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.
Swathe yourself in luxury with this featherlight and lacy cardigan. Knit from an airy, laceweight mohair, this beautiful piece glides upwards from a gently scalloped peplum. Wrap your back in the gorgeous Eyelet Leaves pattern that looks deceptively sophisticated, while the stockinette front allows the flowing peplum to shine. The Eyelet Leaves echo on the sleeves as the pattern forms an elongating scallop over the hand, giving way to a stockinette arm, finished with a lace repeat at the sleeve cap. Pull it together with twisted stitch ties for a piece you'll wear over and over.
4 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 16 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in St st
4.5 sts/in and 6.5 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 26 rows/4" in Diagonal Crossed Knots
Note re Eyelet Leaves It is difficult to measure and get an accurate stitch count because of the changing orientation of the stitches. The stitch gauge was taken by measuring the entire width of the 37 stitch pattern and dividing by the width. The row count is taken at the center, most vertical part, of the pattern.
6.125 sts/in and 4.5 rows/in = 37 sts/6" and 18 rows/4" in Eyelet Leaves