Thanks for all the kudos on the scarf and understanding about the difficulties with not so fun fur!
The woman in the picture isn't me, it's our dear sweet nanny. I just wanted a close up of the scarf but will post another with her in it. I believe her sweater is store bought not hand knit. So no I did not knit it.
I taught myself to crochet with an old 1970's book by Sunset. If I can do it you can do it.
Question: I am looking at a pattern that calls for a guage of 28 stithes across and 50 rows! Fifty rows!!! Who ever heard of such a thing?
Can one cut it in half and say do 25 rows for two inches instead of 50 for four inches? Or 12.5 for a quarter of the 50? I am lazy when it comes to guages. gauges.
Also if the pattern calls for a yarn like casemere that I know to be expensive and I want to subsitute for a less expensive yarn anyway of knowing without doing a gauge how thick or thin it has to be?