08.14.09

Sock Pattern Stitch Chart

Posted in Knit Patterns, Information at 2:39 pm by Elizabeth

08.13.09

Standards and Guidelines for Knitting & Crochet

Posted in Machine Spun Yarn, Crochet, Knitting at 8:23 pm by Elizabeth

Yarn Standards
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Knitting Needle or Crochet Hook Conversion

Posted in Knit Needles, Crochet, Knitting at 8:17 pm by Elizabeth

U.S.- Metric Conversion
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Estimate Knitting Gauge

Posted in Knitting Instruction, Knitting at 8:10 pm by Elizabeth

Estimating Knitting Gauge Using WPI. WRAPS PER INCH or by Yarn Size

This is meant to be a starting point for sampling. Machine and hand knitters need to sample, with at least 4″ square. A difference of 1 stitch can add up to enormous size differences. Not all yarns fit nearly into a single category, but with adjustments to needle size you should get the correct gauge.

Standard Size British WPI Approx. Gauge Needle size approx. yd/oz. approx. yd/lb
Baby 3 ply 8-9 st/inch 1-2
Fingering 4 Ply 16 wpi 7 st/inch 1-3 110-144 1700-2300
Sport DK 14 wpi 5½ - 6½ st/inch 4-6 75-110 1200-1600
Worsted Aran 12 wpi 4-5 st./inch 7-9 55-75 850-1100
Bulky 9 wpi 3-3½ st./inch 10-11 30-55 500-900

Lace

Gauge Varies. Fine knitting or crochet.

Knitting Machine: Tension 3-4 on 4.5mm machine (standard bed)

Sock, Baby, Fingering 1500 + yds per lb.

14 wraps per inch. 94 yds+ per oz.

Needle size: 0-3 (2-3.25mm) Knit gauge 7 or more stitches = 1″

Crochet Hook size: D/3-E/4 Crochet gauge: 22-28 stitches = 4″

Machine Knit: Tension 7-8 on 4.5mm machine (standard bed)

Sport 1200-1600 yds per lb. 12 wraps per inch. 75-100 yds per oz.

Needle size: 4-6 (3.5-4mm) Knit gauge: 7 sts = 1″

Crochet Hook size: F/5-G/6 Crochet gauge: 16-20 sts = 4″

Machine Knit: Tension 9-10 on 4.5mm machine (standard bed)

Tension 3-6 on a 6.5 or 7.0 mm machine (mid-gauge bed)

DK Double Knit 1200-1600 yds per lb.

11 wraps per inch. 75-100 yds per oz.

Needle size: 5-7 (3.75-4.5mm) Knit gauge: 6 sts = 1″

Crochet Hook size: F/5-G/6 Crochet gauge: 16 sts = 4″

Machine Knit: Tension 5-7 on 6.5-7 mm (mid-gauge bed machines)

Tension 0-1 on 9mm (bulky bed machines)

Light - Medium Worsted 850-1150 yds per lb.

9 wraps per inch. 53-72 yds per oz

Needle size: 7-9 (4.5-5.5mm) Knit gauge: 5 sts = 1″

Crochet Hook size: H/8-J/10 Crochet gauge: 12-16 sts = 4″

Knitting Machine: Tension 5 on 9mm (bulky bed machines)

Tension 8-10 on 6.5-7mm (mid-gauge bed machines)

Heavy Worsted or Bulky 500-900 yds per lb. 31-56 yds per oz

7-8 wraps per inch

Needle size: 9-11 (5.5-8mm) Knit gauge: 4 sts = 1″

Crochet Hook size: K10 ½-L (7mm) Crochet gauge: 8-12 sts = 4″

Knitting Machine: Tension 7-9 on 9mm (bulky bed machines)

Yarn Yardage estimates for Common Garments.

Posted in Knitting at 8:03 pm by Elizabeth

Socks

Gauge

Child S - M - L

Foot length 5, 6½, 8

Adult S - M - L

Foot length 9½, 10½, 11½

Sock - Fingering wt.

6 - 8 sts per inch

150 - 225 - 275 yds.

325 - 425 - 525

Sport wt.

5 - 6 sts per inch

125 - 175 - 225

250 - 325 - 400

Worsted wt.

4 - 4½ sts per inch

125 - 150 - 200

250 - 300 - 350

Bulky wt.

3 - 3½ sts per inch

100 - 125 - 150

175 - 225 - 275

Hat

Gauge

Child - Adult

18″ - 20″ - 22″

Sport wt.

5 - 6 sts per inch

175 - 225 - 275 yds.

Worsted wt.

4 - 4½ sts per inch

175 - 225 - 250

Bulky wt.

3 - 3½ sts per inch

125 - 150 - 175

Mitten Gauge

Child  5″,  5½”

Adult  6″,  7″,  8″
Fingering Wt. Yards Yards

Sport wt.

5 - 6 sts per inch 75 - 100 125 - 150 - 175

Worsted wt.

4 - 4½ sts per inch 75 - 100  125 - 150 - 175

Bulky wt.

3 - 3½ sts per inch 50 - 75 100 - 125 - 150
Afghan-Throw Gauge Baby 60″ x 60″

Sock - Fingering wt.

6 ½ - 7 sts per inch 1351 yds. 3500 yds.

Sport wt.

5 - 6 sts per inch 1200 yds. 3,150 yds.

DK  Double Knit

5 sts per inch 1100 yds. 2800 yds.

Worsted wt.

4 - 4½ sts per inch 1000 yds. 2,660 yds.

Bulky wt.

3 - 3½ sts per inch 850 yds. 1,875 yds.
Scarf Gauge Child 6″ x 40″ Adult 8″ x 54″

Sock - Fingering wt.

6 ½ - 7 sts per inch 440 yds. 660 yds.

Sport wt.

5 - 6 sts per inch 350 yds 700 yds

DK  Double Knit

5 sts per inch 250 yds 450 yds

Worsted wt.

4 - 4½ sts per inch 190 yds 380 yds

Bulky wt.

3 - 3½ sts per inch 125 yds 250 yds

Vest

Child

24″ - 28 “-  32″

Adult

36″- 40″- 44″ - 48″- 52″

Sock - Fingering wt.

6 ½ - 7 sts per inch 400 550 750 yds. 950 1125 1300 1450 1650 yds.

Sport wt.

5 - 6 sts per inch 300 400 600 yds. 700 850 950 1100 1250 yds.

DK  Double Knit

5 sts per inch 275 375 550 yds. 650 800 900 1000 1100 yds

Worsted wt.

4 - 4½ sts per inch 250 350 500 yds. 600 750 850 950 1050 yds.

Bulky wt.

3 - 3½ sts per inch 175 250 400 yds. 450 550 650 700 800 yds.
Sweater

Child

24″ - 28 “-  32″

Adult

36  “-  40″  -  44″  -  48″  -  52″

Sock - Fingering wt.

6 ½ - 7 sts per inch 750 100 1450 yds. 1800 2100 2500 2700 3000

Sport wt.

5 - 6 sts per inch 550 800 1100 1400 1600 1900 2100 2300

Worsted wt.

4 - 4½ sts per inch 500 650 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000

Bulky wt.

3 - 3½ sts per inch 350 500 700 900 1000 1200 1300 1500

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