How to measure and get gauge in crochet and knitting

The experience of knitting or crocheting is an adventure! It should involve a fair amount of experimentation, but also some careful planning. If you just jump into a project without any preparation, you’re likely to run into a major problem: gauge. Read this post to learn more about what gauge is and how to get…

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Sometimes gauge just doesn’t work the way you planned

I started crocheting about two years ago. As with any new craft, I started small and made cowls, hats, scarves, and other accessories. A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to make my first crochet garment and chose the Drops Summer Bliss Vest. This long, lacy vest has a Boho feel, and I really…

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Rhinebeck Goodies

Our recent “Fiber Adventure Trip” to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival was a visual treat, and elicited many goodies! As part of the trip, attendees were given a “goodie bag” with donations from some special friends and colleagues: Varian Brandon donated her Blue Flame Cowls pattern. Varian is a master at stranded colorwork design, check out her…

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Rhinebeck 2016

This past Sunday I hosted my third annual Fiber Adventure Trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. Five fellow knitters joined me, and we had a blast! Here are the highlights of our trip! (Hand felted dragonflies in photo are the work of artist Kate Chandler). We saw some really awesome, unique sweaters:…

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Fiber Adventure Tour: Shear and Sweet!

  Last weekend I hosted the first (of many to come!) LMB Designs Fiber Adventure Tour. The “Shear and Sweet” trip included visits to farms, a fiber mill, and a maple sugarhouse. Here’s a recap of our adventures! On Saturday, we boarded a train for a scenic ride up the Hudson River. Our first stop…

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