The Snowflake Infinity Scarf features a tessellating snowflake design based on traditional Scandinavian knitting. The cowl is designed to be long enough to wrap around the neck twice for extra warmth. You’ll love this attractive design featuring a Fair Isle technique knit in the round.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 13¼” wide x 62” circumference
Gauge: 20 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern in the round (unblocked);
20 sts and 17 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern in the round (blocked)
Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran (100% Virgin Wool; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): 028 Jeans (MC), 4 balls; 060 Natural (CC), 4 balls
Needles: US size 8 (5 mm): DPNs
Notions: Three stitch markers (of which one should be a different colour to the others); tapestry needle
This pattern is knitted as a long tube in the round that is seamed at the end after blocking.
Always bring the CC up under the MC changing colour, this ensures that the motif is dominant on the background.
The longest float in this design in 5 sts, so the floats do not need catching in place.
Using MC, CO 66 sts. Join in the rnd taking care not to twist the sts. Divide the sts evenly between the 3 working DPNs (22 sts per needle) and knit with needle 4.
Rnd 1 (RS): *Work 22 sts from Snowflake Chart, pm; rep from * to end.
Use a different coloured marker for the final marker as this is used to indicate the start
of the rnd.
Cont in this manner, slipping markers as you work, working the complete Snowflake Chart 12 times (264 total rnds) down the length of the cowl.
BO all sts in MC, leaving a length of yarn approx. 30” long for seaming the cowl at the end.
Turn the tube of knitting inside out and weave in all ends.
Wash the cowl following the instructions given on the ball band. Flatten the long tube of the cowl so that the end of round jog is at the centre of the inside rather than at one edge; this centres the design and conceals the jog. Lay the cowl out to the dimensions given and allow to dry.
After blocking and using mattress stitch, sew the CO and BO edges together, taking care to align the pattern between the seams.