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Garter Stitch Revival + Giveaway

Our favourite stitch now has its own dedicated book from the F+W & Interweave team: Garter Stitch Revival. 20 pieces highlight the knit stitch in ways that are textural, lovely, and utterly classic. The forward is written by our friend, Holli Yeoh!


We are smitten with the variety of designs, from cardigans and ponchos to socks and hats, but especially pleased to see our yarn used two gorgeous patterns: Be True Fingerless Mitts by Jennie Santopietro and Santa Monica Cardigan
by Holli Yeoh.

© Interweave, F+W Media

© Interweave, F+W Media

These playful mitts are knit in the round, beginning with a cozy garter stitch cuff that is whittled down to a pair of arrows worked on the back of the hand and on the palm. No matter which size you choose, these easy mitts are so quick to knit, you’ll want to make a pair for every guy and gal on your gift list.

To fit sizes Adult Woman (Adult Man).
7½ (8)” (19 20.5 cm) hand circumference and 7½ (8¾ )” (19 22 cm) long.

DK weight (#3 Light).
Shown here: SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash DK
(100% superwash merino wool; 256 yd 234 m/4 oz 115 g): Deep Cove, 1 skein (Adult Woman)

Size U.S. 6 (4 mm): set of 4 or 5 double−pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

20 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st in the rnd, blocked.

© Interweave, F+W Media

© Interweave, F+W Media

Knit in a luxurious merino−cashmere blend, this flowy cardigan is both elegant and playful. The garter stitch back wraps around the sides and merges into a staggered pattern that flows into stockinette. The result is a lovely, undulating front edge.

14½ (16¼ , 18¼ , 20, 21¾ , 23½ , 25½ , 27½ )” (37 41.5, 46.5, 51, 55, 59.5, 65, 70 cm) wide across back from center of underarm to center of underarm. Cardigan shown measures 16¼ ” (41.5 cm).

Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown here: SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine (70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yd 365 m/4 oz 115 g): Ultraviolet, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.

Sizes U.S. 4 and 5 (3.5 and 3.75 mm): 32” (80 cm) or longer circular (cir).
Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

26 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st on larger needle, blocked and measured while hanging.
26 sts and 35 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st on larger needle, blocked.

These designs are perfect for those less-intense, delightful, just watch-tv-and-knit projects, so grab some Superwash DK or CashLuxe Fine in your favourite colour and give them a whirl. We think Garter Stitch Revival is a charming addition to every knitter’s library. But, wait …. there’s more! Oh,  yes!!

How would you like a chance to win a copy of the book? We have TWO to give away, so simply enter using the form below for your chance to own your own copy. Simply enter your info below and we’ll enter you in the giveaway and also subscribe you to our SweetGeorgia updates, so you won’t miss a thing.

Draw is now closed, thanks!

This draw will close on March 15, 2017! Thanks!


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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