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Old 10-01-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Needle size; yarn type; circular needles; infinity scarf
Hi. I’m new at knitting so I have a few questions.

Firstly, I would like to buy circular needles to do infinity scarves. I do not know whether to buy needles that are 10mm or 12mm thick (I would like to work with thick wool and make bulky scarves but without huge holes).
I do not know which length of the wire I should buy. If I take, for example, 100 cm (40 inches) can I make smaller scarfs and hats on that or should I buy another circular needles with shorter wire for that?

Secondly, what kind of yarn and how much yarn do I need for scarf like this?
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5209/5...77e0f667_z.jpg
And what size needles?

Thirdly, how can I make infinity scarf using regular straight needles? Should I saw it at the end with regular thread and needle or should I use yard thread and yarn needle? Link to a tutorial or video would be great

Thank you very much,and sorry for so many questions
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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Hi there.

A 40" is pretty long and you can't do smaller things with it except for flat knitting, so I'd suggest something about 32" long. You can make hats with that if you use the magic or single loop techniques.

The scarf you linked to looks like bulky yarn and the 10mm needles should do just fine, 12 mm is pretty thick. The pattern looks like seed stitch.

Yes, you can do an infinity scarf with straight needles and sew the ends together. You would do that with yarn and a tapestry type needle, or you can do a provisional cast on (a temporary one you take out) and either graft the ends together or do a 3 needle BO.
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Thank you for your answer

I think I will try to make my infinity scarf with with yarn and a tapestry type needle because I don't know how to do the other methods,and this one seems the easiest
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Sometimes the easiest way to get started is to find a pattern you like. There are bunches on Ravelry and at Knitting Pattern Central or at the various yarn manufacturers' sites. Even a search on Google will turn up some patterns. Here are a few that might give you some ideas. They use different patterns and a range of needle sizes.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...infinity-scarf
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ng-mobius-cowl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...eternity-scarf
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marian-2
Good luck with your scarf!
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Thank you for the links, I will definitely check them out

I only made one scarf and it was with 8mm needles, only knit pattern so I would like to do now something with purl as well. I was thinking of using 10mm needles, bulky yarn and ribbed pattern (2 rows knit 2 rows purl). And then in the end saw the ends together :D
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #6
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I changed my mind and bought circular 10mm needles 32" long. Can anyone tell me how many stitches should I cast on for circular scarf that I can put twice around my neck using bulky yarn?




And are these seed stitches?

And what
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6 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in Seed Stitch
means?
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