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Sandrasingh.com is dedicated to helping others transform their creative inspirations into beautiful realities.  And I want you to help me celebrate this joy and commitment by teaching a loved one to knit.  Giving the gift of knitting is very generous; you're giving a loved one a way to relax and expand their mind while teaching them how create unique and beautiful garments.  They can knit for themselves, create items for their loved ones or even charities.  All because of you!

the “Teach a Friend to Knit” Scarf (or the "Red Scarf Project" Scarf) is very easy and based on a knit 2, purl 2 stitch pattern.  I'm not claiming to have written this pattern, knit 2, purl 2 is as basic as it gets.  What I am writing here is a basic guide to help you spread your love of knitting!  You can teach a newbie how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off following this simple pattern and they'll be able to create a scarf that is reversible, allows them to explore yarn textures, weights and colorways and they can enjoy showing off & wearing!

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Skill Level: Beginner
Approximate Size: 4“ wide x 48“ long
Yarn: 1-2 skeins Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted (215 yards/100 grams, 100% Uruguayan Merino Wool)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Gauge: Not Critical


Pattern Notes: Knit this scarf as long, short or as wide as you desire.  For a wider scarf, or if you’re using a thinner weight yarn, simply add stitches in multiples of two.  You can easily knit it in any weight yarn simply adjust your needle size, a smaller needle for a lace, sock, sport or DK weight yarn and larger needles for worsted or bulky weights.  Though gauge is not critical I do recommend doing a swatch to help you determine a gauge and needle size that you like.


Loosely Cast On 30 stitches
K2, P2 until desired length, Cast Off in pattern.
Gently Block


If you’re going to be teaching yourself to knit, bravo, it’s very doable and the website Knittinghelp.com offers a range of “how to” videos to help you every step of the way.  I recommend beginning with their How to Knit: A Complete Introduction for Beginners Part 1.

If you're using this pattern for the Red Scarf Project here are the Guidelines.

Size: approximately 60” long x 5” to 8” wide. Scarves should be long enough to be wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be tied in the front. 
Style: Think unisex collegiate. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape, tie easily and be soft.
Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red. 
Finished & tagged: Yarn ends should be securely sewn in. For a personal touch, attach a tag saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation Sandrasingh.com. Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, gift cards, and more.

Mail to: Foster Care to Success, Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive Suite 130 
Sterling, VA 20166

NOTE: Scarves are accepted up to December.  As there is limited storage space, please send your scarves only before this time.

I've started the Red Scarf Project KAL in my Ravelry group, Sandrasingh.com and would love to hear about your Red Scarf knitting adventures and see photos of your progress.  I hope you join us.

the \"Teach a Friend to Knit Scarf\" by Sandra Singh
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