Category Archives: gauge

The Better Sweater Series #3 Body, Swatch, and Sweater Measurement

Episode #3 in this series focuses on issues of measurement for bodies, swatches, and sweaters! We’ll chat about how to measure your body, what swatches can tell us, and how to read the knitting of a sweater for clues about … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Adapting a Pattern

Hot Pantz Math was so much fun that I asked my better half (and video-maker husband) to whip up a quick instructional video for ┬áposterity. I am proud to present another installment in what he has termed the “Melissa Knits/Melissa … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Knits

Last night, I had to attend an event. It was the kind of event you want to avoid while still being present (complicated, yes, I know). So, I did very little planning for it or thinking about it (aside from … Continue reading

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Swatching for Sweater

I have some delicious mill-spun, undyed yarn from Feederbrook Farm that I am super excited to use. I have enough for at least one, maybe two sweaters and I want to try my hand at a natural color (with a … Continue reading

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