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Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf - Maxima Version

Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf - Maxima Version

“Learn a sampling of stitch patterns.”

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.

Grab the pattern and needles below, and then pick a shade of Manos del Uruguay Maximaa super-soft, hand-dyed fine merino wool yarn that's easy to knit. The scarf uses 2 skeins, and the handwarmers require just one skein.

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.

 

Digital Classroom: Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf pattern. (Download)

Printed Classroom: Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)

US 8 (5mm) 24" Clover bamboo circular needles.

COLOR: 2020 Spirulina. Shades of yellow, from gold to chartreuse.

COLOR: 2145 Coral. Hot pink.

COLOR: 2183 Sweet Potato. Rich glowing orange with splashes of coral.

COLOR: 2241 Sand. Sandy taupe with hints of warm wheat.

COLOR: 2349 Oxygen. Translucent aqua beach glass.

COLOR: 2426 Stratus. Pale hazy sky blue.

COLOR: 2451 Ion. Blues from cornflower to cobalt.

COLOR: 2545 Pewter. Dark slate blue.

COLOR: 2552 Foil. Pale greys, from silver to pewter.

COLOR: 2590 Natural. Soft pale cream.

COLOR: 2515 Slate. Moody blues and olive greens.

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