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.
The girl who loves to twirl and whirl will love the two ruffles in this berry sweet Strawberry Skirt with subtle berries created with eyelets and bobbles. An elastic waistband makes it comfortable for girls-on-the-go and knitters-on-the-go will love the clear directions for this in-the-round skirt and ruffles knit separately for extra portability. Make bobbles by turning your work or follow the directions for backwards knitting and add a new skill to your repertoire. The cute, matching Blackberry Hat, acts as a gauge swatch.
5.5 sts/in and 7.25 rnds/in = 22 sts/4" and 29 rnds/4" in Berry Pattern and Stockinette stitch