Stitch Gauge
Date & Time
Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
June Hemmons Hiatt
Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
Learn June Hemmons Hiatt’s new methods of calculating an accurate stitch gauge. This hands-on class covers several different approaches to making a swatch and calculating gauge depending on the type of project you plan to knit. Also included are suggestions for what to do if you cannot match the gauge called for in a pattern, using a swatch to learn about the yarn and the stitch or color pattern, and how to determine yarn requirements for a new design or pattern alteration. Ms. Hiatt considers gauge the most important chapter in her book, The Principles of Knitting; learn how to make the method work for you. Ms. Hiatt recommends pairing this class with Alterations, offered in the afternoon of the same day, to delve even deeper into this concept. Technique Requirements: This intensive class is suitable for suitable for all skill levels except new knitters.
Please make one or two 6–8" square swatches knit with any stitch pattern except Stockinette or garter stitch; do not wash or steam.
Supplies for Class:
You will also need a 12" straight ruler, a basic calculator, and some method of taking notes.