Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern before felting.
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 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
|kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
K2, p2 Rib (worked in the rnd, multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Rnd 2: K the knit sts, and p the purl sts.
Rep Rnd 2 for K2, p2 Rib.
Cast on 152 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Next Rnd: Work in K2, p2 Rib to last 2 sts, p2tog – 151 sts at the end of this rnd.
Begin Cable Pattern
Rnds 1 and 2: K1, *(p1, k1) 4 times, k6, p1, k1, p1, k24, p1, k1, p1, k6; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: P1, *(k1, p1) 4 times, 3/3 LC, p1, k1, p1, (2/2 RC, 2/2 LC) 3 times, p1, k1, p1, 3/3 LC; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: P1, *(k1, p1) 4 times, k6, p1, k1, p1, k24, p1, k1, p1, k6; rep from * around.
Rnds 5 and 6: Rep Rnds 1 and 2.
Rnd 7: P1, *(k1, p1) 4 times, 3/3 LC, p1, k1, p1, (2/2 LC, 2/2 RC) 3 times, p1, k1, p1, 3/3 LC; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4.
Rep Rnds 1-8 until piece measures 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: Kfb, *p2, k2; rep from * around – 152 sts at the end of this rnd.
Work in K2, p2 Rib as established for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Weave in ends.
Lightly felt piece by hand (sts will still be visible), using hot water and ice-cold water alternately with a small amount of detergent. Agitate and massage the piece until desired size. Roll into a towel and squeeze out excess water. Lay piece flat and allow to dry.