I gather that it’s kind of a clichee to have a scarf as your first knitting project since you can usually find a simple pattern that lets you knit back and forth for an endless number of rows without have to increase, decrease or do anything too complicated.
I, however, knew I didn’t have the patience to start with a scarf and if I chose it as my first project, would get bored, and without the satisfaction of finishing a project, would never get into knitting. So I made hats, as you well know.
But, finally I decided to make a scarf, the Venelia Scarf (Ravelry link). It’s a very easy pattern to remember, but it makes a visually interesting scarf. I used the Soya Cotton yarn in Pomegranate (from Sublime). I bought the yarn not knowing what I would use it for, and in the end, think it was probably not the greatest for this project. While the pattern was easy, it was a bit mind numbing, so that it was easy to forget what row I was on and make a minor mistake. The yarn tended to unravel quite easily when I needed to back up and I ended up with some loose threads on a scarf that’s a little sloppy. I still like it though, especially once I washed it and dried it spread out with pins so that it would lie a little flatter and show of the pattern better.
For a first scarf, it’s not a bad job, and I do love the pattern. I might try it again with a different yarn that doesn’t show mistakes quite so easily. Pictures below.