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Classroom: Stockinette-Stitch Cowl & Handwarmers Pattern

Classroom: Stockinette-Stitch Cowl & Handwarmers Pattern

“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.