Shopping Cart Summary

Stockinette-Stitch Cowl & Handwarmers - Maxima Version

Stockinette-Stitch Cowl & Handwarmers - Maxima Version

“Learn stockinette stitch two ways.”

This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern will teach you how to knit soft and elegant stockinette stitch. You'll work stockinette back and forth (knit a row, purl a row) for the handwarmers. For the cowl, you'll be delighted when you knit in the round: the knit side is always facing you, so you just knit, knit, knit. Once you’ve tried it both ways, it’ll make sense—you’ll see!

PHOTO TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: • Joining in the round. • Make-one increases. • Slipped bind-off for thumb opening. • Mattress-stitch seaming in stockinette stitch, side-to-side.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: the cable cast-on method, the knit stitch, the purl stitch (handwarmers only), binding off, 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 Maxima, a super-soft, hand-dyed fine merino wool yarn that's easy to knit. Both projects require just one skein each.

FINISHED SIZES
Cowl:Approx. 24"/61cm around x 7"/18cm deep.
Handwarmers: 6½"/16.5cm around palm x 6"/15cm long.

YARN
Cowl: Approx. 140 yds/128m 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 2426 Stratus.
Handwarmers: Approx. 90 yds/82m 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 2426 Stratus.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Cowl: US 9 (5.5mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Handwarmers: US 8 (5mm) needles (straight or circular), or size needed to obtain gauge. Note: Handwarmers are knit on smaller needles for a slightly denser fabric.
2 stitch markers.
Blunt darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Cowl: Approx. 16 stitches = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.
Handwarmers: Approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.

 

Digital Classroom: Stockinette Stitch Cowl & Handwarmers pattern. (Download)

Printed Classroom: Stockinette Stitch Cowl & Handwarmers pattern. (Requires shipping.)

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

US 9 (5.5mm) 16" 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.

mmax-clsrm-ststcowlhw-pdf
   

$7.00


mmax-clsrm-ststcowlhw
   

$7.00


ststcowlhw-mmax-2020-spirulina
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2145-coral
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2183-sweet-potato
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2241-sand
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2349-oxygen
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2426-stratus
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2451-ion
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2545-pewter
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2552-foil
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2590-natural
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-mmax-2515-slate
   

$18.50


ststcowlhw-us8-24in-circ
   

$9.50


9 in stock.
ststcowlhw-us9-16in-circ
   

$10.00


10 in stock.