The latest fad in knitting is making fun scarves out of netting yarn. These yarns are unique in that they spread out into a wide, flat netting that you can then knit up quickly into a cute scarf that will make a statement!
ICE Ballerina is the newest addition to these netting scarf yarns. To knit up a scarf in one weekend, just follow these easy steps.
1. Cast on. Casting on with this yarn is easy and fast. You start at the edge of the yarn and slip the needle into a hole in the netting at about every 1 inch (2.5 cm). Repeat until you have cast on as many stitches as you want the scarf to be wide. This is usually around 6 to 10 stitches. Tip: This doesn’t have to be super precise. You can use your thumb or fingertip to measure between the loops.
2. Knit on. Hold the needle with your cast on stitches in your left hand and take your second needle in your right hand. Insert this right hand needle into the first of the stitches on the left hand needle from front to back as if to knit. Making sure the yarn is not twisted, measure about an inch and insert the right hand needle into a hole on the edge of the netting and pull it through the loop on the left hand needle. Remove the working stitch from the left hand needle. One stitch is complete! Repeat this process to the end of your row.
3. Turn and keep knitting. Once your first row is complete, simply turn your work and do the same thing for all other rows. This is a simple garter stitch scarf. When complete, it will have a ruffly, flirty look.
4. Bind off. To finish your last row, bind off like any other bind off, as follows. Knit a stitch as usual, then knit a second stitch as usual. Then slip the first stitch over the second stitch on the right hand needle. Knit another stitch as usual. Then again slip the first stitch on the right hand needle over the second stitch. Repeat this process until there are no more stitches left. Cut the yarn, leaving about 3 inches, and slip the end through the last stitch and pull tight. Weave the end in and cut off any excess. You’re done!
Follow these 4 simple steps and you will have an amazing scarf to show off in no time! Your friends will be wowed by your skill, even if you are a beginner knitter.