HOW TO WEAR AN INFINITY SCARF

Have you just knit an infinity scarf? Or purchased one? How do you wear it? There are actually many ways to wear an infinity scarf...not just the standard doubled-up-around-your-neck way. Today I'm going to show you how to wear an infinity scarf.

If you'd like to knit your own infinity scarf, check out my post here for a free pattern.

Let's start with the most basic way of wearing an infinity scarf. To do this, place the infinity scarf around your neck and let it hang in one giant loop. This is great for everyday and mimics the way you might wear a traditional scarf.

BASIC WAY TO WEAR INFINITY SCARF

Next is the most common way of wearing an infinity scarf. Loop your scarf around your neck once and then a second time. Alternatively you can make a figure eight / infinity sign with your scarf, fold the two loops together and then place them over your head. It should look something like this.

CLASSIC WAY TO WEAR INFINITY SCARF

From this look we can move straight into the next. By pulling the bottom loop down and over your shoulders you get some added coverage and warmth. This look is great for a day that is cooler than you expected!

ALTERNATIVE WAY TO WEAR INFINITY SCARF

Alternatively, instead of pulling the bottom loop down, you can pull the top loop up onto your head almost like a hood. Wind or stormy weather? No problem, this look has got you covered!

MULTIPLE WAYS TO WEAR INFINITY SCARF

Last but not least is one of my favorite new ways to wear my infinity scarf. To do so, insert one arm into the open circle of your infinity scarf and pull it up onto your shoulder. Next, grabbing the scarf from behind you, insert your other arm into the loop and pull it up onto your other shoulder. This creates a vest or cardigan effect and is great for mild fall days or chilly days in the summer.

HOW TO WEAR AN INFINITY SCARF

It is summer here and as you can see I'm wearing warm weather clothing in all the pics. Don't let that fool you! Depending on the fabric / yarn choice and the way you style them, infinity scarves can be worn all year round. How do you wear yours? Tweet me a pic of you wearing your infinity scarf @tinselmint or tag me on instagram @tinselmint. Can't wait to see what you've come up with!



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FINISHING OFF: HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR INFINITY SCARF

If you are new to knitting, finishing off your project can be a daunting task. Even highly skilled knitters have been known to leave a project sitting for ages and all it needs are the finishing touches. Using my recently completed free infinity scarf pattern, I'm going to show you two basic techniques for finishing off: joining two edges and darning / weaving in yarn ends. You will need a darning / tapestry needle and a pair of scissors.

For those of you who've been wondering where I've been for over a month...I must first apologize for not putting up any new posts. I hope I haven't left too many of you stranding with your knitting projects! My husband, our kitty and me have recently moved. It took a little while to re-adjust to a new city and home...not to mention all the unpacking that needed to get done. We are all settled in now and loving our new home. I'm happy to be back online and can't wait to share today's post with you all!

Let's look at joining two edges first. Take the two edges that you need to join together and lay them flat next to each other on a smooth surface with the long tail closest to you.

JOINING TWO EDGES

Using the long tail that is attached to the finished edge and your darning needle, insert your needle into the first stitch on the opposite edge. Pull your needle and yarn through the stitch. Next, insert your needle in to the first stitch on the opposite edge from which it is now attached and pull it through. Continue in this manner, zig-zagging back and forth with your needle and yarn all the way to top. Remember, always insert your needle from the bottom side through to the top side. You can see what this looks like in the series of pictures below.

STEP ONE JOINING TWO EDGES

STEP TWO JOINING TWO EDGES

STEP THREE JOINING TWO EDGES

SEWING TOGETHER TWO KNIT PIECES

Your work should look clean and straight, resembling a braid. Leave the end of yarn at the top and I'll show you how to darn / weave it in so that your work won't unravel in the next step.

SMOOTH EVEN SEAM


Now let's darn / weave in all the ends of yarn to finish off your beautiful knitted piece. You will need a darning / tapestry needle and a pair of scissors.

DARN IN YARN ENDS


Pick an end you'd like to start with and using your darning needle, insert your needle into the closest stitch and weave the yarn end up through several stitches (approximately two inches) and back. This will secure the yarn end and keep your work from unraveling. Trim off the excess yarn and repeat.

WEAVE IN YARN ENDS

STEP ONE DARN / WEAVE IN YARN ENDS

STEP TWO DARN / WEAVE IN YARN ENDS
I can't wait to see your finished pieces! Let me know how it turned out and if this was a helpful post via twitter @tinselmint. Cheers!






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