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UNDERSTANDING GAUGE (knit) via Zoom - SATURDAY, Apr 17 from 3:30-4:30pm CT

Correct gauge is crucial to a well-fitting garment (hats to sweaters). Ever wonder why the swatch you knit didn't match the gauge of the sweater your made? This lecture class will explain why gauge matters and how to do a swatch which will help you create a beautiful garment! Class will be held via Zoom.

Skills taught in this class:

  • The best method for knitting swatches
  • The correct way to measure a swatch
  • How to adjust for the fiber you are using
  • How to adjust for too big or too small gauge

Class Materials (click on the links to order your items for delivery or pick up before class; if shipping, please allow at least 5 days):
  • Yarn - Sirdar Happy Cotton (100% cotton; 47 yards) - 1 ball in a light color (no substitutions please!)
  • Needles - US 6/4mm needles
  • Knit Chek or ruler

Homework - Knit a gauge swatch in stockinette stitch using US 6/4mm needles and your ball of Sirdar Happy Cotton. Create your gauge swatch however you would normally make a gauge swatch. 

Meets 1x

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the class to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are subject to our regular return policy.



Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must know basic knit or crochet
Instructor: Cecilia

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


  • 3 Kittens Needle Arts
  • The Village @ Mendota Heights
  • 750 Main Street, Suite 112-113
    St Paul, MN 55118
  • (651) 457-4969


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