Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick®
6.5 sts + 12 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles. 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.
With larger needles, cast on 15 sts. Cast on row is Row 1 and RS of work.
Row 2 (WS) K 1, (p 1, k 1) to end of row.
Row 3 P 1 (k 1, p 1) to end of row.
Rows 4-8 Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twice, then Row 2 once.
Rows 9-12 Work even in St st, beginning with a knit row.
Row 13 K 6, (k in f&b of next st) 2 times, k 7 – 17 sts.
Row 14 and all even rows Purl.
Row 15 K 7, (k in f&b of next st) 2 times, k 8 – 19 sts.
Row 17 K 6, (k in f&b of next st), place next 5 sts on holder, k 7 – 15 sts.
Rows 18-24 Work even in St st on 15 sts.
Row 25 K 1, ssk, k 2, k2tog, k 1, ssk, k 2, k2tog, k 1 – 11 sts.
Row 26 Purl.
Row 27 K 1, ssk, k2tog, k 1, ssk, k2tog, k 1 – 7 sts.
Row 28 With smaller needle, purl across. Fasten off, leaving a 1 yard tail.
Thread tail onto yarn needle and slip through all sts, pulling tightly to gather. With WS facing, seam sides with an overcast st through last half loop of each st at the end of each row.
With larger needles, pick up 5 sts from holder.
Row 1 K 4, knit into the front and back of last st – 6 sts.
Rows 2-4 Work even in St st.
Row 5 K 1, ssk, k2tog, k 1 – 4 sts.
Row 6 With smaller needle, purl across. Fasten off leaving a 15 inches tail. Thread tail onto needle and slip through all sts, pulling tightly to gather. With WS facing, seam from tip to base of thumb. Fasten off.