Tag: gauge

  • Part 2 – Modifying Your Pattern to Match Your Row Gauge

    So you’ve done everything you can in Part 1, and you can only match the stitch gauge listed in the pattern. It’s not uncommon, and maybe you’ve heard that row gauge doesn’t really matter. Can I just say for the record that that is wrongity wrong? Row gauge matters. Row gauge matters a lot, and […]

  • Part 1 – The Basics of Knitting Gauge

    Oh, gauge! So important but also so annoying. You knit a 5 inch x 5 inch swatch, wash and block it, carefully measure the stitches and rows, and it doesn’t match what you want. Trying to match the recommended gauge on a pattern can cause a lot of frustration, but once you understand what’s going […]