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April Sock Club // Eden

Hi Everyone! Since this is my first guest post on Felicia’s blog, I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself. I’m Katrina, a professional photographer and mom to two amazing little girls. I spend a lot of my free time creating, having learned to knit, crochet and sew as a young child. These activities have always played a roll in my life, but it wasn’t until I learned to spin 2 years ago that I really started to become obsessed with fibre and luxury yarns. Shortly after I learned to spin, I discovered SweetGeorgia and absolutely fell in love with their colours and I have been a fibre club member ever since. I was chatting with Rachel one night about her spinning posts, and she mentioned Felicia would love to have someone knit the club each month as well, so here we are. Each month, I’ll be knitting up the club and sharing the process with you. Some months, I’ll be going with Felicia’s recommendations, but other months I’ll be letting the yarn be my guide!

This month’s club, Eden, was dyed on Silk Crush and the best way to describe this yarn is scrumptious! It was an absolute dream to knit and I have to say that I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colours! I was very excited to get started.

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© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

Don’t you just want to squish this??

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

When I read Felicia’s story, I could completely relate to the hopes, dreams and worries for her daughter, as I had similar thoughts when each of my girls were born. I really wanted to find something that would highlight the beautiful colours of the yarn, as well as the drape and sheen of the silk. I immediately started sampling. This is one of many, many stitch patterns I tried and frogged before I found something that I felt worked well.

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

I designed this shawl and knit it on size US6 4.00mm needles. I blocked it aggressively to really open up the pattern. I love the movement that was created by the pooling of the different colours. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. (Use coupon code SGYB1 and the pattern is free. Valid until May 7, 2016)

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

It sits nicely around my shoulders, but is very versatile and can be worn lots of different ways!

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

How did you knit up this month’s club? Be sure to share your projects over in the Ravelry group – we’d love to see them! And if you share your projects on Instagram, use the hashtags #sgyclub #sweetgeorgiayarns for everyone to see and like!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!!

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About Katrina

Katrina, a professional photographer by trade, has had an obsession with fibre all her life. She learned to knit and crochet as a child, but her passion was truly ignited when she learned to spin in 2014. She loves the thought that every individual who looks at a braid of fibre or runs their fingers over a skein of yarn will create their own unique functional piece of art. Something to be enjoyed for years to come. You can find her on Instagram as @craftyjaks or on Ravelry as CraftyJAKs.

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