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How to Knit a Scarf the Easy Way

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Published June 7th 2016
Finish it this weekend, wear it to work on Monday
I love this easy knitting pattern. It needs big fat needles and chunky yarn and we know what that means... quick progress. You'll be wearing your scarf to work on Monday.

Easy to knit
Easy to knit

You'll need number 25 or 15mm needles and thick yarn. Or you can just use 8 ply but double it so that you are knitting with two strands.

You'll also need a nice cup of tea and perhaps a couple of good DVD's to watch while you are knitting.

Cast on 20 stitches.

Twenty stitches
Twenty stitches

Row 1: Knit all stitches, but instead of wrapping yarn once around the needle, wrap yarn twice around the needle. By the end of the row it will look as though you have 40 stitches.

Row 2: Purl all stitches. Purl into the first loop and slide it and the other loop off the needle, repeat for entire row.

Repeat until your scarf is as long as you like. I made my scarf long enough to wrap twice around my neck - approximately 100 rows.

It makes a nice, loose, sort of lacey look.

Cast off. Use scissors to break yarn, leaving a long tail of approximately 50 cm for stitching together the two ends of your scarf.

Leave a long tail for stitching
Leave a long tail for stitching

To complete your infinity scarf, lie it on a flat surface and bring the two ends together (while still lying flat) so that they meet. Stitch the two ends together with a darning needle or crochet hook using the tail from your cast off edge. Next darn, or crochet, any ends into the scarf. Then trim the ends.

Ready to wear
Ready to wear

Your infinity scarf is ready to wear.
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Why? It's so quick and easy
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When I was young a scarf was always the first knitting project. I definitely prefer the infinity scarf to a normal one.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7970) 1524 days ago
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