How can I make a scarf

Knit scarf

«A simple guide»

Whether autumn, winter or spring - a scarf not only serves to effectively protect the neck from the biting cold, it is also a real eye-catcher. On a walk or when going out with friends, it is therefore particularly nice to draw attention to yourself with a scarf as an accessory. After all, with beautiful colors it can be the perfect complement to a chic coat! If it is also knitted by yourself, then the looks of other people are guaranteed. Not everyone has such a unique piece! In this post we will explain how you can easily knit a scarf.

Why knit a scarf yourself?

A scarf is a very individual accessory that should be optimally color-coordinated with every piece of clothing. So what could be more natural to knit a suitable scarf for all occasions and for all types of clothing?

In addition to the very practical purpose, there is also the do-it-yourself and relaxation effect. Do-it-yourself is great fun for many people! In these times when you like to take on a new hobby, it is especially good to use needle and thread. Knitting promotes concentration as well as creativity and calms down through the uniform, but not boring work.

On the needles, get set, go!

What do i need for a scarf?

The most important thing you need for your scarf is of course wool. You are free to choose: If you want a nice, warm winter scarf, then merino wool, for example, is the right choice. Sheep wool is of course also suitable for this. If you prefer to knit a slightly lighter scarf instead, you should use cotton blends, because these have a cooling effect and are therefore well suited for spring or autumn.

In terms of color, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to wool! Whether red, green, brown or a wild mixture of several colors - that is entirely up to you and your preference.

In addition to the wool, you also need the right knitting needle. We recommend that you take a look at the banderole on the wool. This is how you can find out the right needle size for your favorite wool.

Do I have to make a stitch sample?

Basically, you don't have to, especially if you already have a lot of experience. However, it is advisable to always make a mesh sample of at least 10 × 10 cm with your chosen wool. The advantage of a knitting sample is that it can be used to see whether the chosen needle really fits your knitting style and the wool. If you do samples with two different needles, you can finally decide for yourself which one you like better with the knitting pattern.

Knit a scarf - how to do it

In principle, you can knit a scarf in any pattern that you particularly like. For those who are just starting out with knitting, we have put together instructions here with which you can quickly knit this beautiful accessory.

Knitting instructions: Scarf with pearl pattern

What you need:

The piece is approx. 150 cm long and 28 cm wide.

The knitting pattern

Here you will learn to knit a scarf with a pearly pattern. This means that even beginners in the art of knitting can rework this scarf without any special prior knowledge. In the pictures for the pearl pattern, a cotton thread was used so that the stitch sequence is better visible.

  1. Cast on 38 stitches (if there are more or fewer stitches, always cast on an even number!)

2nd 1st row:

  • Edge stitch
  • 1 stitch on the right
  • Purl 1
  • 1 stitch on the right
  • Purl 1

  1. Cast off the entire needle in this order.
  2. Edge stitch
  3. 2nd row = back row:
  • Edge stitch
  • On this wrong side, knit the stitches as they appear.
  • Knit all right stitches, purl all purl stitches.
  • Edge stitch

  1. 3rd row: In all other uneven rows the stitches are knitted offset
  • Edge stitch
  • Purl 1
  • 1 stitch on the right
  • Purl 1
  • 1 stitch on the right
  • Finish knitting the needle in this sequence
  • Edge stitch

  1. 4th row: In all further straight rows = wrong side rows, knit the stitches as they appear
  • Edge stitch
  • Knit all right stitches
  • purl all purl stitches.
  1. Now repeat the 3rd and 4th rows for the entire length of the scarf.

The edge stitch

The edge stitch has a special meaning in a scarf. It should form a smooth edge, not ripple and have a certain strength. A warp edge variant is the best alternative to all edge stitches. With this warp edge, the edge stitch on the right side is only lifted off on the right. The working thread is at the front, the needle penetrates the stitch from behind and lets it slide from the left needle onto the right needle.

The last stitch on the needle is always knitted. You get a mesh edge that ends neatly on both sides.

Cast off stitches

In the last row you bind off all stitches. When knitting off, you don't have to pay attention to the moss pattern: just knit with right stitches. Thus, the stop row and the final row look almost identical.

Finally you have to sew the threads and your own beautiful scarf is ready!