THE BASIC RECIPE: You can use this basic 'recipe to make a scarf, wrap or throw of any length and width you wish. The most successful pieces use at least one bulky yarn, and often include a favorite seasonal novelty yarn. You can't go wrong, so have fun!
YARN: For a medium sized scarf (approx. 6" / 15cm wide x 60" / 153cm long, you'll need approx. 87 yds / 80m each of three different yarns, plus approx 5 - 15% more for fringe.
We like mixing one textured yarn, one fuzzy yarn and one smooth yarn; or three colors of the same yarn. At least one of your yarns should call for a needle size US 10-15 (6-10mm).
NEEDLES: Start with a 24-36" / 60-90cm circular needle in the size recommended for your thickest yarn; you might change size after you evaluate your swatch. You'll also need one needle two sizes larger than gauge needle to bind off; and a crochet hook to match gauge needle size for provisional cast-on and to attach optional fringe.
GAUGE: Knit a garter stitch approx. 5 x 5" / 13 x 13cm in your three-yarn sequence and see how you like the fabric. Once you have a fabric you love, measure your gauge over 4 interior inches of your swatch and divide by 4 for 'stitches per inch'. This is your stitch gauge; it will help you determine how many stitches to cast on.