Auden Chunky Infinity Scarf

Auden is a great textured chunky infinity scarf designed for the stylish woman of today. A gorgeous combination of hurdle stitch and garter stitch gives this scarf a luxurious texture and softness. This is a great first project for a beginner and an excellent project for quick gifts.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 7.5” x 56”

Gauge: 5 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st after wet blocking;

Materials

Yarn: Mondial Bacio (55% Merino Wool, 45% Acrylic; 44 yards [40 meters]/100 grams): 0995 (3 balls)

Needles: US size 19 (15 mm) 36” circular

Notions: Marker, large tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Backward Loop Cast-On method

Make a slipknot and place it on needle, it’s the first stitch. *Loop yarn and put it on needle backward so that it doesn’t unravel; rep from * as necessary for the project.

Join stitches for working in the round

Step 1. Form a circle with your needles making sure that stitches are not twisted.

Step 2. Take the slipknot (it’s the first stitch) from left-hand needle and place it on right-hand needle.

Step 3. Next, take the last stitch and pass it over the slipknot onto the left-hand needle.

Bind off

K1, *k1, pass the first st over the second st, k1; rep from * until 1 st remains, cut the yarn and pull it through last st. Thread the tapestry needle and draw the yarn through the first stitch bound off then back to the last st.

Hurdle Stitch (worked in the rnd)

Rnd 1: Knit all sts.

Rnd 2: Purl all sts.

Rnd 3: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnd 4: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round using the Backward Loop cast-on method.

Techniques required are: Knit and purl, Backward Loop cast on, Bind off.

Stitches are knitted loosely, in particular the Bind off.

For a longer scarf, cast-on an even number of stitches more.

Wet blocking should be done very gently to prevent felting and because of yarn thickness it will take about 3 days to dry.

Pattern

Using the Backward Loop Cast-On method, CO 66 sts, join for working in the rnd being careful not to twist stitches, place marker to signal the beginning of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit all sts.

Rnd 2: Purl all sts.

Rnds 3-4: Rep Rnds 1-2.

Rnd 5: Knit all sts.

Rnd 6: Purl all sts.

Rnd 7: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnd 8: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnds 9-12: Rep Rnds 3-6.

Rnd 13: Knit all sts.

Rnd 14: Purl all sts.

Rnds 15-18: Rep Rnds 13-14.

BO all sts very loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Wash gently and block to measurements.

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