So What Should I Make? Sweet Georgia BFL Sock

October 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Starting a new feature here on the PolkaDotSheep blog, So What Should I Make? Taking a different yarn, I will offer pattern suggestions that best fit the yarn and its unique characteristics. So here it goes…Sweet Georgia BFL Sock.

I have already given you the reasons we choose to add this yarn to PolkaDotSheep.

First up: Socks

If you are first time sock knitter, try our Socks on Five Needles pattern by Aimee. This is the perfect basic sock which will look great in both the variegated and semi solid colors of Sweet Georgia.

Jamie knit this sock up for an in-shoppe model. As you can see the pattern shows up beautifully in the semi solid Pumpkin color.

Pattern: Twisted Arrow Available in store or Ravelry

Designer Jeannie Cartmel has a number of really beautiful sock patterns. Jamie says her patterns are well written and easy to follow. I am sure you will agree that this sock is a great match of yarn and design. Check out her Pirate Danger sock, perfect sock to make in a grey for the man in your life.

I am currently making my daughter some knee socks in Hummingbird.

Pattern: Danny’s Bluebird Socks Available in shoppe or Ravelry

Designer Cat Bordhi is an acknowledged sock genius who keeps creating innovative ways to knit socks. This sock features her Sweet Tomato heel.

Now for some other ideas for this fabulous yarn.

One of our newest favorite designers is Meg Hollar of a Little Bit of Knittery. We found her through her great Christmas ball pattern (which also uses sock yarn) and then she released this great pattern, Foliage Mitts. When I saw it, I immediately thought “These would be a perfect pair with the Sweet Georgia BFL Sock.” What do you think? Obviously the pumpkin colorway would give you mitts that looks just like the picture, however I am thinking Spruce for myself.

Foliage Mitts (Photo used with permission of Meg Hollar)

How about a Simple Things Shawl designed by Mary-Heather Cogar? We actually met Mary-Heather at TNNA this summer. Here she and Aimee are modelling Simple Things shawls, the shawls were sample knits in the Sweet Georgia Booth.

The Simple Things shawl has been and continues to be a very popular shawl pattern in the Knit ‘n Needle Shoppe. We have seen it knit up in both variegated and solid colors and it always looks great. It is also a fun one skein project. Think Christmas gift knitting! Yes I said it, Christmas is coming.

What about Sally Melville’s Center Panel Vest/Sweater? It is designed to use a variegated yarn in the center although it also looks fabulous in solids or tonal colors as well. Sally has one of hers on in this picture with Aimee at our retreat. This is only one of her vests, Sally has multiples of this vest (I think she said four and we saw two of them).

Aimee and Sally

The pattern is found in Sally’s wonderful book, Warm Knits, Cool Gifts. This book is well worth purchasing, it has a number of beautiful patterns and as the name implies, gift ideas galore.

A couple yarn and color pairings for the Center Panel Vest/Sweater, obviously the possibilities are rather endless.

Malabrigo Worsted in Bobby Blue with panel in Lakeshore Drive

Panel in Rusted with Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Charcoal Mix

Monochromatic with Berroco Vintage in Pumpkin with the panel in Pumpkin too!

Sweet Georgia BFL Sock

So grab your BFL Sock, needles and a pattern or two and start knitting! We can’t wait to see your projects. Please share them in our Ravelry group, join us if you haven’t already done so.

~Angela

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