Lion Brand« Hometown USA®
10 sc + 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern. 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
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.
1. Cowl is worked back and forth in rows, then seamed.
2. 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 the st. Fasten off old color.
With C, ch 16.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 ch, sc3tog, sc in each of next 5 ch, 2 sc in last ch - 15 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, sc3tog, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st. Change to D.
Rows 3 and 4: With D, rep Row 2. Change to E at the end of Row 4.
Rows 5 and 6: With E, rep Row 2. Change to A at the end of Row 6.
Rows 7-10: With A, rep Row 2. Change to B at the end of Row 10.
Rows 11-14: With B, rep Row 2. Change to C at the end of Row 14.
Rows 15 and 16: With C, rep Row 2. Change to D at the end of Row 16.
Rep Rows 3-16 four more times, then rep Rows 3-14 once for a total of 84 rows.
Sew ends of piece together to make Cowl.
Weave in ends.