Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Wild About Spring Colours

Carrot Thief sock blank gradient knit into Wild Orange lace shawl by Tabetha Hedrick

When spring starts springing, so, too, do the early shoots of cold-hardy plants. It’s enticing to see the first signs of the garden bounty to come (especially if you’re part of the bunny population that slips in to take an early bite). Bring those inviting hues into your knitting with our new Carrot Thief sock blank colourway and the Wild Orange shawl!

Carrot Thief Steals Colour-Loving Hearts

With lush yellows merging with bright green, this gradient is just as inviting as carrot greens swaying in the spring breeze.

The limited-edition colourway features opulent shades of golden yellow, grey, morning-sky blue, and a bold pop of green. Bring the garden inside to all of your knit, crochet, and weaving projects with the gorgeous Carrot Thief sock blank.

We’ve designed the colour sections in this 425 yd / 388 m single-strand blank to be long enough for lace and texture to stand out. A single sock blank is ideal for any single-skein accessory you’ve been dreaming of, like our new shawl pattern, Wild Orange.

Wild About Wild Orange

Diamond lace fans across the fabric of this triangular shawl as delicately as early morning rains. With a deceptively simple repeat and construction, this knit accessory is one you’ll want to make more than once.

I had great fun taking the typical asymmetrical shawl shape and flipping it on its head. The results bring a lovely, delicate curve to the wingspan, making it wrap-able and wearable all season. Whether knit in a semi-solid colour (I’d LOVE to knit this in Dark Orchid) or a gradient, like the Carrot Thief sock blank, the results are totally a little wild delight.

Finished Measurements

  • 57″ / 145 cm wingspan
  • 18 1/4″ / 46.5 cm depth at centre point


  • 1 SweetGeorgia Yarns Sock Blank in Carrot Thief (425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g blank; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).

Needles & Notions

  • Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 24″ / 60 cm long
    Adjust needle size as needed to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Tapestry needle


  • 19 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Swatch patt, after blocking.
    Please note that gauge is not crucial here, but changes in gauge will affect yardage and final measurements.

Wild Orange shawl is available on our website and over on Ravelry. Carrot Thief is a limited-time colourway, so be sure to get it while you can. I am confident that you’ll find delight in it as much as you would the early blooms outside.


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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