My Daisy Stitch Infinity Scarf

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:

The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

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