Instructions on Knitting a Scarf:
- Use two strands together.
- Measure about 6 arm lengths.
- Make a slip knot (bring the short end around the back of 3 middle fingers making a loop, pull the short end trough the loop pulling it taut, leaving a loop.
- Slip the loop over your wrist and tighten (leaving about a 6 ft. tail).
- Run the attached yarn end behind your hand, across your palm, encircling your thumb (this will create your tension and feed).
- Using your index and middle finger like scissors, grab the tail near the wrist and hold tautly (now both arms are parallel and the yarn is running between them.
- Slip the hand with the bound wrist under the yarn running around the thumb and pull back until a loop is added to your bound wrist.
- Use your 3 middle fingers of your right hand to grab the yarn held between your left hand index and middle fingers and using your right thumb, help that yarn to create a loop around the back of your right hand. Dip those fingers back under the stretched yarn of the left thumb and slip the loop down to your wrist.
- Release the yarn around your left wrist and pull yarn taut (this sequence is called casting on).
- Repeat 10 more times.
- Now you ‘knit’ by pulling each loop off the wrist, feeding a loop of yarn through and transferring to your left wrist.
- Repeat until all loops have been transferred to your left wrist.
- Now repeat transferring loops, pulling more yarn through each loop and moving the yarn to your right wrist.
- Repeat until all loops have been transferred back.
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