Keyhole Scarf Pattern is a great project to get you started. Rav user jowet recently knitted this project as part of her return to knitting and said, "looking at the ravelry projects here, i saw several lovely knitting projects that i wished i could do, but the only knitting i remembered were the words “knit” and “purl” - i’d even forgotten how to actually do them. so for 2012, my first new year’s resolution was to learn to knit. i bought a learn-to-knit kit at mary maxim, and while waiting for it in the mail, i practiced knit and purl (via you tube knitting videos) using … chopsticks! by the time i got my kit, i was all set -- and here’s my very first knitted project :-) thanks for your lovely pattern, stefanie!"
I couldn't be more thrilled to enable someone to carry out their new year's resolution...much less, have my project be their first FO of 2012. There is no greater flattery!
The BFL Forever Keyhole Scarf pattern is available as a free Ravelry download - it's perfect for handspun or your favorite commercially-available bulky yarn!