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
5 inches wide x 5-6 feet long
Yarn: 300 yds super-bulky-weight yarn
Needles: One pair straight needles US size #13
Notions: tapestry needle, crochet hook (optional)
Optional: Cut 30 2-foot strands of yarn for fringe. Set aside.
CO 12 sts. K every row until scarf is desired length.
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.