A step-by-step guide to knitting the cosy-chic Harley Scarf
When it comes to knitting, practice makes perfect
Before we start the pattern, we suggest you spend some time learning the basic techniques you’ll need to complete your masterpiece 🤓
The Harley Scarf is a dream to knit up and the perfect beginner project. She's made using just one (yes one!) stitch type - the famous knit stitch. You'll want to be confident with the knit stitch before we start. You'll also want to get a hang of tying a slip knot and casting on your stitches which is the first step in any knitting project.
You can use the yarn that came in your kit to practice with. Once you've got these mastered you'll fly through your beanie.
🧶 A note on your yarn. Our Chunky Mohair yarn is super soft and luxe. She's also a lot thinner than our Chunky Merino. As you practice just make sure you count your stitches every few rows to make sure you haven't accidentally added or dropped a stitch.
Total beginner? 👩🏫
For a more comprehensive lesson on the basics of knitting visit our Learn How To Knit page.
🥣 Test your tension
Onto the scarf!
⚡️What you'll need
Your kit comes with everything you'll need to make your masterpiece. In your kit you'll find;
- 6mm needles
- 3 x balls Cardigang Chunky Mohair
- A darning needle
- Made by me tag
You also want to have a pair of scissors handy.
🧶 Let's knit our way to cosy-town!
Time to get click-clacking and whip up your warm-as-toast scarf.
Remember learning a new skill can be a little challenging at first, and you’re bound to find yourself making some mistakes along the way. But as with learning anything, your brain and your hands slowly start to get the hang of it, muscle memory is created, and soon the thing you found tricky/daunting/scary is like second nature! 💪
If you need a reminder of the techniques, just head back up the page and watch the videos again.
To start, we're going to cast on our stitches using our 6mm needles and colour 1 (the colour you've got 2 balls of).
💭 A note on your needles. Your needles are connected by a tube which makes them what we call 'circular needles'. For our purposes, we're going to use them as if they are straight needles. So we'll knit our work back and forth from your left needle to your right.
Hot tip: your piece will 'grow' as you knit so don't be alarmed if it looks like you're knitting a baby's beanie to start with!
We make our scarf in knit stitch (otherwise known as garter stitch). So you're going to knit through the first 2 balls. Just. Keep. Knitting! 🚀
Yay! You're onto the second colour. You're going to change to colour 2 before you start the next row 🌈🕺
🎬 Watch How To Change Colour
Then knit until you've got a handful of yarn left.
Time to cast off your stitches!
When you've got just one stitch left on your right needle, simply cut your yarn from the ball (leaving about 20cm) and thread it back through your last stitch to secure it.
Use your darning needle to weave in any loose ends.
D.O.N.E! You've finished your scarf, well done! Epic work 🤩 If this was your first-ever knitting project or one of many, we hope you had a blast click-clacking and making your masterpiece 💥❤️