Quick and Cozy Knitted Infinity Scarf

Introduction: Quick and Cozy Knitted Infinity Scarf

I designed this scarf as a Christmas gift for my 20 year old niece and she loved it!

This soft and cozy infinity scarf knits up quickly on 15mm (US size 19) needles with 2 strands of bulky yarn.

I used a simple K1,P1 rib stitch so that there is no right or wrong side to the finished scarf. For the scarf shown, I used 1 200g ball of James C. Brett Marble Chunky. It would also look great in 2 contrasting colors, or a single shade of wool.

The finished scarf is approximately 12" (30cm) wide and 64" (88cm) long.

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Step 1: What You Need

200 grams (about 7 ounces or 680 yards) of bulky weight yarn - if using 1 large ball, roll it into 2 balls of approximately the same size. Your balls will be larger than the ones shown in the picture. You can use 2 contrasting colors, one solid shade, tweeds, or variegated yarn.

15mm (US size 19) knitting needles - I used regular plastic needles but you could also make this project using a circular needle.

A tapestry or wool sewing needle for sewing the scarf ends together.

Step 2: Knitting the Scarf

Using 2 strands of wool held together, cast on 16 stitches.

Row 1: Knit 1, Purl 1 to the end of the row.

Repeat row 1 to create the rib stitch pattern.

At first the scarf will look very narrow and loopy, but after a few
rows, you will see the ribbing pattern form and the scarf will begin to stretch out.

Keep knitting until the scarf is as long as you like. The scarf shown is 64" (88cm) long.

If you want to use up all of your wool, you should stop knitting when the length of the wool you have left is approximately 3 times as wide as the scarf. This will leave you enough wool to cast off and sew the 2 ends of the scarf together.

Step 3: Finishing the Scarf

Cast off the stitches, leaving a long end of wool for sewing the scarf together.

Lay the scarf end to end on a table with the cast off edge on the right and the cast on edge on the left.

Thread a tapestry needle with the wool and carefully sew across through the loops of the stitches. Keeping the scarf flat on the table will help you to avoid creating any bumpy edges.

When you get to the edge, sew back a few stitches before securely knotting the wool. Check for any loose ends at the cast on edge, or where you may have joined a new ball of wool. Secure them by weaving them into the knitting using your needle.

Your scarf is complete!


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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nicely done! Handmade gifts like this are always awesome.