‘Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works’ – Steve Jobs
This is my new favorite scarf.
I didn’t have a pattern for it, but I found the stitch in a book that my brother gave me for my birthday. I bought the yarn at the 2012 Wool Festival at Taos, New Mexico. The colors are so pretty but because I couldn’t decide on a pattern, it sat in a box for almost a year before I was able to decide what I was going to do with it.
I brought the yarn and the book with me to my Wednesday night knit circle and with their help, I finally decided on the daisy stitch. I have some instructions below, but Craftsy.org has great step by step pictures to guide you along.
This was blind-knitted (is that even a term), meaning I just cast-on a random number of stitches and knitted away with the daisy stitch. I’m actually going to try and write down a pattern here for you:
My Daisy Stitch Infinity Scarf
(Using the provisional cast-on) Cast on 49 stitches.
Row 1 (RS) : Slip1 K1, Knit to end.
Row 2 (WS) : Slip1 K2 *p3 tog and don’t drop them off the needle, yo (wrapping yarn completely around needle), p same 3 together again and drop them, k1; rep from * to last 3 stitches, K3.
Row 3 (RS) : Slip1 K1 Knit to end.
Row 4 (WS) : Slip1 K2 *P1 K1 p3 tog and don’t drop them off the needle, yo (wrapping yarn completely around needle), p same 3 together again and drop them, k1; rep from * to last 4 stitches P1 K3.
After about 6 inches and ending with a Row 2 pattern:
*Cable Right* (RS) Slip1 K1, transfer 12 stitches to a cable and hold to front, knit 12 then knit 12 on cable and knit the rest of the stitches on the needle.
Proceed to Row 3 and the rest of the pattern until about 6 inches and again ending with a Row 2 pattern:
*Cable Left* (RS) Slip1 K1, Knit 20 stitches, transfer 12 stitches to cable needle and hold to front, knit 12, then knit 12 on cable and k the last two stitches.
Proceed to Row 3 and the rest of the pattern until about 6 inches and again ending with a Row 2 pattern.
When desired length has been achieved AND last cable is a *Cable Left*, join this very last row with the beginning row (done with the provisional cast-on) using the kitchener bind-off method, to create a seamless scarf.
This is the book that my brother gave me for Christmas: