Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snow Day Infinity Scarf | Free Pattern



About the Snow Day Infinity Scarf:
Winter storm Jonas brought at least 20 inches of snow to my area this past weekend; for me, there's no better way to battle cabin fever than cranking up the heat, brewing a nice pot of coffee, and sitting down to knit a cozy scarf. This infinity scarf is a simple pattern that can be easily completed during a weekend snowed in. The simple seed stitch only requires you to know the 2 basic stitches: knit and purl (watch the knit stitch 'how to' tutorial herepurl stitch tutorial here).

I chose to use a dual colored yarn for added texture, but I'm not quite sure I like the end result. Though it is slowly growing on me, I can't say this is the favorite scarf I've ever knit. If I were the make this scarf again in the future, I'd probably pick a solid color yarn.  Another change I'd consider is to cast on less stitches so the scarf would wrap more tightly around my neck; however, it all depends on what style you're going for -- a loose infinity scarf or a cowl-style tube scarf.

The completed dimensions of my scarf: 27 inches in circumference and 13 inches in height. 


Materials I Used:
- 24" US size 13 (9 mm) circular needles
- Loops and Threads Powdery Yarn in the color "snow"; 2 skeins (252 yards total)
  (this yarn recommends using US size 10 needles, but I chose to use size 13 for a more "loose" knit)

  gauge: 12 stitches = 4 inches
  Another great option is Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn which is also bulky weight category 5 yarn.
- Tapestry needle with large eye
 
   
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The Snow Day Infinity Scarf Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using 24" US 13 circular needles, cast on 80 stitches. (cast on video tutorial)

Round 1: *K1, P1*

Round 2: *P1, K1*

Keep repeating round 1 and 2 until desired height
I completed 60 rounds and probably utilized about 230 yards of yarn.
Bind off.
Weave in loose ends.

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



More photos:
 What the scarf looks like when laid out flat.


Worn more "bunched up" for a less chunky style.

Infinity scarf styled with my long navy overcoat

 Seeing double!


Check out the rest of my blog for more free knitting patterns :)


I hope you will give this scarf a try : ) and if you do, be sure to tweet me a photo or tag me on your instagram knitting photos! My username on both: @L_LIN. Happy knitting!

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