Infinity scarves are very popular nowadays. But what if you still want to wear a traditional long scarf? Now you don't have to choose! This simple knit scarf has functional buttons that undo the infinity loop and convert it into a traditional scarf, giving you more ways to wear the same cozy garment.
Step 1: Getting Started
- Approximately 460 yards chunky yarn, preferably a wool or alpaca blend for warmth
- 4 large 1" diameter buttons
- Sewing needle and thread
- Size 11 knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
- K - knit
- YO - yarn over
- K2tog - knit two together
- sts - stitches
12 sts x 20 rows = 4"x4" in garter stitch
Step 2: Casting On
Cast on 22 sts using the Long Tail cast-on method.
Step 3: Add Buttonholes
K 3 rows. In next row: K5, (K4, YO) three times, K5. (26 sts)
Step 4: Knit
Continue in Garter Stitch (K every row while turning work) until scarf measures approximately 60 inches (5 feet).
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Next row, K5, (K3, K2tog) three times, K5. (22 sts) K 3 more rows, then cast off.
Sew each button 4 stitches apart and 3 rows up from the bottom of the end you just finished. Fold the scarf in half and line them up with the button holes to help adjust.
Using a tapestry needle, weave in ends.
Step 6: Wear!
This scarf can be worn multiple ways: unbuttoned as a regular scarf, in one long loop, or doubled as an infinity scarf. Enjoy and stay warm!