Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
1 'wave' and 6 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 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
dc2tog (dc decrease) 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, 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.
Work 2 rows of each color in the following sequence: *A, B, C, A, and D; rep from * 6 more times (for a total of 70 rows).
With A, ch 240.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch; rep from * across to last 8 ch, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in last 2 ch – 12 'waves'.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next dc, (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 dc, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 dc; rep from * across to last 8 dc, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc; change to B in last st.
Rep Row 2, continuing in Color Sequence, until a total of 70 rows have been worked. Piece should measure about 48 in. (122 cm) from beginning. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.