Garter-Stitch Scarf & Sideways Handwarmers - from Churchmouse
This Churchmouse Classroom First Projects pattern is about as simple as it gets-just knit, knit, knit. When you turn garter stitch on its side, the little ridges create a ribbed effect that is nice and stretchy, making the handwarmers easy to fit, with just a wee bit of seaming around the thumbs. Handsome on men and women alike, these easy pieces make great gifts. From you, the knitter!
PHOTO TUTORIALS IN THIS PATTERN: The anatomy of garter stitch. Mattress-stitch seaming in garter stitch, end-to-end.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: the long-tail cast-on method, the knit stitch, adding a new ball, binding off, and weaving in tails.
Scarf: Approx. 6.5"/16.5cm wide x 60"/153cm long.
Handwarmers: Approx. 6"/15cm around x 7"/18cm long. Note: Circumference can be adjusted for larger or smaller hands by adding or subtracting rows.
Scarf: Approx. 440 yds/400m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm).
Handwarmers: Approx. 100 yds/91m of worsted-weight yarn (ball band should suggest a gauge of approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm.)
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).
darning needle to finish.
Scarf: Approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm in garter stitch.
Handwarmers: Approx. 18 stitches = 4"/10cm in garter stitch.