This Churchmouse ClassroomFirst 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. Need help with any of these techniques? See our Learn-To-Knit Companionbooklet.