- 1 How many stitches do I cast on for a scarf?
- 2 What can I use instead of a yarn needle?
- 3 Can you knit two ends of a scarf together?
- 4 How many balls of wool do you need to knit a scarf?
- 5 What size needles do I need for knitting a scarf?
- 6 What is a good width for a scarf?
- 7 What does Fasten off mean in knitting?
- 8 How long should a scarf be?
- 9 What does a darning needle look like?
- 10 Can I use chopsticks as knitting needles?
How many stitches do I cast on for a scarf?
If you are a beginner knitter, you should make a relatively small scarf, enough to keep you warm, but avoid making it so wide that it takes too long to knit. If you are knitting with worsted weight yarn and size 8 to 10 needles, you’ll need to cast on 30 to 40 stitches for a nice-sized scarf.
What can I use instead of a yarn needle?
If you find you dont have (or in my case often missplaced) a yarn needle but have a sewing needle and thread here is a ‘hack’ you can do. Thread a sewing needle with 4 inches of thread and knot it off so you have a loop handing from your thread.
Can you knit two ends of a scarf together?
To create a seamless finish it’s best to join the ends of the scarf together by casting off. It’s like a typical cast off except you are treating the other end of the scarf the same as the stitches currently on the needle. Continue until one stitch remains, then cut your yarn, pull through and secure.
How many balls of wool do you need to knit a scarf?
You may need approx. 5 or 6 50g balls of wool to make your scarf. You can choose any colour wool, even a multicolour wool.
What size needles do I need for knitting a scarf?
Use two skeins if you want a longer scarf. The larger the yarn and the lighter the color, the easier it will be to see your stitches. You will also need size 13 US (9 mm) knitting needles or whatever size creates the gauge you want.
What is a good width for a scarf?
If you hold out your arms the scarf should reach from your left finger tip across to your right. This averages about 60”. A men’s scarf is typically about 6” wide, whereas, a women’s scarf width has more flexibility. A narrow scarf can be knit just 5” wide or a dramatic wider scarf up to 10”.
What does Fasten off mean in knitting?
How to Cast off ( fasten off ) your knitting. To cast off the end of yarn, use a yarn needle. Make the last stitch of the row a little bit longer in order to avoid its getting loose. Cut your working yarn with leaving a free end having the length of 10-15 cm in order to you can pull it through the needle.
How long should a scarf be?
Traditionally, a scarf goes tip to tip. To do this, try holding your arms out so that the scarf reaches from your left finger across to your right one. On average, this scarf will be about 60″ long. Most short scarves are 55″ long, medium scarves are roughly 70″ extended, and long scarves are about 82″ in length.
What does a darning needle look like?
A darning needle is simply a really large big needle. It isn’t very sharp, and has an eye on it that is large enough to thread with yarn or embroidery floss. Use a large one if you are repairing a sock that has been made with a thick yarn, like one that someone hand-knit for you, or comfy winter socks.
Can I use chopsticks as knitting needles?
Try using chopsticks as needles. I’ve met more than one knitter who learned to knit on chopsticks! The rounder variety is easier to knit with than the squared kind because they have a nice, tapered point. Because chopsticks are tapered, their gauge is variable.