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Sweet Georgia Party Of Five

Sweet Georgia’s Party of Five are sets of mini-skeins of their uber popular, Tough Love Sock. Each set includes five mini-skeins of 96m/105 yd (28g), with a total yardage of 478m/525 yds. Tough Love Sock is a soft & versatile blend of superwash merino and nylon, making for hardwearing sock and buttery soft shawls.

  • 5 x mini-skeins of 96m/105 yd (28g)
  • Total yardage of 478m/525 yds
  • Fingering weight
  • 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
  • 8sts = 1″ on 2.25mm/US0 needles
  • Machine wash, lay flat to dry
  • Made in Canada
  • See yarn on Ravelry
  • See Pattern Ideas

Sweet Georgia Party of Five COMBO  BLOG

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Sweet Georgia Party of Five Reverb COMBO 2

Sweet Georgia Party of Five Reverb COMBO 1


The Reverb Shawl is a super-simple top-down shawl or kerchief knit entirely in garter stitch using our Sweet Georgia Party of Five Tough Love Sock. This heart-shaped shawl is designed to maximize each colour, as one blends into the other with gradually thinner stripes. Arrange the colours as you like them!



NEW: Sweet Georgia Yarn Tough Love Sock

Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock
A new shipment of Sweet Georgia Yarns just rolled in, this time we’ve brought in their Tough Love Sock. It is a very soft and bouncy blend of machine washable wool & resilient nylon. Plus it comes in the same great saturated Sweet Georgia colours. I’m really happy with this yarn, it feels great, looks great, it’s hand-made at home, and it doesn’t break the bank.

  • Soft, lots of squish and body
  • 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
  • 115g/388m (1 skein makes a pair of socks)
  • 7.5 to 8 sts/inch on 2 to 2.25mm needles
  • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
  • Hand painted in British Columbia.
  • $23.97 ea.

upper: oceanside, lower: tourmaline

upper: snapdragon, lower: hummingbird

upper: tumbled stone, lower: boheme

upper: berry tart, lower: Honey Fig

upper: cherry, lower: berry tart

upper: autumn flame, lower: pomegranate

Upper: tumbled stone, Lower: stillwater

upper: boysenberry, lower: berry tart

More 11th Hour Gift Knitspiration

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Headband Heaven

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Free Pattern: Quick Socks

Quick Socks
Pattern by Haley Waxberg

This is a quick, bulky weight sock that works up fast. I used a basic short row toe and heel, which I learned years ago from Wendy’s Generic Toe Up Sock pattern. To make a child size cast on 12 sts and make 2 less W&T rows, to make a men’s size cast on 16 sts and make 2 more W&T rows.  This pattern is written with the expectation your you are already familiar with working short-rows (W&T), Otherwise links to good tutorials are offered below in Techniques. we also offer classes in store at Knit-O-Matic.


100m/109yds Bulky Yarn, ie. 1 skein of Dream in Color Groovy (we used collour Punky Fuchsia), Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash Chunky, or Berroco Vintage Chunky (with 5.5mm needles)
6mm/US10 double pointed needles
scrap yarn
5mm/H crochet hook (for provisional cast on)
2 locking stitch markers

3.5 sts & 5 rows = 1″ in stocking stitch knitting in the round

Provisional Cast On – Chained Cast On
This is the easiest provisional cast-on I’ve ever come across, it goes on fast and pops out like a zipper!  Be sure to leave the tail longer on the end you finish with so you know which end to start unraveling.

Short Rows
I really like this particular tutorial because it shows you how to make the stitches pretty:
Otherwise, check out this article about the fundamentals of Short Rows on Knitty:

K         Knit
P         Purl
PM      Place marker on right needle
R         Row or Round
Rem    Remains
Sl        Slip stitch from Left to Right needle purlwise
SLM Slip Marker
St/s Stitch/esW&T   Wrap and turn (see Short Rows in Techniques)

With scrap yarn and crochet hook provisionally cast on (see techniques above) 14 sts.
R1: Purl.
R2: Sl1, K until 1 st rem, W&T.
R3: P until 1 st rem, W&T.
R4: K until 2 sts rem, W&T.
R5: P until 2 sts rem, W&T.
R6: K until 3 sts rem, W&T.
R7: P until 3 sts rem, W&T.
R8: K until 4 sts rem, W&T.
R9: P until 4 sts rem, W&T.
R10: K until 4sts rem, pick up wrap & knit it with the stitch (see techniques above), W&T.
R11: P until 4 sts rem, pick up wrap & purl it with the stitch (see techniques above), W&T.
R12: K until 3 sts rem, pick up wraps & knit them with the stitch, W&T.
R13: P until 3 sts rem, pick up wraps & purl them with the stitch, W&T.
R14: K until 2 sts rem, pick up wraps & knit them with the stitch, W&T.
R15: P until 2 sts rem, pick up wraps & purl them with the stitch, W&T.
R16: K until 1 sts rem, pick up wraps & knit them with the stitch, turn, slip 1 st stitch.
R17: P until 1sts rem, pick up wraps & purl them with the stitch, turn.

Next Round: Sl1, K to end of row. (If you are going to have a gap or hole where the 2 sides meet, pick up 1 stitch and decrease it out on the next round). One stitch at a time, remove the scrap yarn and pick up the provisional stitches. Knit these stitches. (Again, if you are going to have a gap or hole pick up 1 stitch and decrease it out on the next round). (28 sts)

Knit in the round until piece measures 6” from toe (You can make them longer, but the superwash yarn seems to have a lot of stretch and may still fit longer feet).

Slip 14 sts onto one needle, and 14 on another. You will be working on the second set of sts.
Repeat rows 2 to 17.

Redistribute sts on 4 needles
R1: Sl1, knit to end of needle, PM, pick up & knit 2 sts in gap, K sts that were on hold, PM, pick up & knit 2 sts in gap, knit 7 sts. Place marker, this is now the beginning of the round.
R2, 4: knit.
R3, 5: K to 1st marker,  SLM, k2tog, k to next marker, SLM, ssk, k to end. At end of R5,
Leave 1 marker in the last st.

Knit until piece measures 5” from stitch marker.
Next 2 rounds: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Cast off loosely in k1p1 rib.
Weave in ends.

© 2012 Haley Waxberg and Knit-o-Matic, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced or distributed – mechanically, electronically, or by other means, including photocopying – without written permission of Knit-O-Matic. Pattern is for personal use only and not to be used to create items for commercial sale. 

Quick Two Skein Holiday Gifts

You can’t beat a classic hat with clean, sporty styling. 

Comfy Socks
House socks made with a bulky yarn are a very fast gift.

Parade of Pompoms

I’m making a prediction, I think the Pompom Toque is the new slouchy hat. Especially with cables! 

You may ask, how do you make those luscious, fluffy confections? Why with a Clover Pompom maker! See the end of this post for details. 

I Heart Cables

Wouldn’t this hat look awesome wearing your hair in braids?!  If you really want to rock it, make it in one of the Neon colours of Manos del Uruguay Maxima Semi-solids

I know few of you will agree, but I really want to see this hat in a base of Neon Pink Manos del Uruguay Maxima and flecks of light grey (also Manos). 

I made this hat for the store a year or so ago, and it definitely qualifies as a quick gift! The hat fits large, so petite cranuims should start decreases after the second section of ribs. I love the 4 colour version by White Elephant!

Clover Easy Pompom Makers
And how will you be crafting these luscious, perfect pompoms?  Why with a set of  Medium & Large size Clover Pompom makers ($9.97). The ingenious Clover tool design produces perfect pompoms every time. Quick and easy, too!  Watch a video HERE to see how easy it is to use the Clover Pom-pom maker. 

Quick One Skein Holiday Gifts

It’s time for gift knitting! This year feels like getting down to basics, simple, fast little knits that friends and family treasure because you made them. 

New Sweet Georgia Yarns!

Sweet Georgia Yarns has just arrived from Vangroovy!  We’re starting out with their Superwash Chunky and Superwash Sock – sometimes you want to knit fast, and sometimes you want to knit slow. Both are soft and possess the luminous colour Sweet Georgia is known for.

Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash Sock  $23.97
Sweet Georgia Superwash Sock is a soft yarn with luminous colour and a delicate sheen. It is perfect for making shawls & wraps, as is especially delectable for patterns that use a few colours, like Stephen West (ie. Daybreak, Chadwick, or Barndom).

  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 115g/400yds
  • 2.25mm needles
  • 7 to 8 sts = 1″
  • Hand dyed in Canada
  • Machine wash gentle, dry flat

Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash Chunky  $19.97
Sweet Georgia Superwash Chunky is soft, lofty, and macine washable!  One skein is enough to make a hat or pair of mitts, 2 to 3 skeins makes a Gaptastic Cowl, 4 are enough for  a quick baby blanket.

  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 110g/120yds
  • 5.5 to 8mm needles
  • 3 to 3.5 sts = 1″
  • Hand dyed in Canada
  • Machine wash gentle, dry flat