Monday, May 5, 2014

Inventing an infinity scarf

In my world, desire to not be wasteful is the mother of invention.  In my previous post, I told you about my experience with a loose knit in stockinette stitch, and how frustrated I was with how it curled.  I realized that in certain circumstances, you WANT curling at the edges.  It makes for a nice edge if done in the right way.  With that thought flowing through my head, I realized that I had some other leftover light-weight yarn (Knit Picks Galileo from my Striped Cowl) and I decided to try another item on the same needles as the Aimee Dew Cowl. 

So I began with an intentionally curling edge, and then started inventing.  I wanted the curled edge to stand out, so I made the edge a border in a different color.  I put a purl ridge on each side of the middle panel to help it lay flat.
Then I inserted a panel of chevrons in the middle, and finished with an identical border.

It's a fun, eye-catching accessory.  I really fussed with the edges in some of the pictures, it really curls on the edges more than it appears. 
The pink really gives it a pop of color.

It took me only about 4 hours to knit this one (similar to the Aimee cowl), and it was fun to use my brain and figure it out!

Here is the pattern:

Hogan Infinity Scarf
Yarn: Knit Picks Galileo (50% wool, 50% bamboo) or any sport weight yarn
          50g/131 yd - I used 1 skein of Abalone (7201) and 33g of Luster (1815)
Needles: US 10 (6.0mm) circular needle, 80cm long
              US 11 (8.0mm) straight or DPN for binding off
Notions: tapestry needle, blocking pins
Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project

CO             Cast On

YO                  Yarn Over
K2Tog              Knit 2 Together
S1K1psso        Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over
BO                   Bind Off

In contrast color, CO 198 stitches.  Then join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. 
Rows 1-5 : Knit
Row 6: [K2Tog, YO]* repeat to end of round, don't forget the last YO!
Rows 7-9: Knit
Rows 10-11: Purl
Change to main color
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: [K4, YO, S1K1psso, K3]* repeat to end of round
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: [K2, K2Tog, YO, K1, YO, S1K1psso, K2]* repeat to end of round
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: [K1, K2Tog, YO, K3, YO, S1K1psso, K1]* repeat to end of round
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: [K2Tog, YO, K5, YO, S1K1psso]* repeat to end of round
Row 20: Knit
Repeat rows 13-20
Change to contrast color
Row 29: Knit
Rows 30-31: Purl
Rows 32-34: Knit
Row 35: [K2Tog, YO]* repeat to end of round, don't forget the last YO!
Rows 36-39: Knit
Change to size 11 needle and use traditional bind off.

Weave in the ends, block and enjoy!

I have listed this as a FREE pattern in Ravelry!  Make sure you post pictures when you complete it so I can see your handiwork!


  1. Love this use of color and design! Great job! I'd love to do it! thanks so much for the free pattern!

    1. Thank you! If you make it, send me a picture or post it on Ravelry (if you're a member!)

    2. I love this pattern! How can I print it? I don't see anything says "Print."

    3. You should be able to go to your browser's "File" menu and choose "Print". Make sure you are on this blog entry so the whole blog doesn't print! :) If you still have trouble, let me know and I will try to convert it for you and email it.