Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour«
8 (sc, ch 1) pattern reps + 18 1/2 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in 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
1. Cowl is worked back and forth in rows, then twisted and seamed following a diagram.
2. Edging is worked all the way around the outside edge of the seamed Cowl.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across – 20 sc and 19 ch-1 sps.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc – 21 sc and 18 ch-1 sps.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in last sc – 20 sc and 19 ch-1 sps.
Rows 4-181: Rep last 2 rows 89 more times.
Row 182: Rep Row 2.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.
Lay Cowl onto a flat surface. Pick up one short end and turn it over, making a twist in Cowl as shown in Assembly Diagram. Taking care not to undo the twist, use yarn tail to sew short ends tog.
Note: Because of the twist in the Cowl, the outer edge can now be worked all the way around the entire outer edge without stopping.
Join yarn with sc in turning ch-1 at the beg of any row, *ch 1, sk the end of the next row, sc in the turning ch-1 at the beg of the next row; rep from * all the way around entire edge of Cowl, ch 1; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.