SweetGeorgia Yarns Volume 1 with My Design: Aine

SweetGeorgia Yarns / Josh Young, 2015

SweetGeorgia Yarns / Josh Young, 2015

I am so honored to be part of the Volume 1 Fall/Winter Collection for SweetGeorgia Yarns with Aine. 12 designers of us where accepted, my tech editor Heather Zoppetti is one of them, so I felt in very good company indeed. The layout of the magazine with all its brilliant photography and luscious yarn pages is in my opinion trendy and clean cut – magnificent in other words.

SweetGeorgia Yarns / Josh Young, 2015

SweetGeorgia Yarns / Josh Young, 2015

The submission call for Volume 1 Fall/Winter 2015 for SweetGeorgia Yarns seemed a perfect fit for me; the mood boards were both inspirational and their website alluring. Tabetha Hedrick – Design Director – agreed, to my delight. I received an e-mail with the fantastic news that my design was accepted with a minor modification: making the scarf into a cowl instead. It was a brilliant idea, and easy to accept. I choose to submit only an accessory due to the short deadline and allowing for 10 days of shipping to Canada. The stunning hand-dyed color is appropriately called Salt Air and the yarn is Superwash DK (100% super wash merino wool, 115 g, 234 m/256 yds). The cowl is knitted using a 4 mm/US 6 and reversible. The finished measurements are: Width: 19.5 cm/7.75″ and Length: 128 cm/50.5″. You can easily adjust both the length (by removing or adding repeats) and the width (by removing or adding stitches in garter stitch).

SweetGeorgia Yarns / Josh Young, 2015

SweetGeorgia Yarns / Josh Young, 2015

Aine: A striking reversible cowl, named after the ancient Irish word meaning ”radiant,” is a rich, yet deliciously easy combination of cables, garter, and moss stitch. The textural patterning is a pleasure on its own, but becomes brilliant when paired with the lavish colour of hand-dyed yarn. My cowl is on page 21 of the magazine and on page 39 all the designers are briefly presented: “Linda Marveng is a Norwegian who loves to design feminine garments with the added texture that cables and lace knitting give. She studied art history and worked first for architecture firms in London, then for Rowan Yarns as a design consultant. She continues to design, proofread knitting books and magazines, translate patterns, and offer workshops. www.marveng-puckett.com”. Do notice the detailed photo of my Rib Cable in the center of the page and the large photo on the credits page 41. See the magazine on the SweetGeorgia Yarns website, where you also find each of the digital patterns to buy, now with a Celebratory Sale: “Purchase one pattern from the Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol 1 collection and get the second one for $3 off. Sale ends Sept 14, 2015″.

If you are wondering what I am up to – except celebrating that is – I can reveal that I am busy working on the next set of submissions to SweetGeorgia Yarns for Spring/Summer 2016

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2 Responses to SweetGeorgia Yarns Volume 1 with My Design: Aine

  1. Jo Young says:

    I purchased a small shawl kit detailed in a knitting magazine (can’t remember the magazine’s name). It was from a designer giving in Ireland and came with a mini-skein yarn set in green colors and a full skein of, I think, basil. Unfortunately i lost the pattern. Does anyone at Sweetgeorgia Yarn know this pattern? Thank you so much!

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