Friday, November 9, 2012

how to: simple infinity scarf

577 by --erin kate
577, a photo by --erin kate on Flickr.

whenever people find out that I can knit, they always ask me to make this kind of infinity scarf. This year I think I might print out this pattern & give it as a gift in a kit (and you can too) . . .

What You Need:
~ two skeins of worsted weight yarn held together or a bulky yarn (I used caron simply soft here)
~ size 13 24" circular needles
~ stitch marker.



-Cast on 120 stitches using your favorite Cast on method. Join in round, being careful not to twist. Place stitch marker at beginning of round.

1. * K1, p2 repeat from * to end of round
2. Knit to end of round.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until piece measures 8" from the beginning. Bind off using the k2tog bind off or loosely using a needle a size or two larger.

That's it !

33 comments:

  1. That infinity scarf is so pretty! You always pick the best colors for things, and this is coming out just in time for Christmas knitting! Thanks for the great pattern. :)

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  2. I think handknit infinity scarves are so much better than store-bought ones. What a nice, icy winter blue and love how it's thick and wide to block out the cold.

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  3. It's a really cute, simple cowl. I like it! Now, you have to do a tutorial for your hair-do! :) I'm so tired of pony-tails that I'm tempted to chop my hair all off. :P

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    1. It’s what I call “pull your hair into a mess and then pin that sucker into place.” : ) Nothing to it really !

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    2. Do, It is heaven, really short and cute!!

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  4. This is a great holiday gift, quick and easy, and impressive to non-knitters.

    I love your blog, you have such an artistic eye for everything.

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  5. Great scarf! Love it's simplicity and love the color you chose!

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  6. Bulky yarns make the best cowls, beautiful work! I second the suggestion for a hair tutorial, it is very pretty.

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    1. It's so easy! Just mess it up & pin. I'll see what I can do though. : )

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  7. So cute! And I third the hair tutorial request! French braid and bun?

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    1. Thanks! & no french braid, I just messed it up & pinned it. : )

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  8. Beautiful, I love the color! It looks so cozy, no wonder you are asked to make it so much!

    I'm still not a big knitter but you made this sound so easy that I think I could make this

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  9. Great tutorial! I love the color that you picked. And that hairstyle is so beautiful!

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  10. It's so pretty!! And you're right, everyone loves a simple, yet stunning cowl.

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  11. Great cowl and I'm lovin the hair also Erin! ;-)

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  12. Pretty yarn color and lovely cowl! That pattern is one of my favorite ones.

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  13. I love the pattern, can't wait to pick a color and make one. I love your hair also, I fourth a tutorial on how you mess and pin it :)

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  14. what color did you use? I love it so much

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  15. I cabled this holding DK wool double stranded in two different shades of blue. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!

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  16. Does this end up being long enough to wrap around your neck twice?

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    1. Mine wasn't at first but it stretched a lot after wearing

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  17. why does the picture look different then the pattern

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  18. Hi! I found your blog via AllFreeKnitting and really like this cowl! And I love the color too. I was looking around at choices and found Caron Simply Soft Eco Yarn in Soft Mint and Caron Simply Soft in Blue Mint. Neither really looks quite like your colored cowl. Just wondering if you had any more thoughts on the color and which route I should take. This aqua/mint color is really in right now! Again, beautiful work on the cowl!

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  19. The first page calls for bulky/chunky #5 yarn but Caron's Simply Soft is really thin. I'm thinking that Simply Soft won't come out looking like that picture. Did you use two strands? Love the color and your hair looks great with it too!

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    1. Yep I used two strands! And thanks you!! :)

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    2. Silly me, I just read the pattern for a second time and now I see that you said that. Sorry! Thanks again and I think it is so pretty. It will make me feel summery even though it will be the dreary winter soon!

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  20. How big of a cowl does this make? I guess I mean, how long is it when not double wrapped around neck? Thank you and can not wait to cast on!

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    1. Unwrapped it reached about my waist I think! But you can make it as long as you want if you make a gauge swatch and multiply the number of stitches per inch times number of inches you want !

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    2. Thank you so much. Found the pattern on ravelry and am so excited to make for my mother-in-law for Christmas. Am expecting to make more than one though.

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thank you ! ❀