Knit a Scarf! A Beginners Guide to Knitting


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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Jan Halvarson

16 comments:

aweekfromthursday said...

I most certainly need this! Beautiful Scarf.

A Week from Thursday

Jan Halvarson said...

aweekfromthursday - isn't it great?

Veronica Roth said...

Hey, maybe I COULD learn to knit after all. :D

Jan Halvarson said...

Veronica - yes! you can do it!

Tracey Fisher said...

Do you know when the kit itself will be available?

Melissa said...

The link does not lead to the kit. When will it be available?

Kate Gardiner said...

This looks great! I love crochet but I have no idea how to knit. Do you know if this kit is available in the UK please?

Anonymous said...

I saw it online yesterday at the Roots store :D

Jan Halvarson said...

Tracy and Melissa - sorry - it's online now.

Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Kate - looking into that for you - stay tuned!

Unknown said...

no savings from Poppytalk on this kit as Roots offers free shipping anyway on orders $50 and over.

Anonymous said...

I called Roots and it is sold out right now but they told me they were getting more soon

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to find the sock scarf kit anywhere on their website. Not in a site search and not in the Mary Maxim collection. Any thoughts?

Dewa Poker said...

thanks for shaare...

Jan Halvarson said...

We're looking into it!

K. Jones said...

Is this the made up using the brioche stitch??

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