A Collection of Images from Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies
Different weights create different effects.
A yarn label
Yarn labels contain a lot of useful information.
Yarn comes in balls, skeins, and hanks.
A straight needle
The anatomy of a straight knitting needle.
Measuring 1 square inch of stockinette (a basic knitting stitch).
Needles and gauge
Smaller needles result in tighter stitches; bigger needles create looser stitches.
Starting with a slip knot
Get the slip knot (the first stitch) on your needle.
Making a cast-on stitch
Catch a loop from your left hand to form the first cast-on stitch.
Several cast-on stitches
A series of cast-on stitches.
Starting a knit stitch
Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch on the left-hand needle.
Working through a knit stitch
Completing a knit stitch.
One knit stitch
The first knit stitch on your right-hand needle.
Finding the next row
The first stitch of the next row.
Starting a purl stitch
Beginning a purl stitch.
One purl stitch
Completing a purl stitch.
Binding off secures the stitches in the last row of your project.
Garter stitch is made entirely from knit stitches.
Stockinette stitch alternates rows of knits and rows of purls.
Box stitch switches from knits to purls and back again.
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.
Going from knits to purls
Bring the yarn between and under the needles when switching from knits to purls.
Doing a double wrap
A double wrap begins an elongated stitch.
Dropping a double wrap
When the extra wrap comes off your needle, you have an elongated stitch.
A dropped stitch viewed from the knit side.
Dropped stitch several rows below
A dropped stitch at the bottom of a ladder of unworked strands.
Preparing to fix a dropped knit stitch
A dropped knit stitch ready to be worked.
Working through the dropped knit stitch
Insert the left-hand needle into the dropped stitch.
Bring the knit stitch back into the fold
Transfer the stitch to the ready-to-knit position.
Fixing a dropped purl stitch
Picking up a dropped purl stitch.
Forming the new purl stitch
Pull the dropped stitch over the yarn on the right-hand needle.
Bring the purl stitch back into the fold
Replace the rescued stitch in the ready-to-work position.
Fixing rows of dropped stockinette stitches
Pull the dropped stitch through the first strand.
Fixing rows of dropped garter stitches
Knit stitches connected to the strand.
Rescuing rows of dropped purl stitches
Pick up a dropped purl stitch from the back.
Ripping out stitch by stitch
Unforming a knit stitch (a) and a purl stitch (b).
Ripping out row by row
Insert the needle into the stitch below and gently pull to free the yarn from the stitch.
Preparing to begin knitting again
Put stitches on your right-hand needle as you work toward your mistake.