My knitting “career” is littered with unfinished projects. I don’t think my attention span lends itself to long term projects. I know how to knit. But projects that involve alot of concentration, counting and keeping track are destined to fail in my hands. Period.
So this simple infinity scarf in moss stitch was the perfect project for me. I was finally kicked into action when I saw
The yarn is
The gauge calls for 5mm needles. I wanted a slightly looser/drapier texture so opted for 6mm. These
So…onto the deets. I’ll start by saying this is NOT a knitting pattern per se. I’ve written this so that anyone not familiar with pattern terminology can easily follow it and get the gist. And I don’t want anyone thinking I’m some kind of knitting guru because I am SO not. BUT, I did want to share this because I hear people say so often, that they can’t knit. Seriously, you can knit this. Start by casting on an odd number of stitches. The reason it’s on odd number is that it keeps it simple when knitting each row. Each row is exactly the same. Nothing to remember when you turn your work. Every row starts and ends with a knit stitch. Simple!
I cast on 43 stitches. This gave me a width of about 11″ for my finished scarf in this yarn; which works well for doubling over the scarf when wearing. If you want it wider, cast on a few more stitches. Narrower, cast on a few less. If you’re using a different weight of yarn, simply cast on until the row of stitches on your needles measures the desired width of your finished scarf. Just make sure it’s an odd number.
But let’s work on the basis of this scarf and this yarn for now. Seriously simple. Moss stitch is a beautiful stitch that alternates knit and purl stitches. (K1, P1, K1,P1 etc) Great video for knit
- Cast on 43 stitches
- Knit the first stitch
- Bring the yarn between the needles so it’s at the front
- Purl the next stitch
- Bring the yarn between the needles so it’s at the back
- Knit the next stitch
- Repeat that process to end of row
- Every row identical
Keep going until the whole piece measures approx 50-54″ (Make sure you have a small ball of yarn left for finishing) then cast off and join the two ends together with a slip stitch. Weave in ends and you’re done!!
If you’re like me and you’ve never finished a knitting project before…this could just be it! And a great handmade gift too :