I apologize for the big delay in writing this post. Life has been hectic, specially around the holidays. Our last bow scarf I designed was so popular so I had to create a different design so you can give it a try.
This scarf is super easy and great for beginners trying to learn how to knit. I love knitting as it relaxes me.. specially knitting my scarf designs as they are so fast and you can finish in a beat. learned my basic knitting by watching YouTube videos over and over until I had the hang of it. You can too, just search “How to Knit” on YouTube and start watching videos.
2 Lion Brand chunky yarn skeins
13 Size Knitting Kneedles
1 Lion Brand Chungy yarn for pom poms
First of CAST ON 9 Stitches: With this video I learn how to cast on. Simply watch it over and over as you practice casting on. There are different ways to cast on, but this is my favorite one.
When you have finally managed the “casting on” technique, then we begin knitting.
Insert needle through
Wrap the yarn around the inserted needle
Pull the inserted needle back, while grabbing/pulling the stitch towards you.
Pull the stich out
Pull the inserted needle up
Pull the inserted needle to the side while pulling out the stitch of the needle.
Pull the inserted needle until the stitch has been stretched out.
Pull the yarn to secure. (Repeat all steps until you have knitted your desired length.) I measured the scarf on my daughter as I knitted and I stopped until I knew it was the right size for the scarf to go around her neck once.
Now to CAST OFF (Finishing the scarf):
Casting off is basically the same as when you “purl” your stiches except you add an extra step in between.
After you have inserted the needle, pull the needle down and under grabbing the stitch.
Just before you pull the needle to the side as you would normally do, grab the first stitch (as pictured above) and begin to bring it forward to the other stitch.
Bring the stitch over the inserted needle
Pull your inserted needle out and pull outer yarn to secure.
Repeat the steps until you finish all stitches. At the end, tie a knot the edges or weave into the scarf to secure in place.
For the Pom Poms: Refer to my pom pom tutorial and make sure to leave the two ends long enough to tie to the tips of the completed scarf.
To attach to the scarf, simply weave in the pom pom ends to the scarf to the tips of the scarf and secure by making knots.
Again, there are a lot of knitting tutorials on Youtube and you can always refer to my first knitting project for more info: How to Knit a Bow Scarf.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment and I will get back to you as soon as it’s possible.