I want to knit a Harry Potter scarf but the one that has small bars of gold not the ones with equal amounts of gold and maroon. I would prefer the stitches not to be very visable what size knitting needle should I use and what type of stitch? Also how many rows do you think a scarf like that would be? Thank you!
Oh and what type of yarn?
First things first — in this case: yarn. If you want it to be knit so the stitches are "not very visible," you want a finer yarn. Get a sock-weight yarn. On the wrapper, it will tell you what size needles to use. Get those. Look again at the wrapper and see how many stitches per inch. (It may give stitches per 4" piece. Divide that by 4 to get stitches per inch.)
Figure out how wide you want your scarf. If you want it done in stockinette stitch (knitting on the front and purling on the back) I would highly recommend either knitting it in the round (on DPs or circulars) or knitting it flat and sewing up the lonnnng side seam. Otherwise, that stitch will make the scarf curl and there is nothing you can do to stop it from doing so. If you want stockinette, make the scarf twice as wide as you want it to be. Figure out how many inches that is, and how many stitches you get per inch. Do the math, using a calculator if needs be. That’s how many stitches you cast on. I think you can go from there. If not, email me by clicking on my avatar for an email link.