Lion Brand® Pound of Love®
20 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS), with A. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
|Kfb Knit into front and then back of same stitch – 1 stitch increased. |
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Knit Blanket back and forth in rows as if knitting with straight needles.
BORDER COLOR SEQUENCE Work 3 rows with C, 4 rows with A, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with B, and 4 rows with C.
With A, cast on 120 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beg, ending with a WS row. Change to C.
With C, work in St st until piece measures about 24 in. (61 cm) from beg, ending with a WS row. Change to B.
With B, work in St st until piece measures about 36 in. (91 cm) from beg.
With RS facing and C, pick up and knit 164 sts evenly spaced along long side of Blanket.
Border Row 1 (WS): With C, knit.
Border Row 2 (RS): With C, k1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.
Rep Border Rows 1 and 2, continuing as established in Border Color Sequence until Border Color Sequence is complete. Bind off.
Rep along opposite edge.
With RS facing and C, pick up and knit 120 sts evenly spaced across short end of Blanket. Work in Garter st and Border Color Sequence, as for Side Border until Border Color Sequence is complete. Bind off.
Rep along opposite end.
Sew corners of Borders together. Weave in ends.