Understanding Knitting Gauge
Beginner | 9 min 13 sec
Gauge is a critical concept in knitting – it’s the number of stitches in one inch of fabric so it determines the size of your finished project. Every knitter knits differently so your gauge will be different depending on the yarn, needle size and whether you knit tight or loosely. Debbie demystifies gauge here and shows you how to knit a gauge swatch, how to measure your gauge and what to do if you don’t get the gauge that the pattern calls for.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Learn how to:
  • Understand knitting gauge
  • Knit a gauge swatch
  • Measure gauge
  • Use alternative gauges

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to understand knitting gauge
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from knitting expert Debbie Stoller
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
277 users recommended this class to a friend
Sharon Donovan
Since I'm a newbie knitter, I'm really enjoying learning about the techniques that will make my projects successful. Debbie is an excellent instructor!
January 23
Maureen Lundstedt
Debbie made understanding the gauge of a project really easy. Thank you.
January 19
Shari Shaw
I liked it overall, but I wish it were more comprehensive. What about knitting in the round? Also, it would have helped me if she could have done the math on the screen because I learn best that way. Thanks!
More than 3 months ago