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How to Use Your Gauge to Decide What Size to Knit


The big question with gauge isn’t really how to get it, but “Will this sweater fit when I’m done?” Let’s say your gauge is close but not quite. You’ve substituted yarn and changed needle sizes, and it’s pretty close to what the designer recommends, but maybe it’s coming out to in between sizes. How do […]

How to Measure Gauge in Knitting


In knitting, “gauge” just means how many stitches you get per inch using your yarn and your needles. Some of us knit tightly, some knit loosely, and some of us knit with average tension. And that’s why we need to measure gauge before starting a project that we want to actually fit. If your stitches […]