Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st. 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
| Cable (worked over 10 sts):|
Row 1: (RS): P 2, sl 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, k 3, then k 3 from cable needle, p 2.
Rows 2-4: Work sts as they appear. Rep Rows 1-4 for Cable Pat.
CABLE COVER: With A, cast on 36 sts. Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 9 inches, inc 14 sts evenly spaced across last row 50 sts.
Row 1: (RS): K 20 sts, work Cable Pat Row 1 on next 10 sts, k 20 sts.
Row 2: (WS): P 20 sts, work Cable Pat Row 2 on next 10 sts, p 20 sts.
Row 3: K 20 sts, work Cable Pat Row 3 on next 10 sts, k 20 sts.
Row 4: P 20 sts, work Cable Pat Row 4 on next 10 sts, p 20 sts. Rep these last 4 rows until 36 rows of Body have been completed. Cut yarn, leaving an 18" end for sewing. Thread yarn end and slip each st separately from knitting needle onto yarn; gather the sts tightly and secure end.
1. Wrap yarn around 6" length of cardboard 100 times.
2. To create twisted cord, cut (2) 36" lengths of yarn, knot ends together. Hold knotted end in one hand, and with the other hand, twist yarn until taut. Grasp center of twisted yarn and allow yarn to twist. Knot open end.
3. Thread twisted cord in tapestry needle, thread through top of tassel, and tie tightly. Cut other end open to remove cardboard.
4. Using a 2 yard length of yarn folded in half, wrap yarn around tassel tightly several times about¾" below top knot, and knot.
FINISHING: Sew back seam. Using B and following number chart, duplicate stitch the number 5 to center of back, beg the bottom of the number 10 rows above ribbing. With A, make a tassel approx 4-5² long. With A, crochet a chain approx 3² long and attach to end of tassel. Sew tassel with chain to top of cover.