# How many stitches should a scarf be?

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## How many rows are in a scarf?

Work the 6 rows of the pattern stitch. These are the rows that form the ridges at each end of the scarf.

## How many stitches wide should a crochet scarf be?

Your stitches per inch X your desired width = the number of stitches on your chain or casting. For instance you want 5 stitches per inch, a width of 8 inches (20.32 cm.), you need to cast on 40 stitches. In simple terms, it is 5 X 8 = 40 chains. Below are the common scarf measurements that you may use for reference.

## How many balls of yarn does it take to make a scarf?

You may need approx. 5 or 6 50g balls of wool to make your scarf. You can choose any colour wool, even a multicolour wool.

## What is the best size knitting needles for a scarf?

If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.

## What is the stocking stitch in knitting?

Stocking stitch, or stockinette stitch, is the second most basic of stitch patterns and is created by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. The right side of the fabric has a ‘V’ pattern and the wrong side has a bar pattern.

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## How many rows should a long scarf have?

Cast on 10-40 stitches using your first color of yarn, depending on the size of your needles and desired width. Knit for 12 rows with the first color. Cut the yarn with scissors after you complete the 12th row.