Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Attu by Tabetha Hedrick

“Colour just flows together in sweet, easy little waves, but the results are so elegant and subtle. It’s a dreamy accessory to give to your loved one.” – Tabetha

Modeled by the lovely Teresa, who heads up our retail operations, Attu is the first design in our Holidays with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection, featuring easy simple pieces that are perfect for your holiday knitting. With the sultry gradients from our Party of Five sets, Fan & Feather stitch comes alive in this popular asymmetrical shawl shape. Soft texture, gradual increases, and decadent lace promise an accessory that will delight every knitter.

This shawl is worked sideways from point to edge, increasing gradually on one side. The pattern is written to fully utilize the yardage of the mini-skeins, working each colour until it runs out completely and then joining in the next colour mid-row. You may join the new colour by wet-splice (for a more natural transition) or by double-stranding for a few stitches. You may use any method you prefer to join the new colour. Colours A and E are worked on the Garter stitch rows in the Fan Pattern. Colours B, C, and D are worked on the lace rows in the Fan pattern. The shawl can be worked in one colour by simply disregarding the colour change indications.


66″ / 167.5 cm wide and 19 ½” / 49.5 cm at deepest point

1 SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five set in Whisper (525 yd / 480 m total; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon). In the pattern, the colours of the party of five set are labeled as: Colour A (Sapphire), Colour B (Bluebell), Colour C (Lupine), Colour D (Iris), Colour E (Empress).

Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 24″ (60 cm) long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle

17 sts and 34 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Fan Pattern, blocked and stretched.
Note that gauge is not crucial, but will affect required yardage and finished size.

You can find Attu from our Holidays with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection as both an individual pattern (website and Ravelry) or within the eBook (website and Ravelry). Be sure to share your colourful knits with us on social media with #sweetgeorgiayarns and #holidayswithsweetgeorgia


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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