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INFINITY SCARF Pattern for BEGINNERS (step-by-step tutorial)



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today I'll show you how to knit the

mistake rib infinity scarf this is a

great scarf for beginners because it's

made up entirely of knits and pearls

it's also really quick to knit up

because we're using super chunky yarn so

download the full pattern in the

description print it out and follow

along I've also made video chapters in

the description so you can easily

navigate through this video so a note

about construction this infinity scarf

is not knit in the round it's knit slack

like a scarf and at the end we'll just

seam it up which I'll show you how to do

later on for the scarf I used four balls

of Lanna grossa ragazza yarn this is a

super bulky merino yarn and it equals

about a hundred and seventy six yards I

knit up all the yarn before I could take

a photo so that's why I'm using the

product photo and I'll throw links to

all the materials in the description I

also used ten millimeter knitting

needles I like bamboo needles because it

grips the yarn and is less slippery to

work with I also used a tapestry needle

for seaming a tape measure and split

ring stitch markers which are optional

alright so I'm going to cast on 21

stitches I'll use the longtail cast on

so I'm leaving like a bit of a tail here

I think that's enough for 21 stitches

and I'll make my slip knot here we go

and place it on my needle now if you

don't know how to do the longtail cast

on then check out this video here where

the eye is and you know learn how to do

that and come back here and cast on your

stitches okay so I'm casting on 21

stitches according to the pattern now if

you're using like a thinner yarn or a

thicker yarn and you want to cast on a

different number of stitches like you

want a less wide or a wider infinity

scarf you can actually do that you can

just cast on a multiple of four plus one

okay so what does that mean all it means

is that you need to cast on a multiple

of 4 so 4 8 16 20 24 28 and then add one

to it okay so you could cast on like 24

which is a multiple of 4 and then add

one which is 25 so you could cast on 25

stitches for our infinity scarf I'm

casting on 21 stitches

20 is multiple of 4 and I've added one

to it so that's 21 alright so let's get

into our stitch pattern okay so the

stitch pattern is actually quite simple

it is made up of two rows Row one and

Row two so let's go through Row one

first okay so what I'm gonna do is slip

one knit wise so I'm gonna push my

needle into my first stitch as if I were

going to knit and then just slip it off

of the left needle so next what I'm

gonna do is knit one so here we go knit

one cool and then I'm going to start my

repeat okay so you can see this little

asterisks here that basically signals

the beginning of the repeat okay so it

goes asterisks purl two so I'm gonna

bring my yarn up front to do a purl two

so here we're gonna purl one okay and

then we're gonna purl choose is my

second purl stitch so throw it up yeah

alright and then we're going to knit two

here we go knit one and knit two all

right so now our instructions say to

repeat from the star or the asterisks so

that's what our repeat is basically purl

two and knit two so we'll go all the way

back to purl two

all right here we go purl two and knit

two so here we go knit two so it says

that we need to repeat from start to

last three stitches okay so I've just

finished that repeat right I did purl

two and then knit two so now I'm back to

a purl two

okay so we're gonna continue this pull

two knit two until we get to our last

three stitches at which point we're

going to purl two and knit one so let's

do that and now I've got my last three

stitches so what I'm gonna do is purl

two as my instructions say

here's my little too cool and then

here's my last stitch and I'm gonna knit

one

perfect okay so that is my Row one so

I'm gonna turn my needle over and we're

gonna work Row two so for Row two we're

gonna slip 1 purlwise and what that

means is I'm gonna take my right needle

and go into this first stitch as if I

were gonna purl when we purl we usually

have our yarn in front right so I'm

gonna slip my right needle into this

first stitch make sure my yarn is in

front okay so I'm just gonna throw it

over my needle so my needle is behind my

working yarn and then I'm just going to

slip that first stitch off of my needle

so that's a slip 1 purlwise alright so

next I'm going to purl one and

conveniently my yarn is already in the

front so I'm just going to purl into it

cool alright so now come the asterisks

so the pattern goes asterisks knit two

purl two so I'm gonna bring my yarn to

the back cuz now we're doing into two so

here we go knit two here we go knit two

and then purl two so here we go

purl two alright so that is basically

our repeat so we're gonna repeat this

knit two purl two across the whole row

until we get to our last three stitches

so let's just do that alright

repeating a knit two purl two so it's

actually very similar to Row one right

and here we go that was my last purl two

and now I've got three stitches left and

I'm just going to knit two here we go

and purl one awesome so that is our row

two

alright so now I would just turn my

needle over and work Row one all over

again right so that would just be a slip

one knit one knit one and purl two

alright so these two rows make up the

mistake rib so you would just alternate

between Row one and Row two so work

these two rows until your scarf measures

forty two inches if you plan on blocking

or around 48 inches if you don't want to

block all right so happy mistake rib

knitting so the reason why you need to

slip your first stitch purlwise and knit

wise is so that you'll get this really

nice selvage edge on your scarf so here

you can see it on this side and right

here you can see this really nice edge

right so that's what slipping our

stitches can do

okay so you might be wondering like how

am I gonna keep Row 1 and Row 2 straight

in my head at some point you might just

lose track right you might forget am I

supposed to be working Row 1 here or Row

2 kind of hard to remember okay so I've

got a little hack for you if the first

stitch on your row is a purl stitch and

I can tell by this little purl bump here

then I should be working Row 2 right

because I need to slip 1 purlwise on Row

2 on the other hand if the first stitch

of the row is a knit stitch as you can

see right here you can kind of see that

little v-shape then you should be

working in Row 1

okay so Row 1 I'm gonna slip 1 knit one

and then knit 1

so I know that this is gonna be a Row

one that I need to work because my first

stitch on the row was a knit stitch

alrighty so don't get confused just look

to your knitting and it'll give you

hints about what row you should be

working

so now my scarf measures around 42

inches look how long it is whoo so when

I wrap it around my neck it looks a

little short but I can fix that by

blocking the scarf later on so I could

knit this a little bit longer but I

don't have any more yarn whoo I didn't

buy enough which was a pretty dumb move

but blocking this will give me five or

six more inches so I'm okay for now so

just FYI I used 150 yards of super bulky

weight yarn so if you have more yarn you

can always knit the scarf to the exact

length that you like instead of blocking

totally up to you so now it's time to

cast off which means we're gonna get the

scarf off of our needle so I'm gonna do

a regular old cast off you don't need to

make our cast off very nice because when

we seam our cast off edge is gonna be

hidden so there's no point making it

really pretty so I've just knit two

stitches and I'm gonna go under the

first stitch and bring it over the

second stitch and I've just cast it off

one okay so here we go again I'm going

to knit two on my right needle go into

that first stitch and bring it over in

the second stitch and just continue

going so knit one and bring my needle

into the first stitch over the second

stitch so as you can see there's this

nice cast off edge forming so we'll do

that across the whole row until we reach

our last stitch oh yeah so keep a loose

hand as you're casting off don't grip

your yarn too tightly keep it nice and

loose and your cast off edge will be

nice and stretchy alright so here I'm

near the end of my row and here we go

cool so normally you would just cut off

like a length of yarn here snip snip and

then like weave it into your scarf right

but we're gonna do something a little

bit different okay so just stay with me

here do not cut off your yarn yet so

what we're gonna do is just measure out

a length of yarn that is seven times the

width of our cast off edge okay at least

seven times

so we're just gonna go like this okay

well measure out this yarn here's one

one width okay two three four five

whoops

five six and seven okay cool so this is

a length of yarn that is seven times the

width of my cast-off edge and then once

I have that I'm gonna just cut it off

right there we go

cool alrighty so now I can bring this

yarn through this last ditch and fully

cast off my scarf okay I just took the

length of yarn here we go wrap it around

my needle and then just bring this

stitch on my needle over the yarn okay

here it is

and just pull pull the whole length of

yarn through that last stitch pull it

tight and now we're fully cast off

whoo-hoo yeah okay so explanation time

why do we need this long length of yarn

it's weird and like what okay so what

we're gonna do is we need to seam our

scarf together right so that it actually

becomes an infinity scarf so next we're

actually going to put the two sides of

our scarf together and then use this

long length of yarn to seam the two ends

together so that our scarf becomes an

infinity scarf so you guessed it next

we're gonna talk all about seaming

ooh so before we see we need to weave in

the ends of our yarn so this is the cast

on edge of our scarf and this is the

leftover from our cast on okay so we

need to weave in this into our scarf

before we seam our scarf together so

let's do that real quick all right so

let's do this I've got my tapestry

needle here this is just like looks like

a giant sewing needle and I can use this

to weave in my ends okay so I'm gonna

take my yarn tail here and just you know

I try to thread it through my tapestry

needle there we go cool so we're just

gonna basically hide this length of yarn

in our scarf so what I like to do is

look for the little purl bumps purl

bumps are a great place to camouflage

our yarn so here I can see there's like

a little bump here right so I'm just

gonna go into this little purl bump here

we go cool yeah alright and so I'll go

into these little stitches like five or

six times I basically just want to

secure this yarn tail and kind of

camouflage it in my yarn okay so let's

take a look here the edge of my scarf I

don't want to like disrupt this nice

knit column so I'm just gonna go like

underneath that knit stitch okay alright

this is a pretty lawless I don't have

any really hard or fast rules for

weaving in the ends

we're just securing this little yarn

tail in place so let's see let's go in

here little purl bump here's a little

pearl bumpy and let's go in like one

more time let's just go in another

we'll just try and camouflage it right

near that NIT column okay so that looks

now looks pretty okay I mean you know if

you're looking for it if you're really

searching you could probably find a

woven in tail but most people are not

looking and I'm pretty satisfied with

that I'm just gonna stretch it out a

little bit okay and then just snip it

off right there cool get out of here I

can't get the scissors off my hand okay

here's our little tail and let's just

get rid of it and now one end of our

scarf looks awesome

and you can barely even see where the

yarn tail is cool so now we can see our

scarf together so now you're gonna

decide which side of your scarf you want

to be the good side okay so that means

the side that's gonna be facing out the

side that everyone is gonna see right

not the side that's facing your body

okay so if you don't really have a

preference and it doesn't really matter

for me I kind of like this side a little

bit better so what we're gonna do is put

the right sides of our scarf together

okay so again this is my right side or

my good side and you know duh this side

is also my right side so we're gonna

place them together and then we're going

to seam our scarf together here

so I'm gonna get out my tapestry needle

and just thread up this super long yarn

tail here all right there we go got it

on my needle cool and I've also got

these little split ring stitch markers

and what these are for is they're meant

to help me line up my scarf okay so

let's take a look here now you can see

that we have these lovely columns of

knit stitches right so I want these

columns of knits to line up when I'm

seaming it right I want it to be like

really nicely aligned like this so what

I'm gonna do with these little stitch

markers is I'm going to match up those

knit columns on the front in the back of

my work here so here's a knit column

right and here is my the corresponding

knit column here so I'm just gonna match

them up and I'm gonna use my stitch

marker to just kind of not tie them in

place but kind of just hold them in

place there right and let's just go

across this whole scarf now if you don't

have these markers that's okay you can

use like a safety pin or even like a

bobby pin you can get kind of creative

with that as well alright so there we go

we can take a look at our two ends and I

can see that yes the columns match up

pretty nicely alright so yes I'm being

like really careful kind of extra but

that's because I want that seam to look

almost invisible alright so let's get

started so we're gonna use something

called the backstitch method this is

very common in hand sewing and I think

it'll work really nicely with this scarf

as well okay so I've got my yarn it's

coming out of the back of my scarf and

what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna go

through the front of my scarf like this

okay so I'm gonna go like half an inch

from the edge okay and I'm gonna pull

the needle through just like this okay

and now you'll see the reason why this

is called back stitch is we're gonna go

back behind where the yarn came oh okay

so here my needle is gonna go behind

this yarn all the way to the edge pretty

much right right up to the edge of my

scarf okay pretty good and through to

the other side and I'm gonna pull it

through now I'm gonna bring my needle

it's on the back now I'm gonna bring it

just poke it in through to the front

okay like about an inch or so from the

edge okay poke it all the way through

okay and then pull the yarn through cool

alright so now our yarn is in the front

again and we're gonna take our needle

and go behind the yarn we're gonna go

back okay so I'm just gonna go like a

tiny bit back right on the right

underneath the cast-off edge and I'm

gonna poke my needle through to the

other side and then I'm gonna grab okay

a bit of fabric from the back just a

tiny bit and then push my needle through

to the front just like this okay so you

can see there's like needle strand of

yarn needle okay we've kind of

sandwiched the strand of yarn with our

needle and then I'm going to pull the

yarn through BAM

alright so I'm gonna give my yarn a bit

of a tug just to tighten it okay tighten

that seam and now you can see our yarn

is in the front again and we're gonna go

back behind it okay push that needle

through alright to the other side to the

back side and here's our knit column I'm

just gonna make sure it's aligned on the

front and it is okay so here we go we're

on the back and we're just gonna grab a

bit of fabric on the back push it into

the front and now you can see that our

needle is kind of sandwich in the strand

of yarn

we'll pull through tighten it up and tug

okay

and again our yarn is in the front we're

gonna take our needle push it behind

that strand of yarn okay to the back

grab a little from the back and then

push it the needle into the front

okay so needle yarn strand meat'll and

then hold it through again okay so we're

gonna go again here's our strand of yarn

we're gonna go behind it just like this

through to the other side I just want to

catch it right below the cast-off edge

and then grab a bit from the back and

then push into the front and then pull

it through so you're kind of getting the

hang of it you know what you need to do

next here's the strand of yarn we're

gonna go behind it

alright like around II around here push

it to the back grab a bit of the back

push through to the front there we go

needle yarn needle and pull it through

okay so that's really all there is to

back stitch okay

strand of yarn go behind the surround of

yarn a wee bit just believe it alright

grab some from the back okay push into

the front periodically take a look at

the knit columns make sure they're

lining up on front in the back and then

just work your way seaming across the

whole seam of your scarf

alright so I'm nearing the end of my

scarf and I'm just making sure that it

lines up really neatly I'm just gonna

hold it like that

okay we're almost there here we go

and pull it through go behind our strand

of yarn and here we go and like right at

the edge here really close to finishing

let's push pull our yarn through and

let's just do like another what's it

called another stitch I'm gonna pull the

yarn through to the back just pull it

all there and once I get to this little

edge here I'm gonna be real careful to

make sure I get all of the edge in okay

so I'm just going through here again

okay and maybe I'll just do another

stitch all right here right at the edge

because I want to make sure it's like

perfectly kind of closed up here we go

push that in here and here we go so it

looks nice and closed and secured now

let's take a look at our how our knit

stitches line up and they look fabulous

if I do say so myself I'm just gonna

undo these little stitch markers and Wow

it looks really nice I'm always like

amazed when things turn out the way

they're supposed to I don't know why but

yeah it looks really nice right you can

see that seam it's a little bit thick

but that's because our you know our yarn

is quite thick and this is what it looks

like on the wrong side wrong side of our

work in on the right side let's take a

look hey oh not bad at all I can see

that the knit stitches line up really

nicely and you know like it's a little

bit chunky but we can get rid of that

chunkiness when we block out this scarf

okay but let's finish up our seam okay

we're getting a little ahead of

ourselves okay so we've closed up the

edge here and now I'm gonna weave in the

ends of my yarn cool so I'm just gonna

stick my needle into this little purl

stitch here as I mentioned earlier I

love using purl stitches to weave in my

ends kind of camouflage the yarn here we

go and

do this like a couple times let's go

into like five or six stitches here okay

duh okay cool alright so I'm just gonna

stretch out this area where I wove in my

ends and now I'll take my little scissor

and just cut it loose and whoo tada our

scarf is now joined in the round I'm

gonna turn it over to the right side and

our seam looks not too bad at all

looking pretty good on both sides if

you're infinity scarf fits you exactly

how you like then awesome you're

basically done but if you're like me and

your infinity scarf is a little bit

shorter than what you'd like then you

can block your infinity scarf which is

what we're gonna do next so I've got a

tub here that I've filled with some

room-temperature water so it's not cold

it's not warm it's just sort of like meh

kind of water okay so I've got my

infinity scarf here and I'm just gonna

submerge it into this tub of water here

we go whoa look at it go

awesome so we just want to push the

scarf under the water and kind of like

trying to drown it that's a little bit

sinister but you know I really want the

fibers of my cowl to be submerged so the

more that you need to stretch your cowl

the longer it should stay in the tub

okay so now it's like fully submerged

and I'm just gonna leave it alone

soaking in this tub for like 20 minutes

so our scarf has been sitting here for

about 20 minutes so now I'm just going

to push out as much water as I can okay

so whoopsie

so I'm not like wringing out the scarf

I'm kind of just pushing out the water

or as much water as I can so here is my

super wet scarf I just laid it out on

top of a bath mat here and now I'm going

to stretch out my scarf to the length

that I want it to be okay so I know that

my final length

should be 48 inches that's the target

circumference so 48 into 2 is a a 24

alright so this half of the scarf should

measure out to 24 inches let's see and

it's 23 right now so I need to stretch

it out so that it's 24 and is that gonna

do the trick and maybe a little bit more

over here and there we go that is

exactly 24 perfect all right so now that

I know that the length is right I want

to make sure that the width is exactly

the same throughout the whole scarf okay

so you can see over here where the edge

is

it's like splayed out in the middle it

looks a little bit thinner so let's say

I want it to be 7 and 1/2 inches so I'm

gonna pull down this area here so that

it's 7 and 1/2 and then just go across

my whole scarf make sure that it is 7

and 1/2 all the way through it's a

little bit thicker here so I'm just

gonna like kind of scrunch it up a

little bit so that's the great thing

about blocking is that you can really

manipulate your knitting when it's wet

and when it dries your knitting will

basically dry in that shape right so

it's great you can kind of push and pull

your scarf so that it becomes the shape

that you want it to be all right so now

it looks really nice and even so now all

I need to do is just leave it alone

make yourself a sandwich and relax come

back the next day and you'll have a

beautiful infinity scarf that you can

wear alright so it's been about two days

and my scarf is now fully dried oh it's

so soft so it looks awesome it still

measures 48 inches and it measures seven

and a half inches down this way too so

it dried exactly in the shape that I

left it in it looks awesome and I also

want to show you that the seam after

blocking it's kind of flattened out a

bit it used to be a little bit bumpy and

after blocking it's nice and flat now

the inside still has this big chunky

seam but that's okay because it's on the

in

side of my infinity scarf so I can

always hide it alright so that's pretty

much it now I have an infinity scarf on

my hands I could throw it over my head

and wear it out and admire it and let

everybody know that hey I just knit this

oh yeah I'm kind of a domestic goddess

now alright so I hope you enjoyed this

tutorial I'm Davina from

sheepandstitch.com thanks so much for

watching keep warm happy knitting and

I'll see you next time bye

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