Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf

Knitting
June 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 440 yards (101 - 402 m)
Handwarmers: Sm/Med & Med/Lg; Scarf: Approx. 6.5"/16.5cm wide x 68"/173cm long.
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This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern will teach you three essential stitch patterns. For the scarf, you’ll simply alternate two knits and two purls to create handsome vertical ribs. In the handwarmers you’ll knit a ridged garter-stitch cuff, a smooth stockinette-stitch hand, and a bit of springy K2/P2 ribbing at the finger edge to echo the scarf. It’s easy! The pattern shows you how.

PHOTO TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: • Changing balls in ribbing. • Mattress-stitch seaming in garter stitch and stockinette stitch.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: the long-tail cast-on method, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, combining knits & purls, adding a new ball, binding off in pattern, and weaving in tails. Need help with any of these techniques? See our Learn-To-Knit Companion booklet.

Our First Projects patterns are intended for newer knitters wanting to get a solid understanding of the basics. Each pattern is a “twosie” -- two projects in one, and includes more photo tutorials for the techniques particular to those projects. While simple, these projects create accessories that even advanced knitters will want to wear. Beginners (and those who want to coach new knitters) should refer to the Churchmouse Classroom Learn-To-Knit Companion, an instructional booklet not available here (because it’s not a pattern) but found at many Local Yarn Shops and online at churchmouseyarns.com.

FINISHED SIZES
Scarf: Approx. 6½“/16.5cm wide x 68”/173cm long, before blocking; 8”/20cm wide after blocking (ribbing will pull in again as you wear it).
Handwarmers: Small/Medium: To fit 6½–7½”/16.5–19cm circumference around palm; 6½“/16.5cm long.
Medium/Large: To fit 7½–8½”/19–21.5cm circumference around palm; 7”/18cm long.

YARN
Scarf: Approx. 440 yds/400m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4”/10cm).
We used 2 skeins Manos del Uruguay Maxima (219 yds/200m each) in Color 2545 Pewter (on him), Color 2552 Foil (on her).
Handwarmers: Approx. 110 yds/100m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4”/10cm.)
We used 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Maxima (219 yds/200m) in Color 2545 Pewter (on him), Color 2552 Foil (on her).

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Scarf: US 8 (5mm) needles (straight or circular), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Handwarmers: US 8 (5mm) needles (straight or circular), or size needed to obtain gauge.
1 locking stitch marker or safety pin (handwarmers only).
Blunt darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Scarf: Approx. 25 sts = 4”/10cm in K2/P2 ribbing, not stretched or pressed.
Handwarmers: Approx. 18 stitches/24 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch.