Designer Interview: Mindy Wilkes

It seems like we’ve all gone crazy for the Baya Shawl around the SweetGeorgia studio! Following on Felicia’s blog post from last week about the gorgeous Baya Shawl, I was lucky enough to chat with Baya designer Mindy Wilkes about the inspiration behind her design process. First of all, please tell us a bit about yourself!…

Gefn Mitts by Kristen Ashbaugh Helmreich

The name Gefn is one of the numerous names for the goddess Freyja, and likely means “she who gives (prosperity or happiness).” When designing these fingerless mitts, Kristen imagined that “These gauntlets are something that Freyja would have worn while traveling under one of her aliases. The SweetGeorgia Superwash DK has a firm hand with…

7 Months.

Today marks 7 months since my life changed in the most amazing way. As I write this, my mother is playing with baby Russell as he squeals gleefully and tries to stuff a book in his mouth. He’s just discovered how to make that crazy high-pitched sound and so he’s been doing it for the…

Nineteen Twenty Shrug by Liisa Nieminen

Nineteen Twenty is an open-front shrug with lace details design by Liisa Nieminen. Worked in a luxurious yarn into a shimmering, drapey fabric, this shrug is an elegant addition to any wardrobe. The decorative lace panel in the back adds interest to a timeless, simple construction. Nineteen Twenty Shrug Details MATERIALS: 2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino…

Buchanan Shawl by Grace Verhagen

The Buchanan Shawl is a shallow, triangular shaped shawl knit from side to side. The pattern includes instructions for both a slim and wide version, depending on if you wish to create a longer or deeper shawl. It is designed to use up every inch of a special fingering-weight yarn such as Merino Silk Fine….

Xenon Mitts in Knitscene Summer 2014

The Summer 2014 issue of Knitscene has a focus on neon colours (check out those fuschia eyebrows on the model…) and interesting colour block garments (way to go, Grace Akhrem for all those designs!). Annie Watts has designed these “Xenon Mitts” in the new magazine and here are the details: Sizes: 6 (6 3/4)” palm…

Tumbler Ridge Hat by Grace Verhagen

A fun and funky slouchy hat with attitude! This easy toque is a great way to showcase one skein of variegated worsted weight yarn, or try knitting this pattern with two skeins of sock weight yarn held together to create a unique blended effect! Tumbler Ridge Hat Details: MATERIALS FOR WORSTED-WEIGHT VERSION: 1 skein SweetGeorgia…