Here is a scarf pattern that will help you learn to knit. The explanations of the sample contains a little more detail than a "standard" knitting pattern since it is intended for beginning knitters and all knitters. With each section of the headscarf, you will learn a new technique to put into practice. Since the knitting stitches are varied, each section will produce a different width, which is normal. This "problem" will be resolved when you block the scarf. That said, the sections will all be different from each other and that's what makes the charm of this design.Each section of the scarf is explained in writing and to familiarize you with reading knitting charts, each section is also found at the end of the pattern in chart form. You have the choice to follow one or the other: written instructions or charts. That said, I strongly recommend learning to read the knitting charts as they allow you to visualize rows and, with a little practice, to "understand" the meaning of the pattern.
YARN : Biscotte – DK PURE (90% superwash merino, 10% silk | 238 meters/115g) 1 skein of main color (MC) and 1 skein of contrasting color (CC).
NEEDLES : 4.5 mm needles (or size necessary to obtain gauge)
ACCESSOIRES : Cable needle, tapestry needle, removable stitch markers or safety pins.
GAUGE : 18sts et 22rows = 10 CM in Stockinette Stitch.
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NOTES: Photos from Nancy M. and Sylvie L. who generously agreed to test the pattern and share their photos ♥
It’s a great way to start learning new stitches. I am finding the instructions a little confusing. I had to get my sister to figure some of it out. I have been able to knit and purl for years but I have never tried to follow knitting from instructions or charts before. So far I have had to unravel and repeat each section many times. I am determined to get it right. Once I finish the whole thing I will do it again from the beginning. It should look much better.
I’m teaching a knitting class and we’ve just started this. It will be great to move the students forward!
Well written instructions to learn different knitted stitch patterns in small bites. Directions are clear and easy to understand. Could be used for stash-busting of leftover skeins as each section changes. Scarf is a nice length that could be increased or decreased to suit the individual as needed.
Two stitches here that I'll turn into scarves, one for each stitch. Thank you for the pattern.