Re-gauging is the most under-exploited technique knitters have to control the stability and dimensions of the knitted fabric. While it is all but invisible, re-gauging can have a powerful and visible effect on the fit of a knitted garment as well as on a garment’s ability to maintain its shape as it is worn. In this class we’ll look at the technique in depth: what it is and how it affects knitted fabric, where and when to use it, and how to incorporate it into your regular knitting practice. We’ll establish some principles for its application and guidelines for its use, and we’ll work a few small reference samples of its most common applications. By the end of class, you’ll have a clear idea of how to exploit this technique within the context of your own knitting, beginning with your next project.
Technique Requirements: have knit a whole garment, have knit a few accessories, a good sense of the relation of gauge to knitted fabric and a familiarity with garment design and construction
Approximately 75 yd of a solid color, smooth yarn that produces a stable fabric at 6 stitches and 8 rows to an inch; needles five sizes smaller through one size larger than the needle needed to produce a stable fabric with the chosen yarn