Measuring Your Knitting

You should measure your knitting frequently to ensure that your gauge is correct. To measure, lay your knitted piece out on a flat, smooth surface; do not stretch, distort, or scrunch it up. Measure width at the widest point, as the area near the ribbing or the needle will not give the most accurate reading. Measure length at the center from the lower edge to just under the knitting needle.

For shaped areas, like sleeves and armholes, measure between the dotted lines indicated on the diagrams below.

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