Simple Knit Infinity Scarf

simple knit infinity scarf tutorial

(365/10) Hi guys!

Have you noticed how popular infinity scarves have become recently?

I am one of those people who have fallen completely head over heals in love with them. They are on my neck all the time. Almost.

Actually, my love for infinity scarves has grown so big that I used some free time during the Holidays and made my own one. And you know what? It’s really simple.

simple knit infinity scarf tutorial

This is what I did: I cast on 60 stitches and following a simple ribbing pattern (knit 1, purl 1) I created a scarf that was about 70 inches (180 cm) long.

Pure therapy!


simple knit ifinity scarf tutorial

I used this yarn. It was a last year’s Christmas present from my Mom and I finally found the right project for it.


simple knit infinity scarf tutorial

The yarn looks really interesting, like a chain of crocheted stitches, actually. It was a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Mom!!


simple knit infinity scarf tutorial

I then bound off all stitches, lined up the cast-on edge with the cast-off edge and sewed the ends together.


simple knit infinity scarf tutorial

The scarf is now a complete circle and ready to wear.


simple knit infinity scarf tutorial

So, so simple, indeed.

I think I might make a crocheted version too. Soon. Yay!!

Lots of love,


42 thoughts on “Simple Knit Infinity Scarf

  1. 1
    Adriana says:

    This is really nice scarf. The colours are amazing, and most importantly it looks cosy and warm. Well done!

  2. 2
    mau says:

    Wowwwww well done Petra.Its just awesome!!!!

  3. 3
    nina lotus says:

    Hello petra i like so much the scarf ! so can you do a tutorial about it ?
    thank you so much

  4. 4
    Jane says:

    What size needles did you use?

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    Jean says:

    Where can I purchase this yarn used for the scarf. I love the looks of it andIcanmakeitformy grandaughters.

  6. 6
    donna says:

    What ply yarn did u use? I love this pattern.

  7. 7
    Sheilagh says:

    How many balls of wool did you use?

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    Celia says:

    OMG! It’s so lovely
    I’ve been trying to figure out the size and specifics of an infinity scarf because I’ve never seen one and found this blog entry that shows its versatility.
    I want to make one like it but I’ve seen so much info I’m confused. What is the ideal size to be able to do all that with it? I’ve also read you have to twist it before joining it, like a Moebius band. Which way do you think will work best for the versatility I’m looking for?
    Thank you for sharing it is really beautiful.

  9. 9
    Heather Darney says:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern..I have a heavier wool ‘Bernat Roving Wool..2 skeins of it, but am not sure what size straight knitting needles to use..thanks for any suggestions.
    Heather Darney

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    Nathan says:

    Are there any US sites that have the same exact skein as the one your provided in the comments? I notice the one you shared comes in at 229 yards. Everything else I see under US online sites are about 100 yards shorter… I live in the US and I assume the shipping from a UK site would be defeat the purpose of buying it because I then would sale it once I make the item.

  11. 11
    Michelle says:

    Hi, how wide was the scarf? This one looks like its a nice width but as im not going to use the same yarn, i wont know how many stitches to cast on. But this is very helpful! Thank you!

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    Phuong H. says:

    Love love love the scarf! Thanks for the simplicity of it!

    So I am attempting to make this right now and this will be my first ever knitting project. And I don’t know if I am doing it quite right. When you finish 1 row and start on the next you still start by k1p1, right? Sounds kind of stupid. Lol. But hopefully it will turn out!

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    may herlands says:

    what size needle do u use for this pattern?

    This is what I did: I cast on 60 stitches and following a simple ribbing pattern (knit 1, purl 1) I created a scarf that was about 70 inches (180 cm) long.

  14. 14
    Mattie says:

    Hi Petra,

    I just discovered your blog today and I love your scarf. How many skeins/grams did you need to knit this beauty?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love ,

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    Milica says:

    Hi! lovely scarf. Just one question.. how do you acomplish to have flat edges of scarf? When I knit this pattern (one line from front side, and another from other side, and all that in round) it happeneds that scarf’s edges are rolling inside. I am not sure if I explain very well, I hope you understan on what I mean.. How to solve this? Milica

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    Elle says:

    Hi, the scarf is really cute and sounds easy to knit and thank you soooo much for sharing but I just want to ask you did you knit it in round or you just made it flat and at the end you just weaved in? thanks

  17. 17
    eleanor mccoy says:

    Looking for infinity knit scarves patterns

  18. 18
    Lisa Owens says:

    Are there any yarns that compare to Aventica Elegance. In the U.S.?

  19. 19
    Jackie M. says:

    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful infinity scarf! I just completed my own version using your post as a guide. 🙂 I used a heavier yarn than you did, and it came out beautifully. Thank you for sharing!

  20. 20
    Peg says:

    I love the scarf and am about to begun one. The girl at my knitting shop matched me with Plymouth Encore Chunky and told me to use 10 kneedles and my granddaughter wanted a solid color. How do you keep the edges from curling in on the scarf? Do you slip any stitches at the beginning and end of each row. Would appreciate a response before I begin. Thank you.

    • 20.1
      Petra says:

      Hello Peg! If you follow the pattern, the edges on this scarf should not be curling at all. Happy crocheting! 🙂

      • 20.1.1
        Peg says:

        Thank you……knitting? size 10 knitting needles… have a novice here…it will be OK will knitting too?

        • zoomyummy says:

          Yes Peg, this is a knitted scarf. I think your knitting needles should work fine, if they are appropriate for the yarn weight (which they probably are, knowing that the shop assistant gave you the advice). This project is super easy, no worries! Happy knitting! 🙂

  21. 21
    Adena says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Would it be possible to knit this round so that in the end sewing the ends together would not be necessary?! Thank you!!!

  22. 22
    Paulina Romero says:

    Hi! This looks awesome. I am trying to get into knitting but there is no way I can go to an actual knitting shop, so I am doing the shopping online. I think I want size 8 bamboo needles, and I read online that I should get worsted wear wool yarn. I have no idea how much to get, or how thick the yarn should be. Help? I want to make an infinity scarf.

  23. 23
    Sharon says:

    What size needle?

  24. 24
    Ali says:


    I am from canada and was just wondering if you are using us 9mm or canadian 9mm knitting needles?

  25. 25
    radhika says:

    so nice.
    how do you close it to be one circle?
    can you please direct me to instraction?

  26. 26
    Ruthie says:

    Knit 1 st and purl 1st. Or knit 1 row and purl one row? I am new at this. Thanks in advance.

  27. 27
    Ruthie says:

    Thank you!?

  28. 28
    Johanne Frenette says:

    Hi Petra…Just a little tip. If you want to make your infinity scarf with a seamless bind, try doing the Kitchener stitch. I didn’t know how to do it at first but then looked it up on line and there was a great you tube video. I love the finished product.

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    Kristina L. says:

    Hi Petra! I’m fairly new to knitting and was looking for a scarf to make for a guy in my life. I love the look of this and can’t wait to find a great yarn but I had a quick question: when you stitched the ends together did you twist the length of the scarf at all or is this just a quick fold it in half and stitch it seam?

    Thanks in advance!

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