How to Knit an Infinity Scarf
Infinity scarves, or cowls, are popular fashion accessories. Basically a scarf with no loose ends, an infinity scarf can be worn around the neck or pulled up over the head as a hood. Cowls may be knit using a wide variety of yarn types and in colors to match every outfit. They are quick to knit and make great gifts for friends and family.
Things You'll Need
- 400 yards of worsted weight yarn
- Size 7, 24-inch circular knitting needles
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
Cast on 200 stitches.
Place marker and join in the round, being very careful not to twist the stitches.
Work round one in a K1, P1 pattern, knitting one stitch, then purling the next stitch, around the entire 200 stitches.
Work round two in a P1, K1 pattern, purling one stitch, then knitting the next stitch, around the entire 200 stitches.
Repeat rounds one and two until the cowl is about 2 inches wide. These rows create a seed stitch border that also keeps the long edges from rolling.
Knit in stockinette stitch, knitting every stitch, until the cowl is about 5 1/2 inches wide. The stockinette stitch creates a smooth center panel for the cowl.
Repeat the seed stitch pattern 2 inches.
Bind of all stitches loosely.
Cut your working yarn, leaving a 4-inch tail.
Weave in the ends with the yarn needle.
- Use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together as one and size 13 knitting needles for a quicker project. If doing so, only cast on 120 stitches to begin. Work the rest of the pattern the same.
- Substitute bulky or chunky yarn for two strands of worsted weight yarn if desired.
- Experiment with various yarn types and colors to find the perfect combination.
- This pattern will result in a scarf about fifty inches long. Cast on more stitches to create a longer scarf, or fewer to make a shorter one.
- If you like a wider cowl, knit the stockinette area for 7 or 8 inches.
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