Introduction: How to Knit an Infinity Scarf in 3 Steps

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Need a quick and meaningful last-minute gift? Read on for instructions on how to knit an infinity scarf in 3 easy steps!

You'll need:

  • US Size 13 (9mm) circular needle
  • 2 skeins Patons Classic Wool
  • Yarn needle

Step 1: Cast On

Holding two strands of yarn together, cast on 50 stitches. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Step 2: Knit It!

Knit in the round continuously for 48 rounds. (Is this for real?)

Step 3: Finish It!

Bind off.Weave in ends.

Wait, what? I'm done? You absolutely are!

You seriously don’t need to know anything other than the basic knit stitch to make this, because when you knit in the round you’re automatically doing stockinette stitch - which means no purling or remembering to turn! The scarf is reversible too – if you’re not feeling super tailored or ‘knitty’, flip it around to the bumpier, more rustic side!

If you’re more of an expert and you’re teaching someone to knit, this infinity scarf is a great way to get them started on circular needles and knitting in the round. Have fun! Obviously you can definitely substitute any one of your favorite bulky-weight yarns for the two strands of wool – I honestly used what I had when I needed to make a scarf, and I liked how it turned out so that’s how I wrote it, but I can see this being knit up in Lion Brand Homespun or Wool-Ease Thick ‘n Quick too! Happy knitting

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