Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter! If you don’t celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I don’t know about you but the weather was absolutely gorgeous here in the south during the weekend. Most of my plants recovered from the freak cold snap we had earlier in the week though I may need to replant my cucumbers.

Most of you may have noticed that more and more people are wearing neon and accessorizing with these colors. I’ve seen bright tops, skinny jeans, sundresses and shoes, just to name a few. You know I’m not one to run out and purchase the trendiest clothes or spend a fortune on fashion. I am more practical than fashionable. Even though I am not a “fashionista,” I do keep an eye out on the latest trends and I have to admit, I am really enjoying the neon fad.

A couple of weeks ago, I had to replace my phone. I’ve had my Nexus 4 for about a year and loved it! So it was a sad day when this happened:

broken nexus 4

I dropped it as I was getting out of the car to go in to work. It fell flat on the ground face down and when I picked it up, my heart sank. It was a moment of pure shock and it took my breath away. The screen was broken and the touch screen was no longer functional. That same day I went ahead and ordered the replacement part for the phone and ordered a new phone: the Nexus 5 and a bumper case.

Nexus 5 and bright yelow bumper case

Yes, the bumper case is neon 🙂

Thanks to Google/Nexus/LG’s efficiency, I got my new phone in just two days! I am a huge Google fan and their great service has made me like them even more.

As with the Nexus 4, the replacement part came in and thanks to YouTube, the screen was replaced.  I just love technology 🙂 My mom has always adored my Nexus 4 for so I decided to give it to her (she was in desperate need of a smartphone). Everything worked out.

Unfortunately, the events following the phone disaster did not turn out so well. After the phone situation, I ran into some bad luck with Massage Envy, Wells Fargo and Best Buy. I am not going into details, but I am going to say that they have lost a once very loyal customer. I just love how horrible things happen all at once (if only you could hear the sarcasm). This week is a start of a new week and I am keeping my chin up and I am marching forward!

So, moving on to something more fun. This past weekend I finally finished the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf. I am very excited to share this pattern with you all. After completing the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf, I wanted to knit something simpler. The scarf is knitted in stockinette stitch and in the round. By knitting the scarf into a tube and later joining the ends, this makes it reversible. Also, going back to the neon discussion from earlier, I made this scarf gray with neon green/yellow and blue stripes.

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

If you’ve never knitted stripes before, here is you chance to do so. Along with the pattern I’ve included some helpful tutorials on how to switch colors and also how to knit jogless stripes.

knitting stripes - Purl Avenue

With this scarf, I used Berroco’s Weekend Chunky in Camp Stove, Taffy and Cottage. This yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend which makes it perfect for cool Spring mornings and evenings. Whether you are headed to a yoga class or running errands, just throw on the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf and you are good to go!

Note: this is a chunky scarf.

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf long - Purl Avenue

This scarf measures approx. 71″(180 cm) circumference and 7″ (18 cm) wide.

Materials

Berroco Weekend Chunky

  • 2 1/2 skeins of Camp Stove
  • 1 1/2 skeins of Taffy
  • 1/2 skein of Cottage

US 15 16″ circular needles (I used 32″ circulars and used the magic loop method).
Yarn/tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Gauge

10 sts x 12 rows=4″ (10 cm)



Pattern

CO 40 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round. Careful not to twist stitches.

Knit all rounds. Follow diagram below (by Rows I meant Rounds).

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf Diagram

Repeat diagram 3 times.

Here is a great video on how to carry yarn over to prevent a ton of loose ends.

Here is a video on how to knit jogless stripes:

Once you’ve reached the desired length, bind-off. Then using the Camp Stove yarn (about four feet), use this tutorial to knit the seams together. Make sure you line up the scarf correctly.

Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Now you’ve completed the Neon Stripes Infinity Scarf! Happy knitting!

 

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Spring Lace Infinity Scarf

Hello knitters!

Hope you all are doing well. If you’ve visited Purl Avenue recently, you might have noticed some changes to the website. Last week I added a couple of new resources, Knitting Needles Conversion Chart and Yarn Weights, that will help you on your knitting adventures 🙂 In addition, I’ve moved Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials as well as the two new pages to Knitting Resources in the main menu. This will help with navigating the site.

Now on to more exciting news. I am very happy to say that my Spring Lace Infinity Scarf is finally complete! This project has taken me one whole month to complete (includes both designing and knitting). And during this month, I have seen the arrival of Spring and added a stash buster project, the Easy Day Knitted Headband to the free patterns collection.

Those of you who’ve followed the progress of this scarf on social media know that this scarf is knitted using Shibui’s Linen yarn. I went with linen because it is a light and breathable fiber which makes it perfect for warm weather. Depending on where you live, this linen scarf is perfect for Spring and Summer. Another thing to point out about linen is that the yarn is somewhat course to the touch but will soften after every use.

The edging of the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf has a 3″ (7.6 cm) lace design and the body is knitted using a combination of stockinette stitch and stockinette elongated stitch.

spring lace infinity scarf - Purl Avenue

After blocking, this scarf measures about 14″ (35.5 cm) wide with a circumference of 64″ (162.5 cm).

Spring Lace Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Spring Lace Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Here is the pattern:

Materials

3 skeins of Shibui Linen yarn

  • Color: Apple
  • 246 yds / 225 m per skein
  • 1.76 oz/50 g per skein
  • 100% linen

US 4 (3.5mm) 32″ circular needles (you can use 36″ too)
Stitch marker
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

28 sts=4″



Pattern

CO 360 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round. Do not twist stitches.

Edging (Lace pattern)

Rd 1: *k4, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: *k3, k2tog, k1, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 3: *k2, k2tog, k2, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 4: *k1, k2tog, k3, yo; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 5: *k2tog, k4, yo; rep from * to end of round. Remove stitch marker and k1. Replace stitch marker.

Repeat Rounds 1-5 four more times (total of 25 rounds).

Body

Rds 1-3: knit.
Rd 4: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 5: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 6: knit.
Rd 7: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 8: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 9-10: knit.
Rd 11: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 12: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 13-15: knit.
Rd 16: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 17: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Knit 10 rounds.

Rd 28: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 29: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Knit 10 rounds.

Rd 40: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 41: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Rd 42-44: knit.
Rd 45: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 46: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 47-48: knit.
Rd 49: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 50: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 51: knit.
Rd 52: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 53: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 54-56: knit.

If you need assistance with the Stockinette Elongated Stitch, view the video below.

Repeat Edging (Lace pattern).

Bind off and weave in all loose ends. Blocking is recommended.

Enjoy!

spring lace infinity scarf - Purl Avenue

 

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A Striped Affair Infinity Scarf

Hello!

This winter has been crazy this year and as February comes to an end, many of us are anticipating spring. I am crossing my fingers for no more cold snaps! From here on and for the next couple of months or so, I will be knitting for the spring season.  To get myself in the right mindset, I bought myself some hydrangeas.

hydrangeas

These beauties are a perfect addition to my home. It’s amazing what a little plant can do to change the mood of a room. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers along with snapdragons and orchids. I tend to favor exotic-type flowers over the traditional favorites such as roses and carnations.

With my new plant in place and a renewed positive energy throughout the home, it was time for me to finish my first spring project: A Striped Affair Infinity Scarf. It has been a couple of years since I designed my first infinity scarf, the Budding Infinity Scarf, and I am surprised that infinity scarves are still popular if not more popular than it was back then.

For this new scarf, I knew I wanted to knit something light and airy so I went with Patons Lace yarn. I decided to add stripes because I realized that I had not designed anything with stripes for Purl Avenue and plus, the nautical theme is really hot right now. The stripes were knitted using left over Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn. The different weights of yarn adds more texture to the scarf and gives it a unique look.

Striped Affair Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

The scarf design is simple so if you decide to not knit the stripes then you can do so by omitting the stripe section in the pattern and continue on with the Broken Rib Slip Stitch.

Striped Affair Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue

Approximate measurements (after blocking): circumference: 51″ (130 cm) and 12″ (30 cm) wide.

I used about 2/3 skein of Patons Lace and 1/2 skein of Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn. If you are going to knit this with no stripes, I recommend getting 2 skeins of the lace yarn, just to be safe. Here is the pattern:

Materials

1 skein of Patons Lace Yarn

  • Color: Dove Grey
  • Approx: 455 m (498 yds)
  • 85 g (3 oz)
  • 80% acrylic/10% mohair/ 10% wool

1 skein of Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn

  • Color: Charcoal
  • 207 yds/188 m per skein
  • 3.5 oz/100 g per skein
  • 50% cotton/50% acrylic

US 8 (5mm) 32″ circular needles
Stitch marker
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge

17 sts x 24 rows=4″



Pattern

Note: CL1 (Color 1) is Lion Brand Cotton Ease Yarn and CL2 (Color 2) is Patons Lace Yarn.

With CL1, CO 240 sts. Place stitch marker and join in the round. Careful not to twist cast on stitches.

Knit one round.

Section 1 (Broken Rib Slip Stitch pattern)

Switch to CL2. Here is a fantastic video by Nancy Wynn on how to effectively switch colors when knitting in the round.

Knit one round.

Rd 1:* p1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 2: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 3: *sl3 wyif, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 4: repeat Rd 3.
Rd 5: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 6: repeat Rd 1.
Rd 7: *p1, k1, p1, sl3 wyif; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 8: repeat Rd 7.

Repeat Rds 1-8 until you reach round 23 (last completed round should be Rd 6).

If you need help with this stitch pattern please refer to the video below. Note: this video shows how to knit the pattern flat and not in the round. The pattern for in the round will differ slightly.

Rd 23: knit.

Section 2 (Stripes) 

Switch to CL 1 and knit 4 rounds

Repeat Sections 1 and 2 two more times then repeat Section 1 once more.

With CL1 knit one round and bind off. Weave in loose ends and block.

Striped Affair Infinity Scarf 1 - Purl Avenue

 Now you have a brand new scarf. Enjoy!

 

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Budding Infinity Scarf Pattern

Hello all!

It took me a lot longer than expected but I finally finished it! After almost two months the scarf that was inspired by my love for succulents is done. This infinity scarf has a very unique look which resembles flower buds being strung together therefore, I named it the Budding Infinity Scarf.

Budding Infinity Scarf - Purl Avenue
This scarf would look fantastic in a creamy, off-white color.
I think I will knit another one in that color.
Purl Avenue
It measures about 10″ wide and 60″ long.
Budding Infinity Scarf wip - Purl Avenue

This will be my last winter project of the season. For spring, I will be working on lace projects which I am very excited about. The Budding Infinity Scarf is knitted with a sequence of increase and decrease stitches so I’ve made a video to help you all with the increase technique required to achieve this look.

Here is the free Budding Infinity Scarf pattern:

Materials

4 skeins of Caron’s Country in Loden Forest
Size 8 US (5mm) 32″ circular needles (I recommend lace needles)
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Gauge

20 sts=4″ (10.2cm)



Pattern

*Note: this pattern is done in multiple of 4 sts.
Cast on 260 sts. Join for knitting in the round.

Rd 1: purl.
Rd 2: *(P1, K1, P1) into next st, K3tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 3: purl.
Rd 4: *K3tog, (P1, K1, P1) into next st; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat rounds 1-4 until scarf reaches approximately 10″. Bind off and weave in loose ends.

Here is a video on how to purl 1, knit 1 and purl 1 into the next stitch.

Pattern for knitting the scarf flat:
Multiple of 4 sts + 2

Row 1: purl.
Row 2: K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into next st, P3tog; rep from * to the last st, then (K1, P1,K1) into the last st.
Row 3: purl.
Row 4: K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into next st; rep from * to the last 3 sts, then P3tog..

Budding Infinity Scarf Pattern

Hope you all enjoy! I will have this up on Ravelry soon so don’t forget to share your projects with us!

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