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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 : Bonaire
Bonaire Bonaire Static Side
Bonaire Bonaire Static Back
Bonaire Bonaire 2
Bonaire Bonaire Cropped Cover
Bonaire Bonaire Shoulder Details

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting flat
  • increases
  • decreases
  • picking up stitches
  • seaming

Pattern Description:

Dive deep into a knitting adventure with this charming shell! Knit from a luscious blend of merino, cotton, and New Zealand possum fibers, the trims feature Coral Knots that are then scattered throughout the stockinette body for a gorgeously cohesive top. The boat-neck collar is finished off with eye-catching Coral Twists that will ensure you're wearing a one-of-a-kind piece, no matter where the currents may take you!

Bonaire Deep Dive - in-depth look at the pattern (see blog entry)


5 sts/in and 10 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 40 rows/4" in Coral Knots on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
5 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in Scattered Coral Knot on size 6(4mm) ndls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
  • Finished chest 36 (40) (44.75) (49.5) (53.5)"
  • Finished length 21 (22) (23) (24) (25)"


  • Size 5(3.75mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • Size 6(4mm) ndls
  • Kiwi Fingering from Zealana, 40% NZ Merino, 30% organic cotton, 30% NZ possum, 40g/135 yds (123m)
  • 6 (7) (8) (9) (10) skeins

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Extra needles for flexible long-tail cast on

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kiwi Fingering from Zealana, 40% NZ Merino, 30% organic cotton, 30% NZ possum, 40g/135 yds (123m)


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