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.
Reward your inner knitting goddess with the smallest scale eyelets and cables that become the most beguiling of pullovers. Begin with the gauge swatch hat which will raise your cool level with its cleverly segmented finish, then work from undulating trim to undulating trim up the cable path, always surrounded by eyelets. This is your opportunity to master cabling without a needle or stay traditional. Whichever path you take, you end with a classically elegant pullover which is its own reward.
5 sts/in and 7.25 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 29 rows/4" in Sweet Violets
8 sts/in and 7.75 rows/in = 14 sts/1.75" and 31 rows/4" in Center Cable