The Mysteries of Row Gauge

In this video we discuss the differences between stitch gauge and row gauge. My technique video on checking gauge can be found here.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing (not my design, in a discontinued cotton yarn) can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color “Maddy”.

7 comments on “The Mysteries of Row Gauge

  1. I just watched your video on stitchand row gauge and I wondered about my method.. I was knitting a sweater in the same manner you described , stitch gauge right, row gauge off and the pattern did say knit so many rows. I went back to check what pattern said your row gauge should be , took number of rows pattern called for divided by row gauge per inch = inches I should knit. Is that right?

  2. Do you have a video or blog post about converting a pattern that calls for a certain gauge with another gauge? Maybe like using a sock weight yarn for a sweater that originally called for sport yarn? Is it more than just using a ratio to make the new yarn stitches match the original ‘area?’

  3. I’m knitting your “learn to knit Mens sweater”. I’ve knit a number of sweaters before, but never gone to the trouble of checking gauge….mixed results :0. So I’ve decided to be more precise this time.

    When I check the gauge, should I be checking my tension using the size 6 or size 7 needles?

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