Basketweave Knitted Infinity Scarf

 

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It’s time to follow up with the infinity or loop scarf topic. A wrapped around your neck knitted infinity scarf will keep you warm during cold winter times. As an alternative to sewing a loop scarf from a warm wool fabric you can knit yourself one.

 

For this knitted scarf a basketweave knitting pattern was used. Basketweave pattern is an easy stitch pattern that combines knits and purls into a fabric that looks woven and really pretty.

Materials

6 mm Knitting Needles

– 2 Skeins of red wool yarn (5 0z. each) or 6 smaller skeins of Turkish 100% wool

Size

The infinity scarf is 40 in/ 100 cm long and 10 in/25cm wide

Abbreviations

K – Knit
P – Purl
CO – cast on
K2tog – knit two stitches together
YO – yarn over
SSK – slip, slip, knit

Instructions

CO 46 sts. The 1st and last stitch form the edge of the knitting and therefore are not shown on the scheme.

Row 1: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1,*K2, P6* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *P2, K6* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 3: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1,*K2, P6* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *P2, K6* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 5: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1 * SSK, YO, K4, YO, K2tog* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, P34, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 7: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *P4, K2* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, P4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *K4, P2* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 9: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *P4, K2* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, P4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *K4, P2* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 11: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *K3, YO, K2tog, SSK, YO, K1* repeat the part marked with ** 4 times, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 12: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *P34* P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Repeat rows 1-12 to form the pattern

Notes to the chart:

– chart is worked from right to left and bottom to top

– 1st and last stitch form the edge of the knitting and therefore are not shown on the scheme.

Update: I have interchanged the written instructions to the chart pattern. I think this will be more understandable.

 

Moreover, one should keep in mind that there’s more than one way to wear an infinity loop scarf.

  • Single loop
  • Capelet
  • Double loop
  • Double loop with hood
  • Shawl

 

Check out the ‘How To Wear an Infinity Scarf‘ blog post for more photos.


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32 Responses

  1. nvkap says:

    какой красивый снуд! мне очень понравился Схемы нет? НВ

  2. Sara says:

    What weight yarn did you use?

  3. Renee T says:

    Could you explain what the stars mean in your design? Example: “P1, K1,P1, K1, P1 *P* P1, K1,P1, K1, P1” I’m a beginning knitter and I’ve never seen that in a pattern before. Thank you!

    • Lucy says:

      Hello!
      Stars mean that you have to repeat the pattern until the end of row.
      So, for example, if you cast on 40 stiches you knit this way:
      first 5 stitches P1, K1,P1, K1, P1
      then 30 stitches you knit in Purl
      end the row with 5 stitches P1, K1,P1, K1, P1

      Let me know if you need any additional assistance with the pattern!

  4. Beth says:

    Beautiful! Is it reversible?

  5. Kelly says:

    What a lovely pattern! Is this knit in the round?

  6. cindy says:

    In the pictures it does look like it was knit in the round, Or did you just join it up after?

  7. Anne says:

    How many stitches did you cast on to make it 10 inches wide?

    • Lucy says:

      I cast on 38 stitches. If you want to make it wider – simply add the number of stitches dividing by 7.
      Ex: 45 stitches or 52 stitches.

  8. Runa says:

    I tried this, and ended up with a pure mess. It didn’t look like basket weave at all :c However, I always knit from left to right, turning my work between rows, and I’m wondering if that’s what I did wrong here? Did you knit the scarf left right – right left and so on?

  9. Renee says:

    What brand of yarn did you use??

    • Lucy says:

      I used some yarn I had stashed in my closet and unfortunately it doesn’t has any lables. I would advice using combined yarn with wool and acryl, so that the scarf won’t fluff.

  10. Ruby says:

    Does this pattern work in the round?

  11. Ruby says:

    This pattern is not working for me either. I guess because the first row is K1 p1 k1 p1 k1 k2P5* k1 p1 k1 p1 k1 and the second row is p1 k1 p1 k1 p1 p2K5* p1 k1 p1 k1 p1.

    Shouldnt row 2 and 4 be k5p2 instead? I guess I will try it that way and see if I see a pattern because the way it is written above I am not getting the basket weave patter because I am perling two of the first 5 knits from the row before.

    Does this make sense?

  12. Viv says:

    Yeah there is something off with this pattern. Also, it states, multiples of 8 sts plus 10…shouldn’t it be multiples of 7 sts plus 10? I just don’t see how you would even create a basket weave with not repeating any of the rows consevutively, then reversing the pattern and repeating.

  13. Anne says:

    OK I bought the yarn today and want to start but all these comments are putting me off! Has anyone worked out the right multiple of stitches and pattern? Really want to start

  14. Kitty says:

    Really love the scarf, but I couldn’t get mine to look the same. I thought I was just misreading the pattern, but it still didn’t turn out the same when I re-started. I took a picture — can you help? http://instagram.com/p/VnU7bMFnJg/

  15. нина says:

    Вот спасибо большое, теперь мне все стало ясно 🙂

  16. Elaine says:

    I saw this scarf pattern yesterday in an AllFreeKnitting post on Facebook. I love the way it looks, but obviously there is no written pattern that works and from everything I’ve read here, no one has any idea just how to make it. I think I will follow the edges as written here and simply look up basketweave pattern instructions online. It does say that it is 40″ long and 10″ wide and is made with 6mm needles, which is either a size 10 US. Way back in January Sara asked what weight yarn was used and as the answer was “I used 8 oz. of yarn.”, that’s no help. Also it mentions 2 5 oz. skeins at the beginning. But I know I saw somewhere that it takes bulky (or chunky) weight yarn which makes sense with that large a needle.

  17. Jan Hageman says:

    In the chart on row 5 there is the symbol for ssk. I think it means slip, slip, knit?

  18. Elsa says:

    beautiful pattern, however, instructions are confusing and seemingly not accurate. I was eager to try it but after reading all the comments I rather not. Please make sure to mention how many stitches to cast for a project rather than the measurement, it’ll help greatly.

  19. Jodi Palmer says:

    Did anyone figure out the mouthwatering pattern yet? I want to make it a prayer shawl for my daughters 20th birthday. I really really love to try thus pattern. Can anyone help? Thanks Jodi

  20. Jodi Palmer says:

    I did find out from a friend that it’s multiple 7 plus 10

    • Dee Mayberry says:

      Can someone lead me to a printed version of this scarf, it is beautiful.
      Thank you!

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