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These articles are my answers to some of the questions I get asked daily. There are many different opinions out there – these are simply my viewpoints and how I do things personally.


Gauge Schmage - Is It Close Enough?

I spend a good chunk of my days answering questions and giving advice (knitting advice, that is), and sometimes people aren’t thrilled with my answers. Nothing makes people sigh, grumble, or roll their eyes more than when I mention gauge. But really…I’m going to say it again…(more)


Gauge Schmage Part 2:  How To Knit And Measure A Swatch

Last time, we talked about the importance of getting the correct gauge for your project. Today, I'm going to share with you how I knit and measure a gauge swatch. Please keep in mind that this is how I personally do it; others might have different opinions.

Almost all patterns state a speciic gauge needed in order to get the expected results in the project. (Expected results = a sweater that fits.) Some patterns give the gauge in stitches per one inch, but a lot of them give it in stitches per ... (more)