# Question: How do you adjust row gauge in knitting?

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## What if my row gauge is off?

NOT checking row gauge can leave you with a sweater that doesn’t fit the way it should (and can potentially cause you to run out of yarn). It’s especially important in top-down sweaters. The most important purpose of row gauge is to ensure that the arm drop (armscye) fits your body – not too short, not too deep.

## How do you calculate gauge in knitting?

It’s a precise way of measuring and describing how loosely or tightly something is knit. Often, gauge is described as the number of stitches and rows per 4 inches in a pattern or on a yarn’s label. To figure out the number of stitches and rows you need in 1 inch, simply divide the listed gauge by four.

## Is row or stitch gauge more important?

The short answer to the question of what to do is that stitch gauge is nearly always the more important one, and you shouldn’t stress if your row gauge doesn’t match up.

## How knitting needles affect gauge?

Your gauge may change as you become accustomed to the yarn and stitch pattern. Check your gauge mid-project to confirm that your gauge is unchanged. A larger needle makes bigger stitches, which are fewer stitches per inch. A smaller needle makes smaller stitches, which are more stitches per inch.

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## How do you calculate row gauge?

5. Row Gauge is a little off

1. Count how many rows are in the cap after the initial bindoff (e.g. I counted 38 rows in the cap. …
2. Multiply the desired cap height by YOUR gauge (e.g. 4.75” x 9 rows per inch = 42.75 So if I knit a cap that is 42 – 43 rows it will work. …
3. Add or subtract the number of rows you need evenly.

## How do I figure out my gauges?

Measure gauge in the center.

Grab a measuring tape or ruler. Measure somewhere in the center of the square to get the most accurate measurement possible. Just as you measure stitches across, you need to measure rows up and down. Both stitches and rows are part of gauge.