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.
Creating an elegant garment can be almost effortless with the right pattern. The simple beauty of this polished sleeveless top springs from two variations of razor lace. The push and pull of yarn overs and double decreases create delicate peaks and valleys at the bottom trim. Worked flat in a single piece with a back seam and buttons at the back neck placket, you'll get all the pleasure of knitting lace with none of the stress of seaming it. The sole back seam goes together easily.
6.25 sts/in and 7 rows/in = 25 sts/4" and 28 rows/4" in Twelve-stitch Razor Pattern on size 4(3.5mm) ndls
6.75 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 27 sts/4" and 30 rows/4" in Six-stitch Razor Pattern on size 4(3.5mm) ndls