How to Knit an Infinity Scarf in 3 Steps

Need a quick and meaningful last-minute gift? Read on for instructions on how to knit an infinity scarf in 3 easy steps!

how to knit an infinity scarf

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!

how to knit an infinity scarf

You'll need:

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!

how to knit an infinity scarf

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!

Simple Watercolor Lettering Tutorial

Watercolor Lyric Lettering Tutorial I've been experimenting with hand lettering during my free time lately, teaching myself new techniques and typography layouts. It helps me relax and change up my creativity flow a little bit when I do something totally different from the usual. I'm hoping to learn enough to implement hand lettering in some promotional materials, and maybe even use it in photos!

One of the projects I tried was hand lettering a song lyric using watercolors and a brush pen. I wanted to share what I did with you for a simple watercolor lettering tutorial! Sound good?

This would make such a wonderful gift for a friend, using their favorite quote, or a newlywed couple with a line from their favorite song. Simple yet special, it's one of those meaningful gifts. Or keep it for yourself, and use a personal favorite - a line or lyric that means a lot to you, is part of a memory, or contributes to who you are. The possibilities are endless. Let's get started:

Simple Watercolor Lettering Tutorial

You'll need:

-Watercolor brush pen (I used the Sakura Koi Waterbrush)

-Watercolor set (I used the Sakura Field Sketch Set)

-Cardstock or heavyweight paper, 5x7"

-Pencil with eraser

-Lyric or quote of your choice

Simple Watercolor Lettering Tutorial

 

First, lightly sketch out your lyric or quote. I decided to use my own handwriting, so I gently wrote out my lyric with the pencil, keeping my lines light. The lyric I chose is "And the winds that blow remind me of what has been and what can never be." Sad, but so beautiful - this lyric is from The Lighthouse's Tale by Nickel Creek. Such a lovely song, and such a talented band! Anyway.

Simple Watercolor Lettering Tutorial

Next, watercolor over your penciled lines! Test out your strokes first on a scrap piece of paper and get a feel for how much water to use and when to re-dip the pen in the watercolor 'ink'.

Simple Watercolor Lettering Tutorial

And you're finished! Mine has such a rustic, unfinished look. I actually love it, which is a big step for me - I'm a former perfectionist (still am, in some ways), but the fact that I can appreciate this and the beauty in the imperfection is huge. I love how the black fades unevenly, how the writing gets bigger and smaller, and just the texture of it. So simple, but so unique.

Simple Watercolor Lettering Tutorial

 

Have a special lyric or quote in mind? If you make this, share it with me on Instagram or Twitter @melmariadesigns! I'd love to see. Or find me on Facebook and share it there!