Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
16 sts + 28 rows = 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 (over even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
With A, cast on 80 sts.
Work in Seed st until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg.
Change to B and continue in Seed st until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Row 1 (RS): *(K1, p1) 4 times, k2tog; rep from * across – 72 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2 and all WS rows: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Row 3: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k1, p2tog; rep from * across – 64 sts.
Row 5: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k2tog; rep from * across – 56 sts.
Row 7: *(K1, p1) twice, k1, p2tog; rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 9: *(K1, p1) twice, k2tog; rep from * across – 40 sts.
Row 11: *K1, p1, k1, p2tog; rep from * across – 32 sts.
Row 13: *K1, p1, k2tog; rep from * across – 24 sts.
Row 15: *K1, p2tog; rep from * across – 16 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Sew seam. Weave in ends.