Lion Brand® Homespun®
12 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on right side, p on wrong side). 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 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.
A, B, C, A, B, C, A.
HALF PONCHO – Make 2With A, cast on 15 sts, place marker, cast on 1 st, place marker, cast on 15 sts – 31 sts.
After casting on, turn and purl one row.
Row 2 K 1, M1, k to marker, M1, slip marker, k 1, slip marker, M1, knit to last st, M1, k 1.
Row 3 Purl.
Repeat these 2 rows 8 more times – 67 sts.
Change to B.
*Next Row K to marker, M1, slip marker, k 1, slip marker, M1, knit to end.
Next Row Purl.
Repeat these 2 rows 7 more times – 16 sts increased.
Change to next color in sequence and repeat from * until entire sequence is worked, ending after 16 rows A – 163 sts.
Garter Stitch EdgingChange to B.
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 K to marker, M1, slip marker, k 1, slip marker, M1, knit to end.
Repeat these 2 rows 8 more times – 181 sts. Bind off all sts.
FINISHINGPlace pieces with right sides together. Whip stitch side seams together. Weave in ends.