Ravelry id is julesinrose.

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  104. I have her "Dauphine Hat" in my queue to knit. I'd love to try there Knitters Pride needles. Thanks for the chance to win a pair.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  105. There are so many lovely patterns to choose from. I love the Daphne Cardigan and the Annisquam Beret is just so much fun. RavID DChris

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  106. I really love the Heverly pattern! Nice simple but pretty.
    My Rav ID is: Knittygrl67

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  107. Dauphine Cardigan is my favorite. Julia Farwell-Clay is new to me and she has some beautiful patterns that i will be adding to my queue.

    sokker on ravelry

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  108. I love the Niela Cowl, Hetherly and Manchester Pullover. Probably all above my current skill level but very lovely! Ravelry ID is slogrl01.
    Thank you!

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  109. The Dauphine cardigan and Steampunk pullover have been in my queue since Julia was featured in Knitscene!
    Rave ID mellenknits

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  110. I like the Steampunk Pullover.
    I'm globalite on Ravelry.

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  112. Hi Im Dntunrvl on Raverly. My favorite pattern is The "Sloop Henley". I hope to some day have the skillset to design my own patterns as well adopt the a small size pattern like the henley into a larger size (adult) size too.

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  113. My favorite is probably Hira, although there are several I really like

    Purple on Ravelry

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  114. Queequeg! Rav = mirepoix

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  115. I love her Niela cowl with its pretty play of colors!

    Michiness on Ravelry

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  116. I would love to make the Hiro sweater.
    marthalj on Ravelry

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  117. All of Julia's designs are fabulous. But to use the Knitters Pride DPN's, I will say the Chercheurs Butterfly Mittens.
    Ravelry as Suemccord

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  118. It's hard to choose a favorite from so many interesting designs. But I do like the Natti Turtleneck. I especially like the length and the pocket. My Ravelry id is scorcoran.

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  119. It's hard to choose a favorite from so many interesting designs. But I do like the Natti Turtleneck. I especially like the length and the pocket. My Ravelry id is scorcoran.

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  120. Definitely the Burton Hills jacket. Love the lines.

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  121. Heverly is so gorgeous. I must try it.

    pamelapo on Ravelry.

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  122. I'd love to knit the Moth Heaven pullover.
    sweetpeaTX on Ravelry.

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  123. Meteori Shawl. Love the lines and the lace combination.

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  124. So many pretty designs! I love the colors in the Niela cowl, but Hetty's Garden Coat has such a beautiful shape; I could see myself wearing that a lot!

    lindaran on Rav

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  125. All the designs are very pretty, however, I'm rather partial to shawls. The Meteori Shawl looks very doable. :)

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  126. Oh my goodness!! Queequeg makes my knees weak and my eyes tear a little. I WILL knit it one day. Probably from a handspun gray with a heathered navy tattoo or a taupe color with a (almost) black tattoo. Ooh. Maybe sooner than later. ;) -Peggy AKA PickleSoup on Ravelry

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  127. Love the Curtis Skirt, definitely my favorite.
    TracyJ on Ravelry

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  128. Many to choose from, but Mindy catches my eye. Raveler sydnie7

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  129. Granite State Cardigan is definitely one of my favorites.
    Kathyrnlea is my Ravelry handle.

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  130. I like Hiro a lot -- and the mittens - Pam (on Ravelry, and elsewhere)

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  131. The Leopard Mittens is my favorite pattern, sooo cute!!!!

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  132. I can't decide between Winter Traveller and Hipsemantic Sweater. I love the offset "flower" of Winter Traveller but I love the texture of the Hipsemantic Sweater! But then there's the Skipperdee with the cable that hugs you. So many great designs. These 3 are my favorite!

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  133. I love your Sweetums Hat and Mitts patterns. I have these queued to knit sometime soon. You have so many beautiful patterns!
    Rav name: Angele

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  134. I like the Hiro Cardigan.

    RavID - yarnaddict

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  135. I love the stripes in Albers!
    Rav ID: d4obrien

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  136. I love the hiro mittens! My rav id is lisaromolo

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  137. I think I like Hiro the best. The colors are great.

    Florence Goff

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  138. Such a great interview with an incredibly talented designer. My favorite pattern is the Butterfly Cowl!
    Rav ID: Dudavocado

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  139. I love the Cape Ann Stole! I love the Marblz too!
    Rav ID: Purlynne

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  140. My favorite is the Shepherdess cardigan. Those little sheep are so cute!

    Rav ID: moukin

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  141. My favorite is the Shepherdess cardigan. Those little sheep are so cute!

    Rav ID: moukin

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  142. Wolves Will Be Wolves

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  143. Niela Cowl. This would make a beautiful charity baby blanket. I love self striping yarn and I really need to practice my fair isle. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Ravelry- knitcrochetsmile

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  144. I love Mindy and Mork both.
    Rav id:linda5251

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  145. I've wanted to try Marblz needles ever since I saw those pretty colors.
    My favorite design is Heverly.
    Rav ID: knitnknanny

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  146. Fair Isle Christmas Ball - always on the look-out for gift ideas.
    Ravelry: HattieG

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  147. My favorite pattern is Hiro, which I own, and hope to knit this year! :) Rav ID: sewknittystar

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  148. I have to say the Granite State Cardigan with Steggie as a close runner up for sheer cuteness.

    Ravelry id is SarahM66.

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  149. Bartok...so charming.Makes me think of the south of France. Rav name is redmittens

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  150. Bartok...so charming.Makes me think of the south of France. Rav name is redmittens

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  151. Steampunk Pullover! Gorgeous!

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  152. It has to be the Bartok Tunic! As a novice knitter who had never done stranded color knitting, it was the sweater that made me absolutely have to learn how to do it. There are loads of her new patterns that I am dying to try next, the Steampunk sweater, wolves will be wolves, the shepherdess sweater... Just need more hours in the day! I enjoyed the instagram take over, looking forward to the next one! On ravelry I am Mesoarty😃

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  153. I would love to knit " welcome to the flock" love the sheep sweater for my grand babies!

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  154. Annisquam Beret-I love the vintage feel and the delicate stranded design. Although Skipperdee comes in a very close second. LisaD on Rav.

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  155. Hard to choose just one but Skipardee is beautiful and unique
    Twineandtwigs on Ravelry

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  156. Hard to choose just one but Skipardee is beautiful and unique
    Twineandtwigs on Ravelry

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  157. The Hiro Mittens! I lobe making mittens! I even love that this pattern you use size 8 needes 🙌🙌

    @sisamee ravelry ID :)

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  158. All of the patterns are lovely, but since my son is obsessed with dinosaurs right now is like to make him the Steggie cardigan. :)

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  159. I love Skipperdee! And also Welcome to the Flock. It's so hard to pick just one!
    Subliminalirony on Ravelry

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  160. The Hiro Mittens spoke to me.
    Ravelry: eastbayknitter

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  161. I love the Niela Cowl. The pattern and the colors make it a show stopper.

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  162. The Fin Sweater and the Albers pullover... I can't decide between the two. Maybe I'll buy both :)
    I'm Nimhriel on Ravelry

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  163. I'm knitting the Urgent Hat for a friend's son. Ravelry name: dianedora

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  164. Thank you for introducing me to Julia Farwell-Clay and her beautiful designs. I have just bookmarked her Meteori Shawl and Curtis Skirt on Ravelry. I think I really need them.

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  165. so many beautiful designs, but if I had to choose I will have to say HIRO and TAKOMA

    Ravelry: Gabyw

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  166. I like the Mork pullover for the interesting texture and the suggested alpaca/wool yarn. I'm lynnesome on Ravelry.

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  167. I love the Niella Cowl...

    Ravelry= amarasharon

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  168. I love the design of your Sweetums Fingerless Mitts pattern!!

    Ravelry id: bbcollins

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  169. I love Welcome to the Flock, but since my daughter could spell stegosaurus long before she could spell cat, I see a Steggie in my future for a grandchild.
    Bustapurl on Ravelry

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  170. Hiro Petite and Tambourine, for sure!

    Ravelry id: 20monkies

    :D

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  171. The Albers Pullover - chic retro. Cool design!

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  172. I love the animal themed garments, but I particularly like the Wolves will be Wolves Hat. And as Feb. 26th is my birthday, welllllll, what a nice present this would make. Just dreaming and saying...., susanmo1234 on ravelry.

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  173. Plumb Rondo a la Turk is a nice one. I've been meaning to make it, actually. maybe in my next round of start-itis...
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Pagecsa on Rav :)

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  174. Oxford is so beautiful! Rav ID is norcalnaptime

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  175. I now have the Dauphine hat and cardigan in my line up of projects to work up . . . Beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win this needle set!

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  176. Dauphine Cardigan is lovely. Such great talent!

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  177. Love the Hiro Mittens. So nice how the color changes are made.

    Thank you!!!
    5bre392

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  178. I love the Oxford sweater! I think it's the most beautiful one I've seen in a long, long time. I've lost a tremendous amount of weight and in about 6 more months will reach my goal. I'm adding that as a favorite for my first project when I reach goal. beckmit1250@yahoo.com

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  179. The Hiro Mittens are gorgeous. I've been sort of avoiding color work, but those could tempt me in.

    Ravelry ID: goosey1019

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  180. I'm intrigued by the Albers Pullover. :-) Ravelry ID: JoyBlue

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  181. What lovely patterns! Thank you for th chance to win those ️beauty needles. Wow! I'm in a mitten phase do those, Hiro Mittens caught my attention and sent into my favs!
    Rav ID: Jdgray
    Jdgray94@gmail.com

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  182. The Dauphine Hat was in Knit Scene It looked like fun hat.

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  183. clocktower Kimono. lizardloaf@gmail.com

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  184. The Kimono is what I like. Beautiful needles. kprater48@gmail.com

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  185. Great designs! I like the Hiro Cardi rav id PamonMars

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  186. I actually love two patterns that I would love to knit, Hearnshead mitts and the Tambourine cardigan.

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  187. Fox Love Jacket is my favorite. Rav ID knittingmommy1
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  188. I love Hetty's Garden coat.
    rav id paknitter

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