Published on December 15th, 2016 | by Eric


The Yarn Collective announces Pembroke Worsted by Bristol Ivy

Today we announce the third line from The Yarn Collective: Pembroke Worsted. Bristol Ivy curated this beautiful hand-dyed merino wool yarn, which is available in 10 gem-inspired colors.

The Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted

Click here for the Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted collection

The Yarn Collective is a new fibre and design company working with some of the best independent designers to bring truly beautiful artisan yarns to the market, alongside inspiring and gorgeous patterns. They are working with three designers who represent the best in modern knitting design. In the past two weeks we announced Melanie Berg’s Portland Lace, and Carol Feller’s Bloomsbury DK. This week brings us the third instalment, Pembroke Worsted by Bristol Ivy.

This third collaboration is with Bristol Ivy, a hugely respected name in the knitting design community. Together with The Yarn Collective, Bristol has curated 10 amazing shades for the Pembroke Worsted line and designed two new and exclusive patterns which encapsulate her style and bring her colors to life.





“My whole collection is based on the rich, pure tones of gems and minerals. I’ve always loved these colors and their depth, complexity, and saturation. I think since they’re all based on naturally occurring colors, they all speak well to each other and come together into a coherent palette. I’m so excited to explore them further: the icy grey-greens, the deep copper oranges, the vivid coral-y carnelians, the soft neutral greys and sepias — all of them.”


“The saturated colors and slight variegation in the colorways made me immediately think of texture, and the blending and highlighting of colors that that can create.  In addition, I wanted to explore how to carry soft swoops and curves across the texture of all three designs, letting the fabric shift and turn by manipulating stitch patterns, increasing, and decreasing.  The final balance was to make sure that all three pieces were infinitely wearable, paying homage to the coziness and softness of the yarn itself.”


Donne hat

 Click here for the Donne Hat pattern

Brioche and curves come together. Worked in the round from the bottom up, this hat uses cleverly placed increases and decreases to push and pull the fabric around into interlocking swoops and braids.


Larkin pullover

Click here for the Larking Pullover pattern

The perfect cozy pullover. Worked sideways throughout the body, shaping occurs within the broken ribbing at the shoulders and creates unexpected curves and tailoring. It is finished with sleeves worked out from the body in the round, and a cushy cowl picked up and knit in the round.


You can see the Pembroke Worsted lookbook here, the Bloomsbury DK lookbook here, and the Portland Lace one here. Make sure to follow #theyarncollective on Instagram or Facebook to see great images, patterns, inspiration, and more!

About the Author

is a photographer, copywriter, rock climber, skier, traveler, and aspiring knitter. His work has been been published in many international newspapers, magazines, websites, books and even a billboard in Brooklyn. Crochet is the best.

Last updated: August 3rd, 2017.

2 Responses to The Yarn Collective announces Pembroke Worsted by Bristol Ivy

  1. Jenni says:

    This yarn is amazing, thanks Eric!

  2. Hippie says:

    I’m not easily imesserpd. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂

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