You’ve signed up for your first sweater class, and the homework asks you to prepare a gauge swatch before the first class. You’ve followed the instructions, maybe a basic stockinette or a more complex lace pattern using the needles and yarn you intend for the final project , and now you have a 4×4″ square and you need to check the gauge.
That’s when you pull out your handy Gauge Swatch Measure from Katrinkles, this week’s featured tool. The gauge swatch measure is a square with your swatch space cut out to match your 4×4″ swatch. With inch markers along the bottom, and centimeters on the side you can easily frame your work and count your stitches and rows without worrying about wiggling fabric. Laser cut from bamboo, the gauge swatch measure is a tough, precise tool that makes checking your gauge quick and easy.
- 4×4″ interior square (approx. 5.5×5.5″ outside measurement)
- Laser cut bamboo
- Accurate imperial and metric scales