Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
13 sts + 18.75 rows = 4" (10 cm) in seed stitch. 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
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and
placing onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.
Seed stitch (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from *, end k 1
Repeat Row 1 for pattern.
Cable (12 sts)
Rows 1, 5, 7, and 9 (RS) P 2, k 8, p 2.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 K 2, p 8, k 2.
Row 3 P 2, slip next 4 sts to cn and hold in front, k 4, k 4 from cn, p 2
Repeat Rows 1-10 for pattern
Cast on 117 (135) sts. Work in Seed St for 15 rows.
Next row (WS) is Set Up (Inc) Row *Seed st over 9 sts, k into front and back of next st, p 3, M1, p 4, k into front and back of next st, rep from *, end Seed St over last 9 sts - 135 (156) sts.
Work patterns as follows * Seed st over 9 sts, cable over 12 sts, rep from *, end Seed St over last 9 sts.
Continue working seed st as established and rep Cable Rows 1-10, until
Afghan measures approximately 57 (64)", ending with an even-numbered row.
Dec row *Seed st over 9 sts, p 1, k 1, p2tog, k 1, p 1, k 2tog, p 1, k 1, p2tog, rep from *, end Seed St over last 9 sts.
Continue in Seed St for 15 rows. Bind off in pattern.