Lion Brand« Amazing®
13 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern stitch. 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
Yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.
Eyelet Pattern (multiple of 5 sts)
Row 1 (RS): P1, k3, p1.
Row 2: K1, p3, k1.
Row 3: P1, yo, k3tog, yo, p1.
Row 4: K1, p3, k1.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Eyelet pattern.
1. Shawl is worked in one piece with increases for shaping.
2. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Cast on 157 sts.
Set up Row 1: Sl 1, knit to end of row.
Set up Row 2: Sl 1, k2, place marker (pm), k75 pm, k1, pm, k to last 3 sts, pm, k3.
Increase Row (RS): Sl 1, k2, slip marker (sm), yo, work Row 1 of Eyelet pattern across to next marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, work Row 1 of Eyelet pattern to next marker, yo, sm, k3.
Next Row: Sl 1, k2, sm, work next row of Eyelet pattern across to next marker, sm, k1, sm, work next row of Eyelet pattern to next marker, sm, k3.
Increase Row: Sl 1, k2, sm, yo, work next row of Eyelet pattern across to next marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, work next row of Eyelet pattern to next marker, yo, sm, k3.
Note: As you continue to increase, work the inc sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until you have a multiple of 5 inc sts, then incorporate the inc sts into the established Eyelet pattern.
Rep the last 2 rows until the piece measures about 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of the Eyelet pattern as the last row you work.
Next Row: Sl 1, knit to end of row, removing markers as you come to them.
Next Row: Sl 1, knit to end of row.
Weave in ends.