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Gilded Wheat by Helen Gipson

“I particularly like the diagonal wheat stalks as they give a feeling of movement to the design.” – Helen

Rich brown soil, after ploughing, slowly turns green as the crops grow, followed by the pale golden wheat ears standing tall against the wind. This simple design from Helen Gipson, included in our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection, highlights the beauty of our new Mohair Silk DK, with wheat motifs circling the hat in relief against an unfettered background.

It’s delectable easy and the perfect palette to introduce yourself to baby cables. The pattern features an Alternate Rib Cable Ccast On so that the edge can feature both knits and purls. It’s a fun technique you’ll learn from the clear instructions included (and yes! We are working on a video tutorial soon).

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
20″ / 51 cm circumference, intended to be worn with 0-2.5″ / 0-6.5 cm negative ease.
8.5″ / 21.5 cm high.

YARN
1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Mohair Silk DK in Tumbleweed (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz /
100 g skein; 90% Superwash Wool, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 16″ / 40 cm long (or longer for magic loop), and/or
Size 6 US / 4 mm set of double-pointed needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle, yarn needle.

GAUGE
21 sts and 26 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Each 10-stitch wheat motif rep measures 1.75″ / 4.5 cm measured across the wheat ears after blocking.

You can find Gilded Wheat, either as an individual pattern or as part of our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 eBook, on our website HERE and on Ravelry. Check out the rest of Helen’s beautiful work HERE and share your finished projects on social media with the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns and #fallwithsweetgeorgia!

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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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