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!…

Baya Shawl

The Summer 2014 issue of Pom Pom Magazine is available now and our yarns made the cover as a part of Mindy Wilkes‘ gorgeous shawl design! Baya is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the bottom up. The bottom edge of the shawl is a lace pattern that also incorporates some simple cables, while the body…

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…

Bridgeward Leaves Shawl by Grace Verhagen

The Bridgeward Leaves Shawl is a top-down triangular shawl designed by Grace Verhagen. Inspired by the “Leaf Shadows” motif collected by Barbara Walker, this triangular lace shawl is reminiscent of vines enveloping the red brick buildings in the shade of the Granville Street Bridge. Bridgeward Leaves Shawl Details MATERIALS FOR LACEWEIGHT VERSION: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns…

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…

This Is How I… Organize My Patterns

I keep my knitting patterns in a few physical forms. In the ‘olden days’ before I discovered Ravelry, I printed the patterns I intended to knit on my home computer. They would be carefully stored in page protectors and then organized into various binders… sweaters, shawls and scarfs, socks, hats, miscellaneous toys and trinkets. My…

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…