Tempest has launched!

We made it! Tempest, our collaboration with Holli Yeoh has finally launched. After months of working late nights with a brilliant community of helpful and generous test and sample knitters, Holli and I are happy to see this book come to light. In its 84 pages, you’ll find 11 beautifully crafted patterns including garments, hats,…

Everyday Lace: A Review & Scavenger Hunt

Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments by Heather Zoppetti is the author and designer’s first book and it struck a chord with me because I feel like her experience with lace knitting is quite like mine. In Heather’s introduction, she talks about how she was a fearless, self-taught knitter that became infatuated with lace knitting…

Ginger Scarf by Beth Major

Interweave’s newest issue of Crochetscene (Summer 2014) includes an elegant scarf crocheted in our Merino Silk Lace yarn! Inspired by warm summer breezes while dining at a chic outdoor café, this playful scarf adds instant elegance. Basic crochet stitches combine to create a lacy fabric this is easy enough for beginners. For more details, please…

Summer Of Socks: Pattern Roundup Part 2

Welcome to the Summer Of Socks: Pattern Roundup Part Two! Earlier this month we highlighted some solid beginner’s patterns, designs that played with colour, and explored the SweetGeorgia Yarns collection of in-house sock patterns. In this installment, let’s look at some patterns with inventive shapes and novel cable designs! Shape Shifters: Need to add a…

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…