View Full Version : My First Scarf (And First Knitting In GEneral)

01-10-2006, 07:14 PM
Here's a shot of what I've done so far on my first ever knitting "adventure."


You can see where the first rows of edges look pretty bad, and then I was told how to "slip a stitch" to make them look better. I also have a couple of mess-ups here and there, but hey it's my first ever knitting!

It's supposed to be 50 inches long and I'm right about 14 now, so only THIRTY-SIX more to go! I also have to learn what to do with the starter thread where I first began to cast-on...


01-10-2006, 07:25 PM
Your scarf looks great! I love the colors and the patterns in the yarn. Looks pretty good for a first project--my first project was a poncho. I cast on 40 and was knitting away for days. Then I realized I kept picking up stiches and had over 60! I had to frog the whole thing and start over. :(

01-10-2006, 07:54 PM
By the time you get to the end of the scarf, I bet you'll be able to see improvement in tension as you go. It'll be a great learning experience--you're on your way!!

01-10-2006, 07:57 PM
It's looking great! Pretty colors, too. When you finish, you can just weave that end in with a yarn needle. :thumbsup:

01-10-2006, 07:59 PM
Great job, and beautiful colors. :thumbsup:

01-10-2006, 08:05 PM
You go!! Great job, and I :heart: :heart: :heart: your yarn choice.

Jan in CA
01-10-2006, 08:28 PM
I like the colors you chose! It looks wonderful!

01-10-2006, 08:33 PM
Your scarf looks great! Keep up the good work :thumbsup:

01-10-2006, 08:48 PM
:D :thumbsup: great work! and welcome! :happydance:

01-10-2006, 09:38 PM
Those colors are GORGEOUS!! What yarn are you using? (That's required information, you know! :lol: )

That looks REAALLLLLLY even for a first project.....GREAT job!

01-10-2006, 10:09 PM
It looks great!! My first project was a scarf, also- and it didn't look half as good as yours. WTG!! :thumbsup:

01-10-2006, 11:06 PM
Looks great, especially for your first project!

Jackie M.
01-11-2006, 12:16 AM
You're scarf is very even and looks great!

When I am feeling down, I go back and look at my first scarf and have a good laugh. It doesn't look anything like yours. I could tell a fib and say the pattern I used called for it to be "wavy", but I just keep it hidden in the closet.

01-11-2006, 01:26 AM
It loosk great! I love the yarn, it gives your scarf a zig zag shade... :)

What I do with the yarn left from casting on is use it as a fringe... here is a video that teaches you how to do it... Elongated Stitch Scarf (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/getting_started/) the fringe is at the very end of the first video for this scarf. :)

01-11-2006, 03:05 AM
It does look great!

I "cheated" on my first project. I used the eyelash thread so it covered over and mistakes I made with sheer fuzziness!

01-11-2006, 03:13 AM
Very nice, indeed! I am also dying to know what yarn you have used for your scarf. My son would *love* it, his favorite two colors are blue and green.

I see you have your yarn in a container, too. Very smart!


01-11-2006, 03:17 AM
It is really pretty!!! Which yarn did you use?

01-11-2006, 04:18 AM
looks AWESOME for ur first piece!

01-11-2006, 10:12 AM
You're off and running with a beautiful first project!! Are you planning to put fringe on? If so, here's my fringe tip:

- Cut fringe for the bottom before you finish the scarf and count how many pieces you used (e.g., 3 strands * 15 knots = 45 strands total).
- Then cut the same number of strands for the other end of the scarf and set them aside until you're finished with the scarf.
- Doing this ahead of time helps you use all the yarn you have without worry of running short!

Good luck and keep on knitting!

01-11-2006, 11:59 AM
I don't know what kind of yarn it is this project is one of those "Cup of Yarn" things you may have seen in stores. It doesn't give any details at all.

However, my wife and I DID buy some goodies for our next projects, so once we start those, I'll finally be able to give all the nitty-gritty like I'm supposed to!

And yes, I'll be fringing this scarf, so thanks for the tip (even though I don't understand it yet). :)


01-11-2006, 04:25 PM
Is it this one?

01-11-2006, 05:46 PM
Yes, it is the "Cool Mint" one, specifically. :)

01-12-2006, 09:48 AM
Great job on the scarf love the colors :thumbsup: