What is Gauge (and why should you care?)

In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I’ll explain what gauge is specifically and why it’s so important for you to understand as you grow in your craft.

When was the last time you finished a project and it came out way too small or way too big? If this has ever happened to you before, most likely you have a different crochet or knit style than the designer of that pattern. In other words, you may crochet or knit tighter or more lose than them. This means your stitches are not the same size and therefore the size of your project will not be the same.

Gauge is one of those topics that sounds more complicated than it actually is. With the right explanation, you can understand gauge and make projects that turn out every single time!


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