How to Knit a Fun Fur Yarn Scarf

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How to Knit a Fun Fur Yarn Scarf
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Fun fur yarn is a speciality eyelash yarn that resembles fur when knit into scarves, hats or other items. You only need to be familiar with the basic knit stitch in order to create a scarf, but be advised that fun fur yarn may be difficult for a beginner knitter to work with. The numerous threads hanging from the main strand of yarn can be mistaken for stitches, causing you to add stitches as you work and knit a scarf that is wider at one end. Count your stitches as you knit each row to avoid this problem and create a fabulous furry scarf.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Fun fur yarn
  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Purchase a skein of fun fur yarn in the desired colour of your scarf. One skein is sufficient to make a scarf approximately 4 inches wide and 4 feet long.

  2. 2

    Tie a slip knot on one of your knitting needles by making a loop near the end of your yarn. Fold the loop over the yarn and use the needle to pick up the piece of yarn under the loop. Pull the shorter end of the yarn gently to tighten the slip knot.

  3. 3

    Cast on 25 stitches on your knitting needle. To do this, push your second needle up through the slip knot on your first needle. Wrap the long end of the yarn around the second needle and pull this loop of thread down through the slip knot. Remove this loop from the second needle and place it on the first to create one cast on stitch.

  4. 4

    Knit the scarf one row at a time until it is approximately 4 feet long, or your desired length. To knit a row, begin by pushing your second needle into the top stitch of your first needle. Wrap the yarn around the second needle and pull it down through the first stitch to create a loop on the second needle. This is one knit stitch. Continue to knit each stitch until the entire row is transferred to your second needle. Transfer the yarn back and forth in this manner to create additional knit rows.

  5. 5

    Cast off the last row of stitches to finish your fun fur yarn scarf. Casting off involves knitting the first two stitches of the last row and then transferring the next stitch from the first needle to the second needle. Pick up the stitch farthest from the end of the second needle, pull it over the last stitch on the needle and drop it off the needle entirely. Transfer the next stitch from the first needle to the second and repeat this process to continue dropping stitches from the needle.

  6. 6

    Guide the end of the yarn through the last loop on your needle and pull the end of the yarn tight to form a knot and secure the stitches of your fun fur yarn scarf.

  7. 7

    Trim the end of the yarn with scissors so that approximately 2 inches of yarn hang from the final stitch of the scarf.

  8. 8

    Weave the hanging yarn into stitches of the scarf with a yarn needle. The fun fur yarn will hide this loose end easily.

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