Thursday, November 6, 2008

Row Gauge

Row gauge is and important element that helps you size your socks.

First off, you'll need to know row gauge.

I initially look at the yarn ball band to get an idea of what to expect. Most balls will have the following grid:
See the number that has an "R" behind it located on the right side of the square? It's the row gauge number. The left designates that it's a 4" high square.

So to determine row gauge here, simply divide 22 by 4 = 5.5 rows per inch.

But the above square is for a worsted weight yarn. A CSM typically uses yarns that are thinner. It just depends on the machine you have. I have heard of some Legare 400 machines being able to knit worsted weight yarn. My AK really doesn't like anything larger than a Sport weight.

I'll do another post talking about yarn weights.

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