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.
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.
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.
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.
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.