Club, Knitting, SweetGeorgia

August 2016 Sock Club // Sweet Embrace

Some months when I get home, I sit and stare at the club colour for a day or two. I’m usually waiting patiently for “it to tell me what it wants to be.” Other months, I get home and my girls lay their eyes on the yarn and immediately start saying, “Mommy, mommy, can we please have socks?” Which is exactly what happened with this month’s “Sweet Embrace.”

This month’s club is on the always delightful to knit Tough Love Sock and it was dyed by Mariana Frochetengarten. I loved reading Mariana’s colour story, and the differences she found when she moved to Canada from Brazil. Her unique colourway this month is certainly eye catching!

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016


As I do every month, I swatch a lot before I start knitting. I like to play with stitch patterns to see what will really show off the yarn best. Funnily enough, this month, I didn’t like any of the stitch patterns I tried… not even enough to photograph them and share them with you! In the end, I decided to knit simple vanilla socks using the pattern in Kate Atherley’s Custom Socks book.

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016


My girls have a fondness for short socks, which means I can easily get two pairs of socks from one skein of yarn and still have leftovers!

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016

© Katrina Stewart / SweetGeorgia Yarns 2016


I found it so interesting to see how the yarn pooled in the two different sizes. There was only a 4 stitch difference between the circumference of the socks, but what a difference it made in the yarn.

© 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

So what did you create with this month’s colour? We’d love to see your project over in the Ravelry group (You have to check out the AMAZING shawl that was woven by KnitwitVic, using her handspun from this month’s colour, it’s stunning!) or share on Instagram with hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns or #sgyclub!

Till next month, happy knitting. ~Katrina

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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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