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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 : Helen

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting eyelets
  • cables
  • knitting in the round
  • knitting flat
  • picking up stitches
  • seaming

Pattern Description:

Let your knitting skills launch a thousand ships! Marvel at the timeless beauty of this boldly feminine sweater and matching hat, fittingly named for the goddess Helen. The pullover blooms into shape from the bottom up with a Sweet Violet eyelet pattern, while an extraordinary cable draws attention as it swirls up the center of the body as well as the sleeves. If you're not interested in swatching, the hat allows you to get a taste for the pattern while learning inventive construction elements.


4 sts/in and 5.75 rows/in = 16 sts/4" and 23 rows/4" in Sweet Violets
7 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 28 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in Center Cable

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Slouch Hat: S (M) (L)
  • Finished Hat Circumference 18 (20) (22)"
  • Pullover: XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
  • Pullover: Finished Body Circumference 35 (38) (41) (45.5) (49.5)"
  • Pullover Finished Length 20.5 (21.25) (22) (22.5) (23)"


  • Kauri Bulky 10 ply from Zealana, 60% Fine New Zealand Merino, 30% possum, 10% silk, 40g/94 yds (85m
  • Slouch Hat: 2 skeins
  • Pullover: 9 (9) (10) (11) (12) skeins
  • Size 7(4.5mm) circular ndl, 16" circular ndl (Hat), dpns, OR size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch holders or WY
  • extra needles for 3-ndl BO

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kauri Bulky 10 ply from Zealana, 60% Fine New Zealand Merino, 30% possum, 10% silk, 40g/94 yds (85m)


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