How to Knit the Baby Pom Scarf



hello i'm davina of sheepandstitch.com and today we're going to knit the baby palm scarf yeah now this is one of my favorite scarves because it's really easy to do it's really cushy it's a cute little pom-pom on both ends of it it's just adorable for kids and adults alike in fact I got a lot of adults asking can I make this for myself even though I know there's a kid on the cover of the pattern can I it is it okay for adults yes yes it is absolutely okay and recommended for adults as well you might just want to knit it a little bit longer than what the pattern recommends anyway I'm getting ahead of myself let's talk about this pattern okay in order to knit up this pattern you will need to know how to knit and how to purl now if you don't know how to do that that's okay you can head over to the how to knit page and I've got a link for that below and watch the videos for the knit and purl once you feel like you've mastered the knit and purl then come back here and we can knit this scarf together alright so let's get into materials okay so what are you looking at you are looking at the kit for the baby pom scarf if you don't have the kit if you didn't purchase the kit that's totally fine you can get your own bulky weight yarn and your own materials but if you did get the kit then you've got everything you need either way let's go through the materials together now in order to knit the baby pom scarf you will need a pair of 10 millimeter knitting needles now the needles I've got here are bamboo knitting needles and they're great for beginners because they're a little bit grippier than plastic needles so they kind of hold on to your yarn better they're not a slippery alright so the next thing that you will need is some yummy bulky weight yarn now the yarn that I've got here is from a finished company called jocked and jok literally means fat and finish because the yarns that they produce are very fat as you can see really yummy delicious extra fine merino fat yarn yummy yummy yummy okay so you will need about 112 yards or 102 meters of some bulky weight yarn yum yum alright so the next thing that you're need is a tapestry needle now a tapestry needle basically looks like a huge sewing needle it's like a sewing needle for Giants it's a big eye that we can use to thread up our bulky weight yarn and we'll need this when we are weaving in the loose ends of our scarf and also when we're attaching our pom pom alright so the next thing that we're going to need is a pom pom tracer now this comes with the kit if you don't have the kit that's cool you can make your own pom pom tracer with some scrap cardboard and a pair of scissors alright so the next thing that you're going to need is a pair of scissors and the sharper they are the better we're going to use these to make our pom pom so a pair of jell scissors just will not do so the sharper the better alright so the next thing that you will need is a tape measure and we'll use this to measure our scarf so you can figure out whether it's time to cast off or not now if you've got all these things handy then we are ready to make the baby pom scarf alright so I've got my knitting needles right here and the first thing we're going to do is we're going to cast on which means we're going to get our yarn on to our needles alright so we're going to use the longtail cast on for this our pattern says that we need to leave about a 10 inch long tail on our cast on edge and the reason for that is we're going to use that extra tail to pull in our scarf so that it bunches in at the end to a nice blunt point okay so we're going to take our measuring tape and we're going to measure out 10 inches so here's the end of my yarn and I'm going to measure it out just loosely so we don't have to be that exact about 10 inches so here we go okay so let's get our measuring tape out of the way and at this point I'm going to wrap this yarn around my needle so let's get this out of the way here so what I'm going to do is I'm going to place it at the ten inch point and then I'm going to start wrapping 13 times I'm going to wrap 13 times because we need to cast on 13 stitches so here we go here's my first rap one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen okay so this is the place where I make my Slipknot to cast on all right so let's unravel this yarn right here and I'm going to make my slipknot to cast on right here let me get myself organized first here we go all right so here's a tail end of my yarn and I'm going to make a slipknot so I'm going to make a little loop like this okay and then I'm going to take the tail end of my yarn and bring it to the back of my loop so that it intersects my loop and then I'm going to pick that strand of yarn right through here we go so here is my Slipknot alright so I'm going to take my needle and go through my Slipknot like that and then I'm going to tighten it up tighten up these two strands of yarn alright so at this point I've got one strand of yarn which is my tail my long tail and this strand of yarn which is attached to my ball so you can see that one yarn strand is in the front and one yarn strand is in the back so when we're doing the long tail cast on we want our long tail to be in the front so right now it's in the back so we got to move this over so I'm going to take my first stitch right here I'm going to take it off and turn it around and put it right back onto my needle so now you can see that my long tail is on the front and the Strand that's attached to my ball of yarn is in the back and that's exactly how I want it okay so now I'm going to tighten this guy up these two strands and I'm going to cast on thirteen stitches with the long tail cast on now when we do the long tail cast on we're going to take our left hand and these two fingers and we're going to clamp down on these two yarn strands then I'm going to take my thumb and my forefinger and I'm going to push into these two strands of yarn so let's try that again I'm going to use my left hand these two fingers and I'm going to clamp down on these two yarn strands then I'm going to take my thumb my forefinger and I'm going to push into these two yarn strands just like this and I'm going to take my finger on my right hand and just put it down on this stitch so it doesn't kind of fly around like this just to keep it secure alright so let's try it again left hand two fingers clamp down on these two yarn strands thumb and forefinger pushes into these two strands now once you've done that you can try to move your hand back and forth like this making a little bit of a diamond shape okay so once you're comfortable with this using your two fingers clamping down thumb and forefinger pushing into these yarn strands and moving your hand back and forth then we're ready to start putting some stitches on this needle alright so again we would use our left hand these two fingers clamp down on these two strands thumb and forefinger pushes into these two yarn strands then you want to move your hand to the front so that you can see all of your fingers okay so like this not like this like this then you want to take your needle and touch it to your thumb and then go through the loop on your thumb move your hand and then bring your needle through the loop on your forefinger and then bring your needle through the loop on your thumb pull down cool so here is your second stitch that you've cast on with the long tail cast on pretty cool right alright so let's keep going left hand two fingers clamp down push open the two yarn strands turn your hand to the front so that you can see all of your fingers then you're going to take your needle touch it to your thumb go through the loop on your thumb turn your hand go through the loop on your forefinger and then bring it through the loop on your thumb pull down and there's your third stitch on your needle so you would keep doing this until you have thirteen stitches on your needle so we're going to take our two fingers clamp them down on our two yarns and thumb forefinger pushes through move your hand so that you can see all of your fingers bring your needle down touch it to your thumb push it through the loop on your thumb turn your hand again bring it through the loop on your forefinger and then back home through the loop on your thumb and then pull down all right so repeat this until you have 13 stitches on your needle and you'll see that the more comfortable that you get with this the faster you can go all right you can actually go really really fast but for now you just want to practice this cast on so that you feel comfortable doing it okay and once you've cast on 13 stitches you can meet me back here and we will start Row one of our pattern together all right so once we have 13 stitches cast on to our needle then we're ready to work Row 1 so Row 1 we're going to slip 1 purlwise now what this means is we're going to take our right hand needle and we're going to go into the first stitch on our left hand needle as if we were going to purl so from the top to the bottom but instead of actually purling we're just going to slip that stitch right off okay so normally when you purl you would go from the top to the bottom then you would bring your yarn around right but we're not actually going to do a purl stitch we're just going to bring our needle in to our stitch as if we were going to purl and then we're going to slip it right off just like that alright so next we're going to work a knit one purl one all the way to the end so if I'm going to work a knit one I need to bring my yarn to the back of my needle and then I'm going to do mine it one so here we go just a regular old knit one knit one and then we're going to purl one so we'll bring our yarn up front and we're going to purl that next stitch alright and then we're going to repeat that we'll repeat the instructions between the asterisks in our pattern so we'll go right back to the beginning which is a knit one there we go and a purl one and that's all we're going to do that's what we're going to do until we reach the end of our row and that is all there is to Row 1 pretty easy right essentially just a knit one and a purl one except you've got to remember to slip the first stitch of your row and the reason why we do that is that when we slip the first stitch of our row we get a really nice clean edge across our scarf and that just makes everything look neater that's why we slip the first stitch of our pattern alright so we are almost near the end of our first row pretty quick right that was that just sped by all right so here we go we're going to do a knit one and then we're going to end with a purl one there we go and here cool so there we have just completed Row one of the baby pom scarf pattern cool so now let's move on to row two alright so now we are ready to work Row two now on row two we're going to slip one knit wise now that means we're going to go into the first stitch on our needle as if we were going to knit so we're going to go from the bottom to the top we normally do a knit stitch you go in from the bottom to the top you wrap your yarn around right but we're not actually going to knit this first stitch we're going to slip it off so that we get that nice Salvage edge so we're going to go from the bottom to the top and just slip that stitch off our needle we're not going to knit it at all alright then we're going to do a purl one and a knit one so we're going to take our yarn bring it to the front of our needle because we're going to purl right and then we're going to purl into that first stitch okay there we go and then we're going to knit into the next stitch and then we would repeat the instructions between our two asterisks so we're going to go right back to a purl one and then a knit one we're going to do this across all of row to just a purl one knit one purl one knit one until we reach the end and that's all there is to Row 2 is not incredible pretty easy right and once we've completed Row 2 then that is pretty much the end of our patterns after we finish Row 2 we would go right back to Row 1 so you're basically working rows 1 and rows 2 back and forth so once you finish Row 1 you go back to Row 2 once you finish Row 2 you go back to Row 1 so you're just repeating these two rows alright so here we go this is the end of Row 2 so then we would just turn our needle around we would bring it over to our left hand and work Row 1 and Row 1 is slip 1 purlwise knit 1 purl 1 now I wanted to mention a little trick for you so that you don't have to look at your pattern constantly to remember what row am I on is it Row 1 or Row 2 you can actually read your knitting so what I mean by that is you can look at the stitches that are currently on your needle so right now you can see you got a purl stitch here right and you can tell by this little bump all these little bumps this one this one this one this one this one this one these are all purl stitches a purl stitch will give you a little bump and a knit stitch will give you a little V so let's look at this guy here right you can see that this is a little v-shape okay and this is also a little v-shape although it's kind of buried in there here's a little v-shape right and this little guy here is also a V shape so these are all knit stitches a knit knit knit knit knit knit these are all knit stitches these little bumps bump bump bump bump bump bump these are all purl stitches so with this pattern you're basically knitting the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches so if I see a purl stitch here I know I'm going to purl that guy I'm going to purl this this this this this if I see a knit stitch I know I'm going to knit that okay so let's do this together alright so I see a purl stitch on my first stitch on my needle and I know that the first stitch of my needle I need to slip that stitch so because this is a purl stitch I know I'm going to slip it purl wise which means I'm going to go from the top to the bottom okay and then I'm going to slip that right off I'm slipping it off like this because it's a purl stitch so I'm slipping it off purl wise all right so my next stitch you can see right here on my left hand needle this is a knit stitch you can tell by the little V right so we're going to knit this stitch so let's bring our yarn to the back of our needle and then we're going to knit this stitch alright just going to knit this guide and the next stitch on our needle is a purl stitch you can tell by this little bump right there's no V there's a bump so if there's a bump that means we're going to purl it so we're going to bring our yarn to the front and we're going to purl this guy just like that okay alright so our next stitch is a knit stitch so we're going to knit that and you would just continue in this manner knitting your knit stitches and purling into your purl stitches your knitting will tell you what to do once you get the hang of it you won't even really need the pattern alright so continue in this manner until your scarf reaches 56 inches that is the finished measurement of scarf or if you want a shorter scarf you can cast off earlier if you want a longer scarf you can continue knitting until your scarf reaches the length that you like so when your scarf measures 56 inches or your desired length then we're ready to cast off now I haven't knit 56 inches I've knit 12 inches of my scarf but for the sake of this tutorial let's just pretend I've knit 56 inches and that my scarf is really super long and we're ready to cast off okay alright so let's start casting off we're not going to slip the first stitch of our row we're actually just going to knit it we're going to break our pattern okay so we're going to knit the first stitch like this and then we're going to knit the second stitch all right now we're going to take our left needle and go underneath this first stitch that we knit and we're going to bring it over our second stitch just like that there we go so we've just cast off one stitch now we're going to continue across this row we're going to knit the next stitch and then we're going to take our left needle go underneath the first stitch and then bring that over the second stitch there we go alright and we're going to continue across this row casting off in this way until we get one stitch left on our needle so now I've got one stitch left on my needle and I'm going to knit that and bring that stitch over it great so now we really just have one stitch left on our needle and at this point I'm going to take out my scissors and I'm going to leave a really long tail about a ten inch tail just like the tail we left when we first cast on so I'm going to go maybe like this is pretty good and we will just snip it right off alright so what we're going to do is we will take this yarn that we just cut off and we'll wrap it over our needle like this okay and then I'm going to take my stitch on my needle and just bring it over that yarn end and then just pull it through so I basically just made a knot so now my cast off edge is secure pretty cool right and my scarf is off the needle tiny as it is it's off the needle whoo so now that we've cast off we are going to squish in our cast on and our cast off edge so you can see here that our edge is very square and rectangular and I want my edge to be kind of squished in to be kind of ruched so that it reaches kind of a blunt point and when we attach our pom-pom it'll look like it's kind of sprouting out of this little blunt end right so what we're going to do is we are going to take our tapestry needle out and we're going to take this long tail end and we're going to thread it up with our tapestry needle so here we go I'm going to try and push this in here alright this big eye perfect and what I'm going to do is I'm just going to weave in my needle into these cast on stitches so I'm going to go just do a really simple kind of in and out so I'm going to go in here and I'm going to leave almost a whole one inch space and I'm going to go in there and then another kind of big one-inch space and then go in like this and I'm not pulling tightly I'm just going to leave leave it kind of loose sort of loosely sitting on the edge of my fabric okay we're going to pull it tight at the very end for now we'll just leave it loose on our cast on edge and here we go let's do one more at the very end great so you can see I've got some very loose stitches on the end of my scarf and I'm just going to pull it tightly now we're going to pull it tight alright so you can see when we pull it tight the cast on edge is all ruched in right it's all pulled tightly in a little blunt end and that's exactly what I want so at this point you can kind of play around with it a little bit so that it lays flat play around with how tight you want it to be pulled I kind of like this both ends look really nice and look kind of organic it's nothing sort of puffing out this looks good to me so when the end of your scarf looks good to you then you can secure the end of your yarn so I'm just pinching it like this to keep it ruched in at the level that I like and then I'm just going to push my needle through one of the stitches here and then I'm going to make a knot here we go I'm going to make a knot with this tail end of my yarn just to secure it all right there we go perfect so now I have secured this ruched in end of my cast on and it looks pretty cute see very nice so if we compare this end with our other end you can see there's quite a big difference right this is very angular and big and this is kind of elegantly moving inwards and ruched up so I like that okay so now what we're going to do is we're going to weave in this long tail end into our stitches and it doesn't have to be that neat because our pom-pom will hide all of this you know all of the ends here so I'm just going to bring my needle in a couple times into some of these stitches here into the cast on edge and we just want to secure this end so that it's not flopping around so here we go I've gone in maybe about three times and then the process I'm also tightening up that end a little bit here we go and now let's just go in one more time we really just want to secure this guy okay perfect alright so I think this looks pretty good and I'm going to get my scissors out and I'm going to cut it right off here we go perfect so now my end looks nice and blunt I like that very much and now you would just repeat this exact same process on the other end of your scarf using the long tail that you left and then we are going to make our pom-pom together all right so now it's time to make the pom-pom now if you purchase the kit then you will get this pom-pom tracer and what you're going to do is you're going to cut along the dotted lines all right so that means the outside circle the inside circle and this little slit here okay and you're going to cut out both of these guys now if you didn't get the kit or you don't have this for whatever reason you can just use some scrap cardboard and maybe a cup or something round and trace out a circle on your cardboard cut out a little circle that's maybe about an inch an inch in circumference and then cut a slit into that so basically a little donut okay so you can do this – now this pom-pom measures 2.5 inches from this end to this end so you can make your pom-pom tracer that same circumference and if you want a larger pom-pom you can make a larger pom-pom tracer you can make it three inches if you want a really huge explosive vibrant pom-pom these guys are 2.5 inches in circumference all right so when you cut out your pom-pom tracers they're going to look something like this okay so I've got two of them here and they've got a little slit in them and we're going to use these to make our pom-pom alright so we're going to layer these two on top of each other and we're going to make the slit correspond so that they both are in the same area okay then we're going to take out our yarn and all we're going to do you won't believe how easy this is if you've never made a pom-pom but what we're going to do is we're going to wrap our yarn around this donut many many times until we've covered up this whole pom-pom tracer so here we go I'm going to start wrapping my yarn around and you can do a couple layers so I'm going to wrap it around a couple times here and I'm just going to start moving across my whole pom-pom tracer just covering it up covering it up in yarn okay so the more time you wrap around your pom-pom tracer the fluffier your pom is going to be and the size of your pom-pom is going to be roughly the size of this pom-pom tracer so again if you want a larger pump on then you might want to make your own tracer that's larger in size all right so you want to cover up the entire pump on tracer with yarn so I'm almost at the end of my tracer you can see that there's just a tiny little bit left and what you can do is you don't have to go right up to the edge what you can do is you can just wrap your yarn around a couple more times kind of compensate for not getting to the end of your tracer because you don't want your yarn to spill off right so what I'm going to do is I'm just going to wrap this around a couple more times here we go just a couple more times when we reach the end and that looks pretty good to me okay so once your pom-pom tracer is filled up with yarn then we're ready to get out our scissors now you want your pom-pom tracer to be kind of evenly filled with yarn so you don't want this end to be really thin and this end to be really thick because your pom-pom will reflect that one side of your pom-pom will be really fluffy and the other side will be kind of sparse do you want your yarn to be pretty evenly distributed if it's not you can push your yarn over you know you can kind of redistribute your yarn if your pom-pom is not that even or if you just want to add more yarn onto it you can push it down a little bit and continue to add yarn onto your pom pom tracer so you can do that right now and this looks pretty good to me so this point I'm going to get out my scissors and again the sharper they are the better and what I'm going to do is I'm just going to cut off my yarn great so now what I'm going to do is I'm going to cut out a length of yarn that's maybe about 10 inches okay so about 10 inches and then I'm going to lay this aside we're going to use that in just a second and now I'm going to get my scissors out and what I'm going to do is I'm in a go tween these two pom-pom tracers so I had two of them and I'm just going to slip my scissor in between them and I'm going to start cutting okay so it's important to have a pair of sharp scissors for this because you have dull ones they're just not going to cut very well and it's just going to be a bit of a mess so try and get really really sharp scissors for this and we're just going to cut you can do this slowly so that your yarn doesn't spill off and let's try and get in between these two tracers here we go and we're just going to cut and it's okay if the cut is a little bit messy because you can always kind of trim your pom-pom so that it looks even and pretty later on so we need to get back in between these two tracers here and can I do it with one hand yes I can okay here we go so just at the end and this is our last cut great so now I'm going to take out my lengths of yarn that I cut out earlier and I'm going to slip it between these two tracers so I'm going to lay it kind of in between them and we're going to use this to secure our pom-pom so here we go I'm going to get it between my two tracers when I reach this cut area I'm just going to continue to lay it over and once it's secure once it's between my tracers completely and they're meeting at the same point then I can just pull it tightly make sure that they're roughly the same length on both ends and then I'm going to make a knot to secure this so this is really starting to look like a pom-pom now right now you can really see how a pom-pom is made so I'm just going to make a knot here and I'm going to pull down pull really tight and secure my pom-pom and yes it does look a little bit wonky but that's okay we're going to trim up this guy so it looks nice and round alright so I made one knot and I'm going to make another knot to make it really secure so I'm going to make another knot like this and I'm going to bring my yarn through that not a second time to make it really secure okay and then I'm going to hold out perfect okay so now I feel pretty confident that my pom-pom is secure and now I can take off these pom-pom tracers and get them off there we go woohoo yay now our pom-pom is free it's out in the wild watch out okay so this is our pom-pom right now and it's looking a little bit wonky so we're going to trim this guy let's get our scissors out again and we're just going to cut you know kind of a round shape you can kind of give your pom-pom a bit of a haircut so it looks neat and this is the fun part and it can definitely get kind of addictive I have spent more time than I care to admit cutting up a pom-pom making sure it's nice and perfectly round and if you're not careful your pom-pom will get smaller and smaller because you've been cutting it so much but basically you just want to get a round shape and you can kind of fluff it up a little bit to get some of the leftover yarn or cut yarn out spend some time giving your pom-pom a nice little haircut so that it's nice and round in the shape that you want so once your pom-pom is satisfactorily satisfactorily round that's a hard word to say once you're happy with the shape of your pom-pom then meet me back here and we are going to attach the pom-pom onto our scarf and then we're going to be done can you believe it yeah so go on and give your pom-pom a bit of a haircut alright so now I finish giving my pom-pom a little haircut and I'm pretty happy with the shape of it so now let's attach it to our scarf okay so here we're going to take out our tapestry needle again and we're just going to thread these two strands of yarn attached to our pom-pom onto our tapestry needle so here we go see if I can't do two at a time I can I think I can and I can yes okay so now we've got our two strands of yarn attached to our tapestry needle and we're going to take out the edge of our scarf and we're just going to thread it through the middle of our scarf this is pretty thick here we go and pull it through woohoo there we go so now we have just attached our pom-pom onto our scarf whoa pretty cool right alright so now we're just going to continue to attach and secure our pom-pom onto our scarf with these two strands so you can kind of go in a couple times just to make sure your pom-pom is really secure here we go and we're going to go in let's go into our pom-pom again so I'm going into the center of our pom-pom and maybe a little bit tough to get in because you have so many bits of yarn here we go so it's come out on the other side so I'll pull it through and there we are continue to fluff up our pom-pom love this little guy okay so I'm out on the other end of our scarf and I'm just going to secure it again onto the other end of our scarf and go into a couple of these stitches again as we did when we were securing our cast on edge to make it taper in so here I'll go in a couple more times into some more stitches just to secure this end of our scarf we don't really want this to be visible so you can squeeze it into some of the stitches as imperceptibly as you can that would be great okay here we go so maybe we'll do one more stitch just to make sure our pom-pom is secure there we go now let's just do one more I'm a stickler for these things I like to make sure things are really secure okay so that looks pretty good to me so now I'm going to snip that off cool alright so now our pom-pom feels pretty secure yeah when I'm shaking it around you know if you're going to mosh around with this it's pretty secure it looks pretty good alright so there you are you would repeat the same process on the other end of your scarf make a pompom and secure it to your end and then you're pretty much done can you believe that that is how you knit the baby pom scarf thanks for knitting the baby pom scarf now hopefully you have a cute little bee pong scarf that you've made all by yourself great job now if you've got the knitting bug then head over to sheepandstitch.com for more yarn tits and pattern tutorials like the waffle stitch hat the super snoot the tweed Winterset and the everyday Raglan and hey if you finished a project like the baby pom scarf then share it on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram where I lurk tag us at sheep and stitch and share the Knitting love okay that's it for me i'm davina of sheepandstitch.com have a great day and happy knitting

26 comments

  1. Hi! I watched ur vid about how to knit a scarf for beginners step by step a long time ago and I remembered how to make it. I've almost finished it in 5 days! Crazy, huh? I <3 u btw.

  2. Circumference is measuring a circle all the way around. What u were talking about is diameter. Diameter is measuring a circle across.

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  4. Thank you for your GREAT tutorials! So clear and wonderful. I love this pattern. You mentioned your scarf kit, but when I went to your website no kits were listed for sale. Along with no yarn or "Etc"–items were out of stock. I'm sad!!

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  6. I have just made a scarf for myself (instead) using this video! For an absolute beginner this video hits all the right points in guiding me! Looking forward to more videos <3

  7. You are awesome. I honestly haven't knit any of your stuff. I just started knitting couple months ago. Been making washcloths, having fun. I watch your videos like a class, I learn something every time. I appreciate your humor and your style is perfect. Thank you!! 🙂

  8. thank u for the explanation way..all the details that a person who wants to learn knitting needs to know. great i loved it.

  9. Hi! i wanted to knit a scarf for my best friend but I was so worried becausenever even touched a yarn before:( but your video helped so much!! Thank you!!

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