Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
12 sc + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 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
|Blanket Stitch: Working from left to right, bring large-eyed blunt needle from back to front approximately 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from edge of work. Bring needle around and insert from front to back, catching yarn to form a “corner.”
Yarn amount is sufficient for 3 blocks.
SQUARES (make 3 each in A, B, C, D, E, and F)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1, sc in each st across.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 22 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Wash squares by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. Remove from dryer and pull each piece into shape. Allow to dry.
Use one square of each color to make each Block. With G and working through both thicknesses, blanket st Squares together along edges. Before sewing last edge, stuff Block with fiberfill.