Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
crysmiu
Casting On
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Beginner at kniting, wanting to make an infinity scarf +
i went to the artstore today, and a girl told me to get 16" circular needles, but i'm searching online and everyone is using longer ones (like 47"??) I want to make something like this shape:





any guidance, please? do i need to go back and exchange needle sizes? THANKS IN ADVANCE
crysmiu is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 12-23-2010, 01:12 AM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Yes, get a longer one. A 16" is okay for a cowl, maybe that's what she was thinking. But for a longer one, the sts won't be so crowded if you get one about 30" or so. You don't need one as long a 40 or 47", the extra length of the cord tends to get in the way, and one that's around 29 or 32" is a lot more versatile for other projects, like sweaters or smaller blankets.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
crysmiu
Casting On
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanks, suzee for your reply. do you think this pattern is too advanced for a beginner? (i've never knitted before)

http://www.knittedbliss.com/2010/11/...olm-scarf.html
crysmiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 11:55 AM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Well, I would suggest that first you get some inexpensive yarn to practice on. You're going to need to learn to knit and purl in the same row, yarn overs and decreases (k2tog and ssk/sl sl knit). Knitting in the round isn't hard, but without knowing how to do the basic sts in the pattern too well, it's one more thing to learn all at once. Even experienced knitters sometimes practice stitch patterns or a new technique on a sample piece before tackling a project.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 11:56 PM   #5
katelynlapan
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
help!
I also am a beginner at knitting. I have done a regular knit stitch for a while and can sort of do a pearl stitch/ double seed stitch. I want to make an infinity scarf but with regular needles and only a regular knit stitch. Will this look okay? I was considering using a bigger gauge (I am using size 11/ 8mm right now) and maybe double the string?
katelynlapan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #6
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,351
Thanks: 1,683
Thanked 8,806 Times in 7,165 Posts
Is this the scarf you're talking about? There are others with the term "infinity" in them so I'm not sure.
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/infinity-scarf

You can make it any way you want..there are no knitting police. It won't look like the picture though other than shape if you don't make it like the pattern. As for yarn.. The yarn called for is an Aran weight which is a heavy worsted/worsted. If you double the yarn you'll get a bigger scarf. It's okay to use worsted weight. If it needs to be longer just make it longer. Scarves are pretty forgiving.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 06:41 PM   #7
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Usually you can use larger needles and it'll be okay, maybe a bit looser, but that's fine in a scarf. What you can do is make a long scarf, then sew the ends together, you can also do a half twist in the scarf to make a mobius loop infinity one.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #8
boomanahi
Casting On
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
i need helllpp!!
i am a new knitter and ive been trying to knit an infinity scarf. im using size 13 circle needles and a medium yarn. when i cast on everything is fine, but when i join the threads together and put a placemarker and i try to start knitting the yarn gets so tight after i knit that it wont slide on the needles and i cant go past the 3rd knit. i also tried to make my cast ons really loose but i get the same results. is it my yarn? or needles? or am i just not doing something right?
boomanahi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Hi, glad to have you join us.

I think your needle might be a little too long for the stitches you have at the moment. You can look on the Advanced Techniques page for the Magic Loop technique, though you might only need to use the single loop version for a few rounds, then your stitches should fit a little better. Basically, pull out the cord between 2 sts about 2/3 of the way around, making a loop in it. That 'shortens' the cord so the stitches won't be stretched out. Then knit to the loop and do it again. After you have 4 or 5 rounds, you might not need to make the loop. Here's a video to help you out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyd0BkKC8tU
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
boomanahi (09-07-2012), Christinechrstms1 (09-07-2012)
Old 09-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
Christinechrstms1
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: near Niagara Falls Canada
Posts: 288
Thanks: 113
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Christinechrstms1
what a great trick Suzeeq thank you for posting that link!
Christinechrstms1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for an infinity scarf pattern stringtheory Pattern Central 1 01-08-2012 08:11 PM
help! infinity scarf brolie Pattern Central 6 11-13-2011 04:44 PM
Beginner Wanting to Knit Kids' Mittens...HELP!!! Krystle0815 How-to Questions 4 12-29-2009 07:38 PM
infinity scarf patterns?!?!?! cjsbmoore Pattern Central 2 12-17-2009 08:56 PM
Simple Infinity Scarf pattern? jruby18 Pattern Central 2 12-16-2009 02:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:46 AM.