Last Updated 01-28-2021
To learn how to knit a scarf is easy. It is one of the simplest projects in knitting. But at the same time a scarf is one of the most important and multi functional pieces of a modern women wardrobe.
This stitch is created by a two row repeat, starting with a foundation chain of multiples of 3. The possibilities are endless. Start with a number 4 yarn made of 100% cotton and create coasters, dish cloths, face cloths, or placemats.
Turn your creation into a soft washable blanket with a 100% Acrylic number 4 yarn, or create a fast baby blanket using a soft chunky yarn.
A scarf indicates the way you treat yourself. If a scarf is just a strip of dull and inexpressive knitted fabric, every one will be aware that its owner doesn't love herself. A little bit of fantasy and this stylish addition will completely change your look.
There are a lot of different scarf designs, from the very simple to extremely intricate. But the majority are based on the simple rectangle.
Hence, to knit a scarf simply means "to knit a rectangle". Will you say that it is dull and inexpressive? You are absolutely right. But don't be in a hurry. A little bit of fantasy and you will have a stylish addition to your wardrobe.
We will begin to learn how to knit a scarf from its simplest possible variant. For example, let our scarf is a rectangular 8 inches (20 cm) wide and 50 inches (150 cm) long. Here are the steps you have to follow while knitting a scarf.
3. Calculate the number of stitches and rows you need, to knit a scarf.
To begin a rectangular 8 in wide, you will need to cast on: 5.33
sts/in x 8 in = 42.6 (round to 43) stitches.
To make a scarf 50 inches long you have to knit: 7.5 rows/in x 50 in = 375 rows.
Important note: Knit your own gauge swatch! Don't use mine, please. Most likely your gauge will be different than mine!
That's it! Now you have idea about how to knit a scarf.
It is time to get creative and to make something more stylish than just a rectangle. But even a simple rectangle with proper yarn, stitch pattern, and color can be a stylish one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Here is my warm and functional winter rectangle. A simple rectangle and nothing else. Patterns for this knitted scarf are available at the Knitted Scarf Pattern page. Good luck with your knitting!