Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Decadent Garden by Emily Wood

“I love the combination of the easy stockinette body of the shawl with an interesting cable and lace border.  The border keeps me coming back for ‘just one more row’, and the stockinette helps this pattern fly off the needles.” – Emily

As dusk settles onto the climbing vines and wooden trellises, the garden seems almost decadent in its hues. This shawl captures that magical essence with lace ladders and braided cables, for an accessory that is rich, yet delightfully quick-to-knit.

Decadent Garden is one of the gorgeous shawls in our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection. Knit up in the new Rustle Party of Five set, it’s as sumptuous as you could imagine! This shawl begins with a few stitches at one tip and is worked lengthwise on the bias. It starts with the creation of the broad cable and lace border. Then, as the border continues along the bottom edge of the shawl, the stockinette body forms at the top until the shawl is finished with a few rows of garter stitch. Because this shawl is worked from one end to the other, the size of the shawl can be adjusted by working more or fewer repeats of the pattern. Knitters may choose to adapt the pattern by increasing or decreasing the number of repeats of the Increasing Pattern to create a wider or thinner decorative border. As always, the stitch patterns are both written and charted.


52” / 132 cm long and 23” / 58.5 cm at its widest point

1 set of SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five in Tough Love Sock in Rustle (CC1-5) (105 yd / 96 m per 1 oz / 28 g skein, 525 yd / 480 m total; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon)

Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, at least
24” / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle, stitch marker, yarn needle

27 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Cable and Lace pattern, after blocking.
22 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.

You can find Decadent Garden, either as an individual pattern or as part of our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 eBook, on our website HERE and on Ravelry. Be sure to show your support to Emily by checking out her other beautiful work. As always, share your finished projects on social media with the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns and #fallwithsweetgeorgia!


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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