Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
Each Square measures 8¼ in. x 8¼ in. 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
PATTERN (multiple of 2 sts):
Foundation row: Purl.
Row 1 (WS): *K 1, k 1 in row below; rep from * to last 2 sts, k 2.
Rows 2-6: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: K 2, *k 1 in row below, k 1; rep from * to end.
Rows 8-12: Rep Row 7.
Rep Rows 1-12 for pat.
SQUARES (make 35):
With A, cast on 30 sts. Work in pat in the foll color sequence:
With A, rep Rows 1-12 once, then Rows 1-6 once.
With B, rep Rows 7-12 once, then Rows 1-12 once.
With C, rep Rows 1-12 once, then Rows 1-6 once.
With D, rep Rows 7-12 once, then Rows 1-12 once.
Bind off as for Row 12 in pat.
Sew Squares tog, 5 across x 7 down as pictured.
Border: Top edge: With RS facing and A, PU and k 143 sts evenly along top edge. Work in garter st (= k every row) for 8 rows, inc 1 st at beg and end of every other row. Bind off.
Bottom edge: Work same as top edge.
Side edges: With RS facing and A, PU and k 203 sts evenly along side edge. Work in garter st for 8 rows. Bind off. Work same along other side edge.