How to Knit a Scarf for the Absolute Beginner

Curious about knitting?  Ready to give it a whirl?  I have the perfect project for you!  A scarf is a wonderful first project and this one is as easy as it gets.  Worked up in the knit stitch, this project will walk you through casting on, the knit stitch, binding off, and weaving in ends!  Be sure to check out the video below that will walk you through every step and stitch along the way!   

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Absolute Beginner Knit Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • 1 pair US 10 (6.0 mm) straight knitting needles
  • 1 cake of Bernat Pop! in the "Full Spectrum" colorway (280 yards, Aran weight, "4" on the yarn weight scale)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure (optional)

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Bernat Pop! Yarn

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  • 6 inches wide
  • 60 inches long

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


CO 24 sts.
Row 1: K all sts.
Repeat row 1 until scarf is desired length.
BO all sts.

Weave in all ends and you're finished!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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  1. I wanted to print out directions for a friend who does not have a PC. I don't want to print out 6 pages...can't you condense said directions?

  2. How do u keep your yarn from not getting shorter as u cast on

  3. This inspired me to try kniiting again. I tend to get over ambitious, diving into double knitting or cables, etc, without ever finishing anything. I'm going to keep it simple and do this! But I will change colors in a Fibonacci sequence or using digits of pi just to be me. Thank you for this!

  4. LOVE FIBER FLUX! but prefer the video, instuctions arent very detailed


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