Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
1 Block = about 6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 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 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
|ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.|
Cast on 48 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K24, place marker, k24.
Row 2 (WS): K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, k to end – 46 sts.
Row 3, 5 and 7: Knit.
Rows 4, 6 and 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: K2, p to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, slip marker, p2tog through back loops, p to last 2 sts, k2 – 38 sts.
Row 11: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 12: Rep Row 10 – 36 sts.
Rows 13-32: Rep Rows 9-12 five more times – 16 sts.
Rows 33-44: Rep Rows 3 and 4 six times – 4 sts.
Row 45: Ssk, k2tog.
With RS facing, and aboe diagram, pick up and k 24 sts along upper right hand side of Block 1. Turn and cast on 24 sts. Cut yarn and slide sts to other end of needle, join yarn. Work Rows 1-45 of Block 1. Do not bind off.
With RS facing, pick up and k 24 sts along upper left hand side of Block 2. Cut yarn and slide sts to other end of needle. Join yarn and cast on 24 sts. Work Rows 1-45 of Block 1. Bind off.
Work as for Block 2, joining to Block 3.
Work as for Block 3, joining to Block 4.
Work as for Block 2, joining to Block 5.
Work as for Block 3, joining to Block 6.
Work separately, as for Block 1.
Sew Block 8 to Block 7. Weave in ends.