Need a quick and meaningful last-minute gift? Read on for instructions on how to knit an infinity scarf in 3 easy steps!
Christmas is in FOUR DAYS! Can you believe it? This is the last-minute rush - you're wrapping, you're panicking, you're trying to get everything together. You need a few last minute gifts, but you don't want to go out to the store and deal with the crazy crowds. I offer a solution: instead, why not relax at home in front of the fire, pop in a Christmas movie, and make a few of these chunky beauties? Seriously - knit an infinity scarf. I promise it's super easy, and the recipient will LOVE it - especially the fact that you made it with your own two hands! Here's how to knit an infinity scarf in 3 steps. You can literally start this scarf tonight and have it finished by Christmas Eve. It's that simple!
US Size 13 (9mm) circular needle 2 skeins Patons Classic Wool Yarn needle
Step 1. Holding two strands of yarn together, cast on 50 stitches. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Step 2. Knit in the round continuously for 48 rnds. Step 3. Bind off. Weave in ends.
Boom. Done. Finished. I loooove the bulky look of this scarf, and I'm currently obsessed with Patons Classic Wool. It may not be the softest or shiniest yarn out there, but it's wool and the colors it comes in are so rich and beautiful. Try doubling up two shades of a color for a variegated ombre look, or two opposite colors for a funky feel! You seriously don't need to know anything other than the knit stitch to make this, because when you knit in the round you're automatically doing stockinette stitch. The scarf is reversible too - if you're not feeling super tailored or 'knitty', flip it around to the bumpier, more rustic side!
If you're more of an expert and you're teaching someone to knit, this infinity scarf is a great way to get them started on circular needles and knitting in the round. Have fun! Obviously you can definitely substitute any one of your favorite bulky-weight yarns for the two strands of wool - I honestly used what I had when I needed to make a scarf, and I liked how it turned out so that's how I wrote it, but I can see this being knit up in Lion Brand Homespun or Wool-Ease Thick 'n Quick too! Happy knitting, and merry Christmas!