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8 sts + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K1, p1 Rib. 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 (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
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.
Seed St (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
With A, cast on 17 sts.
Beginning with Row 1, work in Seed st until piece measures about 16 in. (40.5 cm) from beginning. Change to B.
Row 1 (RS): With B, knit.
Rows 2-4: With B, work in Seed st. Change to C.
Row 5: With C, knit.
Rows 6-8: With C, work in Seed st. Change to B.
Rows 9-12: With B, work in K1, p1 Rib. Change to C.
Rows 13-16: Rep Rows 5-8. Change to B.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 1-4. Change to C.
Rows 21-24: With C, work in K1, p1 Rib. Change to B.
Rep Rows 1-24 a total of 7 times, then rep Rows 1-20 once more.
Change to A and knit 1 row.
With A, and beginning with Row 1 of Seed st, work in Seed St for 16 in. (40.5 cm).
Bind off in Seed st.
On one end of Scarf, fold A section in half to RS to make pocket. Sew side seams.
Rep on opposite end of Scarf.
Cut 3 strands of A, each about 40 in. (101.5 cm) long.
Hold strands together and fold in half. Tie one pompom to folded end.
Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid. Tie end of braid to one corner of Scarf. Rep for other 3 corners.
Weave in ends.