Knitting Gauge Problem

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You can encounter a variety of gauge problems throughout your knitting experiences. Learn about knitting gauge problems with help from a knitting and crafts professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Cara Graver at The Cob Studio and I'm here to help you with the knitting gauge problem. When you have a knitting gauge problem, you're usually making something that's turned out to be too large or too small and in a sweater, you just don't want that. Now, scarf it doesn't matter that much. So, the knitting gauge is measured by the number of stitches this way in an inch and the number of rows this way in an inch. So, it might say five stitches to the inch and seven rows to the inch. And if you are a loose knitter, your gauge is going to be larger. And if you're a tight knitter, you're going to make something that's smaller than what the pattern asked for. So, that's why it's a good idea to make a swatch, a sample swatch of your knitting and measure that so that you're sure that you know what your personal gauge is and then relate it to the pattern. I'm Cara Graver at The Cob Studio and that was helping you with the knitting gauge problem.


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