I love knitted scarves in the winter–there’s something comforting about having a bundle of cozy softness around you to help keep you warm! We had a little break in our chilly winter weather for about a week, but now it’s cold again, and my knitted scarves will once again come in handy! They are so easy to make, especially this particular type of knitted scarf, and I’ve made quite a few of them.
The directions for this scarf are quite simple:
- Use large size knitting needles for a thick, soft scarf–I used size 15.
- Cast on 34 stitches. You can increase or decrease the stitches by 4, depending on how thick your yarn is, and how wide you want your scarf to be. For a medium weight 4-ply yarn, 34 stitches will give you a scarf that’s about 6 1/2″ wide.
- Row 1: Knit 2, Purl 2
- Row 2: Purl 2, Knit 2
- Repeat these rows until your scarf is as long as you want it. This scarf is 6 1/2 ft., which took 2 skeins of yarn to make.
- Cast off your stitches (which is how you finish off the scarf)
If you don’t know how to knit, there are lots of books for beginners and lots of tutorials on the web, too. This tutorial over at wikihow.com shows you how to cast on, do a basic knitting stitch, and cast off.
The photo above, of the most recent scarf I knitted, shows one way you can wear your scarf, and here’s another way:I like both ways–either way you wear it, you’ll feel nice and warm!
Do you like to knit? Or crochet? Do you have any projects you’re working on now?