Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st. 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
|Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts + 1)|
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
Cast on 201 sts. Working back and forth on circular needle (as on straight needles) work in Seed
st until piece measures 15 in. (38 cm) from beg. Bind off 40 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 121 sts.
Next Row: Work even in Seed st.
Next Row (Dec Row): K2tog, work in Seed st to last 2 sts, k2tog – 119 sts.
Rep Dec Row every other row 2 more times – 115 sts, then every 4th row 50 times, every other row
twice – 11 sts. Bind off.
From RS, pick up and k 652 sts evenly spaced around Wrap (approx 4 sts per 1 in. (2.5 cm)).
Join, place marker for beg of rnd.
Inc Rnd: *K1, inc 1 in next st; rep from * around – 978 sts.
Work even in Stockinette st worked in the rnd (k all rnds) until Ruffle measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm).
Last Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Weave in ends.