I love having a mom who is a great knitter. I see something knitted-looking on pinterest and I'm automatically texting her to try to get her to make it for me! I'm kind of obsessed with infinity scarves, and would love to have one in every color. A month or two ago I asked my mom to whip me up a nice long one and within a few days she handed me one she had just made up herself!
Since she was knitting up another one for one of my sisters, I asked her to share her little pattern here on the blog! She said it's perfect for beginer knitters since you only need to know how to knit and purl. It also uses a super bulky yarn, so it's very forgiving and knits up fast too.
What you'll need // 3 skeins of any super bulky "6" yarn (she used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn - the color on the needles is Dallas Gray, and my scarf is in El Paso Autumn) + a pair of size 13 knitting needles (they do not have to be circulars like hers are)
Start by casting on 15 stitches. If you are more experienced, you can do the provisional cast on. If you need some help you can check out this helpful video.
The pattern consists of two rows as follows:
Row1: knit all stitches
Row2: purl 1, knit 2, then repeat until the end of the row
Simple isn't it? Just repeat these 2 rows until you end with row 2 and still have at least 18 inches of yarn to weave the ends together. At this point you can simply sew the two ends together. You can try an invisible seam too (here's another helpful video)
Here's a close-up of how the pattern will come out looking...
Want to get started with knitting, or need some help? Here's some great resources she reccomends...
Ravelry is packed with forumns, patterns, knit-a-longs and pretty much everything you need to get started and keep going for a long, long time.
Very Pink is full of great tutorials and videos for beginers!
Knitty is full of unique and fun patterns if you're looking for something different.
PS. How gorgeous is my mom's cape? She made it herself! Secret's out - now you all know where I get my DIY genes from:)