Big Stripes Small Throw
Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby
14 dc = 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
With A, ch 144.
Note: On Row 1, you will work a dc in the 4th ch from your hook.
The first 3 chains count as the first dc.
The dc that you make into the 4th ch from your hook is the second dc.
This leaves 140 more ch.
Work a dc in each of these 140 chs to make a total of 142 dc when Row 1 is complete.
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc) and in each ch across - 142 dc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * across.
Rows 6-9: Rep Row 2.
Note: The Second-Seventh Strips are worked the same as the First Strip through Row 9.
When you finish working Row 9 of the Second-Seventh Strips, you will join each to the previous strip by working a Joining Row.
With B, ch 144.
Rows 1-9: Work same as Rows 1-9 of First Strip.
At the end of Row 9, do not fasten off.
Note: The Joining Row (instructions below) will form a zigzag between two strips, joining them together.
You will be joining the 142 sts on the last row worked to the foundation row of the previous strip.
With RS facing, place First Strip above Second Strip.
Next (Joining) Row:
Sl st in first st of Second Strip, ch 1, sl st in first foundation ch of First Strip, ch 2, sk next st of Second Strip, sl st in next st of Second Strip, ch 2, sk next 2 sts of First Strip, sl st in next st of First Strip, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts of Second Strip, sl st in next st of Second Strip, ch 2, sk next 2 sts of First Strip, sl st in next st of First Strip, continue to work back and forth between the 2 strips to join, end with ch 1, sl st in last st of Second Strip.
With C, work as for Second Strip.
At end of Row 9, work Joining Row between Third Strip and Second Strip.
With D, E, F and G, work as for Second Strip, working Joining Row at the end of Row 9.
With RS facing, join C with sl st in any corner of Throw. Work sc evenly spaced around outside edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
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