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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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blackpanda (6 hours ago)
I don't even know why im watching this lmao, i live in a freaking hot tropical country..
Marie Elisa (1 day ago)
This cast-on method is the easiest thing and I am JUST starting to learn knitting after years of crochet
Adriana's Place (4 days ago)
Super GREAT tutorial..Just learned how to knit! THANKS :)
Stephen Williams (5 days ago)
What the heck has this video to do with big game fishing?
georgie west (7 days ago)
this is such a great tutorial, thank you! my scarf is looking great, apart from a few holes in the first few rows where i didn't really know what i was doing. is there any way you can cut off the end of the scarf and not let the whole thing unravel?
Hector Ayala (17 days ago)
I finished my scarf and when I was casting off my last stitch it got ruined :(
Savanna Hyde (17 days ago)
This was really hard for me I think I'd do better with a face to face teaching but it did help me get the first stiching in
S A (17 days ago)
This comment section is so wholesome and nice.
Seafoam Shore (18 days ago)
How many rows was the scarf that was at the end of the video?
Opal N (19 days ago)
I'm kinda confused about what did you do to the extra tail at the beginning when u did the cast on. Did you just cut it off at the end?
Corny Toys (20 days ago)
Knit knack (21 days ago)
I knitted a scarf! woohoo! Thanks for the tutorials.
Strawberry Lemon (22 days ago)
i dont have any needles but i still have my yarn from 7 yrs ago and im using drumsticks (i ordered my needles and theyre gonna arrive in 3 days) hopefully ill be able to transfer the knitted parts onto the actual needles lol....
Mimi Rainbows (23 days ago)
This is the only video that helped me thank you so much 😊
Alia Osman (28 days ago)
The only thing you missed out was how to keep an even tension. Your scarf looks very even so how did you keep the tension ? Mine is loose or tight in.parts., and it looks awful. Please make a video of you knitting a block / a square so we can see how you maintain the tension over some length of knitting.
Maylin Abeto (1 month ago)
Wow very clean and clear.
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I cant go with you to wedding becos i was stay in singapore so i pologised to u wan come singapore (i am Chua Lee Kheng ) Alison sparrow.
Tanja Markun (1 month ago)
I didnt get the last part.. too quick ... i almost sretted all apart
Ione Coutinho (1 month ago)
Muito bonito seus trabalhos, amei. Já estou inscrita no seu canal e deixei um like. Te convido para conhecer o meu canal também, faço crochê passo a passo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdFxO5tDpSI&t=810s
first Impression (1 month ago)
You must zoom in and make it slower...
Maureen Agojo (1 month ago)
Dom (1 month ago)
Hi,Divina :) I’m wondering the length of this scarf, I’ve learned from your video the width is 22 stitches with two slip stitches on either side, to create the sleek sides. Is this correct? :) This is so beautiful 😍 thank you for teaching so well. 🙏🏻
Time Traveller (1 month ago)
U can sew another yarn onto the end
Sam Fryer (1 month ago)
Eavry time i cast one and get to my second row the rlyarb between the needles keeps getting wider and wider 😭😭
Shaun Scott (1 month ago)
Just started learning to surprise my wife, very well presented video! I got the wool really thin and now itll take me about 2 years!! Good effort on the video though!!
hpootp7 (1 month ago)
I am watching this so i could make one for a friend of mine since he’ll be leaving the country soon and go to UK. I like him ever since we’ve known each other and I confessed to him my feelings but was rejected. 😅 I wanted to give him this as a goodbye and thank you gift. Even though i am hurt by being rejected, i will always love him no matter what. Hope he’ll keep it... 😊 dont get me wrong, we’re in really good terms and very close friend still 😊 Thank you so much for this tutorial! It really helped!
bandm1 (1 month ago)
Sheep & Stitch (1 month ago)
What a nice thing you did for your friend! I hope he realises what a good friend he has in you! Thanks for sharing this story :D
TheFr0stByte (1 month ago)
I'm confused about the edge. It looks really nice. Bit will it do that on both sides if you slip the first stich of each row? Or would you have to slip the last stich too?
Sheep & Stitch (1 month ago)
Hey there! No need to slip the last stitch of the row. Just slip the first stitch of each and every row, and then you'll get that neat edge. Good luck!
Chanique Selvyn (1 month ago)
No, just no. I give up.
Sheep & Stitch (1 month ago)
I'm sorry it didn't work out for you :(
chubbie chicken tv (1 month ago)
Uhhhh I can’t get the 7th stitch!
Lenore Gabrielse (1 month ago)
You are a really great teacher! Thank you so much 🤗
hi hi (1 month ago)
i’ve got a question. what if we were knitting the 1st layer and it ended up having a huge hole how do i get rid of that ?😭
tomhawkes1 (2 months ago)
Great video!!
tomhawkes1 (2 months ago)
Poppy (2 months ago)
Can you use this cast on method for other stitches too like purl? I just finished my scarf :) thank you!!
Jayne Lee (2 months ago)
the length between my needles seem long, any way to decrease that? thanks!
black rain (2 months ago)
Wow, thanks for that tutorial... Quite easy to follow for a beginner... I tried it right away with some chopstics, lol. Just a little suggestion: The white yarn is not so easy to see with the bright background, a more colourful yarn might be better...
Harjeet Jaiswal (2 months ago)
KO dhokla
Queen Anniyah (2 months ago)
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?
Sheep & Stitch (2 months ago)
Yes, slip the first stitch from the very beginning, right after you cast on the stitches. Then continue slipping the first stitch of every row. That's it!
Deborah Jones (2 months ago)
Excellent tutorial! Thank you so much!!😀
Hieu Nguyen Quang (2 months ago)
Thank you so much !!! I made one for vanilla and she really loves it, i am very happy right now
Sheep & Stitch (2 months ago)
Awesome! Thanks for watching <3
Michelle (2 months ago)
So helpful! Thank you!
Samadhi CHANDRASENA (2 months ago)
Wait for the slipped selvedge, do we begin (at the very very beginning) also by dropping it off the needle? I'm a bit confused.
Samadhi CHANDRASENA (2 months ago)
+Sheep & Stitch Thank you so much! I've just finished a gorgeous scarf - cheers for the clarity! :)
Sheep & Stitch (2 months ago)
Yes, with the slipped selvedge, you can begin right on row 1, just after you cast on.
Cowie Thomas (2 months ago)
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.
黑帮脑大 (2 months ago)
I have all the materials I don't have a boyfriend I don't have anything friends Why am I watching this I feel lonely now 🌚
Jojo Storm (2 months ago)
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
Sooo basically what i've done is essentially... Make a blanket?? 😔😥😭 If 22 rows constitutes a wide scarf what would 150 rows be considered and what sort of size am i looking at?? Using 8mm needles 🤔😘
Sahar Guerouache (2 months ago)
cindy s (2 months ago)
Great video and easy to see each new stitch. How do you add the next color or next ball of yarn? Are questions answered here ? I see below the same question. Thanks.
Akbar Chillin (2 months ago)
this was terrific and fun.
Katbrown1999 (2 months ago)
I have a question about knitting, why does the naked needle need to be on the right and the clothed needle the left?
KittyKitty427 AJ (2 months ago)
Who else is having trouble knitting a scarf from this vid?
Cecelia Stark (2 months ago)
Hands down best knitting video! Thank you!
Sarah's EPIC World (2 months ago)
I love her sound effect *oof* 9:21
Derpyghost 2000 (2 months ago)
This does not work
Dipi Goswami (2 months ago)
Thanks for the help I used to think that knitting was really difficult but it's really not
Lynn Bishop (2 months ago)
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!
Hilal Yanık (2 months ago)
Ayayayy what a pedagogic video! Thank you so much, and um gonna get started to knit as soon as possible (tomorrow) 🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆
Honeygirl28 (2 months ago)
This video is everything! I am actually knitting my first scarf. I've never knitted before in my life. It looks so good. Thank you so much for this video!
Mars12 (2 months ago)
ur a lifesaver! i couldnt figure it out from any other tutorial
sunita kaur (2 months ago)
Hi, is it after finishing knitting the length I want only move to the next step “slipped selvedge”? Or should I do slipped when I’m half way there?
Rattlehead420 (2 months ago)
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.
canEHdian (2 months ago)
this is too hard. im giving up before i break something
CrissiFishi (2 months ago)
I don’t know why, but every time I get all the stitches off of one needle onto the other I have this loop of extra fabric. Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong?
Ny Duchess (2 months ago)
Thank you! You've made that super easy for me (beginner) to learn how to knit 💘💘💘
Kim De Honor (2 months ago)
Amazingly informative!! More power! Subscribed!
Perpetua .M (2 months ago)
What if the only needles we have are small? Could we still follow this tutorial?
John Clemente (2 months ago)
Perpetua .M Yep! Just make sure you have the right yarn and add more stitches to your preffered size
Nicholas Colbert (3 months ago)
Little to much explaining on simple things.. could of been a 10 minute video. Good job tho
Beth Kjar (3 months ago)
This is the best video I could find! I watched another videos but they were confusing. Thank you!
Maryam Sarrafan (3 months ago)
Excellent tutorial! My mom taught me to knit and since she passed I haven't really done it. Thanks for keeping the memories alive!❤️
menkar (3 months ago)
Sarah B (3 months ago)
Mine keep coming out too short even if I make them thinner
_NaNa Fei_ (3 months ago)
Im so nervous! And i dont even have the materials yet! I barely get things right.
_NaNa Fei_ (3 months ago)
How long does it normally take? Any tips for quicker process? I really want to make this for school. But i have a deadline.
John Clemente (2 months ago)
_NaNa Fei_ It takes around 2 days if you do it casually with other tasks. but maybe around a day if you have your whole day to do it + 3 day meals
규규 (3 months ago)
you're an amazing teacher
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
Thank you!
Vesna Kozina (3 months ago)
Thank You!
cashy3980 (3 months ago)
Your way of casting on is like the easiest I've ever seen in all the videos I've watched. THANK YOU
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
You're very welcome!
noona curea (3 months ago)
I know this video was made a while back but should I make this for my 8 year old step sister
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
Yes you can! You can consider making the scarf a bit narrower if it's for an 8-year-old.
Business Crafts (3 months ago)
İ made a rainbow unicorn scarf
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
Oooh! That sounds amazing! If you have instagram, please tag me so I can see your awesome-sounding scarf! I'm @sheepandstitch
HeyThere Lana (3 months ago)
Super good video
Little Bear (3 months ago)
What the hell are you supposed todo if it's too tight theres no bloody answer to that anywhere and im trying here
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
Hi! Here's a video all about how to fix tight knitting: https://youtu.be/FtU6pcRzZBQ Good luck!
Dead Channel (3 months ago)
I cant even do the simplest thing 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Leafar Dimalanta (3 months ago)
Whenever I knit to my right hand, it keeps having that long yarn in the middle, and by the end of it, I have this weird large loop, and it can’t be tighten 😭
Kim Fowlkes (3 months ago)
Can"t wait to try this out!
NitWok (3 months ago)
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!
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
That's awesome! Thanks for your kind words :D I'm super impressed that you've already knit 42 inches! Kudos and keep it up!
Pirate Lobster (3 months ago)
Just finished my very first scarf thanks to your video! Thank you so much for this! Your instructions are so easy to follow 😍🙂
Pirate Lobster (3 months ago)
+Sheep & Stitch 👍😃
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
Awesome!! Kudos on finishing your scarf!! (also love your thumbnail, big Ricky and Morty fan!)
Kripa Ravikimar (3 months ago)
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 🥳🥳🥳
Lily Huang (3 months ago)
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
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
+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!
Lily Huang (3 months ago)
+Sheep & Stitch he loves it! Do you have a tutorial for other knitting stitches too?
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
Awesome! Thanks for your comment! Hope your boyfriend loves the scarf!
Brad Liu (3 months ago)
I am gonna knit one for my mom, thank you so much for your sharing. HAPPY~
Vy Nguyen (3 months ago)
I just finished cast the first scarf of my life.😁😭thank you so so much. I am so happy 😆
Ilan Cruz (3 months ago)
This was VERY detailed. I can’t wait to start knitting.😁
Jacq Men (3 months ago)
I cant make a casting knot and its making me so mad 😭😭😭🥺🥺🥺😫😫😫😫. I keep making actual knots.
Sheep & Stitch (3 months ago)
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!
Deanna Lynn (3 months ago)
The dislikes are 9/11
Odette Alomar (3 months ago)
Thank you for this video!! I’m getting my materials tomorrow to make this scarf!!
C.R. Evans (3 months ago)
What this is literally the worst tutorial I have seen the internet every other one I have tried has worked expect this one 👎👎👎
Mari (3 months ago)
Great Video....super easy to follow without over explanation! Thank you!!
No connection (3 months ago)
what happens when you run out of yarn and new to switch to a new ball of yarn
Daviana Wright (3 months ago)
I ever made
Daviana Wright (3 months ago)
This was fun making it it was my first scarf
Maxaboy Maxiboi (3 months ago)
I couldn't

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