WANT: Fairchild and Clover

lovely Fairchild
lovely Fairchild

I’m crushing hard on Bristol Ivy’s latest design, Fairchild, featured on the cover of Pom Pom Quarterly. The subtle yoke shaping, the cute front pleats that look like mini-pockets, and the back pleats that have a sort of racerback look.

To be honest, though I’ve admired Bristol’s sweaters from afar for months now, I have yet to make one. Fairchild might have to be the first.

And, wouldn’t you know it, A Verb For Keeping Warm just unveiled another beautiful hand-dyed yarn, Clover, that apparently knits up to just the right gauge for Fairchild.

beautiful naturally-dyed Clover (swoon)
beautiful naturally-dyed Clover (swoon)

I still have a little stash of Verb’s first original yarn, Pioneer, that I’m saving for just the right project. I had a front-row seat to Kristine’s planning and dyeing process for Pioneer, and saw just how much work went into that yarn (and boy was it worth it). Now she’s teamed up with Sweet Grass Wool to make a brand-new DK-weight wool/silk blend. I’m so excited to see what Verb will do next to help re-invigorate the domestic wool industry, and I’m *dying* to get my hands on some Clover. A naturally-dyed swingy sweater might have to be a wedding present to myself (more on that later)…

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