Knitting a scarf is trendy

Autumn is here and winter is fast approaching. Do you have what you need in your wardrobe to face the cold weather that is coming? Because the scarf is much more than a fashion accessory, it is also our best ally when winter approaches. Do you have the essential knitted scarf that will keep you warm, trendy and fashionable? Or have you been thinking about knitting a scarf for some time now? Knitting is now only a grandmother's activity. It has become a trendy and zen activity at the same time.

If you are a beginner, there is nothing easier than knitting a scarf. In the rest of this article, let's see together how to choose the right ball of wool and the different steps to knit a scarf.

First step: the choice of wool

First, you will have to choose a wool that suits your needs and desires. Do you prefer a wool that is very warm, super soft or a finer wool that lets the skin breathe? We present you the different types of wool that exist to knit a scarf. You will have the choice to choose from all these wool ranges by choosing your ball in store. A thicker wool will be easier to knit for beginners.

  • Cotton wool
Of vegetable origin, this wool is soft and has an absorbent and insulating power.

  • Synthetic or mixed fibers
Among them are acrylic, polyamide (nylon), and polyester.

  • Merino wool
Merino wool is one of the best known wools because it has many advantages. It is a super fine wool that comes from merino sheep, which is mainly found in New Zealand and Australia. This wool has several advantages such as its softness, it is resistant to bad smells and it is thermoregulatory. It does not deform, which helps to keep the shape of the clothes intact. It is the most common and cheapest wool.

  • Alpaca wool
This wool comes from alpacas, which are "purebred lamas", mainly bred in South America: in Bolivia and Peru. It is a wool that has thermoregulatory properties. It is very hot and allows the body to regulate its temperature. Besides, it's super soft. Nevertheless, this wool is quite rare. Alpaca wool will offer you very good thermal protection and incomparable softness. If you want to use alpaca wool because of its many advantages, BellePaga offers many alpaca wool balls.

  • Mohair wool
It is a wool that comes from the angora goat. It is less soft than alpaca wool and has a tendency to itch. But this one is easy to dye.

  • Angora wool
Angora wool, on the other hand, comes from the angora rabbit. This wool is very soft, but many people deviate from it because of the poor treatment of animals.

  • Cashmere wool
Cashmere is a rare wool that comes from cashmere goats found in Asia, and more particularly in India.

Finally, it will be a matter of finding the color you prefer. The trendy scarf colours for the fall/winter 2019-2020 season are sky blue, nude beige, lilac and pastel purple. Nevertheless, some colours remain timeless, such as grey, bright blue, burgundy, and khaki. Discover quickly on our online shop the many colors of alpaca wool balls available.

Second step:

After collecting the scissors, knitting needles and wool balls of your choice, choose a knitting stitch.

Then determine the desired length of your scarf. For a normal-sized scarf, which just fits around your neck, you will need to count one meter in length. But if you want to have a longer one, at least 2 meters will be necessary.

Depending on the length you have chosen to knit a scarf, you will know how many stitches you will need to make. You can determine the number of meshes according to the desired length and what is indicated on the label of your ball of wool. All you need to do is a simple mathematical calculation of the rule of three to know how many meshes you will need to make your scarf. You will have to divide the number of meshes of the ball by its width and multiply it by the desired length.

Third step: learn in tutorials

Are you more visual and connected with tutorials? What could be easier than watching a video on YouTube to learn? The best thing you can do is to go to YouTube and watch tutorials that will teach you how to knit a scarf. YouTube is full of videos, each one as didactic as the next. 

Fourth step : Knit

Finally, knit and have fun. Did you know that knitting is an anti-stress and super soothing activity? Many people feel more relaxed thanks to knitting. Tricotherapy is the "new yoga". In addition, knitting is known to boost happiness. Nevertheless, patience remains a virtue. Because it will take you time to make a scarf.

If knitting a scarf is not your thing, BellePaga has the solution!

But if knitting a scarf is not your thing, or if you lose patience when making your scarf, there are many fashion stores that offer pretty trendy knitted scarves. Bellepaga is one of them and offers you a wide range of quality scarves, knitted in alpaca wool, which, in addition to its incomparable softness, has thermoregulatory properties. It keeps you warm and regulates your body temperature.

BellePaga, the Brussels brand that can be found on, offers you baby alpaca wool scarves that give you a feeling of comfort and softness like you've never felt before.
Baby alpaca wool offers a maximum of softness and warmth.
It is known internationally and presented as the finest and most luxurious wool in the world. It has many virtues such as resistance (4 times more resistant than sheep), softness, warmth (7 times warmer than sheep wool), waterproofing and it is a hypoallergenic fiber.

In short, "Baby Alpaca" corresponds to the fiber of Alpaca which is between 18 and 22 microns. It is a very fine fiber that represents the softest part of the Alpaca's hair. Moreover, alpaca fiber does not require chemical treatment, bleaching or dyeing and has many ecological virtues.

BellePaga offers different models of scarves for women and men that will help you face the cold winters. There is something for everyone! Something to keep you warm all winter long!

The beginning of a long story...
BellePaga is the story of two young Belgian friends, one of whom grew up in Bolivia among these beautiful landscapes and animals. Alpaca wool, also known as the wool of the gods, has exceptional virtues that are too little known on our continent, yet are very precious for the most sensitive and cold among us.
This is why they decided to launch together their brand of natural, comfortable and elegant clothing and accessories made of Alpaca wool for women, men and the home.

It is a new brand that finds the perfect balance between comfort, warmth and elegance, with a modern and pure style that is a soft mix between natural and urban. It is also a brand with strong values related to nature, fair trade and sustainable development.

The Alpaca is a cousin of the Llama which lives on the very high plateaus of the Andes, in South America, at more than 4000m of altitude. This animal produces a fine and silky wool with exceptional virtues. Indeed, it is extremely comfortable because of its softness, lightness and unequalled warmth.

Discover all our baby alpaca wool scarves from BellePaga, which will keep you warm all winter long, on the website !