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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 : Florence

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting lace
  • cables
  • buttonholes
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished length 18 (20) (22) (24) (27.5)"
  • Finished circumference 34 (37) (42) (45) (49)"
  • XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)


  • size 2(2.75mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • size 3(3.25mm) ndls
  • Kauri Fingering, 60% NZ merino, 30% possum, 10% silk, 40g/168 yds (154m)
  • 6 (7) (8) (9) (10) skeins

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch holders or waste yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kauri Fingering, 60% NZ merino, 30% possum, 10% silk, 40g/168 yds (154m)