How To Knit A Scarf
VideoJug presents a short film, with the help of expert knitter Rachel Ong, showing you how to knit a scarf. This is one of the simplest items of clothing to knit, so learn how to do so with VideoJug's help.
Step 1: You will need
- Three balls of extra-bulky yarn, each in a different colour
- One pair of size 17.5 straight knitting needles
- A yarn needle
- A pair of scissors
Step 2: Cast On
Start by casting on 10 stitches using your first coloured yarn.
For more information on how to cast on and knit, see our videos ' How To Cast On' and 'How To Knit The Knit Stitch'.
Knit 12 rows.
Cut the yarn with the scissors, leaving a 6 inch end.
Step 3: Add a second yarn
To add your second coloured yarn, cut the old yarn, leaving about a 6 inch end.
Hold the yarn end and the beginning 6 inches of the new yarn together with your left hand.
Now just start knitting with the yarn after about 5 stitches stop and tie the ends of the yarns together in a small knot.
Knit 12 rows with the new yarn
Cut the yarn with your scissors and again, leave a 6 inch end.
Step 4: Add a third yarn
Add your third coloured yarn
Knit 12 rows
Your scarf will now be taking shape.
Step 5: Keeping knitting
Repeat the above steps three more times. This will probably take a few hours, or you can do a little each night.
Step 6: Cast off you stitches
For more information on how to cast on and knit, see our videos ' How To Cast Off'
Cast off the final 10 stitches to produce a neat and finished edge to your scarf.
Step 7: Work in your yarn ends.
Work all the yard ends away with a yarn needle.
Step 8: Done
You are now the proud owner of a beautiful new scarf and ready to experiment with style using different yarns and different size needles.