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Gauge Matters, the importance of swatching

We say swatch, you say ugh! We want to change that with a class that helps you with understanding why we gauge, how we gauge, and more.  Ever knit a sweater that fit  two people? Or had a scarf come out stiff as a board?  Maybe you ran out of yarn.  This class will help you understand why these things happen, prevent them from happening again, and help you see swatching as an essential part of the hobby.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: PRE-HOMEWORK
Knit a swatch in each yarn weight before class. Cast on 30 stitches and knit a row purl a row until you have a square. Bind off. No need to weave in ends. Just bring your square to class as is!

Note: Make sure you choose light colored yarn and nothing fuzzy or furry. We want good stitch definition so you can see everything more easily.

Fingering weight yarn and US 6 needles
Dk yarn and US 7 needles
Worsted yarn and US 8 needles
Bulky yarn and US 9 needles
Please bring these additional tools:
Knitting gauge, scissors, tape measure.
Tapestry needle (preferably bent tip)
Paper & pen for note taking if desired

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • 8739 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, CA
  • (916) 714-7719
    • Due to Covid-19 the boutique is currently open reduced hours.
    • Please wear a face mask while you're in the boutique and use our provided hand sanitizer or wash your hands before petting any merchandise.  We can only allow 4 customers in the store at one time.
    • Tuesday-Saturday: 12-4pm  Sunday/Monday: Closed

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