Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Crestones by Susan Villas Lewis

I was one of those kids who had the box of 64 crayons as a child. I could never have enough colous! And this hat is a chance to play with combining them in just about every way imaginable in a simple fashion.

Crestones is the chance to savor colour and shape in one easy, brilliant go. Combine bold lines, soft texture, and our new Superwash Sport for a hat that is as chic as it is cozy. Complete with a unique cast-on (photo tutorial included), this hat might very well be your new favorite accessory.

SUSAN’S TIP FOR KNITTING CRESTONES

While you only use two colours in a round, you do have three colours of yarn coming off your work at the same time. A recipe for tangling, for sure. I managed my yarns with mesh bags that snap at the top. Colours B and C (used for the purl stitches) were in one bag on my left side with the snaps closed in the middle to separate the strands coming out of the bag. Colour A (used for knit stitches) was in another bag on my right side. Because I didn’t need to worry about catching floats, it was easy to keep the two sides apart and untangled. As I changed from B to C or C to B on the left side, I would flip the bag over to keep those two from twisting.

BEHIND THE BRILLIANCE: SUSAN’S FIVE FAVES

Favorite way to spend a Sunday morning: Watching the waves while I sip my French-press coffee on the balcony of my aft cabin cruising through the Pacific. (It’s only one Sunday morning every few years, but it’s a good one!)

Favorite knitting fiber: I love working with silk/merino blends. They just feel so luscious!

Favorite guilty pleasure: I refuse to feel guilty about any pleasure!

Favorite Holiday activity: Singing the holiday concert with The Women’s Chorus of Dallas. About to do it for the 8th time!

Favorite thing to wear in the winter: Jeans and flip flops. (Hey, I live in Texas! This is not an uncommon combination around here until the highs get down to the 50s.)

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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.

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