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.
Through the fine art of innovative design, this cardigan grows from side to side as you cast-on at the right front edge and knit through to the left. Up and down the sleeves and on the back panel, 2x2 cables cross and swoop like the lacing on fine Italian boots. Below the yoke, diamond lattice lace gives the body of the sweater an airy bounce. Don't let the combination of cables and lace throw you for a loop. You'll knit the sleeves and the back panel seperately from the body of the sweater, making the cables a manageable on-the-go project. Even this most intricate-looking sweater is an achievable and rewarding challenge.
6 sts/in and 8.25 rows/in = 24 sts/4" and 33 rows/4" in Diamond Lattice on size 3(3.25mm) ndls
6.5 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 26 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in Bootlacing Cable on size 2(2.75mm) ndls
6.25 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 25 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in Rev St st on size 2(2.75mm) ndls