Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) Guild

This is the Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) blog page. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month during the fall/winter/spring (September through to June). Meetings are held in the hall of St. Paul's Chruch downtown Nanaimo (across from the Dorchester Hotel - the entrance is on the other side of the church at 100 Chapel St, across the street from the new condos). 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome to come...bring your knitting, spinning wheel or other fibre addictions. Meetings usually consist of 5 minutes of business, show and tell (bring something), tea and cookies, and some sort of workshop, seminar or talk where you will learn something fibry and interesting.
We now have an email address: MIWSGuild at gmail.com

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 6th Guild Program: Got Gauge?

[Photo: One pattern, two different gauges]

March 6th Guild Program: Got Gauge?
This will interest beginners and advanced if you want to use your own handspun or designs.  The importance of getting the right gauge before beginning a knitting project using ready made yarns OR getting started designing your own patterns from the gauge you get using your yarn and the right needles to make the fabric you envision.  You will learn how to count stitches and rows, and use your knitted swatch to design a basic sweater or vest using your measurements.

 Bring: a sweater that fits you well, a 30 stitch by 40 row swatch that has the hand you like in a knitted fabric ( experiment with needle sizes and take notes), a measuring tape, calculator, pad and pen or pencil.

Noni has been knitting since she was six.  A very accomplished knitter and spinner.  She recently retired with her husband to Gabriola and is a member of the Gabriola Guild.
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