Clean Stripes Rib Stitch

The rib stitch is a versatile stitch that creates a nice stretch to your handmade garments. It is often used in hat brims (sometimes the whole hat), cuffs, waistbands and other specialized uses. To create the rib stitch, we alternate knit and purl stitches in the working row or round and follow the same stitchContinue reading “Clean Stripes Rib Stitch”

How to Measure a Gauge Swatch

When I first started knitting, I did not pay much attention to the gauge. I started off with knitting scarves and throws that gauge was not required since the finished measurements are not critical to accurate fit. It was a joy to just get down to business and start off the project. If you areContinue reading “How to Measure a Gauge Swatch”