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So, while I have been knitting for nearly 2 years, ALL i have knit in the past is solid color scarves. This makes me new to knitting anything else. Recently, I learned how to knit stuffed toys. Here's my question... If I am not knitting a garment, how important is it that I make a swatch to check my gauge??
 

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I dont think it is very important because a toy is a toy whatever size, what you do need to make sure of though is that the stitches are close together so that baby cant pull the stuffing out, or get fingers caught in the weave. But then, another thought is that if something is turning out narrower than the pattern states, then you have to adjust the length accordingly.
 

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I don't think a gauge swatch is important when you're making toys. I've made a lot of little humans, and I haven't done a gauge swatch on them. They come out different sizes, depending on the yarn and needles I use with them, but that's the fun of it. They all come out looking different.

It's fun not to have to swatch, isn't it?

Hazel
 
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