Lion Brand® Amazing®
16 sts = 4 in. in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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
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.
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of sts)
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.
Finishing requires ability to single crochet.
SOCKS (make 2)
Beg at lower edge, cast on 36 sts.
Row 1: K1, p2, work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k1.
Row 2: P1, work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work for about 2 in. (5 cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Heel Slit
Row 1: Bind off 17 sts, k to end.
Row 2:P to end then cast on 17 sts over bound off sts of previous row.
Mini Size ONLY
Work even in St st for about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm), ending with a WS row.
Rep Rows 1-4. Bind off.
Maxi Size ONLY
Work even in St st for about 2 in. (5 cm), ending with a WS row.
Next Row (Inc Row): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 38 sts.
Next 7 Rows: Work even in St st.
Rep last 8 rows 7 more times – 52 sts after all incs have been worked. Work even in St st until piece measures about 20 in. (51 cm) from beg. Rep Rows 1-4. Bind off.
FINISHING (both sizes)
Sew seam. With crochet hook, single crochet evenly spaced around heel slit. Weave in ends.