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.
Inject your life with Parisian flair with this shawl and shell set, knitted in a sumptuous blend of Suri alpaca, merino, and a touch of glimmering stellina. Both pieces use a Tilted Ladder lace pattern combining eyelets and cables for undeniable visual and knitting interest. The shawl is finished with a collar along the edge that lends stability and allows you to wear it without fear of the shawl falling off your shoulders, as well as unique I-cord bows that replace traditional fringe. The shell completes the look with an echo of the Tilting Ladder pattern as its center panel, ensuring that you'll sparkle.
Shawl 5 sts/in and 5.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 22 rows/4" in Tilted Ladder pattern on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
5.25 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 21 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in Tilted Ladder pattern on size 4(3.5mm) ndls
Shell 6 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 24 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in St st on size 3(3.25mm) ndls
6.625 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 30 sts/3" and 30 rows/4" over Tilted Ladder panel on size 3(3.25mm) ndls