If you’ve only done basic knitting with a loom knitter (or if you’ve thought about trying it) I’ve got your next project for you: this easy-to-make infinity scarf. You can use part of the round loom knitter to knit and purl to make this soft and beautifully textured accessory. Sound intimidating? Well, let me assure you – I’m no yarnie, and even I was able to use a kids’ tool to make a gorgeous grown-up scarf. Let me show you how to knit an infinity scarf!
- Loom Knitting Set with Hook & Needle (any size is fine, as long as it has 17 pegs or more)
- About 150 Yards or 1.5 Skeins of Lion Brand Thick & Quick Yarn (I used Cabernet)
The beauty of yarn projects is that you don’t need many supplies! What you do need is more time than the quick crafts I usually enjoy sharing. As a novice knitter, I spent about 6 hours knitting this scarf. However, you can set it down and pick it back up as many times as you need to, and do it from practically anywhere (on the couch, on a car ride, in a waiting room – you get the idea). Once you master the two stitches, then it’s just repetition. You will need to knit about 48-54 inches to create this scarf. (And this color is the 2015 color of the year, so you’ll be right on-trend as you make it through these last few weeks of winter!)
I’ll give you the overview on the two stitches for those of you who prefer photos, and I’m sharing the full detailed how to knit an infinity scarf tutorial as a video today, because seeing it in action is often easier with it comes to knitted projects.
If you’ve used the loom knitter, then most likely to are familiar with the basic knitting.
Knitting uses 2 rows at a time; first, you wrap the yarn around the peg so that the loop faces outward, and then you use the hook to pull the lower stitch up and over the upper stitch.
First, pass the yarn below the stitch on the peg, then reach downward through the upper stitch with the hook to grab the yarn. Pull it upward, creating a new stitch. Pull the stitch off the peg, taking care not to lose the new stitch you created, and then replace the new stitch onto the peg.
I hope you enjoyed this how to knit an infinity scarf project – happy knitting!
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Adrianne is a writer, artist, designer, wife, and mom of 2 kids. She blogs at happyhourprojects.com where the theme is tutorials and recipes that can be made in an hour or less. Her favorite projects are jewelry-making, paper crafts, and recycled crafts. She participates annually in ArtPrize, an international art competition, and she’s the author of the book DIY T-Shirt Crafts: 50 Ways to Recycle a T-Shirt (August 2015).