Sunday, November 17, 2013

Acai Infinity Circle Scarf [free knitting pattern]



About the Acai Infinity Circle Scarf: 
The name of this scarf was inspired by the color yarn I chose to use for this project; although it's referred to as 'grape', the color personally reminds me of Acai berries.  The entire scarf is just a 1x1 ribbed pattern, which can simply be completed with the knit and the purl stitch (watch the knit stitch 'how to' tutorial herepurl stitch tutorial here).  I chose to use straight needles to create a long rectangular shape (like a regular traditional scarf), then just join the two ends together. Using one full skein (256 yds), the final measurements of my scarf ended up having a circumference of 44 inches and width of 5.75 inches.


Materials I Used:
- US size 9 (5.5 mm) straight needles
- Red Heart Soft Yarn (color: grape 3729); 1 skein (256 yards)
  (this yarn recommends using US size 8 needles, but I chose to use size 9 for a more "loose" knit)

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The Acai Infinity Circle Scarf Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using US 9 straight needles, cast on 40 stitches. (cast on video tutorial)

Row 1: *K1, P1*

Keep repeating this pattern for each row until desired length. 
I used the entire skein, which was a little over 200 rows.
Bind off.


Abbreviations Used:
K1= knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch


More photos:






Using straight needles, I created this piece.
Join/weave two ends together to create a circle/infinity scarf.


A close-up of the 1x1 rib


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27 comments:

  1. You're still alive! Phew! I fell in love with ALL of your projects and then saw the last time you posted was last December ;-; Then I'm looking around for a scarf pattern, check around here again and see this! And the date! :DDDDDD Glad you're back! And I love the scarf!!!

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    1. Hi Catherine! Thanks so much for commenting!
      Yesss, I AM still alive and knitting :D I wish I had more time to knit! I actually started this scarf LAST YEAR, forgot about it, and finished it this year :p I have a few other projects in the works, so hopefully you'll see more posts soon!
      Hope to see you in the future comments ;)

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    2. No lie. I think I just fangirled when I saw your response. Haha xD I know exactly what you mean! I was sick out of school for a while, now I'm super behind (matter of fact, I'm nearly caught up) and I haven't had time to even think about knitting D: I just started knitting a hat last night, then found out it was turning out too big so I had to pull it out. ~sodepressing~ Then I decided I need to start a different project before I try again, dug through my favorites, and checked back here :D My forgotten projects seem to never get finished. I had started the autumn infinity scarf a few months ago and I don't even know where it is o.o I'll have to find it and finish it one of these days. I can't wait to see what other projects you have coming :DDDDD

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    3. I know exactly how that is. My projects seem to either get lost, or I end up taking them apart. That feeling you get when you're taking apart an unfinished project is unexplainable : ( But it's just so awesome when you finish a project and try it on :D
      It's great to hear that you are better and nearly caught up with school -- it's very hard to be fully caught up in school... everrr! Keep it up!
      I'm also very glad you are still knitting even though you're busy :) I'm so happy my blog has inspired you & helped you ^_^

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    4. Yup! I take mine apart so often. Heartbreaking, really. XD I've made sooo many hats (mostly crochet....I'm sort of a noob to knitting, but I self-teach so I figure it out haha). I always get so excited when I find a pattern and start making it, then I'll finish it and for some reason, I just rarely ever wear it. I don't know if I'm just that much of a perfectionist when it comes to knitting and crocheting or what. Yeah, cramming a bunch of test catch-ups and other assignments this week before Christmas break comes. I also started a scarf last night to match a hat I bought (God forbid....I bought a hat. What was I thinking.) since it turns out this light-ish red yarn I have matches the red on the hat perfectly :D Well, I'm looking forward to seeing the projects you come up with! They're always so perfect! Amazing :D

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    5. Oh! And you've got a new follower! ^u^

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  2. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and love your projects!

    How do you sew two ends of a scarf together to create circle/infinity scarf?

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    1. You can sew the two ends (cast on end and bind off end) together with a strand of yarn. I don't have a video on this yet, but there are some decent tutorials if you google "how to join two ends knitting" or "how to join two squares knitting" -- hope this helps! And I am planning to make a video tutorial on this soon; i will link it when i upload the video :)

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  3. Welcome back Lisa! I fell in love with your projects as well. Can't wait to start this new Acai Berry Cowl!!!!!!! I started the Loose-Knit Scarf Pattern and hold to "wrap" it up by year end. :-)

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    1. Awesome!! I'm glad to hear you've been trying out multiple patterns : ) yay! Def tag me on instagram (@L_LIN) if you have one and take a picture of your completed project. I'd love to see it : )
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and happy holidays!

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  4. Hi Lisa quandasha here I just wondering if you could do a video on how to start your infinity scarf not this one but the gray one where the pattern was k1.p1

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    1. Hi Quandasha : ) You just cast on regularly on circular needles, then for your first row you start the K1, P1 pattern (knit one stitch, purl the next stitch, then keep repeating the pattern). I have videos on how to cast on, how to do the knit stitch, and the purl stitch on http://www.youtube.com/purllinknitting : ) Hope this helps! <3

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  5. Hi, did you have a problem with this scarf curling? Or was it just nice and flat after it was done?

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    1. Nope! I did not have any issues with the scarf curling : ) it did not need to be blocked. The K1, P1 pattern will not curl. If you made a scarf with row 1 all knit stitches and row 2 all purl stitches and repeat, then it would curl and require blocking.
      Hope this helps!

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  6. Can this scarf be modified for a child's size - she's 8 yrs old?

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    1. This can definitely be modified for a child's size : ) I would try casting on 30 stitches instead of 40. And you can just continue to knit and wrap the scarf around her neck to see when to end the pattern and bind off! Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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  8. Hi! I'm excited by starting this pattern, but just wanted to know if 1 side is k1, p1, is the other side then also k1, p1 or the opposite (so p1, k1). Thanks!

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    1. If you follow my pattern exactly and cast on 40 stitches, then side 1 is K1, P1 and side 2 will also be K1, P1 <-- this is the case if you decide to cast on an even number of stitches.

      If you chose to cast on an odd number of stitches (for example, 45 stitches instead of the 40 I did in my pattern), then your side 1 will be K1, P1 and your side 2 will be P1, K1 and repeat.

      Hope this helps and makes sense!

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  9. Hi,
    I know in the pattern you said it's about 200 rows, how long does it approximately going to be? I use a slightly bulky yarn so I would like to know when to stop.
    Thanks
    Ida

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    1. Mine was about 40 inches in length / circumference. Since you will be knitting this up on straight needles, you can kind of carefully wrap it around your neck as you work up the project to gauge how it looks : ) hope this helps!

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  10. Can you use super bulky yarn for this pattern?

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  11. Hi Lisa I want to knit a cardigan for men but I'm not sure what pattern to use could you suggest a pattern to me if you don't mind??

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  13. Great article, very engaging! I will treasure these tips!
    circle scarf

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  14. Should I be knitting the purl stitches and purling the knit stitches? Because I'm following the pattern but I keep knitting and purling the opposite stitches.

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