Knitting is my very favorite hobby of all time! I enjoy so many other things as well, but there is just something so satisfying about picking up my knitting needles to knit. Now that I have grand daughters, I love making them all kinds of goodies; from big blankets to little ones to pretty dresses, which is what I’m working on right now.
There is nothing I love more than to poke around in my favorite LYS (that’s local yarn shop) amidst all the soft and colorful yarn, and finger the sample projects that set my brain alight. So many things to knit; sweaters, dog coats, place mats, dishcloths, curtains, coverlets, shrugs, skirts, socks, shawls, purses, jewelry, even belts, and “food”. So little time.
One of all-time favorite projects, is of course, a scarf. And I can give you not just one reason why you, too, should knit a scarf, but I can give you five best reasons to knit a scarf!
So, here they are:
1) Scarves are easy. Whether you are a beginner knitter, or have been knitting for two lifetimes, nothing quite fills the bill like knitting a scarf. Find a captivating simple pattern, then combine with a spectacular color, and I guarantee you will have a hit on your hands.
That’s the thing with knitting; all the world thinks it’s SO HARD to do. But, it’s not. It just looks so good when you’re all finished.
2) Scarves never need to be worked according to a gauge. You know, that irksome bit of information you see when knitting a sweater or afghan or backpack. When working on pieces of clothing “to fit”, gauge can be your best friend, but in the case of a scarf, say “skip it”.
Just keep in mind NOT to knit a scarf in a simple “knit one row, purl one row”, pattern. Your yarn will curl up like yesterday’s ziti and it won’t look good at all. A beginner’s mistake you can do without. How do I know this? Take 3 guesses; the first two don’t count.
3) Scarves can be knitted in a simple garter stitch, or can be incredibly complicated. It really is up to you. Then there are color changes, or not; length and width, and so much versatility to go around, that if you knit nothing but scarves your entire knitting career, you would never knit the same one twice! Go to this post to pick up some easy patterns on 5 best reasons to knit a scarf.
4) Scarves make the best gifts. Especially when the receiver knows you knit this one yourself. Everyone appreciates the time you take, time you could be devoting to yourself or your own needs; and you chose to think of them! It’s a win-win situation.
Be sure to buy a soft, workable yarn. If you want a bulky look, my suggestion is to use large needles because knitting with a bulky yarn is often difficult on your fingers and you’re more apt to give up before you finish your scarf.
5) Lastly, remember this. Everyone needs a scarf. For those of us who see snow every year, nothing could be more welcome against your face to hold back the icy winds. But, if you reside in Tahiti or Key West, a scarf can be an alluring accessory. Knit in a frosty turquoise or mango or limelight color, they can be the answer to your wardrobe dreams! Scarves are perfect for any season of the year!
So, there you have it; my five best reasons to knit a scarf. Never let it be said, I didn’t tell you so!
So get to it. Knit a scarf. As always, just a few suggestions for