One of my favorite things about being a crochet and knitting designer and blogger is getting the opportunity to try out new-to-me yarns. When I originally designed this pattern (as the Winter Sea Cowl) for Love of Knitting magazine, I had the chance to choose from any Patons yarn for the sample.
This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Yarnspirations.
It’s no secret that I like wool, so I took the chance to try out Patons Classic Wool Roving, and I’m glad I did. The Low Tide and Pacific Teal immediately caught my eye (though I’m an Atlantic Ocean girl myself).
Although this pattern is rated as intermediate, an adventurous beginner could definitely make it. I really love the star stitch pattern, but it takes a bit of getting used to. Once you have mastered it, the infinity scarf will be done in no time!
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Ocean Star Infinity Scarf
Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter
Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!
- Adult: 4” (10 cm) height x 52” (132 cm) circumference.
- Patons Classic Wool Roving (100% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/120 yd/109 m) – 1 skein ea in 77219 Low Tide (CA) and 77203 Pacific Teal (CB), or approximately 86 yd (78.5 m) in ea of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
- US Size 11/8 mm circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- Stitch marker.
- 12 sts x 14 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern (unblocked). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BO – bind off
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- CO – cast on
- ea – each
- k – knit
- p – purl
- pm – place stitch marker
- rep – repeat
- Rnd(s) – Round(s)
- star st – star stitch – K3, pass first of 3 knit sts over second and third sts.
- sl – slip
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- Cowl is knit in the round with the right side facing.
- Carry unworked yarn up on wrong side of cowl.
- Knitting needles with sharp points are ideal for passing the star sts over. Alternatively, use a crochet hook or cable needle to lift the st.
- Slip marker every round unless otherwise noted.
- With CA, CO 156 sts.
- Set up row: With CA, p across. Being careful not to twist, pm, join and begin knitting in the round.
- Rnd 1: With CA, k around.
- Rnd 2: With CA, *yo, star st; rep from * around.
- Rnd 3: With CB, k around, remove marker.
- Rnd 4: With CB, sl 2 sts, pm, *yo, star st; rep from * around to marker.
- Rnd 5: With CA, k around, remove marker, pm before last st.
- Rnds 6-9: Rep Rnds 2-5 once.
- Rnds 10-12: Rep Rnds 2-4 once. Fasten off CB.
- Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 1.
- Rnd 14: With CA, p around.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if desired. (If you’re new to blocking, read Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.)