Lion Brand« Romance®
12 sts + 14 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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
K1, p1 Rib (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
· Hood is worked as a flat piece, then seamed.
· Ears are worked separately with 2 strands of yarn held tog, then sewed to Hood.
· Ties are crocheted onto completed Hood.
Cast on 57 sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 sts, k to end of row - 52 sts.
Next Row (WS): Rep last row - 47 sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Top of Hood
Next Row: K22, k3tog, k1, place marker (pm), k to end of row - 45 sts.
Knit 3 rows, slipping marker as you come to it.
Dec Row: Knit to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm, k to end of row - 43 sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Next Row: Rep Dec Row - 41 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 35 sts.
Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail. Fold bound off row in half and using yarn tail, sew edges tog for top of Hood.
EARS (make 2)
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 5 sts.
Knit 7 rows.
Bind off. Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail.
With yarn tail, sew Ears to top of Hood.
With 2 strands of yarn held tog and crochet hook, join with a sl st to lower corner of Hood. Make a chain about 11 in. (28 cm) long. Fasten off. Rep on opposite side of Hood.
Weave in ends.