Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Shepherdess

Just my humble opinion, but there is nary a more darling baby sweater ensemble than Julia Farwell-Clay's Welcome to the Flock. Julia's bevy of baby sheep grazing in a grass of green hand-dyed yarn is topped of with a matching top-knot beanie. If you have a baby in your life, you must make this duo for your little one.


Now meet the new Shepherdess in town, the latest offering from Julia Farwell-Clay. As she writes, the Shepherdess is, "An adult sweater with a whimsical heart. Thank you to the knitters who loved knitting my baby sweater pattern Welcome to the Flock enough to also ask for a grown-up version for themselves. And what knitter doesn’t love sheep just a little too much?" True THAT.


Julia's adorable round-yoked cardi, which is designed for worsted yarn, comes in sizes up to 58.5 inches (thank you, Julia). The Shepherdess is knitted flat from side to side, but you could easily knit it in the round and steek it. Fit wise, it is similar to the Hiro Cardigan so many of us have already made.


I particularly like that Julia knit the body of the sweater in stockinette, but garter stitched the little lambs. Love those little fleeces!


The Shepherdess is available for purchase on Ravelry. If you're a plus-sized wool lover like I am, this one is for you.

3 comments:

  1. That is precious! I will be adding it to my list for sure

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  2. What a great little sweater!!! I love those sheep!!!! Gotta go find that pattern.

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