~Knitting Without Needles ~ My Infinity Scarf

Many of you know that knitting is the one craft I don’t really *do*.  Well, I’d like to but I don’t seem to have the skill for it.  My many attempts at scarf making has yielded a scarf with a few large random holes and one with severe tension issues.  So while I love seeing Instagram feeds with beautiful knitted items, mine will never be one of them.

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Before Christmas I started seeing images about new book called Knitting Without Needles by Anne Weil. The name alone grabbed me for the pure fact that the words -without needles- was in the title.  I put it on my Christmas list and my wonderful husband and boys gave it to me on Christmas Day.

IMG_4133The book has beautiful images of each project along with easy to understand directions and complete materials lists.  My favorite part of the book hands down is the step-by-step shots on how to cast on and do the basic stitches.  Perfection. I’m such a visual learner so this was exactly what I needed.

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After looking through all the beautiful projects I chose the simple infinity scarf to start with. I bought two super bulky purple skeins of Alpaca Blend yarn by Buttercream (available at JoAnn’s).   Before I began,  I spread out my supplies, the pattern, my arms, and my trusty iPad with When Calls the Heart on and began.

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First row on! Success!

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It was fun to see the scarf forming as I continued.  I was a bit concerned about my yarn weight at first, but in the end it was just fine.   I may try to use a thicker one next time just to see the difference.

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Here she is! Freshly cast off and stretched out on the floor.  The last step was to weave the ends together. This is the only place I struggled.  Not because of how it was shown and described, but because I just wasn’t happy with how mine looked.  It took some wiggling and rearranging, but I’m so happy with the turnout.

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Thank you to my 12yo son who took this quick shot of me with my finished scarf.  From start to finish, this took maybe an hour?!  And I have enough leftover yarn to make a matching cap too! Then again, maybe I want to make the floor mat. Or pouf. Or pillow. Or throw………  Lovely book. I highly recommend it!

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