Category Archives: Gauge


6 Misconceptions About Gauge

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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, … Continue reading

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How to Measure Gauge

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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 … Continue reading

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Keys to Making an Accurate Gauge Swatch

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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 … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Gauge?

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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 … Continue reading

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