How To Knit A Scarf in An Easy Way

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Knitting is a hobby for many individuals as they do it for enjoyment, taking it anywhere they go. It can be really soothing and also provides persons with something to do when bored. As long as you take your knitting bag with you, it can be done at any location. There are many things that can be knitted. These range from house accessories to straightforward pieces of clothing. However, one of the simplest projects to knit is a simple scarf. A scarf is a piece of fabric that is worn to beautify any outfit or for warmth during winter seasons. The scarf is one of the simplest items of clothing to knit. Here are the instructions to make one on your own.

Materials:

Three balls of bulky yarn (preferably three different colours).

Tools:

A pair of scissors

A pair of straight knitting needles specifically size 17.5

Instructions:

1. The first thing to do is to cast on. Here’s how:

To cast:

Make a slip knot in order to join the yarn to the knitting needle. To do this, loosen about 8 inches of yarn from the ball. grasp it in your left hand between the thumb and forefinger.

Use you right hand to wrap the ball end of the yarn around the forefinger and middle finger in a clockwise way. Fingers should be about 1 inch apart.

Next, pull a loop of the ball end of the yarn through the loop around your fingers.

Drop the yarn off your fingers of your left hand but still hold the loop with your right hand.

You are now all set to begin knitting.

To Knit:

Wrap the yarn under and then over the right needle. Use your index finger to direct the yarn.

Slide the yarn through the stitch on the left needle.

Pull that new stitch onto the right needle.

Each time you insert a new stitch to the right needle, get rid of the old stitch from the left needle.

Repeat the process until all the stitches on the left have been moved to the right.

transfer hands to build new rows.

4. Knit 12 rows, and then cut the yarn with the scissors, leaving 6 inches.

5. Add the second yarn.

6. Hold the end of the old yarn along with the new yarn together.

7. Knit five stitches then bind the ends in a small knot.

8. Knit 12 rows with the new yarn.

9. Cut off the old yarn leaving 6 inches.

10. Add the new yarn and duplicate the same procedure you went through when you added the previous yarn.

11. Knit the first 2 stitches to finish off the scarf. Pull the first stitch over the second one and then pull off the needle.

12. Knit the next stitch and do the same thing on the left.

13. Repeat this procedure until the edge is securely fastened. Your scarf is now ready to wear!