Swatches knit up in SweetGeorgia Yarn's Superwash DK in Surf Shack for the workshop Leah Learns Design

Member Update // New Workshop Series: Learn to Design a Sweater!

Following courses we’ve previously released teaching students how to knit, how to master gauge, up to the knitting of your first sweater, we’re super excited to now share with you the beginning of our latest workshop series helping you gain the skills and confidence to design your own knitted garment!

Now Available // Leah Learns Design

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.

In this series, 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.

Click here to Learn to Design a Sweater! We hope you’ll join us on this journey and perhaps dip your toes into the world of knitwear design yourself!


Upcoming Live Workshop // Spinning with E-Spinners

Reminder that our third SOS live workshop takes place early next week… don’t miss Spinning with E-Spinners, taught by Debbie Held! In this workshop, Debbie will talk about spinning using an electric spinning wheel, an e-spinner, such as models like the Ashford E-Spinner, Hansen Minispinner, and Nano EEW.

Spinning on Ashford E-Spinner 3
Ashford E-Spinner 3

ZOOM WORKSHOP DATE: July 13, 2020 at 10am PST. (Note this is a rest day if you are participating in the Tour de Fleece.)
Click here to register!

The workshop will initially be delivered live via Zoom with a replay available following the online workshop. It is available to our All-Access members of the School of SweetGeorgia.


Live Office Hours // July 2020

Our next Live Office Hours will take place on Thursday, July 30 at 10am PST. Save the date and 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 – view the archives HERE.

If you have a fibre arts question for our next Live Office Hours, please send them in advance to: We thank you for sending in your questions!


REMINDER: Have you downloaded our new School of SweetGeorgia Mobile App? We’ve shared this news first with our SOS members so you can have a look and let us know if there’s any aspects you’d like to see us improve. Felicia has also recorded a walk-through video for the School Orientation series which you can find HERE.

Let us know if you have any suggestions – we look forward to hearing your feedback about the app HERE!

Thank you, as always, for sharing your recent projects with us on the SOS community forums, or by tagging us on Instagram at @sweetgeorgia or #schoolofsweetgeorgia. We love to see what you’ve made!

Wishing you a creative, fibre-filed weekend,
School of SweetGeorgia

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