Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Cottage Red by Tabetha Hedrick

Sometimes, I just want to knit for a while and not have to think too much about what comes next. This shawl let me do that for a bit. And then, just before I get too bored, in comes the lace to captivate me once again.

Bold colour in our Superwash Sport, paired with a softly textured lace, results in a shawl that makes a fabulous statement. This easy accessory from our own Tabetha Hedrick is worked from the top down and is as fun to knit as it is to wear.

Tabetha’s Top Tip

Shawls are great projects that allow you a little more flexibility in adjustments, especially triangular top-down shawls. Whether working in a fingering, sport, or DK weight, you can make the shawl any size you wish.

Behind the Brilliance: Tabetha’s Spring Things
  1. What is your favourite colour in the SweetGeorgia colour lineup? The new Biscuit colour takes my breath away!
  2. What is your favourite guilty pleasure? These days? I’d have to say sneaking off to the local coffee shop to write (and ignoring all responsibilities for at least an hour)
  3. What is your favorite spring flower? Lilac
  4. What is your favorite spring accessory? Sandals! I love pulling them out as soon as the days get warm.
  5. What is your favorite beverage? Shhh…. but now that I’m back in the south, I love Cheerwine.
Colour Options to Try

Inspired by royal hues, these colours enable your shawl to take on a totally different feel.

Cottage Red is available as an individual pattern or in the Spring with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 2 eBook both on our website and on Ravelry. Tabetha spends most of her time here on SweetGerogia, but you can also find her at or on Instagram as @tabismiles.


About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick is a knitwear designer and writer raising a family just outside the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee. As the Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, her days (and heart) are filled to the brim with knitting, art, writing, editing, planning, and finding ways to put it all together. In the midst of that fibre-filled life, you'll find her living simply in the sweet spot where creativity, discovery, parenthood, and life intertwine.

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2 thoughts on “Cottage Red by Tabetha Hedrick

  1. Lizzie from Melbourne says:

    Cheers to you Tabetha – enjoy wearing sandals and may spring come to Tennessee soon with lots of sunshine and lilac! I am currently knitting this shawl in the Saltwater colorway and am loving it – thanks for designing this wonderful pattern!

    1. I’m SO thrilled to hear that, Lizzie! Saltwater is such a dreamy shade.

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