Montisi by Jill Wolcott


August 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Twist Brioche
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
450 - 900 yards (411 - 823 m)
S (M) (L) 53.5 (61) (66.25)" chest over arms and 12.25 (14.125) (16)" Back to Bottom Trim (Short) and 14.75 (18.125) (19)" (Long)
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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.

moderate / flat, top down, bottom up


S (M) (L)
Finished chest over arms (estimate) 53.5 (61) (66.25)”
Finished back to bottom trim
Short 12.25 (14.125) (16)”
Long 14.7 (18.125) (19)“


4 sts/in and 6.5 rows/in = 16 sts/4” and 26 rows/4” in Twist Brioche on size 7(4.5mm) ndls


Size 7(4.5mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge, size 9(5.5mm) ndls


Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or WY, button or other closure (optional)


Silky Merino from Malabrigo, 50% silk, 50% baby merino wool, 50g/150 yds
Short 3 (4) (5) skeins
Long 4 (5) (6) skeins

As Shown

Model Size Medium
Color Blackberry

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