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Easy Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern (Fisherman’s Rib Stitch)

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This easy infinity scarf knitting pattern is perfect for last-minute gifts, as it’s quick and easy to make.

The scarf is knit in the round using chunky yarn/bulky yarn and will keep you warm during cold winter days.

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Easy infinity scarf fishermans rib stitch

Easy Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern

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Notes

The knitted scarf knits quickly in bulky weight yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

It is knit as a long loop, so it can be doubled to be worn for a tighter fit around the neck.

This has no seams and is a great choice of simple project for an advanced beginner.

To cast on, I used the long-tail cast-on method.

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Skill Level – Easy (Advanced Beginner)

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Reversible knitting stitch pattern infinity scarf

Size Information

  • Height – 9 inches/23 cm
  • Width (laid flat and unstretched) – 21 inches/53 cm

Gauge – 14 sts and 16 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in pattern.

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

Needles

Notions

simple knit infinity scarf

Abbreviations

  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K1B – Knit one stitch below
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Easy Knit Infinity Scarf Pattern Instructions

Cast on 152 sts using the long tail cast on.

Join in the round and place a stitch marker at the join.

Be careful not to twist the stitches.

  • 1st round – *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the round (1×1 Ribbing).
  • 2nd round: *K1B, P1 rep from * to the end of the round.
  • Continue to rep round 2 until the piece measures 12 inches from the cast-on edge.
  • Next round – *K1, P1 rep from * to the end of the round (1×1 Ribbing).

You can add more or less in terms of measurement depending on how long/short you want the cowl to be.

Cast off in pattern.

Weave in loose ends.

knitted infinity scarf

How Long Should A Knitted Infinity Scarf Be?

The length of a knitted infinity scarf, also known as a circular or eternity scarf, can vary depending on your personal preference and the style you want to achieve.

However, a common length range for an infinity scarf is approximately 48 to 72 inches (122 to 183 cm).

Here are some considerations to help you determine the ideal length for your knitted infinity scarf:

  1. Single Loop: If you want a shorter, single-loop scarf that you can wrap around your neck once, a length of about 48 to 60 inches (122 to 152 cm) should work well. This is a standard length for many infinity scarf patterns.
  2. Double Loop: If you prefer a longer, double-loop scarf for added warmth and styling options, consider a length of approximately 60 to 72 inches (152 to 183 cm). This allows you to wrap it around your neck twice comfortably.
  3. Adjustable Length: Some infinity scarves are designed to be long, allowing you to customize the number of loops and how tightly or loosely you want to wear them. In this case, a length of 72 inches or more can provide versatility.
  4. Child Size: For a child-sized infinity scarf, you can aim for a length of around 36 to 48 inches (91 to 122 cm), depending on the child’s age and size.

Keep in mind that these measurements are approximate and can vary based on your knitting tension and the desired drape of the scarf.

It’s a good idea to try on the scarf as you knit to check the length and adjust it to your liking.

Ultimately, the perfect length for your knitted infinity scarf depends on your style, comfort, and how you intend to wear it.

You can experiment with different lengths and widths to create a scarf that complements your wardrobe and meets your needs.

Infinity scarf

How To Wear A Knitted Infinity Scarf?

A knitted infinity scarf, also known as a circular or eternity scarf, is a versatile accessory that can be worn in various ways to enhance an outfit and keep one warm.

Here are several ways to wear a knitted infinity scarf:

  1. Classic Loop: The simplest way to wear an infinity scarf is to loop it around your neck once, creating a single loop. This style works well with a variety of outfits and is both stylish and functional. You can adjust the loop to your desired snugness.
  2. Double Loop: For added warmth and a layered look, twist the scarf once before looping it around your neck. This creates a double loop, and you can adjust the loops to be tighter or looser, depending on your preference.
  3. Hooded Scarf: To keep your neck, shoulders, and head warm, drape the infinity scarf around your neck and then pull one loop up over your head to function as a hood. This is a cozy and practical way to wear your scarf on chilly days.
  4. Shrug Style: Hold the scarf behind your back with the loop hanging down. Slide your arms through the loop, creating a makeshift shrug. This style provides extra warmth and can be an excellent accessory for dresses or sleeveless tops.
  5. Layered Infinity: If you have multiple infinity scarves, you can layer them for a chic and unique look. Simply wrap one infinity scarf around your neck, and then add a second or third one with different colors or textures. This creates an eye-catching layered effect.
  6. Twisted Infinity: Before looping your scarf around your neck, give it a half twist, creating a figure-eight shape. This adds an interesting twist to your look and can create a cozy, textured appearance.
  7. Knotted Infinity: Fold your infinity scarf in half to create a loop. Then, pull the loose ends through the loop to form a knot. This style adds a touch of elegance to your outfit and can be adjusted for different necklines.
  8. Off-Center: Position the scarf loop slightly off-center so one side is longer than the other. This asymmetric look can be a stylish addition to your outfit and provides an interesting twist on the classic loop.
  9. Belted: To cinch in your waist and create a defined silhouette, fold your infinity scarf in half and loop it around your waist. Secure it with a belt to add texture and warmth to your outfit.
  10. Infinity Scarf as a Headband: In addition to neckwear, you can also wear your knitted infinity scarf as a stylish headband or turban. Fold it to the desired width and wrap it around your head, securing it with a hidden knot or tuck.

The great thing about an infinity scarf is that you can get creative and experiment with different styles to suit your outfit and the weather.

Whether you prefer a classic or unique look, an infinity scarf can be a versatile and fashionable addition to your wardrobe.

reversible knitted infinity scarf

How Do I Knit An Infinity Scarf?

Knitting an infinity scarf is a relatively straightforward project that’s suitable for both beginners and experienced knitters.

You can create an infinity scarf using a variety of knitting techniques and patterns, but here is a basic pattern for a simple stockinette stitch infinity scarf.

Here’s how to do it:

Materials you’ll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn (or yarn of your choice)
  • Knitting needles suitable for your yarn (usually size US 7 to 10)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Instructions:

  1. Determine the width: Decide how wide you want your infinity scarf to be. A common width is around 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm), but you can adjust it to your liking. Note that the final width will be approximately half of what you knit since you’ll be folding the scarf in half and sewing the ends together.
  2. Cast on: Using the long-tail cast-on method, cast on the desired number of stitches for your chosen width. You can estimate the number of stitches needed based on your gauge (stitches per inch) or follow a pattern’s recommendations.
  3. Knit the body: Knit every row in the stockinette stitch pattern, which is knit one row (right side) and purl one row (wrong side). Continue knitting until your scarf reaches the desired length. You can make it as long as you want, but a common length is about 60 inches (152 cm) for a single loop.
  4. Bind off: When your scarf is the desired length, bind off all stitches. Use a basic bind-off method, ensuring it’s not too tight to allow for stretching and flexibility.
  5. Finishing: Cut the yarn, leaving a tail of a few inches. Thread the tail onto a yarn needle and sew the two short ends of the scarf together, creating a loop. Make sure the seam is secure and not too bulky.
  6. Weave in loose ends: Use your yarn needle to weave in any loose ends to hide them within the fabric.
  7. Block, if desired: You can wet-block your scarf to improve its drape and even out the stitches. Gently soak it in cool water, squeeze out excess water, and lay it flat to dry. Use pins to shape it to your desired width and length.

Your knitted infinity scarf is now ready to wear!

Feel free to get creative with different yarn colors, textures, and stitch patterns to make each scarf unique.

Fishermans rib stitch infinity scarf

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Using simple stitches like the knit stitch and the purl stitch, this is an easy knit to create the fisherman’s rib stitch in the round.

For newer knitters, this is the best way to start learning how to knit in the round with circular needles.

stretchy knit infinity scarf
Fishermans rib stitch scarf

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