Thursday, January 20, 2011
Sqwishy Infinity Scarf / Cowl
Since infinity scarfs are all the rage right now, I figured it was time that I made one. I made the Stockholm scarf for my sister for Christmas, but I found that there was a lot of stitches and it took a lot of knitting to complete. So this pattern was my compromise: a sqwishy scarf that will keep you plenty warm, but with not a lot of stitches.
It is knit in one long piece and then sewn together. I used Loops and Threads' Charisma yarn. It is amazingly soft and great to work with.
The blue scarf was knit in the electric blue yarn, it is 60 in. long and 9.5 in. wide. I used 4 balls of yarn to complete this one.
The white scarf was knit with white yarn, it is 50 in. long and 8 in. wide. Only 3 balls of yarn were needed.
Using 2 strands of yarn held together and size 15 needles (10.0mm) CO 17 stitches (for the smaller one) or 19 sts (for the larger one). Leave a long tail so that you can use it at the end when you are sewing the ends together. You can cast on any uneven number of sts, I started one with 21 sts, but I thought it was too big so I went down to 19 sts.
Row 1:*K1,P1* repeat until the end of the row.
Repeat row 1 until you just have enough yarn left to bind off. Sew the ends together (I left a twist in the scarf so that it would not be as bulky when you put it on) and weave in all the ends.
And there you go! A beautiful infinity scarf that will keep you warm and fashionable this winter!