Thursday 02/22/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
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Gauge Rage to Gauge Rave with Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Nothing is more infuriating than getting to the end of a crochet or knitting project and discovering that pullover just became a maxi dress (ACK!). Or that your pattern calls for X number of stitches and rows per inch and your swatch differs by a full 3 or 4 stitches or rows and you just have to make this project because it's perfect for you and you really, really, REALLY want to wear it to STITCHES or you'll just DIE!! That feeling is what we call Gauge Rage!
Yes, gauge can be frustrating and that frustration often manifests as Gauge Rage. As a matter of fact, questions about fixing or adjusting gauge are among those we are asked most frequently; and that totally makes sense considering achieving correct gauge is the key to a successful project. Without proper gauge, your fabric will not come out the same as that picture in that perfect pattern and your weeks of work will yield less than happy results… and ain't nobody got time for that!
In this class, we'll answer the questions that we encounter most frequently.
Supplying you with practical, real-world solutions for Gauge Rage. Using worksheets that will walk you through the process of checking, calculating, and even re-calculating gauge when necessary. And we'll turn your Gauge Rage into Gauge Raves.
_Light-colored, smooth (no novelty, fuzzy, furry, or other fancy-pants yarns) yarn (no kitchen cottons or similar types of cotton yarns).
_Knitting/Crochet Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes.
Using single crochet or stockinette stitches, make a swatch of approximately 6" of unblocked stitches and 6" of unblocked rows in your yarn (see supplies). Do not fasten off or bind off at the end of this swatch! We will continue to work with this swatch in class.