Tuesday Tip – How to Measure Without A Ruler
Many of you who have taken my classes know that I’m not a fan of measuring your knitting in progress. I believe it’s always best to trust your finished row gauge and keep track of rows.
That being said, I know there are times when you just want to check to see how many inches you’ve knit and sometimes (gasp) you might not have a ruler handy. No need to fear, there’s plenty of ways you can learn
How to to Measure Without a Ruler!
1) Dollar Bill
The bill is just shy of being a perfect measure. It is a bit over 2 1/2″ high (two bills stacked together make a measure just shy of 5 1/4″) and it’s a bit over 6″ long . . . but in a pinch to get a rough estimate think:
2 1/2″ high x 6″ long
2) Credit Card
The average credit card makes a nice sturdy ruler. It measures:
2 1/8″ high x 3 3/8″ long
Makes a pretty darn good 1″ measure
We all remember learning as a kid, a regular sheet of paper measures:
8 1/2″ wide x 11″ high
5) Your Thumb
By far my favorite “ruler”. The top of my thumb knuckle to the tip of my thumb is 1″