This holiday season at work I decided to make my Secret Santa recipient a hand knit scarf. I wasnt certain of what color they would like so I made it multicolor.
Step 1: Supplies
I have a big basket of yarn with remnants left from other projects
Step 2: Needles etc
You will also need knitting needles, I used size 15, as well as scissors and a needle. Oh and basic knitting skills!
Step 3: Cast on
Cast on 20 stitches and begin to knit. I chose a bulky yarn and a thinner yarn and knit with both strands. I only use the basic knit stitch. I love the look of row after row of just knitting.
Step 4: knit
knit for about ten rows and then change either the thin strand or the bulky and replace
it with another color.
Step 5: knit knit
Keep knitting and alternating yarns
Step 11: Near the End
When I get near the end I feed back in the colors I began with that way when I sew the seam the colors match.
Step 12: Finish knitting
Knit till you have reached about 4 feet.
Step 13: 4 feet
I like to use 4 feet because it gives the scarf a bulky loose look. If you want it a bit snug stop knitting sooner.
Step 14: Bind off
Bind off the needles by knitting two stitched
s together and then returning to the first needle.
Step 15: Sew seam
On the last stitch pull the yarn through the stitch with enough length to sew the seam. Thread the needle and stitch up the infinity scarf.