|1. 7 New Free Winter
|3. Crafter's Corner -
Making a Gauge Swatch
|Gauge refers to the number of
stitches and rows a knitter or crocheter makes per inch using a
certain yarn and needles or hook. Gauge varies from person to
person, so it is very important to make sure you are achieving the
gauge of your pattern. Your gauge determines the size of your
If you don't get the proper gauge, the garment will not come out
to the intended size.
If you are knitting with a thick yarn like Wool-Ease® Thick and
Quick® you'll make bigger stitches and have very few stitches and
rows per inch. If you are knitting with a finer yarn, you'll make
smaller stitches and have more stitches and rows per inch.
To make an accurate gauge swatch, cast on or chain enough stitches
to equal approximately four inches and work in pattern for four
inches. Take your stitches off the needle and, without stretching
the fabric, place a tape measure on your work and gently pin where
the tape measure reads one inch.
Count your stitches. Don't cheat! Make sure to count even a half
or quarter of a stitch and include that into your gauge.
If you have more stitches per inch than the gauge suggests,
that means you are working too tightly; try a larger needle or
hook. If you have fewer stitches than the suggested gauge, your
stitches are too loose; try a smaller needle or hook.
|4. Home from the
The holidays are winding down and with the New Year almost upon us and
the cold indoor months ahead, what better time to plan a few projects
to liven up your home decor? It is COLD!
Think SOFT! Think
WARM! Think COMFORT!
What could be nicer that a soft, cuddly afghan made from
luxurious Chenille or soft Homespun to warm that favorite chair for a
little well-earned post-holiday relaxation?
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