Category: Gauge

  • Tips & Information for Crocheting the Icy Trails Sweater

    In the Winter 2023 issue of Crochet World magazine is an amazingly beautiful textured tunic, the Icy Trails Tunic by Jane Snedden Peever. If you have been following along with our series, Making Crochet Garments That Fit, you have slowly been learning all you need to know about how to get the perfect fit in…

  • 6 Misconceptions About Gauge

    I have worked with patterns a lot of years and I am constantly helping people with gauge issues.  That’s why I started this series of posts about gauge. (You can check out the other posts by clicking the category, Gauge, in the right hand column). Today I wanted to go over some common statements that…

  • How to Measure Gauge

    Now that you have learned the keys to making a good swatch (if you missed it, check out that post here), let’s talk about how to measure that bad boy. You will want a good measuring tool. I used to use my sewing tape measure that was plastic and rolled up. But then I learned…

  • Keys to Making an Accurate Gauge Swatch

    Let’s talk some more about gauge. If you missed my first post about gauge, go here. Work a swatch that is at least 4 inches by 4 inches. For garments, the larger the gauge swatch the more accurate. Swatches can lie so it is always important that you make one that is a decent size.…

  • What Exactly Is Gauge?

    Gauge is your tension in measurement form. It’s that magical bit of information that ensures our finished stitched piece measures up exactly to the size stated in the pattern. More exactly, gauge is the number of stitches and rows to a particular measurement given in a pattern. It is hugely important for wearables and large…