Is Gauge Important?

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I never use gauge :joy:

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What’s a gauge…? :crazy_face::face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Same here… :sweat_smile:

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I should’ve checked my gauge!!! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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Lol!

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Gauge is the BANE of my existence and I try to avoid it so I’ve never made a sweater :joy::joy:

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I learned the importance of gauge after I made my first sweater. My gauge was very close so I went for it anyway, half a stitch can’t make that much difference, right? Right??? WRONG!!! Lesson learned! Thank goodness my mom is 4” taller than me and also has a bigger frame, it fit her perfectly so I gave it to her. :blush:

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omg really, half a stitch? I think crochet is more forgiving than knitting.

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In knitting it can make a big difference. If the gauge is 5 stitches per inch and it is a size 40” chest measurement you need to cast on 5 x 40 = 200 stitches. If your gauge is 5.5 stitches per inch and you cast on 200 stitches your sweater would end up being 36” instead of 40” (200 stitches divided by 5.5 stitches per inch = 36”). If your gauge is 4.5 stitches per inch and you cast on 200 your sweater would end up being 44-1/2” instead of 40” (200 stitches divided by 4.5 stitches per inch = 44-1/2”). You could always make a bigger or smaller size but it might not fit properly at the armhole.

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I spent a good five minutes trying to figure out what a gauge means and I decided I don’t really care

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Love it!!!

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@Asher

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