Stitch Exchange: Pro-Verbial Presents Bristol Ivy

 We’re so proud of our line-up of designers for Pro-Verbial Year 4, that  we’re profiling them all, this month on the blog, starting with Bristol Ivy.

Bristol’s been very busy this year, creating gorgeous designs with Brooklyn Tweed, Quince & Co., and Fibre Company yarns, among others. As is evident in her recent e-book with Leah B. Thibault, Strata and Line, Bristol seems constantly inspired by the natural world.

Stria, from Strata and Line

She favors yarns with lots of depth and texture, in earthy colors, using motifs and design elements to call to mind images and objects from nature. Her designs have quickly attracted a loyal following. I love the folksy appeal of her yarn choices and stitch motifs, combined with her modern and wearable shapes.

Winnowing, from Wool People Vol. 2

Not only is she hard at work on a super-secret exclusive design for Year 4 of Pro-Verbial, she also just published a lovely little pattern using a skein each of two colors of our Horizon organic merino wool.

The Triangulate Cowl showcases the best of Horizon, and the best of Bristol Ivy's design sense: subtle, earth-toned stripes,  and a practical and ingenious construction. In Triangulate, Bristol's combined two popular knit shapes, the cowl and the triangle shawl, to make an easy-to-wear and modern bandana-inspired cowl.

I can’t give any hints about Ivy’s pattern for Pro-Verbial (because I don’t know anything about it myself), but I’m sure it will be a sumptuous and fun knit, and a beautiful, and wearable, item. 

Sign up here for Year 4 of Pro-Verbial! Repeat customers who sign up before August 1st get all kinds of perks. New members can sign up starting this week, on August 1st! -H