Lion Brand® Lion's Pride® Woolspun®
26 sts + 33 rows = about 6 in. (15 cm) over Rows 1-10. 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
4/4 RC (4 over 4 right cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
1. Afghan, including borders, is worked in one piece.
2. Yarn color is changed to create 4 sections of color; each section is worked in a simple cable pattern.
3. 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.
With A, cast on 161 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k1) twice, *k8, k1, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K1, (p1, k1) twice, *p8, (k1, p1, k1); rep from * to end of row.
Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 9 (Cable Row): K1, (p1, k1) twice, * (slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, then k4 sts from cable needle), k1, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to end of row.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Rows 11-70: Rep Rows 1-10 six times.
Row 71: With B, knit.
Rows 72-80: With B, rep Rows 2-10.
Rows 81-140: Rep Rows 1-10 six times.
Row 141: With C, knit.
Rows 142-150: With C, rep Rows 2-10.
Rows 151-210: Rep Rows 1-10 six times.
Row 211: With D, knit.
Rows 212-220: With D, rep Rows 2-10.
Rows 221-270: Rep Rows 1-10 five times.
Rows 271-276: Rep Rows 1-6.
Note: On the next row, k2tog's are worked to decrease the number of sts – this makes the cables look more balanced when you bind off.
Row 277: K1, (p1, k1) twice, *k2, (k2tog) twice, k3, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to end of row – 137 sts.
Weave in ends.