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.
Button this shawl into a shrug or wear it flat. The cuffs are knitted in the beginning and end of the piece, then sleek edges are added to the lengthwise edges of the shawl. The medallions of lace are done in varying multiples and as a central motif. None of this is difficult knitting, but we always like to make it interesting!
5.625 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 17 sts/4" and 30 rows/4" in Medallion Lace
4.25 sts/in and 7 rows/in = 17 sts/4" and 28 rows/4" in Stockinette
168 yards of Sport weight