Crochet, Knitting, Make & Hue, Make & Hue // issue 002 // Texture

Patterns for the Senses

Textured fabrics are a feast for the senses, captivating our eyes, hands, and mind in the most subtle of ways. These seemingly complex patterns almost compel us to reach out and touch while sparking emotions and memories that inspire. Whether its squishy seed stitch evoking a need for comfort or bold bobbles that remind us of our grandmother’s quilt, knitted texture is a wealth of imagination, creativity, and revelation. SweetGeorgia Yarns has so many beautifully textural patterns in its library, but these knit and crochet projects make the heart pitter-pat a little more.

Rich cables shape the fabric in Duplin from Brenda Patipa. Quick, small, and perfectly portable texture.

 

Flitter, by Emily Wood, is an utterly elegant piece with border cables and a textural lace. 

 

Insi by Talitha Kuomi a decadent texture of thick cables, is super easy and fast to whip up over a weekend.

 

Delicate ridges and textural lines are just a touch softer with the large leafy eyelets in this elegant shawl, Laune by Rebecca Velasquez. 

 

Soft texture paired with colour gradients in Decadent Garden by Emily Wood is a beautiful project for every level of knitter. 

 

For knitters eager to branch into sweaters with hints of cable, Fiona Ellis’ Hazel River is the perfect choice.

 

The allover texture and subtle lace in Aviat by Corrina Ferguson is a showstopper that keeps you coming back for more. 

 

The bold lines in relief of a reverse Stockinette stitch background of Helen Gipson’s Gilded Wheat toque are richly satisfying and imaginative. 

 

The striking colours around defined circular shapes and lines in Jill Wright’s Garden Hues is a project that we can’t help but to caress as we wear it. 

 

Tabetha Hedrick’s Saru is dreamy pairing of thick cables and easy ribbing. 

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Tabetha Hedrick

About 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.