I have been learning how to knit lately. A few weeks ago, several of my friends and I got together to teach each other how to knit. I learned the basic knit stitch and perl stitch and quickly picked those up. I think I caught on so quickly because my aunt taught me how to crochet when I was about 8. Unfortunately, I’ve long since forgotten everything she taught me. Nevertheless, I think some of those long-forgotten crochet lessons must have stuck around in my head somewhere to come back and help me pick up knitting.
After learning the two basic stitches and practicing on some coffee mug warmers, I was ready for something more. Since its winter weather here still, I opted to practice new stitches on scarves. This 2×2 ribbed scarf was my first choice since the pattern is so simple. Its an easy scarf for a beginning knitter like me.
Use medium weight yarn (number 4). I used about 370 yards (6 ounces). Cast on 46 stitches.
Row 1: (Right Side) K2, (P2, K2) across. I had to look up what the notation meant so for those of you who are just learning like me, this means to do two knit stitches (K2) then repeat the pattern of two perl then two knit stitches until you reach the end (P2, K2).
Row 2: P2, (K2, P2) across. This is pretty much the same as the first row, but opposite. Do two perl stitches (P2) then repeat the pattern of two knit then two perl stitches until you reach the end (K2, P2).
Repeat this pattern until your 2×2 ribbed scarf is approximately 56 inches in length – or however long you want it to be.
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