Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Tapestry
14 hdc = about 4 in. (10 cm). 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
1. Scarf is worked back and forth in rows, changing color to create blocks of color.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Proceed with new color. Drop old color. Do not fasten off old color. Pick up color not in use at next color change.
Beg Lower Border
With A, ch 32.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch counts as first hdc) and in each ch across – 31 hdc.
Rows 2-7: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.
Beg Color Block Pattern
Row 8: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 7 sts; with B, hdc in last 23 sts.
Row 9: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 22 sts; with A, hdc in last 8 sts.
Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until piece measures about 65 in. (165 cm) from beg; end with a RS row as the last row you work.
Fasten off B.
Last 7 Rows: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Weave in ends.