The Basic Scarf

This project is probably one of the most basic ones you can do when you're starting out knitting. I like to try it with thick, stocky yarn because it knits up quicker.

What you'll need: Two steel or wooden knitting needles, one skein of yarn for each color you want to add to the scarf.

Difficulty: Beginner


  1. Cast-on about eight inches worth of knit stitches on your needle.
  2. Knit two rows, purl two rows.
  3. When you want to change a color, just knit the new color of yarn in knit stitch after a purl row.
  4. To finish, cast off. For flair, add a yarn fringe with a crochet needle and scraps of left-over yarn.
  5. ***image courtesy of Flickr user the queen of subtle