Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Yesterday, the first of my fall patterns was released: Slice. This scarf is part of the fall collection from Sweet Georgia Yarns.

 First, I must tell you that this was a fabulous company to work with. They were very positive, professional, and encouraging. And of course, their yarn is gorgeous to knit with. I sincerely hope I get the opportunity to design with their yarn and wonderful company again - such a pleasure!!

I had so much fun knitting this pattern. On the surface, Slice is a simple scarf with a fairly straightforward construction: ribbing on the top and bottom, slip stitched edging, and stockinette stitch body. The fun is in the movement. That's right, I said movement. But wait a second, I also said simple and straight, right? Yep, that too.

Slice gives the illusion of movement with a large all over intarsia motif. This scarf design was inspired by an image of a snowy owl. I love intarsia, especially when it can translate and capture movement. This design is not a literal translation of the owl image, rather an interpretation of the swoop and slice movement an owl’s wings might make while in flight. 

Trinity Worsted is the beautiful yarn Sweet Georgia sent me for this project. It is a smooth worsted weight yarn with gorgeous drape and is made up of 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, and 10% silk. Plus each skein is packed with 200 yards. I am just crazy about the subtle depth of color especially in the semi-solid colorways. Here is a close up of Silver, the contrasting colorway in Slice. 

Originally, I envisioned a long, oversized and possibly even bulkier scarf. However, who wants to pay $80 for a scarf? See, friends? I am thinking of your wallets. I have NEVER shared my  *cough*juevenile*cough*  sketches before. But in this case, I'd like you to get a better feel for what I pictured. Here is my original sketch...

How cool and cozy would this look if you doubled up on the yarn? Talk about super warm and squishy and heavenly!
Make sure you take a moment to flip through the fall collection lookbook. This collection is jam-packed with gorgeous and inviting knits that truly show off the beauty of the Sweet Georgia Yarns colors. 

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