My Reference Gauge Swatches

This is a record of how various yarns knit up. My goal is to provide a reference gauge for various yarn/needle combinations for my knitting style. I almost exclusively knit on Hiya Hiya Sharps and am considered a tight knitter. My swatches will be around 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm) in size.

The first row is the number of stitches in 4" (10 cm) for the needle size shown in the column header. The second row is the number of rows in 4" (10 cm).

YarnGauge
Brooklyn Tweed Loft
345678910
22 1/221 1/2
????
Swatch knit flat, soaked, excess water removed, and pressed out flat & pinned to dry
Cascade 220 Superwash, Knit flat
34567891011
21.5
as knit
Cascade 220 Superwash, Knit flat
34567891011
21.5
Swatch is washed in the machine in my handwash cycle, machine damp dried and then laid out to dry
Cascade 220 Superwash, Knit flat
34567891011
21.519
30.527
Swatch is soaked, excess water removed, pressed out flat to shape and pinned to dry
Cascade 220 Superwash, Knit in the Round
34567891011
22.5
31
Swatch is soaked, excess water removed, pressed out flat to shape and pinned to dry
Habu Tsumugi Silk, Doubled
34567891011
19 1/2
30
washed the swatch on delicate, rolled it in a towel, let it dry to damp dry and throw it in the dryer for about 10 minutes.
Knit Picks Swish Worsted
34567891011
18 1/2
15
washed the swatch on delicate, rolled it in a towel, pin out to dry. I didn't stretch it while pinning the swatch, only enough to square it up.
MadelineTosh Prairie
34567891011
28 24
36 ??
hand washed the swatch, rolled it in a towel, pin out to dry. I didn't stretch it while pinning the swatch, only enough to square it up.
MadelineTosh Vintage, in the Round
34567891011
1918.5
2625
knit in the round, hand washed the swatch, rolled it in a towel, pin out to dry. I didn't stretch it while pinning the swatch, only enough to square it up.
Wisdom Poems
34567891011
19
26
Stockinette in the round, not blocked

1 comment:

  1. You're frickin' awesome. I've been meaning to do this since I just learned to knit, as it's a great way to keep track. Thank you!

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