Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf

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Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf

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Stitch-Sampler Handwarmers & Ribbed Scarf - from Churchmouse

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.

FINISHED SIZE
Scarf: Approx. 6.5"/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 6.5-7.5"/16.5-19cm circumference around palm; 6.5"/16.5cm long.
Medium/Large: To fit 7.5-8.5"/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).
Handwarmers: Approx. 110 yds/100m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm.)

NEEDLES
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.
Locking 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.