Appendix

Extra Credit: Practice Your Pattern-Reading

You’ve done a great job, and I’m so proud that you’ve knitted your first scarf.

While it’s fresh in your mind, please read over the pattern below: it describes what you’ve just done, in knitting abbreviations. Since all knitting instructions are written using abbreviations, it behooves you to learn to master them, right from the beginning.


Beginner Garter-Stitch Scarf With Fringe

Measurements

5 inches wide x 5-6 feet long

Materials

Yarn: 300 yds super-bulky-weight yarn

Needles: One pair straight needles US size #13

Notions: tapestry needle, crochet hook (optional)

Instructions

Optional: Cut 30 2-foot strands of yarn for fringe. Set aside.
CO 12 sts. K every row until scarf is desired length.
BO.

Finishing

Weave in ends.
Add fringe, if desired.


It’s that simple! You can see that a lot of information is communicated in that very simple pattern, which is why, if you know how to read knitting patterns, you really have a leg up on your knitting journey.


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