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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 ...

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from Jill Wolcott Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Montisi

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting flat
  • I-cord
  • 3-ndl BO

Pattern Description:

Enjoy la bella vita with Montisi, the whimsical union of a shawl and cardigan. Worked from the top down, the back extends effortlessly around the front of the shoulders for the effect of airy sleeves. This versatile pattern allows you to choose from a tailored band or a ruffled edge and a short or long version. Work the fronts from the bottom up and seam, leaving a slit for your arms. The intricate, lacy mesh of the twist brioche stitch is perfect for dining al fresco on the piazza or dreaming of a Tuscan adventure.

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4 sts/in and 6.5 rows/in = 16 sts/4" and 26 rows/4" in Twist Brioche on size 7(4.5mm) ndls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (Medium) (Large)
  • Finished chest over arms (estimate) 53.5 (61) (66.25)"
  • Finished back to bottom trim: Short 12.25 (14.125) (16)"
  • Finished back to bottom trim: Long 14.7 (18.125) (19)"


  • Size 7(4.5mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • Size 9(5.5mm) ndls
  • Silky Merino from Malabrigo, 50% silk, 50% baby merino wool, 50g/150 yds (136m)
  • Short version: 3 (4) (5)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Button or other closure (optional)