A step-by-step guide to knitting the learn everything Lenny Scarf
When it comes to knitting, practice makes perfect
Before we get started on the pattern we suggest you spend a bit of time learning the basic techniques you’ll need to complete your masterpiece. The good news? You only need to learn one stitch type!
The Lenny Scarf is the perfect project for those wanting to learn a range of stitch patterns. All of the stitch patterns we teach you in this pattern are made using a combination of the knit stitch and the purl stitch. We put these two together in different combinations to create different patterns! You'll want to be confident with the knit and purl stitches 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 scarf.
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;
- 15mm needles
- 3 x 200g balls of Cardigang Chunky Merino Wool
- 2 x 50g balls of Cardigang Chunky Merino Wool
- 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! 💪
The idea with this project is that you let your creativity run wild and experiment with different stitches and colours.
First, let's go into a bit more detail on the types of stitches you can use to make your scarf.
💭🚀 If you'd prefer more direction, jump straight to the sample pattern at the bottom of the page.
Garter stitch is like a warm hug in yarn form, creating a fabric that's full of squishy goodness and texture.
Garter stitch is the simplest stitch pattern in knitting. All you have to do is knit every stitch, whether you're on the right side or the wrong side. That's right, my knitting friend, it's the same stitch all the way through. No need to worry about those fancy purl stitches or complex patterns. Just keep knitting and let the garter stitch work its magic.
🌈 Change your colours as you like. To keep things neat we recommend changing at the end of a row.
Stockinette stitch is one of the most commonly used stitch patterns. We use it a lot in clothing like jumpers and cardigans. It's made by knitting all stitches in one row, then purling all stitches in the next row. Then repeat this pattern.
Stockinette stitch gives your project a clean and polished look, with those lovely "V" shapes on one side and cute little purl bumps on the other. Just knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side, and you'll be rocking the stockinette stitch like a pro.
Rib stitch is a versatile and popular knitting pattern that adds texture and elasticity to your projects. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced knitter, mastering the rib stitch is a valuable skill that will enhance your knitting repertoire.
A rib stitch is a pattern that alternates between knit and purl stitches, creating a raised vertical design that resembles ribs. The most common rib stitch is the 1x1 rib, which consists of alternating one knit stitch and one purl stitch. Other variations include the 2x2 rib (two knit stitches and two purl stitches) and the 3x1 rib (three knit stitches and one purl stitch), among others.
Seed stitch is a knitting pattern that adds a touch of texture and whimsy to your projects. Seed stitch is like a sprinkling of magic, creating a fabric that's delightfully bumpy and visually captivating.
The seed stitch is created by alternating knit and purl stitches within the same row, and then switching the pattern on the next row. It's like a dance between knits and purls, resulting in a fabric with tiny seed-like bumps. This playful pattern adds dimension and interest to your knitting, making it a favorite choice for scarves, hats, and even baby garments.
Irish Moss Stitch
Irish moss stitch, also known as double moss stitch, is like a cozy embrace from the Emerald Isle, creating a fabric that's richly textured. She looks complex but she still uses just the knit and purl stitch.
Irish moss stitch is reversible, with the same intricate texture on both sides. This makes it an excellent choice for projects where both sides are visible, like scarves or blankets. And the best part? The fabric lays flat and doesn't curl at the edges, ensuring your finished piece looks polished and professional.
Once you've completed your rows you'll cast off your 24 stitches.
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 💥❤️