I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and ...
I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and technique.
Jill Wolcott Knits® patterns are very complete--I strive to create a complete and clear guide to a completed project and leave little room for interpretation. When a pattern challenges you to conquer a new technique, the directions and support are there to give you a great result (I've given it lots of thought and coached many knitters to new skill heights). Your reward will be the skill that you take forward in your knitting. My love is knitting, not sewing, so I design so that as much as possible is done on the knitting needles with sewing only as absolutely necessary. This isn't necessarily a shortcut, but I think it works really well for those who don't love the finishing process.
I have an extensive online techniques library to help you master techniques I use, and anything specific to a pattern is included.
Sometimes a yarn demands a showcase like this fun and fabulous soft sculpture jewelry. An ingenious pattern combines a smooth, more traditional yarn and one with whimsical felted pieces into a signature piece. Spirals dotted with felted bubbles cascade from a neckband and are held in place with an i-cord loop. Simple increases and an intriguing construction that's worked flat make it easy to express your effervescent personality as you navigate the social whirl.
Unsure of any of the techniques? Look them up in the Library at JillWolcottKnits.com
6 sts/in and 5.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 22 rows/4" in seed stitch