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
  • Scissors


  • 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!

The buttons look so cute on this!!!
<p>Thanks! Yeah wooden and coconut buttons are my favorites.</p>
<p>Perfect! I'm all about convertible things :)</p>
Me too! Thanks for viewing :)
<p>I love it.</p>
Thanks, glad you think so!
<p>I LOVE this! Scarves are my favourite! This yarn is gorgeous!</p>
Thank you! I believe the yarn pictured is Lion Brand Wool-Ease, but I've made several of these with different chunky yarns :)
Cool design, good luck in the contest
Thanks, I appreciate it!
Welcome to instructables
Why thank you :)
<p>This is beautiful! I love that you can unbutton it if you want to wear it like a regular scarf as well. :)</p>
Thank you! I'be found it definitely helps to wear it bundled as an infinity scarf when it's colder and regular when it's milder.

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