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How to Knit a Scarf for Beginners Step By Step

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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! BONUS TIPS: * 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!) Website: http://sheepandstitch.com Shop: http://sheepandstitch.com/shop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheepandstitch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheepandsti... _________________________________________________________________ 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.
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Mhmmm Chocolate (1 day ago)
Oskan Alskasks (1 day ago)
Could you please do a tutorial on knitting an oversized cozy sweater for beginners? Your tutorials are the only helpful ones I've come across so far and I'd really appreciate the help ♥
Marie La Flaca (2 days ago)
I couldn't find my knitting needles so used some chopsticks. Not nearly as good and I kept getting splinters lol
Sheep & Stitch (15 hours ago)
LOL, +1 for effort!
Nisa Ayu (2 days ago)
Hello, it’s such a beautiful scarf! And it’s really easy to follow. Thank youuu! Btw, can this kind of pattern worn by a guy?
Sheep & Stitch (15 hours ago)
Yes it can definitely be worn by a guy! It's a pretty unisex pattern.
Kat30709 (3 days ago)
im stuck on part 2 T^T
Chelsea Butts (3 days ago)
If you run out of yarn, and haven't finished your scarf, how do you start/connect new ball of yarn?
Sheep & Stitch (2 days ago)
The two methods shown in this video would work for joining a new ball of yarn. Good luck! : https://youtu.be/I_cHO6R_MBc
Hot Peice Of Toast (3 days ago)
Tried knitting and once I started each row I somehow had another cast on stitch/row to knit. Went from 15 cast on stitches to 40
Mario Fierro (4 days ago)
I ran out of yarn in the last part !! The casting off!! How can I go back ??
Sheep & Stitch (15 hours ago)
You can carefully unravel your yarn for at least two rows. Here's a video on unravelling yarn: https://youtu.be/lG4XdtdWUpw I go over 3 methods. I think the first method may work for you since you’re only unravelling a few rows. Good luck!
Kely Feng (4 days ago)
Can I use Nordic wool instead of Merino wool?
Sheep & Stitch (15 hours ago)
Yes you can! Nordic yarn is usually some type of wool yarn. If you like the feel of it on your neck, then go ahead and cast on!
Ramsay Shearer (5 days ago)
I'm using 20mm needles and wool
super girl (6 days ago)
Why do you guys talk so mucjh
Tiffany Tan (7 days ago)
I made one for my boyfriend, and he loves it. I'm going to try again, because I Iearned a lot, and totally missed the tips she had about dropped, and extra stitches. Got my tension figured out, so hopefully my scarf will be long enough this time!
Sheep & Stitch (7 days ago)
Nice!! So kind of you to make one for your boyfriend! The second scarf is almost always a bit nicer than the first scarf because you'll have most of the kinks figured out. Good luck, and happy knitting!
4575mrene (7 days ago)
Wish I could post a photo of the scarf I just finished after watching your video tutorial. As someone who taught herself to crochet many years ago, I have been trying to teach myself to knit and even finished a few small projects le headbands. After watching your video I was able to complete my own scarf with a soft velvety type yarn. Thank you. PS.... I'm left handed!!!!
Sheep & Stitch (7 days ago)
Ooh! That's awesome! Way to go! If you've got instagram, you can tag me @sheepandstitch I'd love to take a look at your scarf!
Arootube (8 days ago)
Cami Mogck (8 days ago)
i really love the way you explain everything you make it easy. i wish you would make a sweater tutorial there isn't a lot of good ones out there.
Rau (9 days ago)
I'm so mad.....at myself. I watch this video before buying any supply. So like the smart ass I thought I was I began knitting without rewatching. So 36 inches later.... Around 9 months later. I realise that we are suppose to pull off the first stitch. Aside that can anyone recommend me a good length for a scarf? I spend the whole day to finish another bowl of yarn as I wanted to bring it with me on a trip. To find out it might be shorter than.....i like.... Just enough to choke myself with it.
Sheep & Stitch (8 days ago)
Hey! You don't have to slip the first stitch. It just looks a little neater at the edges, but not slipping the stitches looks okay too, I think! The scarf in the video is 65 inches long. It's long enough to wrap around your neck and tie loosely. That may be overkill for some. The length is really dependent on you, your height, how you like to wear a scarf (ie. wrapped once or twice, tied or untied etc.) and how long you'd like it to be! Hope that helps! Happy knitting!
Beth Hattery (10 days ago)
Thank you so much for this video! I have been trying to learn how to knit for 20 years now. Thank you for keeping it slow and repetitive to where I can actually understand what you are doing.
Sheep & Stitch (9 days ago)
I'm so glad it helped you out! Thanks for watching ❤️
Faith Wong (11 days ago)
I made a scarf a long time ago by knitting, I forgot how to do it so this video really helped remind me how to knit again!
Sheep & Stitch (9 days ago)
Awesome! Glad to hear you're knitting again!
Esther Chatz (12 days ago)
Easy to follow thank you so much👍💗
Sheep & Stitch (9 days ago)
You're very welcome! Thanks for watching ❤️
Alex Mullenax (12 days ago)
I have a lot of trouble going from the first row into the second row and it seems like a lot of videos just completely skip over that part. Does anybody have any tips?
Emily Stecher (12 days ago)
This was so awesome! Really helped a lot thank you!!
Sheep & Stitch (9 days ago)
You're very welcome! Happy knitting!
KomicKalamity (13 days ago)
Knitting just frustrates me
Sheep & Stitch (9 days ago)
I'm sorry about that. Knitting doesn't come easily to everyone. I totally get that it can be super frustrating to the point of tears (I've been there!). The only advice I can give is to keep trying and practicing. If you know someone who knits, it can be really helpful to have them beside you, showing you what you might be doing wrong. Good luck!
Zooleah Zarate (13 days ago)
Suddenly I want to knit... 🤔😂
Zooleah Zarate (13 days ago)
+Sheep & Stitch I just gotta buy materials at 1:33 California time, and learn how to knit 😂, but I will
Sheep & Stitch (13 days ago)
Marissa M (13 days ago)
My scarf edges curl.... what am I doing wrong?
Pam Ayers (14 days ago)
It’s beautiful
Aaron Pham (14 days ago)
Am I able to use the same technique, except a lot wider, for a blanket??
Luna Yohannes (14 days ago)
The best knitting video ever
LifeofAgnes (15 days ago)
I love how you teach cause it's so easy to understand. I want to make this as a gift specially Christmas is coming soon.
Sweekee Love (15 days ago)
This is satisfying to watch. Lol
DOS_Knight Gaming (15 days ago)
Looks like a bunch of boyfriends have come to learn lol
DOS_Knight Gaming (15 days ago)
Basically a video game
Solita03 (17 days ago)
Oh my God! Literally just finish my first scarf in a day!!!! Thank you so much!!
Sheep & Stitch (9 days ago)
+Solita03 Awesome! This is my beginner hat tutorial: https://youtu.be/23gmF0WFXdI and this is another slouchy hat tutorial that is slightly more difficult than the first one: https://youtu.be/xFpVn_X47sQ Good luck, and happy knitting!
Solita03 (13 days ago)
+Sheep & Stitch Thank you! I'm on my second scarf! Never knew I would like knitting. Any chance there will be knitting hats for beginners tutorial? Anyways I love your videos! I'm a total beginner and I totally understood every single step so easily. Love it!
Sheep & Stitch (16 days ago)
In one day!? Woo! Good job! #goals
purpleblueturtl (18 days ago)
I have a concern. I have tried to knit, but there are many holes and it is too lose to keep me warm. What can I do to improve mine?
Sheep & Stitch (17 days ago)
Hi! This video may help you with the holes: https://youtu.be/1oP6EyCT93g As for the knitting being too loose, your yarn may be too thin for the needles you're knitting with. You can consider getting smaller needles that match your yarn or getting thicker yarn to match your needles.
Fane Jane (20 days ago)
I have gone through almost half of the "knitting for beginners" videos and I'm still not able to do it. Am I just stupid???
Hana Nour-Eldin (20 days ago)
Uuuuggggh,.... you said don’t buy big yarn, who watches knitting videos BEFORE buying the stuff!?!?!?!?!?! Thanks for nothing!
BeautyTutor (20 days ago)
This video is so helpful! I'm starting to make a scarf as a Christmas gift and got two rolls of the yarn. If I need to use the second one how do I connect it to my already partly made scarf? Like if I start to run out of yarn I'm not sure how to attach my new roll, if that makes sense.
Sheep & Stitch (20 days ago)
Here's a video I made all about joining a second ball of yarn: https://youtu.be/I_cHO6R_MBc Hope it helps, and happy knitting!
Isabella Chen (21 days ago)
I just finished a scarf and it is so helpful! Thanks!
Sheep & Stitch (20 days ago)
Awesome! Thanks for watching!
Andrea Harris (21 days ago)
So beautiful and easy to follow!! I started creating a scarf using this tutorial, but am wondering if there's a way for me to turn this into an infinity scarf? If not, I understand, I should've planned it out from the beginning, but just thought I'd inquire!
Sheep & Stitch (20 days ago)
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy the tutorial! You can definitely turn the scarf into an infinity scarf by seaming the two ends together. I like using backstitch (a hand sewing method) to seam. This is a pretty good tutorial on backstitch: https://youtu.be/JEohtXIoOww Just fold the scarf together with right sides (the good side if you have a preference) together and then seam the two ends together. Hope that helps!
Orca (22 days ago)
when i knit, the length in the middle is getting wider. help
Sheep & Stitch (21 days ago)
Hi! It could be that you're accidentally adding in extra stitches. It's a very common mistake. This video may be helpful: https://youtu.be/1oP6EyCT93g
AddiCoad (22 days ago)
I’m so confused
lee bella (23 days ago)
emm.. I know this does not make sense but it is okay if I use chopstick to knit the scarf 😂?
Sheep & Stitch (22 days ago)
LOL, I think someone else commented recently about successfully knitting a scarf with chopsticks! I think it can be done! Just make sure to get yarn that corresponds to your chopstick's thickness. I'm going to guess a chopstick corresponds roughly to a 5.5-6mm needle. So, I would suggest using a heavy worsted or chunky weight yarn. Good luck!
Blue1091 (23 days ago)
Way too much talking
Kyotaka shi (23 days ago)
thanks im an 11 year old and im gonna give this to my crush hope wish me luck
Sheep & Stitch (22 days ago)
That's an awesome a very thoughtful gift. Good luck with the scarf, and with your crush!
Amanda Sorrento (25 days ago)
Great! Now I can make a Thneed!
UnderKM (25 days ago)
Thank you for making this video, I hope that it has helped other people too.
Sheep & Stitch (22 days ago)
Thanks for your kind words!
Chiefin Mina (25 days ago)
I love you how you teach and the way you present your tutorials. You make it interesting and easy to follow. Thank you! 🤗
Sheep & Stitch (22 days ago)
Thanks so much for watching and for your kind words <3
Tiny Demon (27 days ago)
Knitting brings me tears of pain. How do you people do it? :'3
Gloria Cruz (27 days ago)
ingenue15 (27 days ago)
I managed to knit my first scarf (i.e. my first anything!) with this video and have now even finished my first sweater. Thank you so much Davina!!
Sheep & Stitch (22 days ago)
That's so awesome! Thanks for sharing! And great job!!
opossum juice (28 days ago)
I’m struggling really hard with this :( whenever I start, when I put the right needle into the stitch and wrap the yarn around it it feels like it’s getting tighter and tighter and it won’t let me do anymore and it looks horrible,, does anyone have any tips?
Ailen (28 days ago)
Thank you sooooo much!! This was an incredibly thorough video, so even I got it lmaoo ( I did have to restart a few times since i'd forget to cast out oop)
Scarlet Phoenix (29 days ago)
Trying to make this scarf, I keep having issues with the stitches. I find it difficult to keep stitching after my first row, because my needles are having a tough time going under the stitches to transfer them. It's like my material is too tight to the needle, any advice?
Sheep & Stitch (29 days ago)
Knitting tightly is pretty common for beginners. One problem could be the size of the needles. Make sure they’re a good size fit for your yarn. (Your yarn label will often give a recommended needle size). Next, when you’re working your knit stitch, try not to tug on the yarn after you’ve worked the stitch. Try to relax your hand and think “loose” as weird as that sounds. Lastly, the more you practice knitting, the more your hands will naturally relax. Here’s an article that i find helpful for tight knitters: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATloosenup.html Hope that helps!
Maia Isberner (1 month ago)
I made a very very very nice scarf with this tutorial and I love how easy it was to follow. :)
Sheep & Stitch (29 days ago)
Awesome to hear that! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your scarf <3
edam ibrahim (1 month ago)
edam ibrahim (1 month ago)
it's nice
Jen M (1 month ago)
I don't have any needles but hey, this worked with chopsticks too!
Sheep & Stitch (1 month ago)
Very resourceful!
Making mine now and this has helped me SO MUCH. ☺😍❤
Sheep & Stitch (29 days ago)
Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing <3
Bts's Bae (1 month ago)
likeastarbaby (1 month ago)
everyone was going so great until the second needle was introduced. tried it like a million times and still cant get it, i dont think it helps that im using chunky card thats plaited so theres a lot more threads in the picture
likeastarbaby (1 month ago)
nvm im on my 6th row watching netflix haha
THE EYEPATCH (1 month ago)
Everyone here to knit for yo girlfriend guys...at d same time there r no girls to be seen dayum...
Hot Peice Of Toast (1 month ago)
I have always wanted a scarf, and thought that making one myself would be even more satisfying! I can make my dream a reality!
CJC (1 month ago)
great video...i'm on scarf #2 - thanks! :)
Ramsay Shearer (1 month ago)
Im knitting with wooden knitting needles
Lauren N (1 month ago)
I'm getting a long length of yarn when switching it from one needle to another and then when I get to the end of getting it on the right needle it knots up really bad and I can't continue
Ella Cagayat (1 month ago)
I did it with a pencil and a yarn that we use in school😂 and it worked but it’s not just as good as how I already expecting😂
Mara Playz (1 month ago)
futasupastah (1 month ago)
You skipped over how to add in the second skein ㅠㅠ
cullens the vibrant (1 month ago)
Thank u so much its so easy to follow I love it u are awesome
Jessica Botros17 (1 month ago)
Thanks so much for this helpful video! I’m a 10 year old girl and I learned how to knit a scarf now! I gave it to my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it! This video was so helpful for me, thank you so much!
jaine reena (1 month ago)
Thank you mam!
Dawn lynn (1 month ago)
This video was very helpful , thank you . About how long in the scarf you are wearing in the beginning of this video? I want to make one as long as yours
Christian Sitchon (1 month ago)
Can you use pencils cause it looks like a pencils
lizzz492 (1 month ago)
the links dont work!!!
Courtney Judd (1 month ago)
Did you use both of those rolls of yarn for this scarf? I can knit one but I never know how to add more yarn onto the scarf to get them long enough.
Dionca (1 month ago)
I’ve watched many many videos to learn how to knit and I want to say yours was the easiest to follow. I really appreciate that! Subscribed ❤️
Leslie Sanchez (1 month ago)
Very helpful and very useful Thanks😊
Ramsay Shearer (1 month ago)
I cast on by my self
Leona_Land ! (1 month ago)
I'm watching this cause I wanna make it for my mum for xmas so that's what I'm gonna do now
fluffkin girl (1 month ago)
who else used a crochet hook for the slip not
Piano Piano (2 months ago)
My brother was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia and I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone, accepting challenges and keeping my brain as fit as possible. I'm teaching myself piano and knitting. Your video is a godsend and here I am, with my first stitches. I'm grateful you're my teacher. I hope I'll be a knitter one day! <3 Love and gratitude from Italy
Hannah L (2 months ago)
Can you knit letters on this scarf?
Olga Mena (2 months ago)
How do you knit with two colors
Jolie Davis (2 months ago)
This is not working
LunarOrihime (2 months ago)
How do you avoid having your scarf roll up on the edges...? I try to make mine not as tight but it still curls up.
ANUSHRI SAKARGAYE (2 months ago)
Is this only a women scarf or it can be worn by men as well
Sheep & Stitch (2 months ago)
Both men and women can wear this scarf. The stitch pattern is very unisex!
fean chua (2 months ago)
How many weeks did you take to finish this scarf?
Sheep & Stitch (2 months ago)
It took about a week! Just a little bit of knitting each day.
Renu Tupper (2 months ago)
Please would u help me with a doubt..i want thick knitting needles like you have..i noticed it is 10 mm..but the 10 mm I bought here in my town in India is extremely thin.. Help !
Jann Smith (2 months ago)
Excellent video! I like the trick you mentioned about taking your first stitch and simply transferring over to your right hand needle without actually knitting it to make a nice even and tidy edge. Does this also work for when you choose to do several rows of purl knitting ?
Nwe Nwe (2 months ago)
How long does it take to finish 5' 6" scaf if I knitted 2 hours a day?
Rehanul Haque (2 months ago)
i'm definitely gonna try this out !! i NEED a scarf !
StevieEevee (2 months ago)
Thank you. I could never figure out why my edges looked so terrible! Now they look beautiful! ♥️ I have been trying to knitt for years on my own. A talented teacher! A+ :p
Orchid Philomena (2 months ago)
This is such a simple tutorial, and yet the end result is so pretty! I'll definitely come back to this...when I have the materials.
Lunathyst (2 months ago)
I'm completely new to knitting! I've always had an interest but never been able to, until today ♡ yours is the first tutorial I've seen and it's so so easy to follow, thank you so much ! I cant wait to finish
ChaiRouse (2 months ago)
This is a great video, thank you. Can you please make a video showing how to change yarn color?
itgamingstar (2 months ago)
Hey I love your Techniques ☺️☺️☺️
Random Girl (2 months ago)
I'm in middle school and in the knitting club. I'm planning on making a scarf. (which is on its way to being complete) after that I want to crochet a bookbag and then after that I'll knit a hat. Thank you so much
lisianthus26 (2 months ago)
Your tutorial is so helpful ;; just started knitting last night!! Not pretty as yours but it looks okay!
Jordan Jordan (2 months ago)
I love her smile!
Melissa Stewart (2 months ago)
Following this tutorial right now thank you so much!! I use to knit when I was younger, and I've been working in WHSmiths for 2 months now and done nothing but fall in love with the knitting magazines hehe x
Mo Th (2 months ago)
Im using a star and a painting brush as needels lol

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