Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lacy Infinity Scarf Tutorial





The Lacy Infinity Scarf pattern is the most popular post on my blog, and I get tons of compliments as well as questions about it both in the comments and in e-mails.

I decided to make a tutorial for those of you who need extra help with this project. I hope it will be helpful.

For the demonstrative purposes I use red yarn. I think the pictures are pretty much self-explanatory, but I will make some comments about the ends of rows (that’s the trickiest part). 



Row 1







Row 2






When you get to the end of row 2, the pattern reads: dc in last dc.

Note that in reality it's not a dc at all, it's actually a turning chain (but as some of you might know, turning chains oftentimes "act" as double crochets). 


Row 3




When you have made the last shell of row 3, you have a turning ch-6 left.


Here make a dc into 2nd ch (counting from bottom) of the turning ch-6.



Then you simply repeat rows 2 and 3.

When you get to the end of row 2, once again you are not making a dc into an actual dc, but into a turning ch-3. 

In order to keep your edges straight, make that last dc not into 3rd, but into 2nd ch of turning ch-3 (this is a little trick that I came up on my own).



In the picture below I show you what a difference it can make for your edge:



Another question that I get quite often is how to make the twist.

Here is how:

Lay your scarf on a flat surface.



Flip one end to the other side to form a twist. Maintaining that twist, stitch the ends together. 











My other scarf and cowl patterns:


 








27 comments:

  1. I just heard about the infinity scarves a couple of months ago. This one is so pretty and love the olive color yarn you used.

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  2. un punto muy bonito y muy bien explicado como siempre, gracias por el tutorial; feliz año!!!! un besito.maria:)

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  3. Olá minha flor!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lindo trabalho,obrigado por compartilhar com nós.
    Beijos que Deus te abençoe e dirija sempre em teus caminhos.
    donadalvaartesanatos.blogspot.com

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  4. Lindo um charme e super fácil, parabéns!!
    Bjus
    Thainá

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  5. I really enjoy your patterns and have used them a lot. I made 8 Infinity scarves to give as Christmas gifts for the women in my family. They were all different colors and some different patterns. Thank you so much.

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  6. This is a beautiful scarf pattern. I can't wait to give it a try.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  7. Gorgeous Olga! I'm currently knitting a long cowl in almost that same shade too. Great minds think alike! :) Hope you have a great week!

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  8. BBBBBBBBBBBBBeautiful! Thanks!

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  9. Muito lindo e simples de fazer ,adorei.
    http://crismandarini.blogspot.com.br/

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  10. It's a beautiful stitch. Thank you for the pattern. I love to make, wear and gift infinity scarves.

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  11. Wonderful shade of green you used. I should bookmark this tutorial. Great scarf!

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  12. Great tutorial, and it is a lovely pattern Olga.

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  13. Beautiful scarf! Thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from my romantic home link party!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com

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  14. Hola Olga bello bello este trabajo todavía no me tejí ninguna de estas bufandas igual en mi país nos estamos muriendo de calor pero este modelo me encanta y el punto que utilizaste es muy sencillo y rápido de hacer adoro el verde elegido muy bello trabajo besitos.

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  15. I love this color Olga! Great scarf! Thanks for the tute!
    Sherry

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  17. Thank you for making this a picture tutorial! I made this scarf a few months ago and I love the pattern so much that I revisited it for my next scarf. The pictures are so helpful, and the finished product is beautiful. I appreciate you sharing this pattern!

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  18. What is your shell stitch?? Thanks. This is so pretty!!!

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    1. Shell in this pattern: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space.

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  19. I love this scarf. We are going towards autumn here in Sout Africa. Will start this soon. Thank you very much.

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  20. I love this scarf. We are going towards autumn here in Sout Africa. Will start this soon. Thank you very much.

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  21. I love this scarf. We are going towards autumn here in Sout Africa. Will start this soon. Thank you very much.

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  22. Hi,

    Love the pattern, can't wait to make this. What size of weight yarn did you use?
    Thank you very much,
    Melinda

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  23. I have a question and I hope that I don't sound like a total waste of space...in the beginning you said to chain 58 loosely and at the end you said that it will measure about 65". Do you get this measurement from the chaining of the 58 loosely or does it grow as you work the pattern? Is it due to the size/weight of the yarn? I'm sorry I am so confused. (I just worked a pattern with Lion Brand chunky weight yarn and I chained 81 +3 and it only measures 36"). Also, I am super horrible at math

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    1. Hi Natalee,

      I'm sorry I'm replying only now. It's hard to keep truck of all the comments.

      Starting ch 58 would give you the width of the scarf. And 65 inches is the length.

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  24. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful pattern! I just finished it. It works up quickly and yet is so beautiful! I'm blogging about it today and linking up to you! Thank you!

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