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.
This attractive trio of hats sport garlands, pendants, and bobblets like the myriad patterns traced by frost on a window pane. All three hats--Coronet Peak, Grasslands, and Wintergarden--mix up the details from a bobblet rib trim to a garland rib, from a crown shaped with a cluster of pendants to one closed with a drawstring. Although each hat is unique, shared elements make this a great group to knit for family and friends. Use them as swatches for their named pullovers.
6 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 24 sts/4" and 30 rows/4" in Purl Rib on size 3(3.25mm) ndls
5 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 30 rows/4" in Grasslands and Wintergarden patterns on size 3(3.25mm) ndls