Marina Infinity Scarf

Marina is knitted in the round. Stripes are done in increasing rounds in the contrasting color and decreasing rounds in main color, then reversed to achieve this varied effect. Wear looped once or twice depending on the breeze off the water.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 6” wide (flat) x 66.5” circumference.

Gauge: 20 sts and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #871 White (MC, 2 skeins), #885 In the Navy (CC, 2 skeins).

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) set of 5 DPNs or preferred needles for working in the rnd.
Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, crochet hook and scarp yarn (or as preferred for Provisional CO), stitch holder or spare circular needle and DPNs

Special Stitches

Kitchener Stitch (grafting)

With an equal number of stitches on two needles, thread end through tapestry needle. Hold needles parallel with wrong sides facing in and both needles pointing to the right.

Setup 1: Pull tapestry needle pwise through next front stitch, leave stitch on knitting needle.

Setup 2: Pull tapestry needle kwise through next back stitch, leave stitch on knitting needle.

Step 1: Pull tapestry needle kwise through front stitch and drop stitch from knitting needle.

Step 2: Pull tapestry needle pwise through next front stitch, leave stitch on knitting needle.

Step 3: Pull tapestry needle pwise through first back stitch and drop stitch from knitting needle.

Step 4: Pull tapestry needle kwise through next back stitch, leave stitch on knitting needle.

Rep Steps 1-4 until all stitches have been grafted.

Pattern Notes

This scarf is worked in the round. Stripes are done in increasing rounds in CC and decreasing rounds in MC, then reversed. When carrying the non-working yarn on the side, twist the yarn periodically around the working yarn to prevent openings. The provisional cast on is joined to the opposite end with Kitchener stitch technique for a truly invisible join and infinity loop appeal.

Pattern

Body

Using the Provisional Cast-on technique of your choice, CO 60 sts. Attach MC. Being careful not to twist the stitches, place a stitch marker at the first st and begin to knit in the rnd.

Rnds 1-8: Knit in MC. Attach CC.

Rnds 9-10: Knit in CC.

Rnds 11-18: Knit in MC.

Rnds 19-22: Knit in CC.

Rnds 23-28: Knit in MC.

Rnds 29-34: Knit in CC.

Rnds 35-38: Knit in MC.

Rnds 39-46: Knit in CC.

Rnds 47-48: Knit in MC.

Rnds 49-58: Knit in CC.

Rnds 59-62: Knit in MC.

Rnds 63-70: Knit in CC.

Rnds 71-76: Knit in MC.

Rnds 77-82: Knit in CC.

Rnds 83-90: Knit in MC.

Rnds 91-94: Knit in CC.

Rnds 95-104: Knit in MC.

Rnds 105-296: Rep Rnds 9-104 twice.

Rnds 297-382: Rep Rnds 9-94.

Cut CC.

Rnd 383: Knit in MC.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail at least 3 times the length of the sts.

Join Ends

Remove the scrap yarn from the Provisionally Cast-on sts and place the resulting live sts on a spare needle. Join together these cast on sts with the live sts already on the needles, using Kitchener stitch technique for an invisible seam.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements.

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