changing directions halfway
I'm new to knitting and have started knitting a scarf.
However, I over-estimated the width of the scarf, and did 66 stitches while casting on. It has now become apparent that it's too wide, and using up too much yarn.
I was wondering whether it is possible to cast off the existing one (current width is 13 inch and length is 5 inch), and then start knitting by increasing length the other way. I.e. knit so that the 5 inch length becomes the new width and 13 inch becomes the new length and build on that. That way, i won't have a 13 inch wide scarf and will be 5 inch instead.
Does anyone know whether that's possible, and if so, any directions or links on how to do that?
ps. i'm doing the most basic garter stitching/knitting.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.