Lion Brand« Vanna's Tapestry
17 sts + 22 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) over K5, p3 rib, slightly stretched. 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
skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch – 1 st decreased.
K5, p3 Rib worked in rnds (over a multiple of 8 sts)
Rnd 1: *K5, p3; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rnd 2 for K5, p3 Rib worked in rnds.
Cap is worked in the rnd, beg at lower edge.
With circular needle, cast on 80 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnds 2-4: Rep Rnd 1.
Beg with Rnd 1, work in K5, p3 Rib until piece measures about 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Cap)
Change to double pointed needles as follows:
Rnd 1: On Needle 1,*(k5, p3) twice, k3 – 19 sts; on Needle 2, k2, (p3, k5) twice, p3 – 21 sts; rep from * for Needles 3 and 4.
Rnds 2 and 4 (Dec Rnd): On Needle 1,*skp, work Rnd 2 of K5, p3 Rib to end; on Needle 2, work Rnd 2 of K5, p3 Rib to last 5 sts, k2tog, p3; rep from * for Needles 3 and 4 – 72 sts at the end of Rnd 4.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2 of K5, p3 Rib.
Rnd 5 (Dec Rnd): *On Needle 1, skp, work Rnd 2 of K5, p3 Rib to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2; on Needle 2, k1, skp, work Rnd 2 of K5, p3 Rib to last 5 sts, k2tog, p3; rep from * across Needles 3 and 4 – 8 sts dec.
Rep Rnd 5 until 24 sts rem.
Next Rnd: (K3tog, k1, k2tog, k3tog, p1, p2tog) twice - 12 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Weave in ends.