Five by Five Cowl designed by Felicia Lo, knit by Charlotte Lee using SweetGeorgia Club Colourway “Unicorn Frap"

The best and most fun of knitting with SweetGeorgia’s yarns is to be adventurous with colours.

I am a generally safe knitter (or colourist). That means I choose colours I know well, and KNOW for sure will look good with each other. It is very rare I would put two different variegated yarns in the same project. It would be too much for my eyes, and make the piece too busy looking. But this time I left my comfort zone.

With the May’s sock club colourway: Unicorn Frap, I decided to knit a Five by Five Cowl designed by Felicia. It is a simple yet exciting project. The pattern only required me to knit and purl, but I was given the opportunities to flush out the craziest colours ideas in me.

Five by Five Cowl designed by Felicia Lo, knit by Charlotte Lee using SweetGeorgia Club Colourway “Unicorn Frap"

Five by Five Cowl designed by Felicia Lo, knit by Charlotte Lee using SweetGeorgia Club Colourway “Unicorn Frap”

Five by Five uses three colours: two sock-weight variegated colourways and one mohair laceweight. The trick I used to test colour combinations is easy — hold three colours all at once and twist them together. If I like how they twisted together with the colour repeat, I go for it.

For this particular project, I ended up matching the Unicorn Frap with January’s club: “Fast Forward” and Vintage Patons Australia Fashion Mohair which I inherited from my grandma (this yarn is probably older than I am). The twist check went well; and I was satisfied with the knitted result just after doing a few rows!

Five by Five Cowl designed by Felicia Lo, knit by Charlotte Lee using SweetGeorgia Club Colourway “Unicorn Frap"

Five by Five Cowl designed by Felicia Lo, knit by Charlotte Lee using SweetGeorgia Club Colourway “Unicorn Frap”

The only thing I did differently from the pattern was that I added buttons. Instead of starting with provisional cast on, I used long-tail cast on. Then I followed the pattern until there was 62 inches, cast off here, and switched to crochet for creating buttonholes. The buttons were bought from Fabricana in Richmond; just sewed them in place, matching the four buttonholes I made. The finished cowl can be wrapped loosely around my neck twice!


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 May 2017.

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