Finger Knitting

How to Knit a Scarf- Instructions and Tutorial (Red Heart Loop-It Yarn)

Hi Everyone!
My name is Kay. This is my very first blog. I am new to knitting and decided I would blog and record my progress as I work toward becoming an experienced knitter. I decided to knit because my mother has crocheted for as long as I can remember, and I wanted to follow in her footsteps. I hope to also pass this tradition on to my own daughter.

I wanted my first project to be simple, easy, and fun. I thought what better way than to start by finger knitting, which embodies those three things.

If you’re interested in learning how I made my first Scarf using Red Heart Loop it Yarn, please read the instructions below. You can also click on the video link posted below to see a tutorial. Just scroll to the bottom and click on the link. There will be video instructions where you can follow along with me as I go.

2 balls of Red Heart Loop it Yarn (Any Color)


Instructions for Finger Knitting:

1) Clip the center of the first 3 loops of yarn create a longer tail.
2) Count out the first 10 loops that start from the tail. You can count out less loops if you want it smaller or more loops if you want it larger, however, the instructions will focus on a scarf consisting of 10 stitches.
3) Take the 11th loop and insert it into the 10th loop
Take the 12th loop and insert it into the 9th loop
Continue inserting across the row until you have inserted loops into each of the original 10 loops. Make sure you don’t skip any loops, or you’ll have to start from the beginning.
4) When you get to the end of the row move to the next row and work back across to the other side by inserting loops into the loops that you just worked on.
**You do not need to turn the scarf over to start the new row. This will cause a problem with the pattern**
5) Continue to insert loops into your work creating new rows. When you are done with the first ball if you want a longer scarf you will need to add a new ball of yarn by inserting the new loops into the loops from the first ball of yarn.

Instructions for seaming the ends together:

1) Clip approximately 5 loops to create a long tail.
2) Turn the scarf over and line the ends up together.
3) Insert the string through the first two loops and put a knot in it to keep it in place.
4) Insert the string in and out of the loops until you get all the way across as if you are sewing them together.
5) At the end add another knot and trim the tail off your work. Be careful not to cut the actual scarf.

58 thoughts on “How to Knit a Scarf- Instructions and Tutorial (Red Heart Loop-It Yarn)”

  1. This is amazing and simple, I’ve been wanting to knit forever and this blog is exactly what I’ve been looking for so I can start my journey of knitting as well. I absolutely love it.. can’t wait for more tutorials😊

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  2. Ok, you’re inspiring me to try knitting again. It was something that, in the past, I could never quite get good at. I would always start projects and never finish them. Maybe finger knitting is the way to go!


  3. People who knit simply amaze me! I have tried to knit so many times and I just can’t pick it up. I can crochet though, and I am loving that yarn! Welcome to the world of blogging, I’m new too!

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  4. Oh how lovely I was used to knitting when I was younger and loved it, you have inspired me to do it again this scarf is so pretty and the color is my favorite

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  5. Your first blog? Welcome! Knitting is definitely a task. My aunt use to knit and she really wanted me to pick it up, but it never interested me. However, my daughter (12) got into if for a few months, but has since stopped. I love that you are wanting to follow in your mother’s footsteps. A nice family tradition.

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  6. Welcome to the blogging world. This is very easy and useful guide to knit scarf. I already taken print out for the same and will send to my sister she loves to do that.

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  7. Wonderful tutorial! I’ve only ever knit a few items, one of which was a baby blanket for my cousin (she is now 13). My aunt told me how they used that blanket all the time. She gifted the blanket back to me when I had my first baby three years ago and it is still as beautiful as when I first made it. And the memories that come with it, they warm my heart. Hand-knitted projects can be cherished for a lifetime! Keep knitting!

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  8. I’ve always been curious on how to do those knitted things, from clothes like scarves, jackets, sweaters, tops… to things that cover phones, gadgets etc. This takes a lot of hard work and discipline to finish! Thanks for showing us the details about this. I might try his one out, set my crafty mind in check, and make a personalized gift this Christmas!

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