Monday, March 5, 2012

Blues Infinity Scarf - Free Pattern!



I'm on spring break this week and I'm using my extra time to finally update you all on some of my completed knitting projects. This newest one is a quickie that I already love wearing! I used Marble Chunky yarn that I got at a nearby Blick Art Materials on sale. It's a lot of yarn so if you can grab it while it's on sale I definitely recommend doing so. The color variegation plays out really well in the scarf. My only complaints are that the yarn splits very easily (it's 2ply and very loose) and I found about 3 knots in the skein. You are welcome to substitute any chunky weight yarn.
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Blues Infinity scarf is a reversible circle scarf that has two unique sides that are warm and fluffy next to the skin. If you have an questions, please feel free to contact me.




Ravelry Link
Materials: 

- 1 skein (I used about 3/4 of it) of Marble Chunky Yarn

- Set of US size 10 (6mm) straight needles

- Yarn Needle

Gauge:

16 sts x 21 rows = 4 in  (gauge is not incredibly important for this pattern)

Finished Measurements:

8" x 54" before seaming

Pattern:

Cast on 30 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: *P1,K2*

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf measures 54" from beginning.

Finishing:

Mattress stitch the two ends together to complete the infinity scarf. A helpful tutorial for the mattress stitch can be found here.





76 comments:

  1. I am currently knitting a long scarf using the same stitch and using Silly Stripes yarn. Such a great stitch that gives a great look. Your cowl is beautiful and I love the blues!

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  2. Thank you! I loved the yarn because it did all the work for me! I'll keep an eye on your blog to see how your scarf turns out :)

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  3. That's Beautiful! I love the color.

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  4. Hello!
    Can you confirm the size, 8 x 54 inches??? Think is too much. Regards!

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  5. Hey Marga! The size is indeed correct. It is 8" wide and 54" long before the ends are sew together. In the picture I have the scarf wrapped twice.

    Let me know if that answered your question and if you need anything else!

    Jenny

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  6. Thanks Jenny!!
    Now I understand and I´m working :)

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  7. Jenny, would I change anything if I wanted to knit this on circular needles? Thanks, I love the scarf!

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  8. Hey Tricia! This pattern can be adapted for circular needles. One thing that would change is that the ribbing would be going vertically instead of horizontally. Be sure to check your gauge and cast on as many stitches you would need to get to 54" around. Also, the pattern sequence would be Row 1: Knit, Row 2: K1, P2. Repeat these two rows until you've completed 8"!

    If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask!

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  9. Hi I am using your infinity scarf pattern to and knitting something for myself in a ivory colored yarn for my trip back home to Germany. I can't wait to parade around in my new beautiful scarf. Love the simple and easy pattern!

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  10. [...] this as a present for my friend’s birthday which is this coming Monday. I’m using my Blues Infinity Scarf pattern in a different colorway I thought would suit [...]

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  11. I love this scarf and would like to make it 13" wide x 58" long after sewing seam. I'm a novice and wondered if you could tell me how many stitches and how many rows I'd need... Thank you!!! The measurement comes from an Isaac Mizrahi scarf ;). Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Hi Anne! What yarn and needle size are you using? You should knit a swatch using my pattern for a couple of inches, and see how many stitches there are to the inch/how many rows you knit per inch.

    If you used my gauge of 16st x 21rows = 4 inches, then 4 stitches make one inch wide of fabric. So in order to get the scarf to be 13" wide, you'd have to cast on 4x13=52stitches. The scarf is knit flat so you should knit it until it is 116 inches long so that it is 58" long after sewing it together.

    Just be wary that 116 inches is over 9 feet, it may take you a while!

    If you meant 58" before sewing, you knit until the scarf is 58" long, and then sew the ends together (making it 29" long).

    Hope that helps - let me know if you have any more questions!

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  13. Hi I am fairly new to knitting and would like to use worsted yarn for this project so would you suggest I use two strands at once or just use one instead of chunky yarn?

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  14. Thank you so much for your help! I did mean 58" total and when sewn together would be 29". lol... I can't wait to get started! I'm in FL and almost never wear a coat, but often need a scarf and this one doubles as a shrug :) .

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  15. I'd say hold two strands together! If you use just one strand you'd have to cast on more stitches and knit more rows.

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  16. anusha RamachandranOctober 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Hi I love this scarf. Im using the lion brand homespun yarn. Can I know how many balls of yarn you used for this scarf and how much of the homespun yarn I would need ? Thanks

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  17. anusha RamachandranOctober 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Also my gauge is 16stx20 rows= 4 inches

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  18. anusha RamachandranOctober 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    14 x 20 i meant not 16x20

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  19. Hi Anusha! I'd think you'd be safe with 2 skeins of lionbrand homespun. You'll probably use most of it. I'd love to know how it turns out so keep me updated! (Better yet, add your project to the ravelry page when you're done :)

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  20. Can I knot this on circular needles?

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  21. Hi Sharon! You can knit this on circular needles, but the look will be slightly different. The ribbing will be going up and down (instead of horizontal) and will be shorter. I suggest you check your gauge, then cast on as many stitches as you need to get to 54". Than knit to your desired width.

    I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions!

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  22. So, do you do Row 1 Row 2 Row 1 Row 2 over and over?
    like: full row of knit, then row of K2 P1, full row knit, row of K2 P1, full row knit, row of K2 P1?

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  23. Yep! That's exactly right!

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  24. Beautiful!

    Just bought some multi-color yarn (lion brand tweed stripes; it's also bulky weight). Was thinking of trying to make the scarf a bitter narrower...can I just decrease by 3, 6 or 9 (so 27, 24, or 21 stitches across) or will that mess up the pattern? Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Nope, you're exactly right. It is a 3 stitch repeat so just decrease by 3 to whatever number you like and you'll be all set! I recommend decreasing to around 21.

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  26. Did you use James C. Brett Marble Chunky Yarn? How many yards are needed to complete the scarf if I use another chunky yarn? Thanks for the help - I'm new at this! I love how your scarf came out.

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  27. You need less than one skein of James C. Brett Marble Chunky for the scarf, which is about 350 yards, so one skein of any chunky yarn should do. Just make sure it is around 300 yards. Good luck and let me know how it turns out! :)

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  28. Hi Jenny, I have a few skeins of the lion brand wool-ease yarn and I was wondering if it would work for this pattern? It is a 6oz weight and I'm not sure if it would be too bulky. Thanks for the help! Looking forward to making this scarf

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  29. I am making the scarf but it just all coiling up. If I block it when I'm done will that solve the problem. I don't know if this is normal or if it is the yarn I am using. I am using Serenity Chucky yarn

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  30. Hey nickie! What does the yarn label say about its weight? I know you said 6oz, but does it list it as bulky or chunky? Either way, you should be fine. You may want to make a gauge swatch and cast on for exactly how wide you want it to be. (Pattern in in multiples of 3s).

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  31. Hi JZ, I've never worked with the yarn you've mentioned, but I don't think it has to do with the yarn. A little bit of rolling is typical, but the pattern features garter stitch and ribbing so it shouldn't roll up completely. Maybe loosen your tension a bit and blocking it when it's done should stop some of its rolling.

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  32. It labels it as super bulky. I will make a gauge swatch and see what I come up with. Thanks for all the help

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  33. No problem! Let me know how it turns out! :)

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  34. Can you tell me where you purchased the marble chunky yarn. Also is it wool?

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  35. I would like to use this pattern to make my mom a scarf but she doesn't like anything bulky, what would you suggest casting on so it wouldn't be so bulky if you wrap it twice? Thanks!

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  36. Hi Darci! Instead of casting on less stitches, perhaps you could use a lighter weight yarn (such as a DK weight or light worsted weight). You'd have to cast on more stitches to get the same width, but the fabric itself won't be as thick.

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  37. It is acrylic and I purchased it at Blick Art Materials. My local one just stopped selling it, but I know they sell it in their online store.

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  38. [...] and YouTube videos.  Here’s picture of the first scarf I knitted for myself (and the link to the pattern).  I’m currently knitting a hat and scarf for Em for Christmas and I’ve added slippers for [...]

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  39. Would it still work if you used regular yarn and circular needles? Also I'm not sure how many stitches I would need to cast on. My circular needles are a size 10 and the yarn isn't bulky at all!

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  40. Thank you so much for posting your pattern . Your scarf is beautiful! I used your pattern and made one also. :)

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  41. I really like this pattern for a scarf, but how would you make this if you were to use circular needles?

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  42. Hi Morgan! Circular needles and a less chunky yarn will also work. Just be aware that you'll have to cast on more stitches. See some of the advice I gave above.

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  43. Thanks Faith! Send me a picture - I'd love to see it!

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  44. Hi Meiling! To use circular needles, you'd have to cast on the entire circumference of the scarf. I recommend checking your gauge and cast on as many stitches you need to get to 54" around.

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  46. Hi Jenny!

    I actually thought I would have been just a silent reader but I really like your pattern! I just finished making my scarf and I'm in the process of tying the ends together. Should I twist or align the ends together? I've been trying to look up a picture of it on google but I can't really tell. Thank you!

    Also I wanted to let you know that I was able to use the pattern on a size 15 needle and it still looks good! I just dropped the number of stitches to 22 instead of 30. Thanks again!

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  47. I will send you one soon!!

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  48. Thank you so much for your kind words Kimberly! And please don't ever be a silent reader! I'm sorry it took me so long to respond - I've been so busy. You can twist or not twist your scarf. I prefer not twisted as it gets pretty twisted up when I put it on anyway. And thank you for sharing your notes - I'm sure other knitters will find them helpful too :)

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  49. I really L-O-V-E this scarf! I found this pattern through Knitting Pattern Central, and I had no idea that this stitch makes such a wonderful pattern. A friend of mine had given me some wool she bought in UK when she was living there but she had thrown away the label, not knowing there was information on it. She is just starting to learn to knit, so I promised I'd make her the scarf, and that I'd teach her to knit so we can knit together.

    I used 6 mm needles but at first used 42 stitches because I thought 30 would make it too narrow, but 42 stitches meant that I was out of wool by 39". So I started it again with 30 stitches, and made it 59" I used a conversion table for the measurements because I am only used to metric measurements (I'm from Holland). I like scarfs to be arount 1,5 metres (150 centimetres = 59.05", according to http://onlineconversion.com/

    She is very happy with the finished product, and made a picture of me wearing the scarf (as a thank you for the work) :P I put it on a bit too tight around my neck, so the picture could have been better... I'll post the link to my hobby blog. Although the text is all in Dutch, the pictures show some things I have been making, like Dougal from The Magic Roundabout. And socks, and flowers, and even a birthday cake!

    Anywayz, I like this pattern so much that Im now making a carf for myself. About a year ago I taught myself (a little) wool spinning on a drop spindle from watching Youtube videos, and so the wool for this new scarf will be a bit more bulky then usual ;-) but it will look great I am sure

    Thanks again!

    Mootje

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  50. "Anywayz, I like this pattern so much that Im now making a carf for myself" ....

    Yeah, right...

    Of course I meant a SCARF :)

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  51. Hello Jenny! I've been knitting for years and want to expand my knowledge. I'm excited to try this...though I've never followed patterns before. I will be using straight needles, but was wondering if you could explain the 'P1, K2"? I'm a little confused by that. Thanks so much!

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  52. Monique! I'm glad you had success with my pattern! Thank you for sharing the picture - I love to see what people make with my patterns :D. I'm sure the scarf you're making for yourself will be so cozy with the bulkier wool - please share that too when you're done! I look forward to checking your blog to see what else you make

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  53. Hi Wendy! P1, K2 means that you purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches and repeat that for the whole row. Here's a helpful video on switching from knit to purl stitches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc1nolkBY8A

    Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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  54. Jenny,
    I love the pattern. Very easy to knit. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Hi Jenny =^_^= I just finished making this scarf, but with an acrylic/merino wool in a sort of cream colour, and it's my absolute favourite project to date!! Your pattern is so lovely, and so easy to understand as a teenage amateur knitter. Thanks, Rachel x

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments, Rachel! I'm glad it came out well!!

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  56. Hi Jenny,
    I'm using your pattern, but changed it a bit by casting on 15 stitches and using Loops & Threads. I didn't want the wide scarf with doubling it around the neck. Making them for Christmas gifts and wanted it to make up quickly. Love the pattern. Thanks, Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! I'm sure they'll turn out great! Happy knitting and I am sure everyone you knit for will enjoy their new scarf!

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  57. I love this pattern. Wanting to make a start tonight to make some Xmas presents but can only find size 6 Aero needles, think they are 5mm. Do you think this would be ok? trying to work out if it would use more wool or less wool - Xmas brain fog!

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    1. Hi Anonymous! If you're using 5mm needles, that means they are size 8 needles. Whether the needles are size 6 or size 8, you are going to have to cast on more stitches and use more yarn. I recommend getting size 10 needles, especially if you are using a chunky yarn. Bigger needles = less time spent knitting!

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    2. Thanks, I tried and knitted for about an inch with the 5mm but realised I'd use more wool and also it was closer knitted so wouldn't quite have the same drape. So I'm off to get some 6mm ones today. Have a fab festive season!

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  58. Hi!
    Your pattern ROCKS! This is an awesome easy pattern! I even have blue yarn!

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  59. Hi Jenny,
    Will this pattern work if I only use 18 or 20 stitches? Thanks...great pattern.
    Kristen

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    1. If you are using a thicker yarn or larger needles, yes! If not, your scarf might not be as wide as you would like. What materials do you plan on using?

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  60. Your infinity scarf is so beautiful. The color is perfect for spring and as well as for summer season I think, since it has a bright color, and it looks good. Happiness and peace are the reflection of the color of your scarf, just like the clouds on a peaceful and sunny day. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  61. Beautiful scarf. I've made it five times now for relatives and it's been a great success. Thanks so much!

    Susan

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  62. If I knit this with super chunky wool on UK no 10 needles, would that work? and would the pattern be similar?

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    1. That should work just fine! It may be a little wider than if you used regular chunky wool.

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  63. If I knit this with super chunky wool on UK no 10 needles, would that work? and would the pattern be similar?

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  64. I am knitting with bulky yarn, 10.5 needles, and 30 stitches makes it 10+ inches wide. I have used up 2 skeins already, and still have a way to go before 54". It is WAY too much material. Should have done the gauge.

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  65. Hi love this pattern could you tell me the name of the stitch used please, I would like to do hat to match.

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    1. You can cast on repeats of 3 stitches +1 at the end to even it out and follow the same stitch pattern as above.

      I'm not sure of the stitch pattern (I 'made it up') but there is likely someone out there who has used the same or similar stitch.

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