In this episode of B.Hooked TV you will learn how to make and read a gauge swatch and how to make adjustments if needed.
Before you start a pattern, it’s a good practice to make a gauge swatch. This will let you know if the project will turn out the right size when you’re finished with it. That’s pretty important, right?
Basically, we all have a unique crochet and knit style and gauge is what bridges the gap between your style and the designers. Differences in the way we make our stitches will effect the overall size of the project and how much yarn you will use for the project – two things that are crucial for your success!
I’m on a mission to make gauge something you understand and not something you dread. In episode 11 we learned what gauge is and why you need to swatch and in episode 12 we learned how to use gauge to make a pattern bigger or smaller.
Today I want to share with you the fundamentals of gauge – how to make a gauge swatch, how to read it and what to do with that information.
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