In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we’re talking about new quarantine hobbies, crochet gauge, and our favorite crochet cable pattern of the Off the Beaten Path collection from WeCrochet Magazine Issue 4.
First, Heather and Sara discuss their new quarantine hobbies. Sara has been getting really into baking and Heather tells about the monster hiding in her shower.
Next, Sara tells Heather everything she wanted to know about crochet gauge but was afraid to ask. Gauge is the number of stitches and the number of rows in a given stitch pattern within a certain number of inches, usually 4 inches. In its simplest form, gauge is just counting and understanding how you crochet. Sara and Heather demystify when it’s more important to create a gauge swatch and how to adjust your gauge to for a pattern.
Finally, the two chat about the new all-cables collection in WeCrochet Magazine Issue 4. Cables are a style of crochet (or knitting) in which textures of crossing layers are achieved by rearranging stitches. This collection, Off the Beaten Path, really showcases some exquisite crochet craftship as well as serves to help welcome the cool weather of the fall. Come get inspired to take on one of these projects.
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Mentioned in this episode:
Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge
Universal 4″ Tool
Gauge Swatch Ruler Mini Tool
Article about The Golden Loop
WeCrochet Magazine Issue 4
Funicular Cowl by Kathleen Berlew, tested by Nicole Perry
Railway Hill Set by Anastasia Popova, tested by Tacia McIntosh
Henry Street Jumper, tested by Stephanie McMillan
Belleville Sweater by Natasha Robarge, tested by Beate Englehardt
Columbia River Cabled Hat by Alla Koval, tested by Erika Loftin
Cascina Cabled Headband by Qualyn Stark, tested by Nicole Perry
0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast!
016 Heather and Sara share about their other hobbies
3:57 Sara and Heather talk about gauge
22:30 Send us your questions!
23:03 Heather and Sara talk about the new collection, Off the Beaten Path