Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Free Pattern: The (Too?) Warm Infinity Scarf



Do you ever knit something and it's just a little too warm? That is the case with this infinity scarf. I used about one and a half skeins of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Chunky (though it's more of a bulky weight) in the color Eucalyptus. I don't think I've ever used a yarn that is so inherently warm. I never would have thought I'd be wishing for less mild weather here in Boston.



Materials:
Yarn: About 230 yards of bulky or heavy chunky weight yarn
Needles: US size 10
Notions: Yarn needle

This pattern is basically a longer and wider version of my Poofy Cowl. It is a brioche stitch infinity scarf that is long enough to be wrapped twice. It is knit flat and then the two ends are sewn together.

If you find the following written instructions confusing, refer to this video for a visual explanation of how to do the brioche stitch. Something that helps me remember how to do brioche stitch is to NOT move the yarn back or forth except when the instructions specifically tell you to.

Pattern:


Cast on 38 stitches

  • Set up row: *Bring yarn to front of work, slip 1 purlwise, k1, repeat from * until end of row
  • Row 1: *Bring yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, k2tog, repeat from * until end of row
  • Repeat row 1 until piece measures 58 inches from beginning.

There are two ways to finish this scarf. One is to simply cast on like you normally do, bind off loosely, and mattress stitch the two ends together. (This is what I did -- I just find it easiest and quickest for something simple like this)

The other is to provisionally cast on and graft the two ends together to create an invisible join. You can find a good tutorial for this technique here, specifically for the brioche stitch.


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