Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
16 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed St. 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
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
Seed St (over a 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.
Cable Pattern (worked over 20 sts)
Rows 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11: Knit.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12: Purl.
Row 7: Sl 5 sts to cable needle (cn) and hold in back of work, k5, then k5 from cn, sl 5 sts to cn and hold in front of work, k5, then k5 from cn.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Cable pattern.
1. Throw is worked in one piece.
2. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
With A, cast on 143 sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in Seed st for 9 rows.
Beg Cable Pattern
Row 1: *Work in Seed st over 7 sts, place marker (pm), (k4, kfb) 3 times, k2, pm, work in Seed st over 4 sts; rep from * to last 3 sts, work in Seed st to end of row – 158 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Work in Seed st to first marker, *slip marker (sm), work Row 2 of Cable pattern to next marker, sm, work in Seed st to next marker; rep from * ending last rep work in Seed st to end of row.
Row 3: Work in Seed st to marker, *sm, work next row of Cable pattern over to next marker, sm, work in Seed st to next marker; rep from * ending last rep work in Seed st to end of row.
Rows 4-252: Continue in patterns as established working 45 more rows with A, 54 rows with B, 48 rows with C, 54 rows with D and 48 rows with E.
Note: Remove markers as you work the next row.
Row 253 (Decrease): Work in Seed st to marker, *(k1, p1, k1, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, work in Seed st to next marker; rep from * ending last rep work in Seed st to end of row – 143 sts.
Rows 254-260: Work in Seed st.
Bind off in Seed st.
Weave in ends.