Thursday, November 7

Yarn vs machine gauge

yarnmcgauge

Putting this up here because it comes up online a lot. The numbers across the top are the tension dial settings. It's a rough guide, as yarn density varies enormously! And you might break your wrist trying to get super bulky through a knitting machine. Try it at your own risk! Just saying...

More snowflakes have been crocheted. Think I'm up to 6 or 7 now.

Current mood: okay

3 comments:

LindaC said...

Thanks. I'm trying to understand this. The top line is the tension numbers? For example: On a mid-gauge machine it is recommended to knit (3)Light-weight yarn at a tension of 6?

steel breeze said...

Yes, numbers across the top are tension dial settings.

LindaC said...

Thank you. That clarifies. I have not seen this chart before. It's very handy. Appreciate it.