Anyone can easily knit a scarf. No need to spend extra money in the shop! You can start by crocheting a scarf for beginners. This shawl pattern will use most of the basic knitting techniques available. You only need two knitting needles and a little yarn!
Method 1 of 2: Getting Ready
Step 1. Gather the required materials
For beginner knitters, it will be easier if you use knitting needles and thick yarn because it will make it easier and faster for you to knit a scarf.
- This article will teach you how to knit with different skeins of yarn in turn. Keep in mind that this method is not required when knitting a scarf – you can use just one color for the entire scarf you are knitting and you can skip the color change step, if you wish.
- To get results that have different colors without changing the spool, you can try using a spray color of yarn that has several different colors.
- Have at least 180 yards of yarn at your disposal.
- Larger knitting needles will create a looser knit; smaller knitting needles, creating a tighter knit. Choose the size you want. For medium-sized threads, the needles typically used are sizes 8 to 10.
Step 2. Find a comfortable position
You'll likely be knitting for hours, so make sure you're sitting in a chair that's comfortable.
Make sure you are in a place that has sufficient lighting and can move freely
Method 2 of 2: Getting Started Knitting Your Scarves
Step 1. Start 10-40 stitches using the first color of thread, adjusted to your needle size and desired width
- If you're a beginner knitter, you'll want to make a scarf that's smaller, just enough to keep you warm but not so wide that you're tired of knitting.
- If you're knitting with medium thread and 8 to 10 needles, you'll need 30 to 40 stitches on the initial stitch to make a shawl of the right size.
Step 2. Knit with the top stitch 12 rows of the first color
Keep in mind that you don't have to change colors in your knitting if you don't want to, and you don't have to change colors right away in the next row.
You can knit up to this point, then save it, and come back to continue later or tomorrow. This is what makes knitting so much fun. Never leave your knitting in the middle of a row, or the results won't be great
Step 3. Cut the yarn with scissors after you finish the 12th row
Make sure you leave 15 cm of thread remaining.
- If you prefer not to use a second color, skip this step and continue your knitting with one color until you're done.
If you are planning to make a scarf in one color, check the dyeing information on the yarn label. Make sure you have the same color to avoid color differences in your knitting. (If you buy a skein of yarn for each color, you don't have to worry about dyeing the yarn.)
Step 4. Add yarn of a second color to your first color
This will make your scarf look professional and can be matched with more clothing options.
Align the end of the yarn of the first color with the end of the yarn of the second color. Hold them both in your left hand, away from the skein of the second color you will be knitting
Step 5. Start knitting with the second color yarn
Knit 5 stitches then stop and pull both ends of the thread.
Step 6. Let the ends hang down
Later you will weave the ends of the yarn into the crochet with a tapestry needle or crochet hook.
Do not make knots when changing yarn colors. The knots will be clearly visible, and it will be very difficult to correct mistakes when knitting
Step 7. Knit 12 rows with the new yarn
Follow the same steps you did for the first color.
Step 8. Add yarn of a third color (if you wish)
Follow the steps above to add yarn with a new color. Cut the thread with your scissors and leave 15 cm of thread.
You can do this as many times as you want! You can also specify more or less color if you want to have a more dominant color
Step 9. Knit back 12 rows, as in the second color
Make sure you stay focused and stay focused - you could miss a stitch by mistake.
Change the colors as above, knitting 12 rows for each color, until the scarf reaches the desired length. Your scarf, when finished, will have a repeating pattern of three colors
Step 10. Make the cover stitch
Wrap the scarf around your neck and admire your work. Feels great, right?
Use a crochet hook to weave the ends of the thread into your shawl stitching, to hide it. The knots will be visible and will only give a bad look
- If you knit casually, your knitting will be very loose. If you knit tight, your knitting will be very tight. Find some middle ground, but stay relaxed. Whatever your choice, keep your knitting stretch.
- Don't throw away unused yarn. If you don't use a skein of yarn, you can usually return it. Ask when you bought it. You can use the remaining yarn for other works.
- It's a good idea to keep your work in progress, including pattern notes, yarn, needles, and other materials, in a knitting bag. You may have a bag or pouch that is a good size at home, or you can buy a nicer one. If you love knitting and already have a lot of needles, you'll probably need a knitting needle case to keep your knitting needles tidy.
- This work can take a long time to complete, depending on how often you continue. You may want to finish it within a few days. If you have an upcoming event that requires you to give gifts, such as a birthday or Christmas celebration, start knitting early.
- Save yarn labels so you can easily remember the type of yarn you used, and the name of the color you used, when you need more. If you've saved a lot of yarn labels, you can start organizing them into binders with a few yarn samples-at least glue a piece of yarn to the label to make it easier to find yarn names and types.
- If you only use one color, you don't need to count rows. Measure the scarf around your neck when the scarf is long enough, and do the stitching when it's the length you want it to be.
- Read the other related wikiHow articles at the bottom of this page for more articles on knitting.
- This pattern is not mandatory.
- Knitting is not as easy as it seems. It will be difficult at first, but slowly you will get used to it.
- Knitting can be addictive. There's so much to choose from to knit, that it will make you want to visit your nearest knitting supply store more often than you need to!
- Depending on the yarn you choose, three skeins may not be enough (or maybe too many!). Not all skeins of yarn are the same length. Try to get a total of 180 m long, and make sure your yarn is large.
- If you are less than 13 years old, it would be better if you are assisted by your parents.