# Problem

I have a little issue and I hope no one gets upset with me. I kinda don’t understand the meaning of the gauge, I really don’t understand what it is for.

Sorry,

~Jak :oops:

well let’s see here,
Let’s say you wanted to knit a sweater for a little girl and you found this wonderful thick n fluffy yarn. Then you found a pattern you liked but it’s for a much thinner yarn. Now if you were to knit the item using the thick yarn in place of the thin yarn using the same exact directions . You would probably get a very short sweater that would fit a gorilla.:guyknitting: :whistle:
Hence the importance of gauge.
It’s there so that you can duplicate what the designer of the pattern had done.:knitting:

And you would get the right size of sweater n such.

Also it’s there so that you can sub out one yarn for another but making sure that you would get the same size results as the designers yarn.
Hope that helps ya!!!

OR… If you were making a sweater that you wanted to end up being 36 inches and had a pattern that said work to a gauge of 5 sts=1in. and around the sweater had 180 stitches.

If you were getting a gauge of 6 sts=1n. and thought, "That’s close and followed the same pattern your sweater would only measure 30 inches when done.

If you got 4 sts= 1in and thought, “That’s close to 5, no problem.” You sweater would work out to be 45 inches when done.

A little goes a long ways when repeated over and over. However on things that don’t need to fit, like scarves or dish clothes, it is not so important.

Oh ok I get it now, nice. Thanks ladies. :yay:
~Jak

gauge = evil necessity (okay, many don’t think it is “evil” but I hate doing gauge…but have to)

Yeppers, astonh, I agree,
It’s right up there with mammograms and ingrown toenail removal.:noway: :waah: :roflhard: :roflhard:

ewww, hahaha!!!:roflhard: