Gauge and Fit – Measuring it & Making it Work For You

Knitting or crocheting a garment is labour intensive so you want it to fit correctly when it’s finished.

In this class, Dotty will teach you how to measure gauge correctly and understand what those numbers mean. Once you know your gauge, you’ll learn to analyse the pattern in order to figure out which size is the correct one to choose. We will cover ease, body measurements, and changing needle/hook size to achieve desired gauge.

This class is for knitters AND crocheters! 

Instructions will be provided for the crocheters in the class. 

Please Note: A minimum of 3 students is required in order for the class to proceed. 


Instructions For Gauge Swatch – Knit

With 5 mm needles, Cast on 24 sts

Row 1:  knit

Row 2:  purl

Repeat rows 1& 2 28 more times (total of 30 rows)

Bind off.

Wash and block swatch.

Instructions For Gauge Swatch – Crochet

Chain 20.

Row 1:  Sc into the second chain from the hook, sc in each chain stitch (19 sc).  Turn.

Row 2:  Chain 1. Skip first sc, 18 sc in each sc in previous row, sc in top of chain 1 (19 sc).  Turn.

Repeat row 2 18 more times (20 rows of sc).  Cut yarn.

Stuff You Need

  • 4 Locking Stitch Markers or Safety Pins
  • 5mm (US 8) needles or 5mm crochet hook
  • Calculator
  • Flax Pattern
  • Notebook & pen or pencil
  • One stockinette swatch as per instructions
  • Smooth light coloured worsted weight yarn
  • Tape measure

Session Info

Instructor: Dotty
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 15, 2020 - 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

  • Cost $25
  • Sessions 1
  • Length 2 Hours

Beginner Crocheting

Basic chain, single & double crochet stitches. Minimal shaping.

Beginner Knitting

Basic knit and purl stitches, cast on, bind off. Minimal shaping.