Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quick Super Bulky Infinity Scarf

The latest scarf trend is infinity scarves/cowls, and they are EVERYWHERE! My mother asked me to make one for her, but none of the patterns I found went well with the yarns I had.  Most designs I found would take a very long time to make, and I wanted one right now!

Since I needed something quick, I decided to use some lightweight super bulky yarn in my stash.
Bernat Knit or Knot Clara.  I have several skeins, in sets of two skeins each.  I knew that it would take two skeins to make the scarf long enough.  After my first failed attempt (too long, and too thin), I finally got it figured out.

I gave my first completed scarf to my sweet friend Maddie.  She loves it!  (and it looks great on her)



Here's how I made it:

Super Bulky Infinity Scarf

Materials: 2 hanks of Bernat Knit or Knot "Clara"
Size 19 (16 mm) circular needle - 29 inches long
Large Eyed Yarn Needle for weaving in those huge ends!

If you can't find Bernat Knit or Knot "Clara" yarn (it's been discontinued), look for a soft, lightweight super bulky yarn that knits to a gauge of 2 stitches per inch with a size 17 (13 mm) knitting needle.

Pattern:  Loosely cast on 100 stitches with size 19 knitting needle.  Join in the round.

Round 1 - Knit
Round 2 - Purl
Rounds 3 & 4 - Knit
Round 5 - Purl
Rounds 6 & 7 - Knit
Round 8 - Purl
Round 9, 10, & 11 - Knit
Round 12 - Purl
Rounds 13 & 14 - Knit
Round 15 - Purl
Rounds 16 & 17 - Knit
Round 18 - Purl
Cast Off, then weave in ends.

Enjoy!

Here's a photo of Bernat Knit or Knot Clara, so you know what the original yarn looks like:



That yarn comes in a long hank, so you'll need to get a friend to hold it for you, as you wind it up into a big ball.  Or, you can use a fancy yarn swift. :)   Here's a video, showing how to wind up that yarn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKkoYtMu7Jg

Here's another one I made, using a different color of the same yarn:
Knit Knot Clara Infinity 3
Edited: I miscounted the center rows when I originally posted the pattern.  There should be 3 knit rows in the center, instead of 5.  So, there are 18 total rows for the design.  Happy Knitting!

6 comments:

Celina Bonita said...

Thank You Sandy, It is beautiful! I hope you have a very bless Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Shandeh said...

Thank you, my friend! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! :D

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

The scarf is lovely!

Merry Christmas. :)

Shandeh said...

Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy your Christmas as well. :)

Julianne Lawrence said...

Did you mean for the yarn to be knit with a size 17 or a size 19 circular needle?

Shandeh said...

Hi Julianne! The pattern is knit with a size 19 knitting needle, so the stitches will be loose and flowy. But, you can do a gauge swatch with a size 17 needle, to find a yarn substitution. I did not figure gauge for this design with size 19 needles.

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