A Fine Yarn Pop-up in Brooklyn

Posted on | October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

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On Saturday night, I went to the opening party for Gauge x Tension, a fine yarn pop-up in Greenpoint. I had such a good time!

GxT is run by Michele and Melissa and will only be open on Saturday and Sunday right up until the week before Christmas. Except for the weekend of Rhinebeck. because well, Rhinebeck!

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Lots of pretty yarns!

The shop was cozy and well curated with unusual yarns that I haven’t seen on my usual travels. Some of the yarns include Tanis Fiber Arts, Western Sky Knits, Sleep Season Goods, and Jones and Vandermeer. Brooklyn Tweed and Quince were also well represented. It was nice to see Quince Owl in person, it’s not what I thought a wool/alpaca blend would look like at all.  And was lovely, of course.

GxT is also carrying a bit of roving and Catherine Lowe notions, of which I picked up a box of knitting pins. I am a knitting pin convert ever since taking Catherine’s class at VK Live last year.

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Stonecutter by Michele Wang

I found 7 skeins of BT Shelter in Fossil that wanted to come home with me to make Michele’s Ondawa. I can’t wait to get started, but have to finish Bedford first. Perhaps I will start swatching on my commute since Bedford is in that awkward, too big to carry around stage. It also happens to be in the “I’m Mad at It” stage. It’s my own stupid fault. I was too lazy to get up out of bed and grab two more stitch markers and ended up decreasing on the wrong stitch. It was on the back and I’m sure no one would ever notice, but I would know. That’s enough reason to rip for me. So rip, rip, rip back to the join it went and markers were added. Anywho.

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If you’re in the NYC area, I highly recommend checking Gauge + Tension out while it’s around. Unfortunately it won’t be around for long!

Gauge x Tension
110 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Sat 11am – 7pm / Sun 11am – 6pm



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  • Jones Vandermeer

    wonderful review and photos of G+T! i’m so glad you were able to make it out there.