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Kaikoura Cosy in 11 Sizes!
We successfully completed the Kaikoura KAL. My samples (two) will be going off to be displayed at the Crave Yarn Shop in Sante Fe, NM. More importantly, the pattern is now available. If you are on my mailing list (sign up before 4 pm PDT 3/15/19) you can take my survey AND get a coupon code for $3 off the already reasonable $8 price.
Go here to find out about sample #3 which was done in Linea from Crave Yarn.
Another KAL with Jill?
I’m game if you are. I have upcoming pattern releases, or I’d really love it if you made a suggestion!
I’m doing the Desafio Marzo Lanero Challenge on Instagram. Blocking is the topic for March 5, so I’m making my blocking video that I did for the Kaikoura KAL available. If you click on Watch Video it will take you to the video on Vimeo. I’m sure there is a more elegant solution, but this is it for now.
New Pattern Releases
Use this to find out more about special offers. I only offer discounts on my patterns on release, so check this out when you see a new release. If these don’t appeal to you, stay tuned! More patterns are in the pipeline. Discounts only apply on my website.
- Now Released! Jupiter’s Rings LGF Suris is a trio of designs in one pattern (e-book on Ravelry) using three yarns from LGF Suris. Like the Rings of Jupiter, each is uniquely beautiful: Gossamer, Halo, and Metis all use the same stitch pattern, which never gets boring. Each can be a one-skein project.
- Tangiers! Yarn Reviews here: It Could Be Worsted and For Better or Worsted. A worsted scarf in one or two colors, with undulating arabesques and a stitch pattern to keep it flat!
Did you know that any time a pattern is updated that pattern purchasers automatically get a new pattern? This can pay dividends later on — like for these re-released patterns! The patterns have been updated, put into my newest format, and re-tech-edited.
- Granite Cowl in Powder River DK. A squishy cowl with horizontal ribs, and a single moebius round of eyelets, there is a slight difference in how the stitch pattern plays out. Knit this to see what that difference is.
- Limestone Scarf in Powder River DK. A uniquely shaped, horizontally knitted, scarf with optional “leaves” (mitered squares) that give it additional movement and interest. I’ve updated the short rows to German short rows, and updated the charts.
- I’ve silently made Taos accessible too! This is a re-release, so keep reading! I am planning another update in early 2019!
- Looking for the Ashland Collar, Shawlette, & Shawl pattern? This too is a re-release, that netted a third size!
- Looking for the link for Belon? There is now a second size, Narrow Belon, for those looking for a little less knitting, but the same great shape and stitch pattern. Instructions for beading the outside edge are included.
I love techniques and so am always exploring ways to use them and make the descriptions of them better. Here’s the link to my techniques library. There is always a little lag between techniques being put out in patterns and them showing up online. I’ve been posting techniques on Thursdays on Instagram, so here’s the list in case you meant to look but didn’t!
- dec12 or decrease 12
- 1/2 cables or 1/2 crossed stitches
- duplicate stitch
- flexible long-tail cast on
Jill Wolcott Knits Patterns
Did you know that almost all of my patterns are named after geographic locations? I love travel, and am fascinated by physical geography. Cleveland’s Convention Center was near the waterfront, but tucked in amongst an array of beautiful old buildings, and beautiful new buildings. I’m always struck by how any public space is used in urban areas, and this was no exception! We added a couple of moments of glamour and interest for other users of the space during our photo shoot.
Ha! Belon is a pattern name the isn’t an actual place name (I don’t think). It is named after the preferred type of French Oyster! I have had the Belon Shawl in my catalog for a while, but I added the Narrow Belon, redid the entire pattern, and now it is re-released. If you purchased the pattern previously, you’ll get a link to the new pattern to update your copy.
These model photos feature me — Jill Wolcott — wearing my favorite knits. I’m not always the best person to model, but I work cheap and was available. I think I have a special affinity for accessories, so it worked nicely.
Photos, from above left: Belon and 2-color Tangiers. The feature photo is me in the Taos Shawlette. The photos were taken in Cleveland, by Kellie Nuss Photography. On my head form below, is an example of decorative duplicate stitch. I made it look like a patch (a la visible mending) using a coordinated color. Duplicate stitch is in my Techniques Library.
What Jill Wolcott Knits Does On Instagram
I show up with some regularity on Instagram and I hope you find me in your feed (be sure to follow me if you don’t already!).
- I do a Color of the Day post on Instagram using the Colorstrology book by Michele Bernhardt and Pantone® colors. I love color and have found putting these posts together a pleasure, but also a wonderful learning experience! Sign up for my newsletter, and at that time, choose to get these posts in your inbox daily to make sure you never miss one!
- I often post photos of what I’m knitting, or what I have been knitting. I like doing these photos too, but they are not planned as closely as the color posts.
- I try to keep random photos in my Instagram Story, but I do sometimes put up things in my feed that have nothing to do with knitting.
- I have decided to challenge myself to post photos I’m calling “Jillslifeinyarn”. It gives me a thing to photograph if I don’t have something else. Look for #jillslifeinyarn on Instagram.
What Jill Wolcott Knits Does Besides Instagram
Looking for other content from Jill Wolcott Knits? Blog post’s are not very regular right now, but the content is deep (probably 575+ posts); you can find them here. I took nearly five months off from blogging but now I’ve posted about refreshing my patterns. Check it out here. There is also a rotating series of Creative Business Blogs on the front page of JillWolcottKnits.com. Click on whomever comes up when you are there for an interesting read.
My newsletter, the Inside Scoop, has been on hiatus, but when it is coming back. Here’s the most recent issue, and then look for it bi-monthly again in 2019. I try to let readers know about things before anyone else. Sign up here!
It turns out I really don’t have time to do everything. It has taken me years to accept that, and as a result, I just cannot keep up the online content as I have in the past. Look for new things soon!
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- What is an Action Chart
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Want to get back to Instagram? Just click one of the Instagram photos at the bottom of the page! The bottom photo here was taken by my husband, Mitch, when we were spending a few days in Cabo del San Jose, Mexico. The middle is a photo of my paper stitches: I use them for showing how stitches work together; the colors relate to the colors used in Action charts for knit and purl. The top photo was a selfie showing what I look like most days in my studio/office. The scarf is vintage, but as a gift to me it was new.