Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
9 sts + 17 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Garter st (k every row) with 2 strands of yarn held together. 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
|ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog. |
M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 20 sts. Work in Garter st for 8 inches [20.5 cm].
Eyelet Row (K 1, k2tog, yo) 6 times, k 2.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 36 inches [91.5 cm] from beginning. Work Eyelet Row once more. Work in Garter st until piece measures 44 inches [112 cm]. Bind off all sts.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 52 sts. K 22, pm, k 8, pm, k 22. Knit 4 rows.
Increase Row K to marker, M1, sm, k to next marker, sm, M1, k to end of row – 2 sts increased.
Repeat last 5 rows 2 more times – 58 sts. Knit 16 rows.
Decrease Row K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, k to end of row.
Knit 3 rows. Repeat last 4 rows 4 more times; repeat Decrease row once more – 46 sts. Bind off.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 4 sts. Work in Garter st for 23 inches [58.5 cm]. Bind off all sts, leaving a 6 inches [15 cm] tail.
Center cast-on edge of Hood onto one long edge of scarf 12 inches [30.5 cm] from each end. Sew invisibly in place. Fold Hood in half and sew seam at top of Hood. Thread Ties through eyelet rows and attach end securely to lower edge of Scarf. Weave in ends.