Knitted Infinity Scarf - The Surznick Common Room

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Knitted Infinity Scarf

You'd think that as someone who knits almost constantly in my free time that I'd have an abundance of handmade scarves and hats and socks at my disposal, right? Well truth be told, I don't. But not for any particular reason - I've just never kept any of the scarves I've ever knitted. This winter, however, I really wanted to make it my mission to knit myself a scarf.

This scarf is easy to make, pretty, and as all scarves should be, suuuuper soft and cozy! I started and finished this scarf on my day off last Monday and have been wearing it every day since. Want to knit your own?

Here's what you need!
- 2 skeins bulky yarn of your choice (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in Houston Cream)
- Size 17 circular needles
- Scissors

Here's what you do!
- Cast on 112 stitches (or any amount divisible by 4. 112 stitches was the best length for me.)
- Knit in the round with the following pattern: Knit 2, Knit in back 1, Purl 1. (Helpful tip! Make sure that your yarn is not twisted when you start knitting in the round!)
- Repeat pattern until desired width. You should have a tail of yarn where you started, so you can keep track of how many complete circles you've done. Once you've completed a full circle and you're back at your starting point, cast off.
- Knot your ends and sew any tails into your scarf. I did this by hand, but it could be done by needle if you prefer.
- Wear it! The pattern looks a little different on each side, so you can show whichever side you prefer!

I. Love. This. Scarf. I've really been wanting a large cream-colored infinity scarf for some time now, and this scarf definitely fits the bill. As I said, I made it in one day off work, but you could easily complete it in an evening or two. This was actually my very first experience knitting in the round, and it made the whole process go so quickly! When you're knitting a standard scarf, it's so easy to stop and pick back up over and over again because each row is a stopping point, but with circular knitting it always feels like you're stopping mid-row, which is all the more reason to keep going!

What are some of your favorite knitting projects? You can see more of ours here, here, or here! Have a great weekend!

Sarah & Nick


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