It can be boring for some of you but I’m in Gauge4Ever team and I say i out loud! Yes, I know when we have a beautiful yarn ball waiting to be knitted and a project in mind, we all want to start it right away but for me gauging is mandatory in almost all cases and it can save so much time and energy! I talked about it last year and I keep saying it’s mandatory!
So, according to a poll I did on Instagram’s story, we are only 40% to start a project with a gauge, against 60% freestylers. We are fewer but I don’t change my mind.
By the way, a gauge help to check number of stitches and rows we get, but it’s also a way to test how 3 items are combined: yar, pattern and needle’s size. I decided to share with you my gauges because it might help you to choose a yarn for a specific project. I don’t keep all gauges I do but I have some in stock and I will share every gauge I do from now.
So, Gauge set starts today with Drops Air that I want to use for a new project.
Details of the gauge
Colour: Grey, mix 03
Needles: 5 mm in wood
Pattern: Plain knitting
Talking about knitting, after Garter stitch, Plain knitting is a basic that you must learn.
In flat knitting, plain knitting is knitted as follows:
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: purl all stitches
In circulare knitting, Plain knitting is knitted as follows:
For all round: knit all stitches
Comment : Reference gauge says 17 stitches x 22 rows for a 10 cm square but I don’t have the right tension because I have more stitches but I like the result so I keep it.
My opinion on Drops Air
I love Drop Air because it’s as peasant as quick to knit as it is knitted with needles size 5 mm. Fibre is very soft because it’s composend by baby alpaca and merinos. I also love it because it’s very light and warm.