Hello! I hope someone can give me some advice. I am brand new to knitting - I don’t know any of the terminology, but I want to try and knit my boyfriend a scarf for Christmas. Today, I got practiced using 8 needles and an extra bulky Lion-Brand Wool-Ease Blossom color.
The color I’m going to get is the mushroom Lion Brand Wool-Ease
But as I practiced today with the Blossom color, I noticed that since it was extra bulky/a little fuzzy I would catch on parts of the yarn and not the whole part. I just want to have a bulky/thick scarf that is tight with a little bit of a stretch, so what weight and kind of yarn should I be using? And with what size needles? I read that if you use smaller needles with bigger yarn, it comes out tighter. I definitely don’t want loopy or loose holes!
So if I’m doing a regular size scarf, how many stitches do I need to cast-on?
Sorry if I’m not using the right phrasing/vocab I’m just starting!