Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf in Patons Classic Wool Roving 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!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. 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).

Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf in Patons Classic Wool Roving 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!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!

If you make your own Ocean Star Infinity Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Ocean Star Infinity Scarf

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 505-bulky 50Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!

Finished Size

  • Adult: 4” (10 cm) height x 52” (132 cm) circumference.

Materials

  • 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.

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  • US Size 11/8 mm circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 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


Pattern Notes

  • 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.

Pattern Instructions

Infinity Scarf

  • 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.
  • BO.

Finishing

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2016/10/11/free-knitting-pattern-ocean-star-infinity-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Ocean Star Infinity Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf

4 thoughts on “Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf

  • October 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    Love your blog, Marie, and this pattern. I’m confused about the Star Stitch. Your instructions are very different from other descriptions I’ve seen. Here’s one that I found: To make the stars in the round – Knit 3 stitches together, leaving stitches on the left needle, Yarn Over, and Knit the same 3 stitches together again and drop from the left needle. Is your pattern stitch a different type of “star” or is either method ok to use? thanks.

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    • October 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm
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      Thanks for asking, WendyinPDX. The stitch listed in the pattern is what I used to get the infinity scarf in the picture. I haven’t tried the star stitch worked the way you describe, but I imagine it would create a different look. Why not try both and see which you prefer?

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  • October 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm
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    What a lovely scarf. I love the colors. I’m afraid I don’t know how to knit at all. I know a little–very little–crochet. One of these days I’ll learn to knit. Until then, it’s fun looking at everyone else’s projects. 🙂

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