Monday, October 29, 2012

Scarf Knitting

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope all those in the path of Hurricane Sandy remain safe!

I just wanted to take a minute to talk scarf knitting.  As a beginner, one of your first projects will probably be a scarf.  There are a number of reasons for this, such as the fact that you needn't worry about calculating gauge, and you don't have to do anything fancy.  A simple garter stitch scarf is a very nice thing to have.

I do have a video, How to Knit a Scarf, in which I talk a little about how to make your own scarf.   The video is just basic, very general information - pick some yarn, needles, a stitch pattern, and off you knit.

There have been a number of rather passionate comments on this video (which I have deleted), in which knitters don't find the video helpful or informative, or they just don't understand the point of the video.  Some do not like the sped up portion of the video (there is a time limit on uploaded videos on YouTube, thus the speeding up).

As I said, the video is just general info, and it is really meant to be used just as a jumping off point.  It is assumed that the knitter already has a grasp of casting on, knitting/purling, and binding off.  The video is not meant to teach a specific knitting technique, nor is it meant to show you step by step how to knit a specific scarf, which is what some seem to think it is.

Since there has been so much ..... fluff.... over this video, I have decided to do a series of scarf videos for beginners.  These will be step by step, from cast on to bind off.  Due to time restrictions of YouTube, the entire video will not be able to be uploaded, as it would be several hours long.  I will do my best to give as much coverage to the knitting of the scarf as I can.

I don't have  a time frame on these videos.  I have a very busy non-knitting life, and it does take time to knit something.  It also takes time to write things up, make the video, edit the video, upload the video, etc.  I will start these as soon as time permits.  

Happy Knitting everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you posted this- decided to make scarves for gifts, and this will help! Thanks.