Messmerland Knitting Pattern ©2006
Skills Needed: Cast On, Knit, and Cast Off.
Size 10.5 knitting needles, small amount of worsted-weight yarn, and a sewing needle for yarn.
Cast on 26 stitches.
Knit every row for 8 rows. (This will make 4 ridges in the garter stitch.)
Cast off, leaving a tail of yarn about 20 inches long.
Thread the sewing needle with the tail of yarn and sew the long sides of the rectangle you made together. Hide the remaining end of yarn by running it under a few stitches so it will not unravel. Cut the end.
Slide a pencil inside the the knitted tube you made.
Messmerland Knitting Patterns are free; not for commercial use.