Easy stripe scarf for beginning knitters! by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

This year I’m going to up my knitting game. I have a big project in mind that is way beyond my skill set, so my solution is to knit a bunch of smaller projects that each teach me a new technique so that I can get to where I need to be for the crazy idea.

Easy stripe scarf for beginning knitters! by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

I used Stitch N Bitch: the Knitters Handbook to learn how to change colors (it was way easier than I thought it’d be). SNB also taught me how to properly weave in the tails of yarn that were left at each end. That book is the best.

Easy stripe scarf for beginning knitters! by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Details for knitters: This is a garter stitch scarf made with chunky Lion Jiffy yarn in Apple Green and Country Green (which, in my opinion, is blue). I used 15 US needles, and completed 16 rows of each color between swaps (except at the ends; those are both 14 rows) with 22 stitches in each row. The result is a really warm, soft scarf that’s bright and fun.

Easy stripe scarf for beginning knitters! by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

This came together really quickly and kept my hands busy while I got sucked into a season of Dexter. I need to learn more types of hands on / brain free crafts. Any suggestions?

Easy stripe scarf for beginning knitters! by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

I just made this scarf for practice and not for someone specific, but now I have several takers in my family. I might have to make more so a fight doesn’t break out! Or I might just have to make this one mine…

Project 2/52 for 2014: Easy stripe scarf for beginning knitters! by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

This year it’s my goal to complete 52 projects; an average of 1 a week. Projects can be art, crafts, home improvement, tech, gardening, or whatever else my brain ventures into. The point is to MAKE. This is project 2 of 52! Check out the other project: 1