Knitting, SweetGeorgia

China Rose from “High Tea”

Potent fermented leaf tea pairs beautifully with rose petals for a bewitching duet of exquisite dark and delicate light. One balances the other into a tantalizingly floral taste. That delicate essence is captured in this rectangular stole.

Soft, delicate, and oh-so beautiful, China Rose is a gorgeous combination of colours in Bulletproof Sock. With just a hint of shine, it is a dreamy accessory for the warmer months ahead. Subtle lace between diagonal panels of garter stitch promise enchantment from cast-on to bind-off.

This shawl came out exactly as I had envisioned – bold garter stitch stripes tempered by the center panel of addictive lace. Knitters might really enjoy the construction, working from one corner to a desired width, then working even to desired length, before finishing off in the opposite corner. It’s called a “bias-knit” and is a ton of fun to work.

20″ / 51 cm wide by 50″ / 127 cm long

2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Bulletproof Sock, one each in Birch (Colour A) and Strawberry Tea (Colour B), (437 yds / 400 m total; 50% superwash merino wool, 15% silk, 15% mohair, 20% nylon).

Size 5 US / 3.75 mm needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Yarn needle

19 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, blocked.
18 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Lace Pattern, blocked.

Colour Ideas

What colour combinations can you envision? Here are some ideas for you!

You can find China Rose as an individual pattern or as part of our mini-collection, High Tea, both on our website and on Ravelry. What colour are you knitting in? Share your progress with us by using the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns or #highteawithsweetgeorgia.


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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4 thoughts on “China Rose from “High Tea”

  1. grumperina says:

    This is a really lovely knit!

    1. Tabetha A. Hedrick says:

      Thank you!

  2. Sarah says:

    I like seeing the other colour combinations…. I have a hard time putting together colours other than the ones in the original pattern, but love seeing other options. Already have the patterns, now I can plan to buy the yarn. The west wind/Lilac is calling to me!

    1. Tabetha A. Hedrick says:

      I’m so glad you like the colour options – it’s so inspiring to have new ideas.

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