# What is a knitting Cal?

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CAL / KAL. Crochet ALong / Knit ALong. When a group of crafters crochet or knit the same pattern at the same time; sharing progress, support and motivation. CALs / KALs can be in person as part of a crafting workshop or group, or online as part of a worldwide craft community.

## What is a Cal in crafting?

The acronym CAL means Crochet Along, just as KAL is Knit Along and MAL is Make Along.

## What is Cal crochet?

CALs bring thousands of people, from all over the world, to work together on the same patterns at the same time. They are a brilliant way to experience making, sharing, and learning together. CAL stands for “Crochet ALong” – a very simple and easy idea that anyone can be part of.

## How do you figure out yardage in knitting?

How to Calculate Yarn Yardage by Weight

1. Take the original number of yards and multiply by the remaining ounces.
2. Take that number and divide by the total ounces of an unused skein of this same yarn.
3. Answer = 152.66 yards! Woohoo!

## What are people who knit and crochet called?

Or, someone who calls themselves a yarnie may crochet, knit, and overall just LOVE yarn.

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## What does frog mean in crochet?

In fiber arts like knitting and crochet, frogging means to rip out your work. Imagine yourself saying “rip it, rip it, rip it” while you are pulling out several rows or rounds of a project. It sounds similar to the noise a frog makes, right?

## Where does the word crochet come from?

The word crochet comes from the French word ‘croche’ meaning hook.

## How do I know how much yarn I have?

Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards.

## How much is a Skeen of yarn?

100 grams of yarn is equal to 250 yards. There are approximately 236 yards in 1 skein of yarn. You’ll need to buy the 100 gram balls to do the project if you are working with a skein of yarn.

## How do you measure yarn length?

The direct system is calculated with the formula N = (W/l) / (L/w). The indirect system uses the formula: N = (L/w) / (W/l). In these formulas, N is the yarn count, W is the weight of a sample of yarn, l is the unit of length, L is the length of the sample, and w is the unit of weight.

## How do I know my gauge size?

Try sliding your jewelry into the opening to see if it fits.

If it fits perfectly and snuggly in the opening, you found the size! The gauge measurement is the number printed next to the cutout circle. Gauge wheels usually provide the measurement in the gauge size along with the millimeters or inches.

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## What is needle gauge?

The gauge (abbreviated as “G”) of a needle refers to the size of the hole in the needle. The higher the gauge, the smaller the hole. Needles come in various gauges and lengths. The length of a needle is listed after the gauge number. For example, 25G ½ refers to a 25 gauge, ½ inch-long needle.

## What if my knitting gauge is too small?

So what can you do if you didn’t get gauge? Knit another swatch and try to: Switch to a different needle size. If you have more stitches on 10 cm / 4″ than stated in the pattern, use a larger needle size; if you have less, use a smaller one. Switch to a different needle material.