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Inside a Jill Wolcott Knits® Pattern
- Information You Can Use, including sizes, gauge, needles & supplies, yarn, model color and size. Also information on Action charts, links, location of techniques, road maps, schematics, abbreviations, how repeats are counted, using tables in written instructions, and binding off within a row.
- Road maps show direction of knitting, construction details. Schematics detail measurements, as knit.
- Techniques are spelled out and customized to how they are used in that pattern. There are links to other techniques and videos, and within the written instructions, linked back to the written techniques. Abbreviations are set out for each pattern.
- Stitch patterns are given in written form and in Action charts. Written stitch patterns match the charts given.
- Before and within the written instructions I give guidance, suggestions, and why a particular method has been used.
- Written instructions are set out in a way that is easy to track.
- Right and left shaping instructions are given.
- Photos are provide both online and in the pattern.
There’s a Pattern Here!
- Page 1, description, difficulty, type of knitting, & major techniques.
- Page 2, information you can use (see above). Sometimes this moves onto the next page.
- Following Page, roadmaps & schematics. This may take two pages.
- Next Page, techniques in alphabetical order.
- Next Page, continuation of techniques, other techniques, abbreviations & symbols.
- Next Page, stitch patterns, Action charts & keys.
- Pattern Page 1, pattern introduction, directions.
- first section, first piece
- followed on by other sections and pieces, over needed number of pages.
- Finishing, may have subsections.
- Variations or suggestions.
- Project photos
Behind a Jill Wolcott Knits® Pattern
Every design is likely to teach you something: a technique, an approach, a stitch pattern, or a construction method. I work closely with yarn, stitch pattern, and design elements to come up with projects that will showcase all three, and that will provide a variety of experiences for the knitter. As a teacher, I can never resist showing how to do things that achieve amazing results, even when those methods may not be the easiest or quickest to perform. Everything I put into a knitting pattern should be something you can use again as you do other projects.
Jill Wolcott Knits® patterns are designed with knitting in mind. My goal is to guide, but the guidance may be skipped if you don’t need it. Each pattern should take you to a solid and satisfying result. A level of difficulty is specified, but there are likely portions of the work where it is easier or requires less concentration. I think a bit of variation in intensity is nice.
After I have written a pattern based on my swatches, in most cases the project is sent to a knitter to work through my instructions. A tech editor also combs through each component of the pattern and edits are made. Most often the pattern is reviewed again by the tech editor. At some point photos are taken.
In cases where a mistake is overlooked, or more often creeps in during my editing, the mistake is put up on the Errata page, Ravelry is updated, new patterns files are sent to purchasers, and the files for future downloads are updated. The version number on page 2 is changed for reference.