Thursday, October 30, 2014

Textured November Infinity Scarf | Free Pattern



About the Textured November Infinity Scarf: 
The 'Textured November Infinity Scarf' is a thick, textured cowl style circle scarf that will keep you warm from fall through winter. Simply drape it around your neck and over a t-shirt for an effortless style, or wear it as an extra layer for your fall and winter outfits. The scarf is large enough so you can fold over the top or bottom edge of the scarf to create a more layered look. 
This scarf is simply the fisherman's rib knit with straight needles with the two ends joined together. It's a great project for beginner knitters. Watch the video tutorial of how to knit the fisherman's rib here.  My scarf ended up being 30 inches in circumference & 12 inches in width. I decided to go with a neutral grey so I could easily pair it with a variety of pieces from my closet. Use whichever color your heart desires!

Materials I Used:
- 14'' US size 11 straight needles
- Bernat Chunky Yarn, (color: true grey)*
* If you cannot find the Bernat Chunky Yarn in the color you like, you may use any yarn that is weight category 6 and calls for a US size 11 needle. I knit from the 'Bernat big ball yarn' and used about 1/2 of the skein (~300 yards). The amount of yarn you need will depend on how tight/loose you want your scarf to hang around your neck. 

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The November Textured Infinity Scarf Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using 14'' US 11 straight needles, cast on 35 stitches

Row 1:  K1, *P1, K1*
Row 2:  P1, *K1b, P1* 
Row 3:  K1, *P1, K1b* last 2 stitches P1, K1

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length*. Bind off, join the two ends together, then weave in the ends.
*I knit until my piece measured 30 inches in length. You can test the length by wrapping your work around your neck carefully with your work still on the needles. 



Abbreviations Used:
K1 = knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch
K1b = knit one stitch below




More photos:
I used about half of this huge ball of yarn! :P

I've always liked styling a chunky infinity scarf against a plain white t-shirt.


You can't go wrong with a thick & cozy infinity scarf over a light denim button down.


2 shades of grey


///  Happy Knitting!  ///

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  2. I CO 35 stitches and when I finally finished he scarf it was skinny at the bottom and then wide at the top.

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    1. Since there are no decreases in the pattern, it should be the same measurement from the bottom to the top. Unless there were stitches dropped somewhere in between, or if some of your stitches were tighter than others.

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    2. Yea I think I was knitting to tight and then a few stitches dropped out. I am restarting the pattern so hopefully I can get the hang of it. Thank you :)

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    3. Hope that works : ) good luck!

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  3. Do you have any tips for connecting the ends? The scarf turned out beautiful, but my seam is so messy. I've already pulled it out twice. Thanks!

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    1. I still haven't perfected connecting the two ends together -- which is why I haven't made a YouTube tutorial on it yet. My first tip would be to go slowly. Use a darning needle and the same color yarn you used for the project. Here is a decent video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxLLcwjiwk8 and here is a picture tutorial: http://www.lionbrand.com/stitchFinder.html
      Hope this helps a bit! I'm still practicing! : )

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    2. Wonderful video, Lisa. I was curious if you have made any progress in coming up with the best way to connect the two ends together?

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    3. Try using a crochet hook and use the *slip stitch* to join the two ends. Just leave enough yarn on the end of your work after you cast off. Works a treat.

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  4. Ok I'm new to knitting So if this question is dumb please don't judge. Ok so would this pattern translate correctly to knitting in the round? Or would changes have to be made?

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    1. Everyone has to start somewhere! And this is not a dumb question :)
      This pattern would not translate well to knitting in the round. If you knit the fisherman's rib in the round, the rib would run up and down as opposed to left and right as you see in my photos. If you use circular needles and knit the fisherman's rib, the circle scarf would probably end up looking more like this: http://purllin.blogspot.com/2012/12/quick-knit-cowl-neck-warmer-free-pattern.html

      Hope my explanation makes some sense! : ) Happy knitting!

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  5. How many grams of wool do you need to make this?

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    1. I used a little less than half of the large ball of yarn shown in my photo - so I would estimate approximately 150 grams of yarn. It depends how long you want to make your scarf, though : ) Hope this helps!

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  6. Hi! I can't get the Bernat yarn here in Australia which is a bummer! So I'm looking for a substitute and all I can find is yarn for 10mm needles :( Should that be fine? I'm not too good at picking my yarns haha

    Thanks!

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    1. Aw, yarn for 10mm needles is going to be quite chunky and thick. You can definitely use it, but you may want to use size 13 or 15 needles (9 or 10mm needles) or else your scarf may come out too tight and stiff. Hope this helps!

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  7. Also, in the post you said you used 3/4 of the yarn ball but then in the comment above you said you used less than half? I don't know whether to go from the 150 grams or try and get a little under 300 yards.. Sorry if these are stupid questions! I'm buying the yarn online for a project for a friend and I don't want to have not enough yarn

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    1. Sorry about the discrepancy! It was closer to half the large ball of yarn, not 3/4! I will fix that in my post. It's always best to have more yarn leftover than not enough - so usually I round up when estimating how much yarn I'll need. Sorry for the late reply :( Hopefully this will help someone!

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  8. Hi Lisa,
    I'm a beginner and I'm practicing your pattern.
    Most of the time it's going great but once in a few rows I drop a stitch and I don't know how to fix it. I'm finding myself unraveling the whole scarf again and again.
    Can explain or maybe share a video explaining how do i correct dropped stitches in this pattern? Getting frustrated here :)

    Thanks!
    Ortal

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    1. I'm not very good at picking up dropped stitches myself : ( the way you fix a dropped stitch will vary depending on what stitch is dropped (knit, purl, etc). If you search on YouTube you will probably get better help than I can provide! Good luck and don't give up!! : )

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  9. Check out the video of a new tool called "fix-a-stitch" (Amazon.com @ $14.00.) Since picking up knits and purls requires different techniques,this is a useful little gadget for knitters to have.

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  10. Check out the video of a new tool called "fix-a-stitch" (Amazon.com @ $14.00.) Since picking up knits and purls requires different techniques,this is a useful little gadget for knitters to have.

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  11. How long is your scarf in this tutorial? I'm having a hard time deciding what length I want mine and I really like the length of the scarf in the pictures.

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    1. I knit until my piece measured a little over 30 inches : )

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  12. So pretty and such a rich texture - it lays perfectly! Thanks so much..
    http://prettyknittingpatterns.weebly.com

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  13. So pretty and such a rich texture - it lays perfectly! Thanks so much..
    http://prettyknittingpatterns.weebly.com

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  14. So for the row 3, I knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 under twice, then knit 1, purl 1? Please let me know if I'm readin it right!

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    1. I mean after knitting under twice, I purl 1, knit 1. Correct?

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    2. Sorry for the late reply!
      For row 3, you K1, P1, K1B, P1, K1B, P1, K1B and keep repeating the "P1, K1B" until the last 2 stitches. For the last 2 stitches you will P1, K1. Hope this clarifies it. If not, check out my video tutorial and it will definitely help you visualize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDXnLazlqWg&feature=youtu.be&list=UUQF7dI35xfBXuc-kRs1-YCQ

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  15. I find myself gaining a ton of extra rows when I'm beginning. I casted on 29, but I was in the upper 30's by the time I was starting my row 3. I don't know where I'm going wrong and I've restarted the scarf so many times. Do you have any ideas?

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    1. I had this issue when I was learning how to purl, if you don't have your yarn on the right side of your needles it will be wrapped an extra time giving you an additional stitch when you purl. Make sure the yarn is on the inside of the needles when purling (behind when knitting). Maybe that helps?

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    2. Hi Rachel! I think you also posted this question on my fisherman rib tutorial on YouTube but I will answer here as well in case anyone else runs into the same issue.

      One tip is to make sure when you do the K1B (knit 1 below) you slip the stitch above off needle at same time.

      For anyone confused, check out the video tutorial for easier visualization: https://youtu.be/CDXnLazlqWg

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    3. I did, thanks Lisa! I'm halfway through and it looks great! The other comment (Unknown) explained exactly what I was doing wrong. Thanks:)

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  16. Curious. About how long did your version end up being? I honestly don't know how long I would like it and I love how it looked in the photo. and how long did it take you to make it? (Im trying to make it for a friend before I go back home for break... and i have finals to study for as well...)

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    2. The circumference of the scarf ended up being about 30 inches : ) If I had to do it over, I'd probably only make it about 26 inches so it would fit a bit tighter around my neck.
      I can't remember exactly how long it took me to make this, but I'd guess you can finish it in a weekend if you really put a few hours a day into the project : ) I'm actually a pretty slow knitter!

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  18. Hi there. I'm new to this "infinity scarf" trend and wanted to knit this for a friend. When the ends are joined do I twist one end for a mobius-like effect or leave both ends straight? Another way to word this is do I join the bottom right side to the top left side? Thanks for the clarification. Your pictures are lovely, you're very photogenic (I'm envious, haha)

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  19. Is it possible to knit this with circular needles and it still turn out the same way?

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  20. Is it possible to knit this with circular needles and it still turn out the same way?

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  21. I only use circulars when knitting, unless I need to switch to double pointed needles. Just don't join your stitches and you're good. Simply turn your work around when you finish your row.

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  22. Any suggestion if i want to use 2 different colors how should i proceed??

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