Designer Feature

Designer Feature: Hillary by Julie Weisenberger

Julie Wisenberger of Cocoknits just published her latest design featuring The Fibre Co. Cumbria using her unique method of constructing tailored top down sweaters, Hillary. Julie’s unique way of working garments from the top down was first brought to my attention during the Fringe and Friends KAL via her English Tailoring technique – more on what happened to my swatches for that one at a later date – and I have been intrigued by it ever since. In February, she published a new book, The Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, and Hillary is one of the 10 additional patterns Julie is releasing over the next few months as an accompaniment to the book.

From Julie:

“This easy, slouchy tunic is wonderfully cozy to wear. The diagonal free-hanging pockets are knitted seamlessly as you go, so when you are finished knitting, you only need to close the underarm gap and add, if you like, a neckline ribbing. Version A has an unfinished, open, V-neckline and long sleeves. Version B has a higher, rounded neckline finished with ribbing, and 3/4-length sleeves.”


The Fibre Co. Cumbria: Derwentwater, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Elemental Affects Cormo Sport: Doppio #11, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
Sally Fox Fibre Vreseis 10/2/5 Colorganic Yarn: Brown: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) cones.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows = 4″ / 10 cm square in St st on largest needles.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm), and US 3 (3.25 mm).
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X): 34.25 (37.5, 41, 45.75, 49.5, 53.5)” / 87 (95, 104, 116, 126, 136) cm bust, 32.5 (33.25, 34.25, 35, 35.75, 36.25)” / 83 (84, 87, 89, 91, 92) cm length.

For more information on Hillary, visit the pattern page here. To purchase a copy of Sweater Workshop, click here, or ask for it at your LYS!

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