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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 : Hillwood

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knitting flat
  • short rows
  • seaming
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Knit a shrug as fascinating as you are! The back is an attention-grabbing Counterpane pattern, worked from the inside-out to create a hypnotic swirl. Raglan sleeves join with the Counterpane to create a garment that always looks polished, whether you wear it as a shrug for warmth or tied over your shoulders for a little extra coverage. Use the collar and trims to experiment with colors and textures for a shrug that's all you.


MC 4.25 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 17 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in St st and Horizontal Rib on size 6(4mm) ndls
CC 4.5 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in Horizontal Rib on size 8(5mm) ndls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished back width 14"
  • Finished back length 20"


  • Main Color MC Sensational from Fibra Natura, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 50g/90 yds (82m): 5 skeins
  • Contrast Color CC Trellis from Fibra Natura, 50% wool, 29% silk, 11% baby alpaca, 10% fine mohair, 50g/88 yds (80m) (discontinued): 2 skeins
  • Size 6(4mm) dpns and 24" circular ndl OR size to obtain gauge
  • Size 8(5mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

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

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sensational from Fibra Natura, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 50g/90 yds (82m)


MC Castle Rock; CC Forrest