When I picked up the April sock club, I realized, AGAIN, how blessed I am to work at SweetGeorgia.
SweetGeorgia is filled with talented artists in different fields. Misty, who designed the club colourway for April, has a background specializing in textiles. She explains her practices in the colour inspiration post (please read Reveal: April 2017 Club Colourway), and so I am not going to repeat it here. What I want to say is that her colourway, Character Study, reveals her personalities. She is calm and gentle, has a strong preference with her personal colour palette, yet she is open to different opinions and possibilities.
Misty designed this colourway while she and I were playing colour chips together. When I was arranging combinations with purples, neutrals, and pastel colours, I saw her picking a very subtle collection of browns and pinks. They just looked visually pleasant. How interesting is that her story exactly depicts the way she works with colours!
To honour our friendship, I decided to ask her opinion on pattern choices. Eventually, we came to Lagom designed by Brandy Velten, which is a shawl pattern SweetGeorgia released the past spring. The club yarn replaced the gradients, and then I chose colourway Mink to be the main colour.
I love knitting garter stitch, and I love it even more when it is combined with some accent stitch. In the case of Lagom, the accent stitch is bubble stitch. Bubble stitch is not an easy stitch for tight-handed knitters, but I am loose-handed! Lucky me! The pattern itself is simple to be memorized so I brought it with me and knit most of it while riding transit. When I was almost at the end of the pattern, I found it a bit short so I repeated the established pattern three more times before closing off for the last section. The finished object is slightly denser because I was using sport weight yarn with a 3.5mm circular needle, instead of using sock weight (which the pattern calls for).
Each month, we dye a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. This post is all about what we sent out to our members in April 2017.
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