Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Infinity Scarf with Valorie Wells Knits

 A couple of months ago my friend Mary Ann made a beautiful infinity scarf for me using Valorie Wells' and Free Spirit's "Wish" knit fabrics.   

Today Mary Ann made another scarf for me from this blue pattern.  Lots of infinity scarf patterns can be found online.  These are great for holiday gifts and only take about 1/2 hour to make!  Here's how she did it:

Cut a 9" x by 54" piece of knit fabric, then fold it in half, lengthwise, with right sides together.  

Leaving a 3" opening at the beginning and end, sew along the long edge of the scarf using a knit machine needle and a walking foot, if desired, to control the fabric.   Mary Ann used a 1/4" foot and a Universal needle for this easy-to-manage knit fabric.

Here's the trick:  put your hand in one end of the "tube" you've made and and bring the other end of the tube inside and back to where your hand is.  This will leave your ends with right sides together.    Match up the edges (like in the photo below) and sew that seam at the edge with a 1/4" seam.  Note:  There will still be an opening for turning.

Through the opening, turn your scarf right sides out.  It should look like this when you are done, with the scarf  shaped like a circle.

 Press the scarf so that it will lay nicely, and then stitch up the opening with needle and thread.

 Here's the finished product!    Isn't it beautiful on Mary Ann?   She made one for herself, too, and it's perfect with the outfit she's wearing today, yes?

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