Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) with larger needles. 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 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
|K1, p1 Rib (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rnd 2 for k1, p1 Rib.
Collar is worked back and forth in rows, then joined and worked in the round.
With straight needles, cast on 60 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg.
Row 1: K4, k2tog, (k8, k2tog) 5 times, k4 – 54 sts.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K3, k2tog, (k7, k2tog) 5 times, k4 – 48 sts.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: K3, k2tog, (k6, k2tog) 5 times, k3 – 42 sts.
Row 6: Knit.
Change to double-pointed needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd and knit 1 rnd. Change to k1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd and work until ribbed section measures about 3 in. (7.5 cm). Bind off in rib.
Weave in ends.