Leah Learns Design

Follow along as Leah learns what it takes to design a sweater with the help of our design director, Tabetha Hedrick!

Tabetha Hedrick · July 9, 2020

How do you learn to design a sweater? Where would you even start? These are the questions our video editor, Leah Churchley brought to Tabetha Hedrick when she found a cardigan she just had to make!

In this series, Tabetha will be leading Leah through the process of dreaming up and knitting up a design from scratch. Tabetha and Leah will go over:

  • conceptualizing a design through sketching and swatching
  • determining measurements, row counts, and stitch counts
  • troubleshooting tips
  • finishing
  • taking your design further with other sizes, finalizing it for sale, etc.

We hope you’ll join us on this journey and perhaps dip your toes into the world of knitwear design yourself!


For any questions and to share knitting design adventures, come visit us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosknittingdesign and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Happy December! Starting online soon, join us for our final Live Office Hours session of 2022! ⁠

Felicia will be live at our YouTube channel to chat with SOS members, answering fibre arts questions plus sharing the latest news from inside the School including what's coming soon, recent website updates plus a special livestream giveaway! The giveaway is only open to livestream attendees, so be sure to join in. Our Live Office Hours takes place today, December 1st at 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET)!⁠

Find the livestream link at our SOS Events Calendar »⁠
If you can't make it, a replay of the session will be available in our Live Office Hours archive following the livestream. We'll see you soon!⁠



#soscommunity #schoolofsweetgeorgia #felicialowong #liveofficehours

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It's the final day to take advantage of our extended Black Friday weekend special gift! ⁠

For all SOS members, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop! With a selection of knit, crochet or weaving patterns to choose from, inspire your next project plans with these pattern savings (such as Ruth's @redearthdesignstuio beautiful Fireside Lace Set shown here!). ⁠

The code for the credit can be found at the SOS Resources page (direct link in IG bio), and is only available to redeem until the end of today, November 29th!

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We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!⁠

Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »⁠

Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!⁠


shown here: ⁠
Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl⁠

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #soscommunity #blackfriday #knitting #knittingpattern #sosknitting

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4500 yards of Harrisville Shetland just arrived for a double weave blanket I’m planning on weaving in 2023 #sosweaving #schoolofsweetgeorgia A bit terrified of my upcoming project 😂😍 I better finish weaving the warp currently on my loom!

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Following many of our online live lectures and Zoom events, we share recordings at the SOS site so members who were unable to take part live can still join in and learn along with what was discussed during the meetup. ⁠

Now available for viewing, you can find the replay video of Laura Fry's Drafts and Drafting live lecture! Laura dives into the principles of learning how to read weaving drafts with plenty of practical tips to put into practice. For example, do you know why it’s important to read the introduction in your weaving books? Each author uses different looms, which means different tie-ups. Learn more about this and much more at Laura's fabulous lecture replay at the School–direct link in bio »

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About Instructor

Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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