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Knitting a Scarf for Beginners (pg. 2)

Knitting Your Scarf

Step One: In your left hand, hold the needle with the cast-on stitches. Now take the other needle and push the tip into the first loop on the left needle, so that the right needle crosses behind the left needle. Make sure the yarn lies to the back of your needles.
Step Two: Wrap the yarn around the tip of the right needle, counter clockwise, so that it sits in between the two needles. Now pull the tip of the right needle back through the first loop towards you, bringing the yarn with it.
Step Three: Slowly pull the right needle all the way through then bring the right needle up, so that it's on top of the left needle. Don't pull too hard or you will pull the needle right out.
Step Four: Now pull the new loop on the right needle onto the tip of the left needle while letting the old loop slide off.
Step Five: Knit all the cast-on stitches in the same way. When all the stitches are on your right needle, you have finished your first row of knitting! Switch the left needle to your right hand and the right needle to your left and start knitting your second row in exactly the same way as the first. Keep doing this until your scarf reaches the length you want.

Casting Off

When you are finished your scarf, you have to cast off so that your scarf doesn't unravel.
Step One: Knit two stitches.
Step Two: Push the tip of the left needle into the bottom (first) stitch and lift it over the second stitch.
Step Three: Let that stitch fall off the needle.
Step Four: Knit another stitch and do the same again. Keep doing this until you only have one stitch left.
Step Five: Cut the yarn so that you have about a six-inch tail remaining. Pull the last stitch gently with your fingers so that it becomes a bit bigger. Now pull the end of the yarn through that loop. You can now remove the needle and pull the yarn tight! You've just finished your scarf!

  • If you're having a hard time visualizing these instructions out, check out the helpful instructional videos at knittinghelp.com for more help!
  • Click here to go back and review how to cast on.

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