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Leah Learns Design

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

How do you go about designing 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!

Off my new 90cm saori loom this week- drop spindle spun rovings and yarn -mini skeins party of five- all purchased during my class at knitcity 2019 – big thank you to Prue for phone call assistance on set up dyeingtoweave sweetgeorgia #schoolofsweetgeorgia #sweetgeorgiayarns #saoriweaver #saoriweaving #saoriweaversofinstagram #handspinning #dropspindle #dropspinning #sgyspringmal

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To all the spinners out there, what resources did use to help learn to spin? ⁣

I have clearly fallen down the rabbit hole and I want to soak in all the information. I've Googled and YouTubed as much as I could and have also been binge watching spinning courses from schoolofsweetgeorgia , but I know there is still so much to learn!⁣

I have a tendency to throw myself 115% into anything new I try because I love to learn and I guess the same has happened here. So, any tips you can give me on how I can gain more knowledge are very appreciated! 😊

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Experimenting with ice dyeing on some white cotton double knit remnants from my mom's deep stash. dharmatradingco better black, fuschia red, turquoise, and lemon yellow. #fiberreactivedye #dharmatradingco #dyersofinstagram #schoolofsweetgeorgia #icedye

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It’s been too long… back in my happy place now. Next blanket on the loom… gradient sock blank in “Lighthouse” for weft. This is rosepath threading and broken twill treadling. That gradual colour shift is so satisfying.

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Over the past couple of years, we've been exploring socks in the Wool n' Spinning Patreon community. Now, I've compiled all that work in a downloadable ebook! To check out this special offer through December, please head on over to Patreon and have a look! I hope you enjoy reading and watching all the content we created over the past number of months — it was fun to go back and look through it all. Links for Patreon in profile!
*** #woolnspinning #spinning #igyarnspinners #wheelspinning #spinnersofinstagram #yarnmaker #makingyarn #handmade #handspinning #handspun #handspunyarn #useyourhandspun #socks #sockknitter #handspunsocks #schoolofsweetgeorgia #spintoknitsocks

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The best part of workshop planning is the development of materials kits and the making of samples. Here we go. #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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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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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • Course Certificate

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