Learn how to knit a scarf for beginners in this step-by-step video tutorial! This course is designed for complete newbies and beginners, so if you've never held yarn or needles before, then this is course for you!
We'll go over each step of the knitting process (don't worry, there are only 3 steps!) so that you can knit a comfy scarf with any yarn and needles.
/// WHAT YOU'LL LEARN ///
1. Cast On - involves getting the yarn onto your needles
2. Knit Stitch - the bread and butter of knitting. Get this stitch down and you can officially call yourself a knitter!
3. Cast Off - how do you get your scarf off your needles when it's long enough? With the cast off!
* How to choose yarn and needles
* How to get a neat edge using a slipped selvedge
* How to hold your needles (once you're comfortable knitting)
* How to weave in your tail ends so that your scarf is neat and secure
/// MATERIALS ///
⟡ around 350 grams of super bulky yarn. These are similar yarns:
⟡ Lana Grossa Ragazza Lei: https://www.loveknitting.com/lana-grossa-ragazza-lei?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=22ca8fee
⟡ Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool: https://www.loveknitting.com/wool-and-the-gang-crazy-sexy-wool?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=22ca8fee
⟡ Malabrigo Rasta: https://www.loveknitting.com/malabrigo-rasta?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=22ca8fee
⟡10mm (US 15) knitting needles (plastic): https://www.loveknitting.com/pony-single-point-plastic-needles-30cm-1-pair?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=22ca8fee
⟡ 10mm (US 15) knitting needles (rosewood): https://www.loveknitting.com/pony-single-point-rosewood-needles-35cm?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=22ca8fee
/// HOW I KNIT MY SCARF ///
The scarf in the video is knit with around 350 grams of bulky weight yarn.
I casted on 22 stitches and used a US 15/10mm bamboo needle to knit the scarf. The scarf ended up being 9.25" wide and 65" long.
/// VIDEO CHAPTERS ///
0:32 Choosing Yarn and Needles
2:16 Cast On
7:33 Knit Stitch
13:46 Next Row and Pep Talk
16:01 How to Hold Your Needles
18:31 Slipped Selvedge
19:34 Cast Off
24:29 Weaving in Ends
/// HELPFUL VIDEOS FOR BEGINNERS ///
➜ How to Join a New Ball of Yarn: https://youtu.be/I_cHO6R_MBc
➜ How to Fix Dropped Stitches: https://youtu.be/FcKrw4LcWgw
➜ How to Fix Extra Stitches: https://youtu.be/1oP6EyCT93g
SAY HELLO ON THE INTERWEBS!
This video course is brought to you by Sheep & Stitch! Visit us online and say hello! (or bonjour, hei, kon'nichiwa or hola! We love our international viewers!)
Music used in the video:
"Swimming" by Poddington Bear
"Summertime" by YoWiLLLL
* I want to be transparent that the links in the materials list are Amazon affiliate links. This means that, at no cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through the links. I’ve had success using them, which is why I recommend them. However, only buy what you need! Many knitters have used other materials, and their results are just as lovely. The materials list is just a suggestion based on what I have used.
this is a great video. I am just confused about the part where I am learning to make a cleaner edge. Do I slip off the first stitch of each row from the very beginning? or after I make the first row and?
I have just completed my first ever scarf and I'm really very happy with that and feeling excited to wear that as well !!!!! Thank you so so much to you and for your video, this helped me a lot in this whole process..!!! Your guidance is just so awesome.. Thanks again !!! 😊😊😊😘😘
I'm a beginner and have recently started french knitting socks from thin acrylic yarn. Been going for a few weeks. I'm doing white and purple. I messed up the sewing of the white sock and didn't cast off properly. I want to learn all of the techniques and make an icy blue scarf next, before other things.
Finger by the thumb is the index finger or the 1st finger. Next is the middle finger fallowed by the ring finger then the pinky finger. Not sure if someone in the comments mentioned that already or if you learned that since this was posted but it really bothered me that you couldn't name the fingers you were using
Your beginning "How to Knit a Scarf" video was so well done. I really appreciate the detailed explanations and encouragement your gave. I finished my first scarf yesterday and although it may be a little rough in spots I really am happy with it. Thank you so much. I hope to knit other things in the future!
I keep ending up with a giant loop at the end of the first needle transfer, when I bring the last loop over. Struggling horribly on the second needle transfer all together, but I feel like figuring out the first one will help work out the next ones. Not sure what I'm doing wrong, I'm following the steps to a T.
I tried this out and I'm 42 inches in. It's super relaxing and I know this video is a little old but still SUPER helpful and I really hope you do more. You're so awesome and such a natural teacher. I'm gonna try your beanie next!
Hey. Your explanation is super. Awesomely done. I suddenly was inspired to learn knitting or crochet and happen to check your channel. I was always averse to stitching and would never bother to even look into how it’s done. But this made it look so easy. It definitely will take time to get a hang of it but it isn’t scary anymore. Thank you thank you for your super help. I’m gonna try this as soon as I can. Looking forward for more such videos from you. Happy 2019 btw 🥳🥳🥳
I made a scarf for my boyfriend with this tutorial, it was super helpful!!! I've always been good with my hands but you were really clear and I really liked how you showed the same step multiple times. But the only problem for me was that occasionally I'd take longer to do something and I kept having to pause, maybe consider showing the same step but slow mo that segment? I used a yarn that suggested 10mm needles, and everything worked out great! For my scarf I only cast on 14 stitches and it's definitely wide enough haha
+Lily Huang I do! I've got one on a seed stitch cowl or scarf: https://youtu.be/J64WrUkaU0o and another on mistake rib stitch on an infinity scarf: https://youtu.be/o10eT67E1hc Here's my pattern tutorial playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSZARCc5KSoSmPKl_wIPAMw4CDnHVMUHF Enjoy!
Sorry you're having trouble! You can try watching this video on making a cast on: https://youtu.be/1vm6oaYzHyA (skip ahead to the 00:40 mark for the tutorial). It's a good beginner cast on that's an alternative to the one I show in this video. Good luck!
Don't panic! This is totally normal for new knitters. This video may help you understand how you added in that extra stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oP6EyCT93g Since you're only two rows in, you can either keep going and treat the first ten rows or so as practice. Then, rip it out once you feel confident knitting, and start all over again. Or you can rip out your work now and start all over again. Totally up to you! Good luck!
I wouldn't recommend doing that because the knot may unravel, which would lead to the scarf unravelling. If you don't have a tapestry needle, try to weave in the yarn tail into a few stitches by using the knitting needle to nudge it into the stitches. I think that'll be more secure.
This is a fantastic tutorial that I used to finish my first ever knitting project. I did a smaller scarf of 15 stitches but a heads up that I used 3 whole skeins and the video says she used 2. I’m glad I bought extra!
First time knitting.. randomly decided to make my grandma a scarf at 10pm last night lol ..by far the easiest beginners vid! Ive watched about 11 before i found this. Once i seen how easy you explained how to cast on i subscribed! Thank you so much for this.
Hello Devina, thank you so much for such a wonderful tutorial. I completed my first knit scarf around 7 ft long with the help of your video. And for someone who had never held knitting needles and yarn in her hands, my scarf turned out to be just perfect. All thanks to you. You made it so easy for me.
And it’s not only in how you teach the technique, but you also address the nervousness a first time knitter faces through your brilliantly put up video.
You mention slipping the first stitch to keep a neat border along the sides, but what do you do if you’re switching colors? Do you still skip the first stitch with the new color or do you knit the first stitch?
I really want to try and knit since it seems like a fun, relaxing thing to do when I have nothing else to do. I'm so glad I found your tutorial. I was planning to buy a Sims 4 expansion pack, but now I need to save up for materials. My mom is going to have a bomb scarf when I do this
Guess I'm on the right track. Seems very heavy. I'm using Wool-Ease Thick and Quick bulky yarn and 10mm needles. In your video, you show you cast on 15 stitches. I cast on 20 but I see in the written, you say 22, so I'm ok there. I chose this yarn to match a hat I made for her (my daughter.) Not sure it's right.... but... now I see that you made yours 65" long. I'm trying to get this done for Christmas. If I have enough time, and enough yarn, I'd like to try to add fringes... I'll just make them up. Not sure how to do them, but can't be too hard. Trouble is I have 3 balls, and it looks like it's going to take it all to get to 60". We'll see how it looks. Thanks for posting this.
You are phenomenal at teaching. Im subscribing. Ive never really gotten the hang of this through video before. You make me feel like i can do this without even trying. Thank you. Your confidence inspires my confidence.
Thank you for this video. I did run into a problem. As I got to an end of the row, I knit the the stitch and started the other direction, started to knit onto the 'naked needle'. A couple of rows into it, my stitches dropped off from the needle (number of stitches) and my scarf got wider (from when I started). Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong. I can't tell from the video. I'm not sure what I'm missing. Thank you.
I'm just going to rip back (for the second time) and start over trying to pay more attention to what you talked about. I had some of those funny looking stitches but I thought it was just forgot where I was in the process and kept moving on. As a 61 year old male with a brain injury, it may take awhile, but by golly, I'm going to figure this out. Thank you so much for your help!
Hi! If your scarf is getting wider, there's a chance that you're accidentally adding new stitches. I go into how this happens in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oP6EyCT93g If you've added a lot of new stitches, then I suggest your rip back your knitting to the point where you've got the original number of stitches. Then, continue knitting, being sure not to make the mistake of adding new stitches. Hope that helps!
I loved this video, it was very helpful! I learned way back in fourth grade how to knit, but I never did it again up until now (I’m a high school sophomore) when I had the sudden urge to make a scarf. I only had one issue: After completing the first row of knit stitches, I would have a large loop connected to my slip-knot stitch. It wasn’t a loose stitch, it was just the yarn that extended between my casts on my left needle to the stitches on my right needle creating this loop. I couldn’t tighten it and it only became a nuisance if I tried to keep going. I found a solution, if anyone else is having the same problem.
Instead of creating a slip knot in the beginning, just drape the tail of the yard over the needle and begin casting on. The tail may end up a little long, but that’s okay. When you begin knit stitching your first row, treat it as a regular stitch and just knit it like you would if you were using the slip knot. Just be sure to hold onto the tail the first couple of rows to make sure it doesn’t get too loose and undo itself, but it should hold as you go on. And I do recommend the slipped selvedge for clean edges! I hope that was some help!
No worries! The slipped stitches make the edge look a bit nicer, but nothing bad will happen if you don't slip them. It's not super obvious unless you're actively looking at the edge. No one needs to know! 🙈
Thank you so much! I am learning how to knit, so I recently joined a knitting group. However, I just couldn't seem to catch on, because they were showing me how to do a butterfly cast on, which was very difficult for a beginner such as myself. Thank goodness I found your site, and learned very quickly the backward loop cast on. So now I am on my way to making a beautiful scarf.
This is my first time knitting, and i thought i'd give it a try to give as a christmas gift cuz I like making my own gifts. I'm having trouble after the part where you switch it to the other needle, its kind of tight getting the needle through and the yarn onto the next needle. How tight does the yarn have to be?
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