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Ur F.O.: Rhinebeck Edition

This year I experienced my very first Rhinebeck! This time last year I was still fairly new to the knitting world and didn't know about NY Sheep and Wool until it was too late for me to go. This year I thought that it would be best if I went up with a group and I ended up taking the String Thing Studio bus up and back on Saturday. Even with getting up at the crack of dawn and getting zero sleep the night before I can easily say that this was a fantastic experience.

One of the best parts of my Rhinebeck trip was getting the chance to connect with so many talented makers in our community. Some I knew before this trip and others I'm just learning about now. I was slightly overwhelmed by the idea of wrapping up my Rhinebeck experience into a post. But I wanted to pull out the moments that have stuck with me almost a week later. With that said here are five of my favorite Rhinebeck FOs (and WIPs). I hope that you will take the time to explore the work of these makers beyond what's featured in this post. I'm sure that you will see more from all of them on BCH in the future.


Julie Robinson

I ran into Julie in the book barn. She was one of the last makers I saw on Saturday and the first on the list today. I was immediately drawn to the earrings she was wearing and was thrilled to find out that she made them herself. Julie is a fantastic knitter and maker who has created patterns for some of your favorite yarn companies. You can support this maker by checking out her online store. She has several accessories available in her shop. Including necklaces, home decor, and of course these earrings.


Grace Anna Farrow


Ok, so I’m not going to win photographer of the year any time soon. But I’m also not going to pass up the opportunity to introduce you to this next maker and her incredible Michele Wang Ondawa sweater. Grace was assisting Ocean in the PomPom booth when I spotted her sweater at the last minute. Grace is already on her way to becoming a prolific pattern designer. But I love that she took the opportunity to amplify another maker of color with her Rhinebeck sweater choice. I highly recommend that you look into her available patterns and also the other patterns by Michele Wang.

Grace's New Project:


Vincent W.

I've long been a fan of Vincent's intricate colorwork (his Yoga bag pattern is EVERYTHING). Running into him was definitely a bright spot of my Rhinebeck. It's always so refreshing to meet someone in person and find out that they are just as they present themselves to be. His sweater was still a WIP on Saturday. But I'm going to include it in this list anyway because I think this still counts. Even with the needles dangling from the hem, this was one of my favorite menswear knits of the day. The pattern isn't ready yet, but I'm sure that I won't be the only one eagerly waiting for this release.

Pattern: Coming Soon!



I literally did a double-take when I spotted Tiffany. My first thought was that she was wearing a beautiful purple sweater. Slowly but surely my brain started to process what I was actually looking at and I think I made a shrieking noise that only cats two towns over could hear. This pattern is still in development and as of this post. Tiffany is making this pattern size inclusive and will soon be putting out a call for test knitters. You can follow her crafting journey on IG and turn on notifications so that you won't miss any of her upcoming announcements.

Yarn: Vicious Yarn, Sock Steady in Pisces

Pattern: Coming Soon!



I ran into this last sweater... and it's maker up on the hill. I saw her coming, rudely and abruptly walked away from my conversation, and made a beeline for her. Luckily I was with people who understood and quickly did the same. The sweater reminded me of the Laerke Bagger sweaters that I love so much. After talking for some time Tyche shared that besides being a super talented maker with an incredible sweater she also created a documentary about the knitting community in Portland Oregon! I for one can't wait for a CommuKnity movie night. I'm sure the documentary will get a full post in the near future. For now, you can follow the project by signing up for updates on The CommuKnity website.

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish with "a couple thousand recycled beads"


I want to thank everyone who came together to make this post happen. Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me at Rhinebeck and allowing me to drool over your projects.

I would love to hear from more of you! What WIPs are currently on your needles, hooks, looms, hoops, or machines? Also, don't forget to follow along on my Instagram account @bobbleclubhouse for your daily dose of all things knitted and to stay up to date on our upcoming NYC events. Until next time, happy crafting!


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