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Knitting for Beginners

Make your very own stylish knit scarf designed by Flax & Twine. Worked up in Patons Classic Wool Bulky yarn, this cozy scarf will keep you warm and fashionable during those colder months. This is a great knit pattern to start off with as it will teach you three foundational skills; how to do a long tail cast on, how to do a knit stitch, and how to cast off knitwise. In the end you’ll have a simple garter stitch scarf to go with every outfit so make sure you download your pattern and watch our helpful videos below to get started.


Watch & learn as Anne of Flax & Twine shows you step-by-step, how to knit this stylish Patons Classic Wool Bulky scarf.


  • 3 balls Patons Classic Wool Bulky, Dark Gray Ragg
  • 3 balls Patons Classic Wool Bulky, Aran
  • Knitting needles, size U.S 10.5 (6.5mm)

An important part of knitting is achieving the correct tension. Tension is the amount of stitches and rows you need to knit within given measurements so you end up with a proper knit project. You can always go up or down in needle sizes to achieve proper tension.

Skills, Details, & Handy Tips

Need a little extra help? The diagrams and videos below help break down each individual technique, so you can master your new-found knitting skills. Plus, get some helpful tips from Flax & Twine herself.

Knit Stitch | Cast Off Knitwise

Knit Stitch

  • Anne's Tip

    The knit stitch is one of the two most important stitches to learn as a beginner knitter. Being able to recognize the distinct 'v' shape and look of a knit stitch will help you greatly when working.

    Knit Step 1
    Knit Step 2
    Knit Step 3
    Knit Step 4
    Knit Step 5

Cast Off Knitwise

  • Anne's Tip

    When knitting make sure you keep your tension even, not too loose and not too tight. Keep your hands relaxed, this will be especially important when you’re casting off as you want to make sure your finish is as nice as your stitches.

    Cast Off Knitwise Step 1
    Cast Off KnitwiseStep 2


We want to see your progress! Let other like-minded newbies take a peek at your hard work by sharing a photo in our private Facebook Group. You can also tag us on Instagram using #Yarnspirations and #Learn2Knit. Don't forget to check out our yarn collection to find yarns of all colors, weights and fibers. Plus, browse our free knit patterns to find beginner-friendly patterns for blankets, hats, scarves, garments and more.

Meet Anne

Hello! I'm Anne, the voice and creative mind behind Flax & Twine. I am a maker and lover of beautiful things.

Clean and simple design thrills me. I make things for home, for play, for gifts or for fun. More than that, I love showing others how to make them, too! I find peace and happiness in making, but understand the challenges of finding the time as a busy mother of three. Wanting happy-making in my life inspired me to start writing this blog and then, to leave my life in investment banking behind. Stay a while and let me bring a little of my happy handmade life to you!

Warmly, Anne