Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" (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
Fishtail Lace (knitted in-the-rnd with a multiple of 8 sts)
Rnd 1 (RS) *K 1, yo, k 2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k 2, yo; rep from * around.
Rnds 2, 4 & 6 Knit.
Rnd 3 K 2, *yo, k 1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k 1, yo, k 3; rep from * around, end last rep k 1 instead of k 3.
Rnd 5 K 3, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k 5; rep from * around, end last rep k 2 instead of k 5.
Twisted Rib Pattern (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd or Row 1 *K 1 through back loop, p 1; rep from *.
Rnd or Row 2 *K 1, p 1; rep from *.
Rep Rnds or Rows 1 & 2 for Twisted Rib Pat.
BODYWith circular needles, cast on 208 (240, 264) sts. Join and place a marker for beg of rnd. Work Fishtail Lace Pat Rows 1-6 twice, then rep Rows 5 & 6, 4 (5, 6) times. Cont in St st (= k every rnd) until piece measures 9½ (10¼, 11½)" from beg.
Next rnd K2tog around -- 104 (120, 132) sts.
Bib Work 2 rnds in Twisted Rib Pat.
Divide for front and back Using straight knitting needles (or working back-and-forth on circular needles) work 52 (60, 66) sts for front, place rem 52 (60, 66) sts on a holder for back.
Shape armholes Working back and forth in Twisted Rib Pat, bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every other row 3 (4, 4) times, then dec 1 st at end of next row -- 41 (47, 53) sts. Work even in Twisted Rib Pat until bib measures 2½ (3, 3½)", ending with a WS row.
Shape neck Cont in Twisted Rib Pat, work 16 (18, 21) sts, join a new ball of yarn and bind off center 9 (11, 11) sts for neck, work to end of row. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, cont in Twisted Rib Pat dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 5 times. Work even on rem 11 (13, 16) sts until bib measures 5½ (6, 6½)".
Buttonhole row Rib 2 (3, 3), yo, k2tog, rib 3 (3, 6), yo, k2tog, rib to end. Rib 3 more rows. Bind off rem sts each side.
Work as for front, however, beg neck shaping when bib measures 3 (3½, 4)". Complete as for front omitting buttonholes.
Crochet Edge With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at bottom of armhole, *3 sc, ch 3, slip st in top of last sc; rep from * around armhole, shoulder and neck on front and back. Fasten off. Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes