Want to customize your own patterns? Start here! In this webinar, Patty covers size selection, gauge swatching, and using schematics as the base of your own customizations.
I have written about gauge many times. I think about gauge, I teach gauge, I believe in gauge. Right now nearly 900 knitters are knitting up the Labadee Cowl and have found out how a tiny difference in a gauge swatch can domino into a cowl that’s way too big. Good news is I updated […]
I have written a LOT about gauge. In fact, just put “gauge” in the search field of this blog and you’ll see just how much I have written about it. In my video sweater classes, we always have gauge tutorials and explore the wonderfully powerful thing that can happen when we don’t get gauge…on purpose. […]
I have written about gauge many times. I think about gauge, I teach gauge, I believe in gauge. I’ve filmed a video for a special cast on for gauge, written about how to measure when you can’t see your stitches, how to block your swatch, secrets of row gauge and how to swatch for in the […]
I have written about gauge many times. I think about gauge, I teach gauge, I believe in gauge. I’ve filmed a video for a special cast on for gauge, written about how to measure when you can’t see your stitches, how to block your swatch, and how to swatch for in the round projects. Today it’s […]
If you’ve watched my DVD Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks, you know all about the sad frown cast on and how we can avoid it. A too tight cast on can really create a gauge swatch that can lie to you. In this Tuesday Tip I wanted to share one of my favorite gauge tricks […]
Yeah, yeah, yeah (you’re probably thinking), I know I need to make a gauge swatch. This isn’t about the need or even the how, but the what the heck do you do when . . . . Measuring in Knitting – The X-Ray So as many of you that have taken my gauge class knows, […]
Blocking Tips – How to Block a Gauge Swatch I was recently swatching for a new design and I was truly practicing what I teach. I thought I’d take a second to talk about the most commonly asked questions I get, how (and why) to block a gauge swatch.
Why does your knit stitch look a certain way when it’s twisted? What do you do if you drop a stitch and need to fix it? With experience, and a bit of practice, you can figure out what caused each issue and how to fix it. But more importantly, if you want to master your […]