Lion Brand« Lion's Pride« Woolspun«
12 dc = 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. Cowl is worked as a rectangle, then ends are sewn together to make a ring.
2. The yarn color is changed every other row.
3. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete the st. Proceed with new color. Carry color not in use along side edge of piece.
With A, ch 74.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 beginning chains count as first dc), and in each ch across, changing to B in last st – 72 dc.
Row 2: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first st, ch 10, sk next 10 sts, *sc in next 10 sts, ch 10, sk next 10 sts; rep from * to last st, sc in top of turning ch – 32 sc and 4 ch-10 sps.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each of next 10 ch, *dc in next 10 sc, dc in each of next 10 ch; rep from * to last sc, in last sc, work a dc and change to A – 72 sts.
Row 4: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in first 11 sts, *ch 10, sk next 10 sts, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * to last st, sc in top of turning ch – 42 sc and 3 ch-10 sps.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, *dc in next 10 sc, dc in each of next 10 ch; rep from * to last 11 sc, dc in last 11 sc, changing to B in last st – 72 sts.
Rows 6-13: Rep Rows 2-5 twice.
Rows 14 and 15: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Sew short ends together to make Cowl.
Weave in ends