A Collection of Images from Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies

The figures in this gallery are from Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies and illustrate knitting stitch patterns, step-by-step instructions, supplies such as yarn and needles, and scarves you can knit make in no time. The images appear in the order that they appear in the book.

1

Yarn weight

Different weights create different effects.

2

A yarn label

Yarn labels contain a lot of useful information.

3

Packaged yarn

Yarn comes in balls, skeins, and hanks.

4

A straight needle

The anatomy of a straight knitting needle.

5

Measuring gauge

Measuring 1 square inch of stockinette (a basic knitting stitch).

6

Needles and gauge

Smaller needles result in tighter stitches; bigger needles create looser stitches.

7

Starting with a slip knot

Get the slip knot (the first stitch) on your needle.

8

Making a cast-on stitch

“Catch” a loop from your left hand to form the first cast-on stitch.

9

Several cast-on stitches

A series of cast-on stitches.

10

Starting a knit stitch

Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch on the left-hand needle.

11

Working through a knit stitch

Completing a knit stitch.

12

One knit stitch

The first knit stitch on your right-hand needle.

13

Finding the next row

The first stitch of the next row.

14

Starting a purl stitch

Beginning a purl stitch.

15

One purl stitch

Completing a purl stitch.

16

Binding off

Binding off secures the stitches in the last row of your project.

17

Garter stitch

Garter stitch is made entirely from knit stitches.

18

Stockinette stitch

Stockinette stitch alternates rows of knits and rows of purls.

19

Box stitch

Box stitch switches from knits to purls and back again.

20

Scarves to make

Try your hand at making, from left to right, a ribbed scarf, a box-stitch scarf, and a double-wrap garter-stitch scarf.

21

Going from knits to purls

Bring the yarn between and under the needles when switching from knits to purls.

22

Doing a double wrap

A double wrap begins an elongated stitch.

23

Dropping a double wrap

When the extra wrap comes off your needle, you have an elongated stitch.

24

Dropped stitch

A dropped stitch viewed from the knit side.

25

Dropped stitch several rows below

A dropped stitch at the bottom of a ladder of unworked strands.

26

Preparing to fix a dropped knit stitch

A dropped knit stitch ready to be worked.

27

Working through the dropped knit stitch

Insert the left-hand needle into the dropped stitch.

28

Bring the knit stitch back into the fold

Transfer the stitch to the ready-to-knit position.

29

Fixing a dropped purl stitch

Picking up a dropped purl stitch.

30

Forming the new purl stitch

Pull the dropped stitch over the yarn on the right-hand needle.

31

Bring the purl stitch back into the fold

Replace the rescued stitch in the ready-to-work position.

32

Fixing rows of dropped stockinette stitches

Pull the dropped stitch through the first strand.

33

Fixing rows of dropped garter stitches

Knit stitches connected to the strand.

34

Rescuing rows of dropped purl stitches

Pick up a dropped purl stitch from the back.

35

Ripping out stitch by stitch

Unforming a knit stitch (a) and a purl stitch (b).

36

Ripping out row by row

Insert the needle into the stitch below and gently pull to free the yarn from the stitch.

37

Preparing to begin knitting again

Put stitches on your right-hand needle as you work toward your mistake.

   
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