Just mentioning the subject of “gauge” can make a knitter run for the hills. Some of us want to simply get right down to it… we want to dive into that beautiful skein of yarn and excitedly cast on our new project already! But gauging properly can help ensure that at the end of your project you don’t get a sweater you can swim in, or one that squeezes the breath out of you. Especially when you consider the amount of time knitters dedicate to their handmade projects, we want to help ensure that time spent ends with a project that works perfectly for you.
Mastering Gauge with Tabetha Hedrick
In our latest workshop on the School of SweetGeorgia, Mastering Gauge, Tabetha Hedrick takes the frustration out of gauge swatching! You’ll learn the best methods for creating a gauge swatch, master the sure-fire ways of measuring, and above all, learn all the tips and tricks you need to ensure that your knitting comes out perfect every single time.The series of videos go in-depth on how to wash and block your swatches (and projects), as well as how the different fibres react to the various stitches, techniques, and tools available. By the end, you will be excited to knit with a fresh, renewed view of the end goal! Also included in this workshop is the exclusive hat pattern shown above: Glas!
New Tiny Tutorial // Using a Sock Blank
If you want to explore more options in colour with your next fibre arts project, we encourage you to try out a sock blank! In our new tiny tutorial on the SOS site, our design director Tabetha Hedrick shows you how easy they are to use!Click here to watch this fun Sock Blank tutorial, which in the video features our new limited edition sock blank colourway (shown above): Cherry Blossom!
School of SweetGeorgia News + Updates
We have extended our reduced pricing on School of SweetGeorgia membership plans until the end of April 21, 2020! If you are looking to learn a new technique or brush on some old skills, now is an excellent time to join us! Click here to see our subscription plans and join in learning about dyeing, spinning, weaving, tapestry, knitting and design!
We’ve also scheduled our next make-along crafternoons where we’ve been coming together the past few weeks to enjoy some time making together online! Our next virtual meet-up take place:
- Tuesday, April 14 – 10am-11am PST (1pm EST)
- Tuesday, April 21 – 10am-11am PST (1pm EST)
Click on the following link on either of the dates above to join our Zoom meet-up: https://zoom.us/j/7592950524
Whether you’re making along with us in the Spring Make-Along, or simply wanting to enjoy some crafty company, grab your project and join in!
Live Office Hours // April 2020
Reminder that our next Live Office Hours will take place on Thursday, April 30 at 10am PST. Join us for a chat, updates from the school, and to get your fibre arts questions answered by Felicia. If you can’t make it, no worries as we always post the video on the SOS online library afterwards for all members to enjoy!
For archived sessions or to watch live online, visit: https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/live-office-hours/
It’s been wonderful to see the community come together online amid distancing and isolation with such amazing creativity and kind support. We hope you and your family are staying healthy and well,
Brigid + School of SweetGeorgia