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Enjoy la bella vita with Montisi, the whimsical union of a shawl and cardigan. Worked from the top down, the back extends effortlessly around the front of the shoulders for the effect of airy sleeves. This versatile pattern allows you to choose from a tailored band or a ruffled edge and a short or long version. Work the fronts from the bottom up and seam, leaving a slit for your arms. The intricate, lacy mesh of the twist brioche stitch is perfect for dining al fresco on the piazza or dreaming of a Tuscan adventure. Unsure of any of the techniques? Look them up in the Library at! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting flat I-cord 3-ndl BO GAUGE 4 sts/in and 6.5 rows/in = 16 sts/4" and 26 rows/4" in Twist Brioche on size 7(4.5mm) ndls SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small (Medium) (Large) Finished chest over arms (estimate) 53.5 (61) (66.25)" Finished back to bottom trim: Short 12.25 (14.125) (16)" Finished back to bottom trim: Long 14.7 (18.125) (19)"

Supplies Needed

  • Size 7(4.5mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • Size 9(5.5mm) ndls
  • Silky Merino from Malabrigo, 50% silk, 50% baby merino wool, 50g/150 yds (136m)

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Jill Wolcott Knits
Jill Wolcott Knits
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.