Gauge or "Gain a hundred pounds, itll fit ya"

Gauges are always informative. In the past, gauges have mostly informed me of what I wanted to hear. 4 stitches to the inch? Well, yes, of course, we are only a wee bit over, just a stitch, give or take a little bit. Do you know what can happen when you are only a wee bit over gauge when you knit a whole sweater? Gain a hundred pounds and itll fit ya.

This time I was looking for a yarn that would knit at 2 3/4 st. to the inch. Bulky, very bulky. A doubled worsted yarn, a bulky yarn with a fingering accompaniment. Size 9 needles, no, size 10, no size 10 1/2, no size 11. See how much I learned?

Situated on a hill overlooking the Haw River, Three Waters Farm looks out over a mixed terrain of fields, woods, and water in the piedmont of North Carolina. We moved here in 1989 with the intent to raise our family on a working homestead. Initially we produced a mix of organic vegetables, cut flowers, goat cheese, and baked goods at the Carrboro Farmers' Market.
Since 1997, we have focused on making products from our sheep's wool and our goat's milk. We produce a variety of hand-painted yarns, and spinning fibers, and from our goat's milk, we make Goat's Milk True-soap, using our own special recipe.

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Three Waters Farm
P.O. Box 100,
Saxapahaw, North Carolina 27340

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