How to knit an infinity scarf with regular needles

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How to knit an infinity scarf with regular needles
You can knit an infinity scarf of any size. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

An infinity scarf is a fashion accessory based on a Möbius Strip. It is a loop of material with a half twist in it so that it only has one surface and hangs from the neck in an interesting way. They can be worn short or longer with two or more loops around the neck and can be thin or thick. Thick ones can also be used as cowls. They are also known as loop or circle scarfs. They are easy to knit and you can make them in colours to match your favourite outfits.

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Things you need

  • 9.0 mm knitting needles
  • 300 to 400 yards of worsted yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

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  1. 1

    Leave a long tail of yarn of about 50 cm. Cast on 60 stitches.

  2. 2

    Knit two stitches then purl two stitches. Repeat K2, P2 to the end of the row.

  3. 3

    Repeat row 1 until the scarf is the desired length. 120 cm to 150 cm is standard, but choose whatever you want.

  4. 4

    Cast off and cut your yarn to leave a long tail of about 50 cm.

  5. 5

    Lie the scarf flat and fold it in half. Pick up one of the ends and flip it over then use the long ends of yarns to seam the two ends together using the yarn needle.

Tips and warnings

  • Make a wider or thinner scarf by casting on more or less stitches but keep them in multiples of four.
  • Sew decorative buttons over the seam if you want to hide it.
  • These make great gifts for family and friends.
  • Pure wool yarn can be itchy where it touches the neck so choose a soft option.
  • Acrylic yarn can cause static electricity with your hair.

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