This tutorial is divided into 3 short parts.
Part 1: Prepare Your Gauge
- Pick your desired yarn and knitting needles.
- Knit a gauge swatch of at least 4 inches by 4 inches of desired stitch pattern.
- Wash and BLOCK your gauge swatch or proceed at your own peril.
- Measure the stitches and rows over 4 inches from your gauge swatch. This is called My Gauge in the application.
Part 2: Use Gauge Converter
- Open the Gauge Converter application.
- If you want to use centimeters instead of inches, open Settings and select "cm".
- Touch Pattern Gauge and input the stitches, rows and size of the gauge swatch from the pattern you are using (default is 4 inches by 4 inches).
- Touch My Gauge and input the stitches, rows and size (obtained from Part 1).
Part 3: Convert The Pattern
At this point you are ready to convert a pattern or use the calculated results from the Gauge Converter application. You can view results in terms of Stitches, Rows or Length. Keep in mind, when viewing results by Length, these numbers are based on My Gauge values only. For example:
- If your pattern calls for 22 stitches, touch on Stitches and scroll down to "22 sts = X". The converted number of stitches, X, is based on the values you input in Pattern Gauge and My Gauge.
- If your pattern calls for 18 rows, touch on Rows and scroll down to "18 rows = Y". The converted number of rows, Y, is based on the values you input in Pattern Gauge and My Gauge.
- If your pattern says "knit until piece measures 5 inches" either width (perhaps an armhole or neck) or length (perhaps a sleeve or torso), touch on Length and scroll down to "5" = X sts / Y rows". The converted number of stitches, X, and the converted number of rows , Y, are based on the values you input in My Gauge only.
Warning / Disclaimer: the assumptions and calculations performed by this application are based on industry recommended practices for making and using gauge swatches to estimate the size of knitted garments. In a perfect world, your calculations would be 100% accurate every time. Due to the number of external factors that affect knitting, this application alone cannot guarantee that you will achieve your desired result. For further tips, instructions and knitting tutorials visit www.knitastic.ninja.