Try this amazingly simple trick to knit a scarf…using a box

Not everyone can knit. It seems easy and relaxing, but watching endless tutorials doesn’t always help, and your Grandma already thinks you’re hopeless with a knitting needle. Still, sometimes you’re itching to make something with your own hands! A scarf, for example, of just the perfect color and the perfect length.

Not to worry! LikeAble found a super easy way to knit a scarf without any special tools or skills. Gather round and prepare to have your mind blown.

You will need:

2 tissue boxes
packing tape


Put one box into another and cut out 0.5 — 1 inch squares along the top edge at approx. 1 inch intervals. The result will sort of look like a castle wall.

Secure the end of your skein of yarn with the tape as shown in the picture below.

Wrap the working (long) end of the yarn around each ’tooth.’ Make sure not to wrap it too tight.

Starting from the second (top) round of loops, pass the working end of the yarn from top to bottom into the loop of the first (bottom) round, staying outside of the box. Grab the resulting new loop with two fingers, pull it out and over the ’tooth.’

Keep knitting until you reach the desired length (60 inches is a good length for a scarf).

Pull the scarf out of the box through the hole in the bottom.

Fasten off the yarn and secure it.

Your new awesome scarf is ready!

For more detailed instructions, watch this video:

Image credit: You Tube/Modai Lee