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 graceful curves of this sleeveless top come from its simple, yet innovative construction. Knit in two identical pieces from the bottom edge to the neck, right twist ribbings jazz up the bottom, neck, and armholes. You'll seam the sides and overlap the pieces at the neck to create subtle draping at the neck and geometric interest at the shoulders for a top you'll want to wear everywhere.
5.375 sts/in and 6.75 rows/in = 21.5 sts/4" and 27 rows/4" in St st on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
6.625 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 26.5 sts/4" and 30 rows/4" in Right Twist Rib on size 3(3.25mm) ndls