How many stitches across Should a scarf be?
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.
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. Have fun choosing!
What is the best size knitting needles for a scarf?
If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.
Can you purl an entire scarf?
When you choose to purl an entire scarf, you can choose to either purl or knit both sides of your fabric. If you decide to purl both sides, you will come up with a garter stitch, which is the same result if you knit it.
What is a good width for a scarf?
The width of the scarf is your choice. Most scarves are between 6 and 8 inches. Yours can be skinnier or wider. There is no right or wrong.
How long should I knit a scarf?
In general, a scarf only needs to be long enough to wrap once around the neck. It should also have some length left over to tuck into a coat of leave dangling as desired. Another good length for a warm scarf is roughly the same as the height of the recipient.