Netting Gauge

Assortment of netting gauges or mesh sticks (left). Assortment of netting gauges or mesh sticks (left).

A netting gauge is a smooth, well-rounded stick with a uniform thickness throughout its length, so that the loops knotted around the stick are of equal size and easily slip off. The size of the gauge thus determines the size of the mesh. Gauges may be made of bone, ivory, steel or wood. It is also known as a netting mesh, or neeting mesh stick.

See also the TRC Needles entries for netting cushion; netting needle and netting shuttle.


  • CAULFEILD, Sophia F. A. and Blanche C. SAWARD (1882). The Dictionary of Needlework, London: Upcott Gill, p. 356, fig. 620.
  • DILLMONT, Thérèse de (n.d.). Encyclopedia of Needlework, p. 486, figs. 637-640.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 8th July 2016).


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