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.
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