The Perfect Pattern for Beginners
If you're new to knitting and are contemplating your first project, I would like to recommend this one, the Easy Garter Stitch Scarf.
More experienced knitters should take a look at this pattern, too. It makes a handsome scarf that you can complete in just a couple of hours -- perfect for last-minute gift giving.
- One skein super-bulky yarn, around 100 yards (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Denim)
- Size 13 US (9 mm) needles
- Scissors and a crochet hook (with the bulky yarn, it's easier to weave in ends with a hook than a needle)
Gauge is not critical for this project, but I got about 2.5 stitches per inch in Garter Stitch.
Finished scarf is about 5 inches wide. Length will vary depending on the yardage of your chosen yarn.
Knitting the Scarf
- Cast on 12 stitches.
- Knit every row until you have about a yard of yarn left or to your desired length.
- Bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a tail of about 6 inches.
- Use your crochet hook to weave in the ends at the top and bottom.
See, I told you it was easy!
Make the Project Your Own
This is a wonderful all-purpose scarf pattern. You can make it with any kind of yarn or with a couple of different kinds of yarn held together.
If you want to use a different weight of yarn, check on the label to see what sized needles are recommended and use them instead of the size 13s. You might also need a few more stitches if you're using lighter weight yarn in order to get a nice width. Or you can make a super-skinny scarf. That's fun, too.