San Francisco Infinity Scarf

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Over a year ago my husband and I spent a week in San Francisco before venturing up to Seattle for a few days. On our last day in SFO we rented a Mini from Zip Car and raced around the city doing last minute errands like visiting bottle and yarn shops. The first yarn shop I researched ended up being closed so we looked up the next one on my list, which happened to be Atelier Yarns. While there I fell in love with Autunno by  di.Ve’, made from 100% merino wool, and purchased three balls.

It took me almost a year from the time we left for San Francisco to decide what to make with my SFO stash. Finding the right pattern for the self-striping rusty orange colorway was challenging. I wanted something special to remember our wonderful trip by. With memories of the chilly nights in SFO and my new hair cut I needed something to keep me warm. A three-in-one infinity scarf/cowl seemed like a great idea.

I began the scarf while in route to St. John, USVI and was able to get a decent amount done while on our trip. Why wasn’t I spending more time on the beautiful beaches? With Tropical Storm Maria in the area we had to find alternate forms of entertainment like knitting, rummy and Monopoly.

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The rest of September and October was spent repeating the cable pattern and playing with how many rows are in each cable section. I decided the first half of the scarf would be knit with the same number of rows and the second half would be free form. I’m very happy with the change-up and like how it adds another dimension.

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As the scarf neared completion I sought out a quality buttonhole technique rather than using the standard yarn over and knit two together. Over the past few months I’ve read quite a few posts from TECHKnitting, which is a great resource. I came across the tulip buttonhole while searching the archives and decided it was a new challenge and perfect for the scarf.

While at SAFF I was on the hunt for three buttons that didn’t detract from the design but didn’t disappear either. I purchased these lovely buttons from Clay Cat and later that evening finished the scarf.

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The end product is so cozy and eye-catching. It can be worn with brown, black, navy blue, purple and green. I’m looking forward to making a few of these to give as gifts over the holidays. Guess I’d better get started.

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Download the San Francisco Infinity Scarf. Please let me know if you have any questions or issues as I have not fully test knitted the pattern.

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5 Replies to “San Francisco Infinity Scarf”

  1. Your scarf is georgous! My niece asked me one for Christmas… would you mind sharing your pattern? Thank you from Québec! Josée Laberge

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