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.
A vest is the perfect canvas for these stitch patterns that evoke the West. Just enough detail to keep knitting interesting, broken by simple reverse stockinette. The convertible collar and wide front bands leave room for personalizing how you wear this. Perfect for walking the dog or adding an extra layer. No one will believe this isn't difficult to knit. Mountain merino makes this the ultimate comfort piece.
5 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 20 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in Double Seed Stitch on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
4.5 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in Double Seed, Links, Rev St st and Northern Star on size 7(4.5mm) ndls