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Mar 21, 2012 11:35:58   #
Patp
 
How long would you make a summery, lacy infinity scarf NOT made in the round---al I can find are made on circulars. i want to make on straights and twist/sew a seam. Thanks
 
Mar 21, 2012 11:41:00   #
mom2grif
 
Just don't knit it in the round. You should be able to find a pattern you like and convert it to knitting it back and forth. Just remember that the odd rows will need to be purled rather than knitted, or whatever is reverse of what it says for the knitting in the round pattern. Let us know the pattern you're looking at and if you need any help with adjusting the pattern, I'm sure you'll get it.
Mar 22, 2012 06:41:13   #
atidysum
 
The latest Knit Simple has a lot of scarves for summer that you can make as long as you want and then sew together,
Mar 22, 2012 06:49:49   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
Patp wrote:
How long would you make a summery, lacy infinity scarf NOT made in the round---al I can find are made on circulars. i want to make on straights and twist/sew a seam. Thanks


Depends on how you want to wear it - twisted once around your neck I'd make it longer then if you want to wear it just around your neck w/out wrapping it twice. In other words, it's up to you how long you want it.
Mar 22, 2012 12:36:11   #
purl2diva
 
An easy way might be to put on a scarf you already have, twist it and secure at various lengths until you find one that is pleasing to you, Measure it and you have your answer.
Mar 22, 2012 13:00:29   #
Patp
 
Thanks for all the input. scarf is a gift so I really don't know how it will be worn, straight or cowl style. I did some further research and my answer is basically 44 to 48 inches in length.So I will go with that---also am going to get recent Knit Simple. thanks again. Patp
 
Mar 22, 2012 13:44:45   #
ebbtide2011
 
i make all mine this way. I cast on enough sts to make a width of 8" - 14" and choose a lacy pattern and work away until it is between 44" and 72" in length then join it using the Kitchener join. The 72" can be wrapped 3 times for a warm neck cowl or 2 times that hangs loosely just above the waist. The wider the scarf the narrower I usually make it but that is personal preference. I think I've liked the 44" TO 48" with a 12" width best. Be sure your yarn is soft and drapes nicely.
One stitch that I've had lots of compliments on is a simple YO, K2tog all the way across, then purl back on the next row. I border it with 4 or 5 garter sts along the edges to prevent it curling.
Mar 22, 2012 14:24:52   #
Patp
 
Ebbtide: Great, thank you----I am going to use that simple pattern my next effort. Right now I am doing the SIMPLE ONE ROW PATTERN, I got off Ravelry---but I like your idea, "purl back".Thanks
Mar 22, 2012 23:16:58   #
DGM863
 
There's a very pretty pattern that you can get on Ravelry.com called Soft Cables Mobius. It is knit straight then twisted and joined.
The directions for joining could drive one crazy, but follow the directions and it turns our to be a beautiful accessory.
It has become my 'go to' gift.
 
          
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