Lion Brand« LB Collection« Superwash Merino
16 sts + 9 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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
dc3tog (dc decrease 2 sts) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops (yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over; yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Fasten off old color.
Work *4 rows with B, 5 rows with D, 4 rows with A, 6 rows with B, 6 rows with C, 4 rows with E, 3 rows with D; rep from * once more, 5 rows with A, 6 rows with D, 4 rows with C, 4 rows with E.
With B, ch 134.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc), *dc in next 3 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 3 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch – 13 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 3 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 3 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch.
Rows 3 + 4: With B, rep Row 2.
Continue in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until Color Sequence is complete. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.