Welcome to Signatur Handknits
- Knitting kits, Patterns and Knitting Classes
- Australian grown, Australian spun, Australian made
Wool & Mohair
- Designs to bring something special to your everyday
Fan, Bell & Cable Cardigan
- Knitting kit with pattern, yarn & buttons
- brings colour to your needles
- Two row stripes with a centre decrease creates a Mitre.
Welcome to Signatur HandknitsKnitting kits, Patterns and Knitting Classes
Australian WoolAustralian grown, Australian spun, Australian made
Wool & MohairDesigns to bring something special to your everyday
Fan, Bell & Cable CardiganKnitting kit with pattern, yarn & buttons
Intarsia Knittingbrings colour to your needles
Knitting MitresTwo row stripes with a centre decrease creates a Mitre.
Jane Slicer-Smith, author of Swing Swagger Drape, works from her studio in Sydney, Australia. Jane's handknit designs are available as knitting kits, patterns and finished garments. Signatur Knitting kits include beautiful Australian Pure New Wool in a stunning colour range (request a free shade card). Jane offers designs with Every BODY and every knitter in mind. Knitting instructions have sizes from small to XXL & most designs include an A line option to bring ease into the hip. Knitting kits include yarn, knitting instruction and handmade buttons.
Your knitting kit includes the knitting instructions, yarn and colour matched handmade or shell buttons. I am more than happy to send a free shade card and yarn sample so you can see the true colours.
The description per design includes chest sizes and length options. Also importantly, if the knitting instructions include graphs for stitch patterns which are always supported with row by row instructions to establish the stitch pattern.
If you have participated in one of my zoom knitting classes you'll know I add a touch of A line into the hip of many of my designs, This simply prevents the garment pulling over the hips.
Self Striping yarn.
Perfect for accessories from hats to wraps and cossy cowls.
Select from classic yarns and self striping yarns.
Test your skills before you knit the Split Texture Jacket with a class.
Australia WoolKnitting yarn
Self Striping yarns
Knitting kits include yarn and pattern
Now on USB Swing, Swagger, Drape - Knit the Colors of Australia. $25
I've had a fabulous time teaching on ZOOM with my publisher at Stitches.events.com
February 2022 Pattern, Placement & Purpose Class
P,P&P explores textured stitches: from cables to bobbles and bells, onto traveling stitches and reversible stitches used for knitted-on buttonbands.
If ZOOM doesn't ring your bells then try one of my $2.00 knitting classes which I simply email to you.
Knitting Techniques & Skills
Above is the back of the Coco Panel Cardigan, available as knitting kit or pattern. Mitres are quite simple and very rewarding. What if I tell you that you only ever have two colours attached to your knitting at one time? Two row stripes taking colours stripe to stripe. A centre decrease over 3sts is worked into the first row of each colour - this is a right side row: Decrease Sl1, K2tog, psso - slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 sts together, pass the slip stitch over - the psso happens on the right hand needle, lifting the second stitch over the stitch closest to the point of the needle. Row 2 of the stripe is the wrong side of the knitting and knit will create garter stitch. It is this centre decrease on right side rows that creates the Mitre Chevron. Again a great stash buster, whatever you knit in Mitres will impress! Check out my YouTube Video on Mitres
Cables & Patterns
I am always creating new classes, often based around specific designs. These classes are designed to build your skill levels and step you up to knit a garment.
I love texture because you can see your progression: I feel like my knitting grows faster! I created the Textured Scarf Class to introduce you to textured stitches while the $2 Penny Jacket Class is for cables, and $2 Split Texture Jacket Class brings traveling stitches and short rows, it all makes knitting the garment more fun. I see many knitters avoid garments, concerned about how the garment will fit. My goal is to help you reward your investment, with sizes for everybody, and my passionate support from the knitting class to completion of all projects. I'm only an email away.
Skills & Support
As a designer I invest in each design, with sizes for everybody, providing extra ease for the hip with a touch of A line, as well as length and collar options.
My knitting classes are designed to allow you to learn new stitches and techniques.
The $2 Textured Scarf Class allows new knitters become familiar with how Knits and Purls combine to create stitch patterns, and most importantly be able to recognize the stitches on their needles. Samples incorporate knitted on button bands to streamline finishing garments. Whether you purchase a class, pattern or knitting kit, my advice, guidance and encouragement is free. Request a FREE SHADE CARD
I am just an email away. When you're ready to knit a garment we can discuss design, colour, size and length.
start with a knitting class
The class is a great introduction to knitting cables. Purchase options click below:
Penny Jacket Knit Class $2
Penny Jacket Knitting Kit
Penny Jacket Pattern
The class is included with both the knitting kit & the pattern, & introduces a single cable then a paired cable, as the centre of the sleeve. The Corrugated Garter button band is simply St-st (knit) 2 rows Reverse St-st (purl) 2 rows, given as written instructions in the knitting class. This class will be emailed to you to print yourself.
You're purchasing directly from me, the designer/ pattern writer Jane Slicer-Smith and I'm happy to advise on size, length & collar options: put simply, I'm your support from cast on to completion.
Class, Kit, Pattern
Split Texture Jacket
If you love stitches, what a fun project to have on your needles.
Split Texture Knitting Class $2
Split Texture Knitting Kit
Split Texture Pattern
The class comes with both the knitting kit & pattern and includes the short rows to achieve the sloped hem line, a cable, the knitted-on button bands in Corrugated Garter. Written instructions combine with graph and images to step you through the textured stitches. This class will be emailed to you to print yourself.
Whether you buy the knitting kit, Pattern or Knitting Class, I will work with you by assisting, progressing and bringing passion to your project.
Textured Scarf Knitting Class
This class has seven stitch patterns, each worked for 18 rows.
Textured Scarf Knitting Class $2
At the same time as learning stitch patterns, learn how stitch patterns change tension. How garter stitch condenses the knitting and rib elongates and narrows.
While it looks cool chunky, I find big needles like 10 mm quite clumsy when learning.
Stitches include Moss Stitch, Basket Stitch, Basket Weave, Double Moss, Rib, Garter and Corrugated Garter. These are Stitch patterns I use for knitted-on button bands and are reversible. Lots to learn whilst creating a scarf from your stash.
Events & Markets
Jane is looking forward to showing her Winter range at Markets and Shows in Australia. With over thirty designs with styling options from different lengths to collar styles, and of course always lots of sizes. Designs are all sold as Knitting Kits as well as ready-made garments. It's always a treat to try on a hand knit before you've even picked up your needles!
2023 Shows & Events
Melbourne - Apr 13 - 16 AQC
Canberra - Apr 28 - 29 Handmade Market
Adelaide - May 5 - 7 Bowerbird
Sydney - June 4 Coal Loader Market
Sydney Quilt Fair July 6 - 9
Bendigo Sheep Show VIC July 13 - 16
Deloriane Craft Show Nov 3 - 6
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