Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lacy Infinity Scarf

This pretty scarf will be great for spring with the light lace and soft color. 
I used 2 skeins of Patons Metallic in Burnished Rose Gold with size 9 circular needles. 
Co 250, long tail. Join without twisting. 
Row 1: *k2tog, yo* repeat to end
Row 2: p all sts
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 4". 
K every row for 6.5". 
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 1". 
Bo loosely in purl. 
Fasten off, and weave in ends. 
The finished scarf is 11.5" x 60". 
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

76 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! What size cable should I use - I'm a beginner.

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    1. I used a 32" cable. You could also use one a bit larger if you would like since there is a large amount of stitches on the needle.

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    2. Thanks Alyssa! I've started it and already I made a mistake. With row one there aren't two stitches at the end so somewhere I dropped one. I've just been knitting the last stitch - I hope that doesn't mess it up too badly! Any suggestions are very welcome.

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    3. Well, I guess I must have messed up again! Now I have even stitches! I hope this is going to turn out okay. I only have about an inch done of 'repeat rows 1&2 for 4"

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    4. With the lacy pattern, I'm sure whatever mistake you did make won't be noticeable when you're wearing it. I hope you enjoy your scarf!

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    5. I think the problem is that the first time you end with even number stitches but since you can't do the yarn over at the end of the row you lose a stitch for the next round. Not sure if that is intended but I just knit one stitch and then yarn over and the next stitches I knit two together with the yarn overs. The lace looks different that way, but by missing the last yarn over, I think a stitch would be lost on every one of those knit two rows.

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    6. There is no stitch loss, for every K2tog there is a yo to counter it, keeping the stitch count constant at 250.

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    7. Lisa Ogilvie - FYI there are other comments since this one made in 2015. I think we've figured out the issue - I didn't knit in the round.

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    8. Waterfront resident-FYI there are other people having the same issue as you and my comments are actually none of your concern.

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    9. I'm not quite sure why the sarcastic response. I was merely commenting on why I had the problem. Goodness - I would think that you would have figured that out

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  2. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  3. What a beautiful scarf! All this--and glittery,too! thanks so much for sharing it -- I plan to make it for my friend who just loves all that glitters. :-P

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    1. The shimmer of this yarn is so great!

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  4. Hi, this is gorgeous! Would you mind telling me the gauge of the pattern? I tend to knit a little looser, so if there's no gauge I can end up getting halfway through, realizing it's too big, and starting over. Thanks!

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    1. On a 4"x4" square, there are 16 sts and 24 rows.

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  5. Hi Alyssa, your scarf looks stunning! Thanks for sharing your pattern. I use metric sized needles. Do you know what your size 9 needle converts to? I googled a conversion chart, if I go with US size 9 that converts to 5.5 mm which seems to me to be too large of a needle; if I go with UK size 9, that converts to the smaller 3.75 mm. The detail pictures suggest the smaller needle, but I hope you can clarify the mm size I need to make this beautiful scarf. Thanks very much. Robyn

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    1. I did use the 5.5 mm needles. I'm not sure what UK size this is, but you were right. I used larger needles for more drape.

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    2. Thanks for the quick response! I would have gone the other way (3.75 mm) if I didn't ask, so I'm glad I asked. (UK 5 = 5.5 mm apparently, I found a conversion chart at www.yarnfwd.com)

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  6. Beautiful and so easy

    I have a question - 2 skeins to complete the project or two yarns used together?

    Thanks,
    Linda

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    1. Two skeins to complete the project, one strand at a time.

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  7. I am about 3 inches in and see there is a twist. I have never used circular needles before. Can I go on or is it ruined?

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    1. If it is only one twist, you could say it's a mobius cowl. Or you could pull it out and start over.

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    2. Is there any way I can knit this pattern on straight needles? :)

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    3. You can change row 2 to k, and in the stockinette section, purl the alternating rows.
      Cast on the same number of stitches here, and then when you're finished knitting, sew the ends together.

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  8. Really only two skeins? Seems like I would need more by the picture. I am ordering some on line. Just double checking.

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    1. I only used two skeins. Sometimes I feel like I will need more yarn with this brand but it goes a lot farther than you would think.

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    2. Hard to find the yarn - only online. If I can't find this type of yarn...any other suggestions?

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    3. You can use anything you want! If you use a different weight yarn, just make sure to alter the needle size.

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  9. I have completed 6 rows and my stitches are decreasing. What am I missing here? Do you add stitches to the purl row to make up for the 2 you knit together?

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    1. The yarn overs counteract the k2togs. You shouldn't be decreasing in stitch count, the the purl row is just plain purling.

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  10. I have finished mine using the same yarn as you. However, it's curling really badly and doesn't hang pretty and open like yours. Did you block yours? I didn't know if blocking is effective with this yarn. I made it the same width but shortened to 220 stitches. It's still very long. Did you wrap yours 2 or 3 times in the picture? Thanks for your advice!!

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    1. I didn't block it. Maybe your knitting is a bit tighter, causing it to curl?i wrapped it twice in the picture. Mine is only 60" around, which I don't think is super long.

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  11. The instructions say "K every row for 6.5"." Shouldn't they say "K 1 row, P 1 row for 6.5"?" This scarf is going to be my next project!

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    1. This scarf is knit in the round, so every row in the stockinette section is knit.

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    2. Thank you, Alyssa. Sometimes the fingers work faster than the gray cells!

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  12. I have guage issues! I have cast on the 16sts & knitted four rows so far & it only measures 3 inches Should I change needle size? Do I go to a larger needle or smaller? I never seem to get the right guage whenever I knit very frustrating!!

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    1. Three inches in four rows seem too large. I'm not sure where you're getting 16 sts from, unless you're making a swatch to test it. Larger is normally better for lacy projects, so I would say go larger if you think there's an issue.

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  13. When you say to knit 6.5" is that a total 6.5" in Knit st only or does that include the already 4"from repeating rows 1 &2 ? Thank you

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    1. That does not include the 4" from the lace section.

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  14. What is the BO in the instructions mean?

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  15. What does it mean when you say cast on 250 Long Tail. Join without twisting. Sorry, I am new to knitting and would really like to make this beautiful scarf!!
    Thank you!!

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    1. Long tail is another method of casting on. If you do not know how to do this, you can find numerous tutorials online. This scarf is worked in the round, so you have to join the ends together. You can also find different ways to do this online, but I like to just go and knit the first stitch to connect them, then pass the knitted stitch back to the left hand needle and knit it again starting with the pattern.

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  16. In the long tail cast on are you casting on fairly lose or at a normal tension?

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  17. Totally brilliant design! Ordering yarn today to do a couple for my daughter and myself. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you will love your finished scarf!

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  18. What a beautiful scarf, thank you for sharing, can't wait to make this.

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  19. At the end of the pattern for the lace part you said it measures 1". But yours looks like it measures 4". Is it actually supposed to be 4"?

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    1. The first section of lace is longer. That's the part that you can see in the pictures. At the end, it is 1".

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  20. Thank you! Just checking because I'm almost done and love the pattern. I'm so excited to see it finished!

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  21. Alyssa - this is gorgeous. This will be my FIRST knitting project! I'd like to use straight needles and sew together. How many stitches do I put on each needle please? Thanks :)

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  22. Oops - please disregard the last question (1/20/15, 1 pm) - I'll make an attempt on circulars. I hadn't read the comments of others first - can't you tell I'm a novice at this....

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    1. I wouldn't really recommend making this on straight needles, because here are many stitches. You could work the other way if you want. Circulars aren't that hard! Good luck!

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  23. My question is. At the end of the k2tog yo when your yarn is forward and you ready for your purl row, do you wrap it again to start purling or do you use the yarn over from previous row?

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  24. Where can I print the pattern?iI would like to carry it with me.

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    1. After the k2tog yo row, just bring the yarn back to the front to start purling. It's kind of like one and a half yarn overs. I don't have a printable pattern, but if you right click on the page, it should come ill with an option to print. If you don't want to print all the comments, just select the pages you want to print for the pattern and don't print the comments. Hope this helps!

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  25. I can't wait to try this pattern. If I want to shorten the scarf, what multiple of stitches should I work with? Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Also, has anyone figured out the mistake that was mentioned many posts ago?

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    1. I'm not aware of a mistake in this pattern, unless you are talking about one of the commenters that made a mistake. I think that was a mistake on their end though, so as far as I know the pattern is correct.

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    2. The following comments are from last year - I went on to knit the scarf and fudged it, but what do you think about my suggestion that there is a glitch on the first row with the even number of stitches (please see the following thread):
      Tessa NeillJuly 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM
      Thanks Alyssa! I've started it and already I made a mistake. With row one there aren't two stitches at the end so somewhere I dropped one. I've just been knitting the last stitch - I hope that doesn't mess it up too badly! Any suggestions are very welcome.


      Tessa NeillJuly 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM
      Well, I guess I must have messed up again! Now I have even stitches! I hope this is going to turn out okay. I only have about an inch done of 'repeat rows 1&2 for 4"


      Alyssa TitusJuly 25, 2014 at 5:41 PM
      With the lacy pattern, I'm sure whatever mistake you did make won't be noticeable when you're wearing it. I hope you enjoy your scarf!


      Waterfront resident 1December 13, 2015 at 1:10 PM
      I think the problem is that the first time you end with even number stitches but since you can't do the yarn over at the end of the row you lose a stitch for the next round. Not sure if that is intended but I just knit one stitch and then yarn over and the next stitches I knit two together with the yarn overs. The lace looks different that way, but by missing the last yarn over, I think a stitch would be lost on every one of those knit two rows.

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    3. I always do the yarn over at the end of the row. If you do the yo, there shouldn't be any issue with losing stitches. I know the yo is a little strange with the marker and it being at the end of the round, but since it is worked in the round, I haven't found there to be a problem.
      Try knitting the yo at the end of the round and see if it works for you!

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  27. I have the same problem as the previous knitter. I and up with a single stitch at the end of the knit two together row. How do you do a yarn over on your last stitch when you immediately have to pull the arm forward to do a pearl?

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    1. If you end up with a single stitch at the end of the row, maybe you cast on an odd number or lost a stitch somewhere. To do the yarnover, with the purl right after at the start of the new row, you have to just continue wrapping it, a little more than normal.

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    2. I figured out what I did wrong. I thought it was too difficult to knit in the round as a first attempt, so I did straight needles and sewed it together. So of course it didn't allow that yarn over at the end of the round. I'm sure the finished product was totally different than the pattern, but it was pretty anyway! (At least I think that was the issue).

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