How to Make a Stringy Scarf

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How to Make a Stringy Scarf
Experiment with knitting with string and other unconventional twines. ( Images)

Anyone with basic knitting skills can quickly and easily knit a loose and stringy scarf. You can use yarns in natural colours and fibres such as cotton or linen, or use a fine string such as kitchen twine. By using large needles, no smaller than size 10, your scarf will automatically have large, loose stitches. Using a drop-stitch pattern will add to the loose stringy, cargo net effect of your scarf. Experiment with the size of needles, yarn and number of stitches until you find the combination that best suits your needs.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Knitting needles, size 10
  • Twine or yarn
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Cast on 12 stitches loosely. Using a worsted-weight yarn or string and size 10 needles, this will give you a scarf approximately eight inches wide, dependent upon your tension.

  2. 2

    Knit one row, turn to start row two, using a drop-stitch pattern.

  3. 3

    Wrap the yarn around the needle twice, instead of the usual once, and knit the first stitch of row two. Repeat this technique for every stitch across the row. Turn to start row 3.

  4. 4

    Wrap the yarn around the needle twice and knit the first stitch, dropping the second wrap of yarn off the needle. Repeat this technique for every stitch across the row. You will use this stitch for the rest of the rows in your scarf.

  5. 5

    Finish your scarf with a row of regular knit stitches, once the scarf has reached the length you desire.

  6. 6

    Bind off the stitches and cut the string. Thread the tail through the last remaining stitch on your needles and pull tight to secure. Trim off excess string.

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