Determining Your Gauge
The Knitting Board consists of (2) strips of hardwood, and each board has steel pins spaced aprox 3/8" apart. The boards are separated by steel hardware, 3" long bolts, washers, nuts, and wooden spacers. These wood spacers have (3) settings and determine the size of the stitches by adjusting the distance between the (2) boards. This gives you a total of (4) settings.
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Use the washers only. Remove the hardware with a 7/16" wrench (or #10mm for boards with ball tipped needles) and place the (4) washers in place of the spacers (2 for each end). Store your wood spacers. This creates a spacing of aprox 1/4" between the boards. When knitting with a fine yarn or baby yarn, this will give you a tight knit or aprox 4.5 sts per inch.
This is the standard setting, the way your knitting board is set when you first receive it. The majority of your patterns will use this standard setting of 1/2". Your bolt size is 1/4-20X3" or 10mm 3" long.
-This setting uses the middle spacing of the wooden spacer and separates the boards 1" apart. This requires the 4" bolts that can be purchased at any hardware store for aprox 15 cents each.
-This is the widest setting of the wooden spacers or 1-1/4" between boards. Use the 4" bolts at this setting. You will use this spacing when directed by your pattern, or when you would like to create a more open, lacey effect. This works especially well when working with mohairs, furs, and ribbon yarns.
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