This pattern for the beginner infinity scarf is for all those knitters out there that can’t stand just going for it and knitting anything that comes to mind. They like rules, and they like to know exactly how something is going to look when it’s done. That’s the kind of knitter I was starting out. I literally googled the “average scarf length” and “average scarf width.” So if you’re an experienced knitter and just want a super quick and easy knit, or a brand new knitter who doesn’t quite understand the magic of making a scarf quite yet, here you go…
Yarn Needed for the Beginner Infinity Scarf:
Two skeins of Knit Picks Chroma Twist Bulky in Surf’s Up. You of course can choose any color you prefer, but Surf’s Up is in all the photos and videos on this page.
Knitting Needles Needed:
Size 10 US Size, or 6 mm.
10″ Sunstruck Straight Needles used in all photos and videos on this page.
For more on basic supplies you should buy when first learning to knit, check out my post Basic Knitting Supplies.
Stitch markers (optional)
Optional Good Things to Know:
It’s a scarf, so if yours comes out differently then mine, it’s totally fine and not a big deal at all. Knitters naturally have different styles and tensions. But…if you’d like to know the specifics of the scarf I knitted here you go. Keep in mind all measurements were taken after I washed the scarf.
58 inches total. Folded over, after it was sewn, 29 inches.
14 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch, machine washed and air dried.
The Beginner Infinity Scarf Pattern:
Cable cast on 28 stitches.
Knit every row! How to do the knit stitch:
For more on how to knit check out my original How to Knit post. You are going to knit both skeins of yarn. When you notice you’re getting to end of your first skein of yarn, join your yarn, like this:
For more tips on joining yarn, check out my original How to Join Yarn post.
Knit until you have about five feet left of the second skein. How do you know you have about five feet left of the second skein of yarn? Just measure against your body. Is it about your height? Cool, plenty of yarn left. The tail should be long enough to bind off and to sew together.
Cast off all your stitches:
For more tips on casting off, check out original post How to Cast Off the Easy Way!
How do you sew it together? However you darn well please. I twisted my scarf once because I think it drapes better.
Fine, if you insist here’s how I sewed mine together:
If you want to help yourself keep it even while sewing, use a safety pin (without a coil, like this) to pin the ends together while you sew.
Weave in your ends in 2 directions for 1-2 inches. Then cut off end. Don’t stress and don’t knot!
Once you’re done, you’ll want to machine wash your Beginner Infinity Scarf. I prefer to put mine in a delicates bag to make sure it doesn’t catch on any of my other laundry, and wash on cold/delicate. Do not be surprised when it comes out way longer! Superwash wool has a tendency to STRETCH. The magic of washing your scarf will be all of your stitches will significantly even out. This is called blocking in knitting. I air dried my scarf flat. Enjoy your beautiful new scarf! Be sure to add your project photos to Ravelry! (New to Ravelry? Check out my guide to this awesome social network here.)
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