Lion Brand® Homespun®
5 (dc, ch 2, dc) + 8 rows = 6 in. (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
Stitch markers should be split ring style.
Ch 57, place marker in 3rd ch from hook to mark st placement for second half.
Row 1 (RS): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in 6th ch from hook, *sk next 2 ch, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch – 36 dc and 17 ch-2 sp.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch-2 sp across, dc in top of turning ch – 36 dc and 17 ch-2 sp.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 33 in. (84 cm) from beginning.
With RS facing and working along opposite side of foundation ch, join yarn with slip st in first ch; ch 3, sk next 2 ch, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, sk next 2 ch; rep from * across to marked ch, dc in marked ch – 36 dc and 17 ch-2 sp.
Rep Row 2 of first half until second half measures about 33 in. (84 cm). Shawl should measure a total of about 66 in. (168 cm).
Weave in ends.