Julia Farwell-Clay


b. 1986, HK.

I have had many teachers, and no where is this more true than in knitting.

I learned to wrap yarn around needles first from my mom. I learned how to make the stitches fly from Anni from Denmark who lived with us for a year. I made my first sweater in college and broke the boyfriend knitting rule quickly after that.

I learned about color from many places, but most of all from Kaffe Fassett.

Friends taught me many things, like what fun it is to knit together over a round of drinks, how to make yarn on a spindle, how to rip and do it better the next time.

I was a college English teacher for about 10 years, where I learned about the joy of approaching material with students. I eventually had to leave academic life to take care of my son. House bound for awhile, I connected with the knitting scene on the Internet where passion is literally viral.

Knitting has since inspired me to write a blog, then articles for magazines, to help start an online magazine, and for a few years now, to offer patterns for the things I primarily make for myself. I do teach a few times a year at select events and locally at a favorite yarn shop. If you have a question about a pattern of you’d like to see my class menu, send me an email.

Visit my Ravelry page for my patterns.