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.
The culturally traditional cape takes on modern wearability in this innovative, yet easily executed, design. Begin with an edging that uses Elizabeth's Lace Lattice from "On the Edge" by Nicky Epstein. After binding off, you'll pick up stitches along the straight edge and then create a strikingly graphic design by dropping and crossing stitches. Fasten with an i-cord drawstring woven through an eyelet row for a cape full of artistic energy.
3.375 sts/in and 4.125 rows/in = 15 sts/4" and 16.5 rows/4" in Lattice on size 9(5.5mm) ndls
3.375 sts/in and 6.25 rows/in = 14.5 sts/4" and 25 rows/4" in Eyelet and Garter on size 9(5.5mm) ndls