How to knit a scarf - step by step instructions
Knitting a scarf video tutorial.
Scarf length - 46 in. (116.8 cm.)
Needles - 14" (35 cm.) US: 8 (5.00 mm)
1. Cast on 30 stitches
2. Get rid of the other end of the yarn. Begin knitting the first row (right side) - [purl one stitch, knit one stitch] to end.
Note: Start all following rows until the end by skipping the first stitch (or work a slip stitch).
3. Second row (wrong side) - [purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch] to end.
Keep knitting this pattern for the next 15 rows
4. New pattern begins with [purl 3, knit 3] to end for 5 rows.
5. Then, do opposite, [knit the 3 purl stitches and purl the 3 knit sts] to end for 5 rows. Alternate the 5 rows. Your pattern should look like a chessboard. Repeat the pattern till you reach the desired length of your scarf.
6. Change pattern again (corn stitch) - [purl ,1 knit 1] to end. On a wrong side - [knit the purl stitch and purl the knit one] to end.
7. Cast off. Before binding off, make sure that you have same number of this pattern rows as at the other end of the scarf.
8. Secure and hide the end of the yarn.
row 1 and row 2 states to purl, knit, purl. As i read on it states to repeat row 2 15 times. Does this mean you include row 1 and row 2 as part of the 15 rows of corn stitch before I start the checkerboard stitch?
Thanks for the good question. You may repeat the corn pattern for as many rows as desired. I worked 16 rows in total including the very 1st row. Happy knitting!
thank you for clarifying my question. I want to know if it matters to change to knit first row, purl second row and continue until i want to start the checkerboard stitch.
You may adjust the pattern as desired.
I want my scarf to be wider than the 30 cast on. how many stitches do I cast on? Does the cast on have to be an odd or even number?
It will depend on whether you will work the Corn st pattern or not. If yes, then it is necessary to cast on multiples of 6 sts to have an even number of sts. If no, then you may cast on multiples of 3 sts. It won't matter whether your cast on will be an odd or even number of sts. Happy knitting!