How to Knit a Scarf
By: Noelle Lowe
Cast on 10 stitches using your yarn. If you don’t know how to do this, All you need to do is make a loop knot put it on one of the needles. Now Take the yarn and put it on your thumb and stretch it to your index finger so the end is hanging off your thumb. push the un-occupied needle in the gap between your thumb and index finger. repeat this at least 10 times.
Knit for 12 rows. Remember that you do not have to knit another color if you do not want to.
You can knit to this point, then put it down, and return later or tomorrow to continue. This is what makes knitting so great.
Cast off your stitches. Wrap your scarf around your neck and admire your own handiwork. Feels good, doesn’t it?
How to cast off….
Refer to your knitting pattern to determine the number of stitches to be cast off. This number will depend on the type of piece you are knitting.
Knit two stitches. There will now be two stitches on your right needle.
Insert your left needle into the first stitch you knitted onto the right needle.
Pull your left needle up and to the left so that the first stitch is pulled over the second and off the tip of the right needle. One stitch remains on the right needle and one stitch is now cast off.
Knit another stitch. Once again, there are two stitches on your right needle.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 until all stitches are cast off.
Thread excess yarn onto a tapestry needle and weave approximately 2 to 3 inches into the edge of the knitted piece. Cut excess yarn.