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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 : Saddle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting flat
  • ribbing
  • I-cord

Pattern Description:

Inspired by an 1870's counterpane pattern, this nearly-circular shawlette combines tailored details with a feminine sensibility. Rise to the challenge of the initial cast-on and you'll be rewarded with an easy decreasing rib pattern that simultaneously eliminates stitches and the need for seaming. The interplay of delicate eyelets and bold angular ribbed decreases add drama to the clean lines of this go-anywhere piece.


6.5 sts/in and 6.25 rows/in = 26 sts/4" and 25 rows/4" in Rib
9 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 36 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in Cable Rib on size 2(2.75mm) ndls for neck trim

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One Size
  • Finished Bottom Edge 67.25"
  • Finished Back Length 7"


  • Kiwi 2-ply from Zealana, 30% merino, 30% possum, 40% cotton, 40g/218 yds (198m): 2 balls
  • size 3(3.25mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • size 2(2.75mm) circular ndls
  • 2 size 2(2.75mm) dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • locking pin or open markers
  • tapestry needle
  • button or other closure (optional)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kiwi Lace from Zealana, 40% merino, 30% brushtail possum, 30% organic cotton, 40g/218 yds (198m)


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