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.
This beautiful baby afghan is a great way to sample stitch patterns like Moss stitch and King Charles Brocade, while bringing a splash of color and comfort to that special baby on your gift list. The afghan is constructed in smaller panels, making it more portable and quicker to knit. Choose calm pastels or bold primary colors to play with and add interest. This adorable blanket is sure to bring smiles to both babies and parents alike!
Yarn is doubled throughout.
Ball Band Gauge
4.5 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 18 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in St st
Gauge will vary slightly over patterns; all on size 10.5(6.5mm) ndls.
3.625 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 14.5 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in Wager Welt (1A)
3.625 sts/in and 5.5 rows/in = 14.5 sts/4" and 22 rows/4" in Moss Stitch (1B), Ripple Rib (2C), Fluted Rib (4B)
3.5 sts/in and 5.5 rows/in = 14 sts/4" and 22 rows/4" in King Charles Brocade (1C)
3.75 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 15 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in Double Moss Stitch (2A)
4 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 16 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in Rib & Welt Diagonals (2B)
4.125 sts/in and 4.75 rows/in = 16.5 sts/4" and 19 rows/4" in Basket Rib (4A)
3.25 sts/in and 6 rows/in = 13 sts/4" and 24 rows/4" in Seed Stitch (4C)