Constellate, how can I change my gauge?

We're having a little KAL for Constellate, and I promised I'd talk about a few ways you can modify the pattern as part of the festivities.  One of the easiest (and I think most fun) ways you could modify this pattern is to tweak your gauge. Now, the pattern is already written in three gauges (5.5, 6, or 6.5 stitches per inch, which should work for most dk, sport, or fingering weight yarns).  There's a little chart in the pattern that looks something like this.  It shows you what size head the hat fits at various gauges and cast ons. [...]

January 11, 2017|

The Mysteries of Gauge

On a lot of my recent patterns, I've included a wee little chart like this.  The shaded column on the left is gauge (in stitches per inch).  The shaded row on the top lists the various sizes the pattern is written in.  The cells in the middle tell you what size finished object you'll get if you make a given size at a given gauge.  So with this chart, if you were working at a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch, and you make the size medium, you'll get a hat with a finished size of 20 inches. This demonstrates [...]

May 25, 2011|
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