How to Knit a Scarf
Knit a Scarf
A knitted scarf can make a great gift for loved ones during the holidays or for a person’s birthday. It can also be a fun way to pass the time. Knitting a scarf is not difficult. All you need are two knitting needles and some yarn. Below are instructions on how to knit a scarf in five steps.
Knitting scarf patterns for beginners
The first step in knitting a scarf is to gather your materials. You will need two knitting needles, two colors of yarn and a crochet hook. Thicker needles and bulky yarn are easier to work with than thinner needles and thinner yarn. If you are an inexperienced knitter, it’s best to begin with larger needles and thicker yarn. Choose yarn that includes at least 200 yards and pick two colors you believe would make a beautiful scarf. Using two colors will make your scarf more coordinated and distinctive.
- Knitting your First Color
Cast 10-40 stitches using your yarn. If you don’t know how to cast yarn, there are plenty of videos available on youtube which can guide you. If you want a large scarf, cast more stitches. If you want a smaller scarf, cast smaller stitches. If you are inexperienced, it’s best to knit a smaller scarf for your first project. Once you have decided on the size of your scarf, knit 12 rows straight down. If you get tired, you can always put it down and return to it at a later time. This is the great part about knitting, it’s not necessary to do it all in one sitting.
- Knitting your Second Color
Add a second color of yarn to your first color by adding the same amount of stitches in a row as your first color. By mixing your colors, your scarf will look far more professional and will be easier to coordinate. Leave the ends of your scarf colors loose. Later, you’ll use a crochet hook to tie the knots of the colors together. It’s crucial to wait until the end to do this because once you tie the knots, it’s difficult to correct any mistakes made during the knitting process.
- Switch to First Color
After you have knitted your 12 rows of your second color, it’s time to switch back to your first color. Knit 12 rows once again. Remember to stay focused in the process, so you can avoid as many mistakes as possible. Continue to alternate between your two colors, until your scarf finally reaches your desired length and you are ready to add the finishing touches.
- Finishing Scarf
Once you have reached the desired length of your scarf, it’s time to cast off your stitches. Again, if you do not feel comfortable doing this, be sure to check out a video online and follow the step to step guide. Additionally, fix any mistakes that you find within the scarf. After you feel your scarf is ready, it’s time to use your crochet hook to weave any loose strings from your scarf together, tying all the necessary knots. Finally, wrap your new scarf around your neck and admire your handiwork.