Yarn: Hometown USA (by Lion Brand Yarn) in color #099, Los Angeles Tan. 3 skeins, each 81 yds/5 oz.
Needles: US size 17 straights
Notes: This pattern calls for US size 35 needles, but the largest ones I have are the 17s I used. To compensate, I made sure all of my stitches were really long and loose. The reason for the looser weave is so that the baby is visible when photographed in the hammock.
Warning: There’s no final measurement listed in the pattern, so I can’t tell you if my final hammock is bigger than designed or right on target. I can say that it’s really, really long. And I didn’t even do all 25 of the “middle” rows. Also, if I’d used the pattern “correctly,” I’d guess that I’d have probably used less yarn.
Looking at the gauge on the pattern, I can see that my hammock is not to scale. The pattern says 9 stitches/ 4 inches, but I got more like 4 stitches/ 4 inches. And 11 rows/4 inches?? No way. I had more like 3.5 rows/4 inches! I don’t think I could have met the designer’s gauge if I had made the yarn “tight” around the size 17s, much less using anything bigger!
I’ll get a photo of it when the lighting is better and post it ASAP.
The recipient is the Hubs, who will use it in his photography work.