This post is sponsored by Roots Canada, whom we are excited to be partnering with this holiday season!
Mary Maxim began with hand knit designs in the early 1950s, influenced by the beautiful wildlife of North America. In celebration of their 60th anniversary (!), Roots Canada created a nostalgic collection featuring the iconic curling sweaters and accessories that are just as quintessentially Canadian today as they were then.
We tried our hand at the Roots Canada by Mary Maxim Knit Kit - an adorable DIY kit that teaches you to knit your own Roots Cabin Scarf. We decided to help get you started by breaking down the simple knit stitch.
Step 1: Follow your Knit Kit instructions for casting-on (this is essentially a method for creating interconnecting slip-knots).
Step 2: And now the knitting begins: insert your right-hand needle into the first stitch on the left-hand needle, always keeping your yarn in the back of work.
Step 3: Bring yarn under and over the point of your right-hand needle.
Step 4: Draw through stitch, allowing stitch on left-hand needle to slip-off, leaving new stitch on the right-hand needle.
That's it! That's knitting. To complete the scarf, you could simply knit through it or for you more seasoned knitters, follow the pattern provided in the knit kit. No matter your skill level, this is a fun weekend project that’s a guaranteed way to get into the holiday spirit.
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