Mastering Gauge

Learn the best methods for creating a gauge swatch, master the sure-fire ways of measuring, and above all, learn all the tips and tricks you need to ensure that your knitting comes out perfect every single time.

Tabetha Hedrick · April 1, 2020

Just mentioning the subject of “gauge” can make a knitter run for the hills, but gauging properly can help ensure that at the end of your project you don’t get a sweater you can swim in, or one that squeezes  the breath out of you!

In this workshop, Tabetha Hedrick takes the frustration out of gauge swatching! You’ll learn the best methods for creating a gauge swatch, master the sure-fire ways of measuring, and above all, learn all the tips and tricks you need to ensure that your knitting comes out perfect every single time. These series of videos go in-depth on how to wash and block your swatches (and projects), as well as how the different fibres react to the various stitches, techniques, and tools available. By the end, you aren’t going to worry any more and you are definitely going to be excited to knit with a fresh, renewed view of the end goal.

You’ll also get the exclusive hat pattern featured in this workshop: Glas! Check for it under Course Downloads!


For any questions and to share your blanket adventures, come visit us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

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The Picot Bind Off is a fun way to add a bobble-like border to your projects using just cable cast ons and bind offs. You can get more distance between the stitches by binding off more stitches, or you can put them right next to each other by binding off less stitches. You can even make your picot points smaller by casting on a few stitches less, or bigger by casting on a few stitches more. ⁠

At out our new Picot Bind Off tutorial, Tabetha Hedrick @tabismiles shows how there can be lots of variety and variation, and how it can be such a fun way to border your knits!

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@holliyeoh teaches three kinds of buttonholes: Yarn Over (or One Stitch), Vertical, Horizontal as well as she covers modifying buttonhole placement. Learn more at the course page (link in bio) and check out all of the fabulous knitting tips and techniques covered in this epic knitting course!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #holliyeoh #knitting #finishingknits #knittingvideos #knittingworkshop #knittingbuttonholes #knittersofig">

One stitch buttonhole — one of the simplest buttonholes to do (and consequently one of Holli's favourites).⁠
In the final module of Fundamentals to Finishing Knits, instructor Holli Yeoh @holliyeoh teaches three kinds of buttonholes: Yarn Over (or One Stitch), Vertical, Horizontal as well as she covers modifying buttonhole placement. Learn more at the course page (link in bio) and check out all of the fabulous knitting tips and techniques covered in this epic knitting course!⁠



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@holliyeoh fabulous Fundamentals to Finishing Knits course, with lessons teaching valuable tips and techniques for all knitters, helping you to elevate your knits!⁠ ⁠ In the third "Finishing" module now available, there are a large range of techniques covered including: bind offs, blocking, pockets, seaming, buttonholes, weaving in ends and more. Along the way, you can also ask questions and share your progress over in the SOS community forums—we absolutely love hearing how this course is helping knitters of all levels with their hand knit projects!⁠ ⁠ Find all the knitting info you need over at the course page »⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #holliyeoh #finishingknits #knittingcourse #knittingworkshop #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram #seamingknits #knitting #knit">

We're so excited to finally hit publish and share with you the final module of Holli Yeoh's @holliyeoh fabulous Fundamentals to Finishing Knits course, with lessons teaching valuable tips and techniques for all knitters, helping you to elevate your knits!⁠

In the third "Finishing" module now available, there are a large range of techniques covered including: bind offs, blocking, pockets, seaming, buttonholes, weaving in ends and more. Along the way, you can also ask questions and share your progress over in the SOS community forums—we absolutely love hearing how this course is helping knitters of all levels with their hand knit projects!⁠

Find all the knitting info you need over at the course page »⁠



#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #holliyeoh #finishingknits #knittingcourse #knittingworkshop #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram #seamingknits #knitting #knit

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Does anyone else have trouble knitting while watching instructional knitting videos? I'm reviewing the next module of my Fundamentals to Finishing course for schoolofsweetgeorgia and my fingers keep trying to stitch what I'm showing on screen instead of this simple stocking stitch sock.​​​​​​​​
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There's so much great material in this next module. I can't wait for you to see it. If you haven't started taking the course, what are you waiting for? You can begin any time and work at your own pace. I'm available through the forums to answer your questions. And did you know that with a membership to the school, you get full access to all the courses? #ad Tap the link in my bio to get the first month for free! ​​​​​​​​
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#ProKnitTip :: Did you know that industry standard is five to seven knots or joins in a skein of yarn? I think I had a total of three for this whole sweater project and that was way more than what I usually encounter. ​​​​​​​​
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Joins in a skein of yarn don't signify a substandard product. Let's talk about how to deal with them.​​​​​​​​
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I always cut them out. Here I didn't cut it as I was knitting, I just made a big loop and "rejoined" the yarn and kept on going; I didn't want to interrupt my knitting flow. Now I'll cut it and weave in the two ends.​​​​​​​​
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How to you deal with joins in your knitting? Tell me in the comments.​​​​​​​​
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This is one of the many tips I mention in my Fundamentals to Finishing Course over at schoolofsweetgeorgia. Membership to the School gives you unlimited access to my course along with all the other great offerings. #ad Tap the link in my bio to check it out! ​​​​​​​​
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About Instructor

Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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