Fifth Grade Knitting

The Handwork curriculum for class 5 is ultimately “knitting in the round”.

We make our own double pointed knitting needles using wooden dowels, and use them to knit a hat, sock or headband!

Before we begin the hat, we spend some time practicing all of the stitches needed to make the hat.   To keep a hat from rolling up at the brim, we use a rib stitch (knit two, purl two).  This stitch requires concentration and perfection.  While we learn rib stitch we also practice stockinette stitch (knit a row, purl a row).  We practice these stitches by making a small bookmark on two needles.

Here is an example – it is easy to see the different stitches used in this little sampler.  Now we are ready to being our hats!




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