Patricia and I have a friend we call Diva Jess. She's works in the fashion industry and always gives us the scoop on what the trends are. She came into the shop like a storm a few weeks ago and told us that we HAD to cast on righthisverymoment for an infinity scarf. "They're Everywhere!", she said. Sure enough in a lot of catalogs and magazines it's been hard to not notice the infinity scarf. I have been so excited about making one for myself and here it is!
EDITED October 2011
Pattern: 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf (my own - queue it up!)
Yarn: The Fibre Co, Canopy Worsted, 5 skeins
Needles: Size US8 [5mm] 40 inch circular
Gauge: 20 sts over 4" in pattern
CO 240, make sure you're not twisting stitches Place Marker and join in round
1st Rnd: Knit all stitches
2nd Rnd: *YO, K2tog*, repeat * * to marker.
3rd Rnd: Knit all stitches
4th Rnd: *Slip 1, K1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over (PSSO), YO*, repeat * * to marker.
Repeat 4 rows until desired width. My scarf measures approx 60 inches around and 10 inches wide.
For a chunkier, cowl like version - check out the Fifth Avenue Cowl!
ETA: With the huge popularity with this pattern I though I would write a quick note to help those having problems. The number of stitches never changes throughout the pattern. Each K2tog is paired with a YO (as each Slip 1, K1, PSSO is paired with a YO) if you find that you are increasing or decreasing your stitches in anyway then you missed or added a YO. In Row 4 you should be slipping the knitted YO from Row 2 and knitting the knit stitch. In Row 2, you should be inserting your needle first into the knitted YO then the knit stitch for your K2tog. I hope this helps and I'm really truly humbled and excited so many are making one!
The scarf is so versatile. It's long enough to wear it all cozied up around your neck or just draped low. You could also wrap it around your head like a hood when the weather really gets cold. Not to mention the yarn is luxuriously soft! The only thing some people working with the dark Worsted Canopy may notice is that the yarn bleeds while you work with it. I got to see the Kelbourne Woolen ladies yesterday at Rheinbeck (SO FUN by the way!) and they said the dye is set it just needs an extra soak.
I plan on making many more for friends and family especially with the holidays coming up! And now that you know what to do Go cast one on rightthisveryminute!