GARTER STITCH SCARF AND SIDEWAYS HANDWARMER
Brand: Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Skill Level: Beginner
Pattern Type(s): Scarf, Glove/Mittens
To Fit Size: One-Size
Scarf: Approx. 6.5" / 16.5cm wide x 60" / 153cm long
Handwarmers: 6" / 15cm around x 7" / 18cm long
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Scarf: 440 yds / 400m
Handwarmers: 100 yds / 91m
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch
Needles: US 8 straight or circular, size to obtain gauge
Note: If you want to make your scarf longer or shorter, add or subtract approx 7.5 yds / 7m of yarn for every 1: / 2.5cm of knitted length. For handwarmers the circumference can be adjusted for larger or smaller hands by adding or subtracting rows (fitting instructions included in pattern).
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.
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.
Mfg ID: CLS-GSS