Lion Brand® Homespun®
12 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS for Scarf, k every round for Hat) 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 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
With smaller circular needle, cast on 60 sts. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-6: Purl.
Rnds 7-10: Knit.
Change to larger circular needle.
Rnds 11-30: Rep Rounds 1-10 twice.
Rnds 31-36: Purl.
Note Change to double pointed needles as necessary.
Rnd 1: *K8, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 54 sts.
Rnds 2 and 4: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K7, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 48 sts.
Rnd 5: *P6, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 42 sts.
Rnds 6, 8 and 10: Purl.
Rnd 7: *P5, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 36 sts.
Rnd 9: *P4, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 30 sts.
Rnd 11: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts.
Rnds 12 and 14: Knit.
Rnd 13: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 18 sts.
Rnd 15: *P1, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 12 sts.
Rnd 16: Purl.
Rnd 17: *P2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 6 sts.
Cut yarn, run tail through remaining sts and pull tight. Secure end.
Note: Scarf is worked back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
With larger circular needle, cast on 20 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-6: Rep last 2 rows twice more.
Row 7 (RS): Purl.
Row 8: Knit.
Rows 9 and 10: Rep last 2 rows.
Rep Rows 1-10 until piece measures about 66 in. (167.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off.
Weave in ends.