Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
18 sts + 28 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in cable 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
2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
Yo (yarn over)
A way to create 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.
Cast on 52 sts.
Row 1 (WS): *P2, k2, p4, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2: *K2, p2, k4, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: *k2, p2, 2/2 LC, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures about 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 1 or 3 as the last row you work.
Next (Buttonhole) Row: K2tog, yo, work in pattern as established to end of row.
Continue to work in pattern as established until piece measures about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg.
Sew sides of Cozy together for about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) at top and at bottom, leaving remaining 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) open for mug handle.
With sewing needle and thread, sew button onto edge of handle opening, opposite buttonhole.