Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
10 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) 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
1. Blanket, including borders, is knit in one piece.
2. Blanket is worked in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS), with 4 sts at the beginning and end of each row worked in Garter st (k every row) for borders. Stitch markers are used to separate the border sts.
3. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
4. Straps are knit separately and are used to secure Blanket when it is rolled for storage.
With A, cast on 75 sts.
Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in Garter st (k every row) for 5 rows for border.
Next Row: K4 (for Garter st border), place marker (pm), k to last 4 sts, pm, k4 (for Garter St border).
Change to B.
Row 1 (RS): Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.
Row 2 (WS): K4, slip marker (sm), p across to last 4 sts, sm, k4.
Rows 3-10: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to C.
Rows 11-20: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to A.
Rows 21-26: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rep Rows 1-26 two more times.
Rep Rows 1-20 one more time.
Change to A and work 6 rows in Garter st for border.
STRAPS (make 2)
With B, cast on 5 sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row: K2, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k1.
Continue in Garter st until piece measures 18 in. (46 cm) from beg.
Sew a button to end of each Strap, opposite buttonhole.
Weave in ends.