Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Tallin by Deborah Dar Woon

This was inspired by all the times my loved ones lost their hat! I have a friend, though, who asked me if I could come up with something so that he didn’t have to wear his hat on the commuter train.

Tallin is amazingly unique in that one day it’s a hat and the next, you can transform it into a cowl! It’s like magic! Add in the luscious softness from our CashLuxe Spark, the simple lace, and the truly chic look, and you’ve got a knitting pattern that you’ll want to make more than once, even if you haven’t lost your hat!

DEBORAH’S TIP FOR KNITTING TALLIN

Markers are a must. To prepare to graft for finishing, I placed removable markers every 10 stitches so that I could keep track of the Kitchener Stitch progress.

BEHIND THE BRILLIANCE: DEBORAH’S FIVE FAVES

Favorite way to spend a Sunday morning: From February to November, most Sunday mornings involve a NASCAR race. Other times of the year? Mostly just knitting!

Favorite knitting fiber: I don’t really have a favourite fibre; I like soft yarns, animal, plant, acrylic; as long as it feels good. The merino/yak/silk from the April sock club was a dream to knit with, as are most cashmere blend yarns.

Favorite guilty pleasure: Pedicures and spa body wraps.

Favorite Holiday activity: Our annual Boxing Day dinner with 4 generations of relatives on my maternal side of the family. We’ve been doing this since (the beginning of time) the early 1950’s.

Favorite thing to wear in the winter: Long scarves and cowls.

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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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