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.
Enjoy the delicate beauty of a botanical top that flatters without revealing anything. The secret is the welted leaf pattern. Textured leaves run horizontally along the hem and vertically in a front panel that draws the eye upward, while waist shaping creates a silhouette that skims without clinging. Charming cap sleeves and the addition of lingerie straps at the shoulders create no-fuss femininity. After working flat in two pieces, you'll finish with a 3-needle shoulder bind off, seam the sides of a polished top that's simple to knit and to wear.
4.5 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in Welted Leaf Pattern
4.5 sts/in and 6.25 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 25 rows/4" in Stockinette st
6 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 24 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in Rib