Swatching For Success, Section 1
This is Section One. See Section Two here. (Choose only one section.)
A gauge swatch will tell you everything you need to know about the final outcome of the hours you'll spend with some beautiful yarn and your favorite needles. Swatching For Success will help you find out why that's true! In spite of all the information your gauge swatch imparts, many knitters skip this vital step to the detriment of their project's fit and feel. Students will dissect the elements of a properly knit gauge swatch including stitch count, row count, needle size, and fiber content. Most importantly, you'll become much more in tune with your knitting. In addition, the class will discuss the best gauge for various kinds of knitted garments, accessories, and home goods. Your knitting wants you to take this class!
Skill Level: All
Instructor: Elizabeth Decker
Date: Tuesday, 2/28/2017
- You'll be making 5 6" x 6" swatches for this class. Please see the PDF HERE for instructions.
- Suggested yarns: Fingering: Madelinetosh Merino Light, Mirasol Sulka Legato, Malabrigo Mechita, Cascade 220 Fingering, or 200+ yards of any fingering weight, light-colored yarn that does NOT contain nylon. Worsted: Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Valley Yarns Northampton, Cascade 220, or 200+ yards of any worsted weight, light-colored yarn with a ball band gauge of 5 sts/inch, and is NOT superwash.
- Please see PDF here (same as above.)
When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.