I love winter, and it is slowly on it’s way in 🙂 One of the things I love about winter is the clothes – those warm, soft & fluffy woolies, in which you wrap up tight. So, here is my first project in preparation for this season : the infinity scarf.
I love infinity scarves as they are so versatile and you can wear them in many ways.
For this one, I have used a variagated yarn by Katia which has a gold thread running through it, but you can use any yarn of your choice. As for stitch choice, I used the puff stitch because it forms double-sided bobbles that are both thick and fluffy – just what you want for your scarf.
This is a really easy project, and in case you have not made a puff stitch before, here is an explanation :
Step 1 : – Start by making a chain ( it should be in multiples of 2 stitches plus 4) till it is as wide as you would like your scarf to be.
Step 2: – Once you have made the chain, yarn over hook and insert the hook into the 4th chain from hook. Yarn over again and draw up a loop. You should have three loops on your hook. ** Yarn over hook and insert the hook into the same 4th chain from hook. Yarn over again and draw up a loop. ** Repeat from. You should now have 7 loops on the hook. (N.B. some people will even make puff stitches with 9 or 11 loops – it’s totally upto you – but I opted for 7.)
Step 3 : – Yarn over and draw the yarn through all the loops. This is your Puff Stitch.
Step 4: – With the loop pulled through the puff stitch, make a single chain to secure your Puff stitch.
Step 5: – Skip 1 chain stitch and make your next puff stitch in the next chain stitch. Repeat till you get to the end of the chain. You should end the row with a puff stitch.
Step 6: – At the end of your row, flip your work and make 3 chain stitches.
Step 7:- For all subsequent rows, make your puff stitches in the chain-1 space from the previous row.
Repeat till the scarf is as long as you like. Once done, I joined the last row to the initial row with slip stiches – but you can sew this if you prefer.