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

Welcome to Leah learns Design. 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 thought of a cardigan she just had to make!

In this series, Tabetha leads Leah through the process of dreaming up and knitting up a design from scratch. Tabetha and Leah 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! 

Leah uses SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash DK for her sweater, but you are welcome to explore any of the many yarns available to you! 

Talk about the  Leah Learns Design course with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!

Tag what you are making everywhere with #sosknittingdesign and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Whether you’re a seasoned artisan or just starting out on your crafting adventure, we invite you to join us at all of our upcoming make-alongs, community-led interest groups in the forums space, crafternoon meetups, and virtual co-crafting sessions. To help find all of the ways to connect with the SOS community, we`ve gathered all of information together at one page at the School:
schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/connect/ »

Together, we’ll build new skills and practices that will help you create something beautiful and fun. We look forward to meeting up with you soon!

#soscommunity #schoolofsweetgeorgia #fiberartsmeetup

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If you’re ready to buy your first spinning wheel, you may be feeling more overwhelmed than excited, as well-intended voices offer spinning-term-laden and often contradictory opinions. Here’s my advice: Relax. There is no “best wheel for new spinners.” There’s only the wheel that’s best for you and your own situation at the time of purchase.

Continue reading the new "Choosing Your First Spinning Wheel" article by Debbie Held @doodler01 available at the SOS Articles section »

#sosspinnning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #spinningwheels #beginnerspinnerswelcome

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Trying to remember what I wore for a three-days film so you`d think it`s all done in one go 😜. If you are wondering what we are filming…check out the reel schoolofsweetgeorgia . Sneak peaks of the #amigurumi projects coming to SOS!

The crochet cardigan was one of the earliest pieces I did with sweetgeorgia ! It`s Tough Love Sock in Bewitched which sadly discontinued a while back.

#sweetgeorgiayarns #schoolofsweetgeorgia #outfitoftheday #crochetcardigan

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Filming at the studio today with Charlotte Lee @charlotte_milkteacup for the upcoming Amigurumi 101 crochet course, coming in November to the School!

#soscrochet #schoolofsweetgeorgia #crochet #amigurumi #amigurumicourse

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Reminder to join Felicia online today, June 2nd, at the following craft sessions:

1:00pm PDT: Virtual Co-Working for SOS Members (Not Chatty)
2:15pm PDT: Studio Sessions Livestream (More Chatty)

Since the SweetGeorgia team is filming in the studio today (new SOS amigurumi crochet class coming soon!), Felicia will be running the sessions from her attic where she`ll be working on her Fair Isle, colourwork Stoodley jumper on the knitting machine. Find the links in the SOS Event Calendar. We hope to see you online soon!

#soscommunity #schoolofsweetgeorgia #cocrafting #fiberartscommunity #machineknitting

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My most recent finished sweater, made from handspun. Made from. 100% Polwarth fibre 2-ply woolen spun so it`s super light and extra squishy and maybe just a little too warm for our unseasonably warm weather. The colours make me want to drink a peach Bellini.

Pattern: The Weekender by dreareneeknits
Fibre for yarn: Suck It Biped by fibregoddess

#drkmarch2maykal23 #drkspinittoknititkal #theweekendersweater #knittersofinstagram #spinnersofinstagram #nevernotknitting #useyourhandspun #schoolofsweetgeorgia #slowfashion #schactladybug #handspunyarn #handspun #imadethis #woolwitch #suckitbipeds #drkspinstheweekender

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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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