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.
Hit your fashion stride with this beautiful cardigan which combines an eye-catching and innovative crossed stitch trim with the simplicity of stockinette. You'll love learning the fascinating technique for lattice lace used for the trims, which are worked separately. The body and sleeves are then cleverly worked by picking up stitches from the hems then finished with a simple and sweet eyelet neck trim. Make it au courant by experimenting with color blocking or timeless and elegant by using a single color.
3.625 sts/in and 5.5 rows/in = 14.5 sts/4" and 22 rows/4" in St st on size 8(5mm) ndls
4.375 sts/in and 4.375 rows/in = 17.5 sts/4" and 17.5 rows/4" in Lattice Lace on size 8(5mm) ndls
3.5 sts/in = 14 sts/4" in eyelet on size 6(4mm) ndls for Trim