Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
12 sc + 14 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] before felting. 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
When changing colors, work last stitch to the point where there are 2 loops on hook, yarn over with new color to complete stitch.
With A, ch 85.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 84 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
With A, work last row 6 more times.
Change to B and work 6 rows.
Change to C and work 4 rows.
Change to D and work 2 rows.
Repeat entire sequence (8 rows of A, 6 rows of B, 4 rows of C, 2 rows of D) 5 more times. Fasten
Weave in ends.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to
agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from
dryer and pull into shape.