This simple two stranded bulky garter (knit every stitch) scarf is just perfect for a rainy afternoon. Great for beginners and pros alike. Here's what I'm using...you may certainly substitute bulky yarns with similar weight and ply. Visit Yarndex,The Yarn Directory for addditional yarn information and Knit TV for a handy tutorial on garter stitch if you need help.
Here's a closeup of the edge. It should stay pretty uniform throughout. This is a good excercise for a new knitter because it helps you to perfect your knitting tension skills.
Bear Creek Bulky from Kraemer Yarns
99% wool, 1%nylon
7 ox, 200 grams, approximately 130 yards
and 1 skein
Patons Shetland Chunky
75% Acrylic, 25% Wool
3 1/2 oz/100 grams, 148 yards
Leaf Green #03526
Gauge not necessary for this project.
US Needles 17
Cast on on 6 stitches (6-8 stitches keeps this scarf from being too stiff or bulky)
Knit every row.
Bind off at desired length. Weave in your yarn ends.
Block if necessary. If you have smooth tension throughout, you probably won't have to.
Enjoy your knitting therapy.
Marg (working on this scarf while floating on a big ole' yarn cloud)