Lion Brand® Pound of Love®
31 sts = 10" on Size 10.5 needles with double strand of yarn. 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
SEED ST PAT (worked on an odd number of sts)
K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across. Rep Row 1 for Seed St pat
Blanket and Hood are worked holding 2 strands of yarn together throughout.
With Size 10½ needles and 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 87 sts. Work in Seed St for 8 rows. Cont in pat as foll:
Rows 1 & 3 (RS)
Work 5 sts in Seed St, place marker, k 77 sts, place marker, work 5 sts in Seed St.
Rows 2 & 4 Work 5 sts in Seed St, sl marker, p 77 sts, sl marker, work 5 sts in Seed St.
Rows 5-10 Work in Seed St on all sts. Rep Rows 1-10, 11 more times, then rep Rows 1-4 once. Work in Seed St on all sts for 8 rows. Bind off.
With Size 10½ needles and 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 3 sts. Work in Seed St inc 1 st at each edge every other row until there are 43 sts. Bind off.
Sew Hood to any corner of Blanket, invisibly, or using Blanket St, if desired.