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Burton Hills Coat: From Folly Cove

If you've been following the From Folly Cove Blog Tour, I'm betting you've been drooling over the beautiful designs from Julia Farwell-Clay.  Butterflies, a dress, a skirt, shawls and wraps, snazzy-dress-to-impress-pieces and cozy-frolicking-in-the-garden-knits.

While I want to embody the gorgeous style that is the cover piece of Julia's book (featured yesterday on Getting Stitched on the Farm), I'm not really the flowing hair, ribboned-beret type.  

Today's featured pattern, the Burton Hills Jacket, IS me.  It's an innovative knit that makes a wear-anywear jacket.  I'm also not willowy, so the proportions and lines of this coat suit my figure.  

  Burton hills 1

Julia is a SMART woman and a CRAFTY knitter.  This is interesting knitting.  It's got an element of challenge, but it's not a follow-every-square-on-the-chart difficult.  

Burton 3

I love the swooping lines and that touch of a colour change which gives those lines some emphasis.  I'm also a sucker for the woodsy colours.

Burton hills 2

It's knit in Blackthorn by Classic Elite Yarns.  This would be an awesome kit to have and Classic Elite is giving away yarn to a lucky winner who comments on their blog at the end of the tour on February 6th (I'll wait while you go and bookmark their blog).

And this week only, the all the patterns in the From Folly Cover collection including the Burton Hills jacket are 10% off on Ravelry using the code: FFC10.  

And!

One lucky commenter on my blog will receive a free copy of the Burton Hills Jacket pattern.  

So tell me what kind of knit you like to wear vs what kind of knit you sorta wish you wore and I'll choose one of you at random and let Classic Elite know you're the winner!  Comments close at midnight EST on February 6th.

While Burton Hills is going into my queue, I'm also excited about the Natti pullover which will be featured tomorrow on Ana Campos' Toil and Trouble blog.  Be sure to check it out.

Comments

Thanks for the chance to win cute pattern. I just found your blog today love it and will be back!

Pretty and well made are priorities for me - this sweater fits the bill.. Thanks for sharing,
Jann LeClair

I think this coat would be excellent in light gray and black as well. I would wear it all the time, much though I want to be the willowy, tiny tight sweater girl. I prefer practical, warm and interesting to knit without losing my religion. This is perfect

I like that jacket too!

This is fantastic. I see it for fall and the sloooow Minnesota spring.

Whoot! This is the one I've been waiting for. What kind of knit I like to wear...anything if it is what I feel like wearing in the morning. Some days are more bold than others. I love to knit Julia's designs though because there is always something clever in there. The Burton Hills jacket has the bonus of being flattering too, I like the drape of it.

I really wish I could wear regular half circle shawls. I just can't seem to get them to sit right on me. Alas... I to really like that jacket though. I wasn't quite excited about any of these patterns until I saw that one. Very cute!

Love the clever detailing in the Burton Hills ... and it IS perfect for those of us who are pear shaped and not willowy thin. Kudos for a great wearable wardrobe staple that's fresh and very fashion forward!

Reminds me of knits to wear in classic New England - cozy, resourceful, and unique!
Jann at YarnTaxiDriver on Ravelry

What a lovely jacket! I can already imagine it in my wardrobe... now I just need to find knitting time. :)

Now I quite like that jacket!!!...I like to think that I will wear close-fitting sweaters, but I find that when I knit them, I almost always end up giving them to others...they turn out nicely, just not for me...i love/wear shawls, looser sweaters, socks, cowls...:) - but I will knit for anyone who is an appreciative recipient!

I have a fleece that might want to be that sweater. I just need to get spinning.

I mostly wear cardigans that are quick on-and-off, what with the hot flashes and all. But I would like to wear cabled pullovers. And loose lacy summer tops made from cotton.

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