Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour®
20 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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
Feather and Fan pattern (multiple of 12 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *(K2tog) twice, (yarn over, k1) 4 times, (k2tog) twice; rep from * across.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1–4 for Feather and Fan pattern.
Cast on 84 (96,108) sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in Feather and Fan pattern until piece measures about 8 (9, 10) in. [20.5, (23, 25.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row: (K1, k2tog) 6 (8, 5) times, (k2tog) across to last 18 (24, 15) sts, (k2tog, k1) 6 (8, 5) times – 48 (56, 59) sts
Work in Garter st until yoke measures 1 1/2 (1 3/4, 2) in. [4 (4.5, 5) cm], end with a WS row.
Bind off 6 (7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 36 (42, 45) sts.
Decrease 1 st at beg of every row 4 (6, 6) times – 32 (36, 39) sts.
Continue even in Garter st (k every row) until yoke measures 3 (3 1/2, 4) in. [7.5 (9, 10) cm], end with a WS row.
Next Row: K8, slip these 8 sts to stitch holder, bind off center 16 (20, 23) sts, k to end.
Work in Garter st on remaining 8 sts until tie measures about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm). Bind off.
Slip 8 sts from holder back to needle and re-join yarn. Work as for first shoulder tie. Bind off.
Work same as Back.
Sew Back and Front together at sides. Knot shoulder ties to desired length. Weave in ends.