Gauge Guide – NorthCoast Knittery

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Gauge Guide

Gauge & Needle Guide

  • Take note that these are recommendations. You should follow what your patterns and yarn labels suggest.
  • When meeting gauge is not necessary for the project, choose the needle or hook size that gives you the fabric you like. Large mm sizes will give you a more open and loose fabric, while smaller sizes will make your fabric denser. 
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     Yarn Weight Lace Fingering/Sock Sport DK Worsted Aran Bulky/Chunky Super Bulky
    Knit Gauge for 4" of Stockinette Stitch 33 - 40 sts 27 - 32 sts 23 - 26 sts 21 - 24 sts 18 - 20 sts 16 - 18 sts 12 - 15 sts 12 sts or fewer
    Recommended US Needle Size 000 - 1 (1.5 - 2.25mm) 1 - 3 (2.25 - 3.25mm) 3 - 5 (3.25 - 3.75mm) 5 - 7 (3.75 - 4.5mm) 5 - 9 (3.75 - 5.5mm) 7 - 11 (4.5 - 8mm) 11 - 17 (8 - 12.75mm) 17 (12.75mm) or larger. 
    Crochet Gauge for 4" in Single Crochet 32 - 34 sts (in double crochet) 21 - 32 sts 16 - 20 sts 12 - 17 sts 11 - 14 sts 8 - 11 sts 6 - 9 sts 6 sts or fewer
    Recommended Crochet Hook B/1 (2.25mm) or smaller B/1 - E/4 (2.25 - 3.5mm) E/4 - 7 (3.5 - 4.5mm) 7 - I/9 (4.5 - 5.5mm) I/9 - K/10.5 (5.5 - 6.5mm) K/10.5 - M/13 (6.5 - 9mm) M/13 - Q (9 - 16mm) Q (16mm) or larger.

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