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.
What's a knitter's dream? An interesting, yet easy-to-follow pattern that yields a stunning, deceptively-intricate accessory. With a sixteen-stitch pattern repeat, you'll create this circular shawl from the center outward to a surprisingly-simple and delicate finish. Changing needle size helps create the beautiful trumpet shape of an Azalea in the segments of your circular shawl. When you block your finished work, these six trumpet-shaped "azaleas" will form delicate ripples along the outer edge.
7.5 sts/in and 8 rnds/in = 30 sts/4" and 32 rnds/4" in Azalea pattern on size 3(3.25mm) ndls for S (M).
The L is achieved by using larger ndls.