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Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf – Easy and Free Knit Pattern

seed stitch infinity scarf

This seed stitch infinity scarf is my favorite fall/winter accessory! This is easily the hand knit item I wear the most out of everything I’ve ever made. So warm and cozy, plus it’s an instant gratification type project.

Did you catch my last blog post Learn to Knit in Less than an Hour? If not, be sure to check it out because it’s worth learning to knit just to make this seed stitch infinity scarf! It’s an easy DIY knitting project perfect for beginners that yields the most gorgeous result.

Seriously, when you wear this, everyone is going to ask you where you got it, and when you tell them you made it, they’re going to ask you to make them one, too! Enough requests and you’ll start to consider launching your own knitwear shop on Etsy. Then you’ll be buying all the stock of Lion Brand WoolEase Thick & Quick at your local craft store. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. But first, let’s learn the stitch pattern you need to know to make this fabulous seed stitch infinity scarf.

Seed Stitch requires the knowledge of knit stitch and purl stitch. If you need a refresher on those, check out this post first.

How to Seed Stitch.

To work seed stitch, cast on an even number of stitches. In the video, I cast on 12 stitches.

Row One & all odd rows: K1P1 to end.

Row Two & all even rows: P1K1 to end.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the scarf pattern! And here’s a video to help you get started.

 

Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf Pattern

  1. Cast On 18 Stitches
  2. Row 1 (and all odd rows): K1P1* Repeat to end
  3. Row 2 (and all even rows): P1K1* Repeat to end.
  4. Leave enough yarn to sew the two ends of the scarf together with a yarn needle.
  5. Wrap up! You have made a beautiful seed stitch infinity scarf that will keep you cozy all winter long!

 

Learn to Knit in Less than an Hour

learn to knit in one hourYou can learn to knit in less than an hour!

In this post, I’m going to cover all the basics of knitting to get you started with learning your new skill.

I’ve created the videos below so you can learn to knit in no time at all! Combined, the videos are only about 10 minutes total, so technically you can get a foundation within that time frame. But, I encourage you to go slowly and practice along with the videos. Move at your own pace, and remember: practice makes perfect! To really make it stick, you’ll want to spend a little longer than an hour practicing what you’ve learned.

In this series, You’ll be learning:

  • Long Tail Cast On Method
  • Knit stitch
  • Garter Stitch
  • Purl Stitch
  • Stockinette
  • Bind Off your Knitting

What you’ll need:

  • Yarn *any type, but choose a yarn weight suitable for your needles**
  • Straight knitting needles *any size
  • Scissors *to cut the yarn after bind-off

**In the videos, I’m using size 13 needles and a bulky yarn such as Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & QuickMost craft store yarns suggest a needle size on the back of the paper wrapped around the skein, as well as give a rating for the thickness of the yarn.

 

Learn to knit now by following the videos below:

  1. How to Cast On using Long Tail Cast On Method

    Learn to knit the Long Tail Cast On Method, which is how you’ll get the stitches on your needles in the first place. There are other methods for casting on, but you don’t need to worry about that yet!

  2. How to Knit Stitch

    After casting on, learn to knit the foundational Knit Stitch, which is key in creating stitch patterns like garter or stockinette.

  3. Garter Stitch

    You can learn to knit this stitch pattern using only knit stitches. Cast on and then *knit all the stitches to the end of the row. Turn your work around, and knit all those stitches to the end of the row*, too. You’ll continue to knit the front and back sides as described between the ** until you’re comfortable with garter stitch. You can even turn this into a scarf! Find a free pattern at the end of this post under Step #6.

  4. How to Purl Stitch

    Learn to knit another foundational stitch: purl stitch. After this video, you’ll be ready to create a swatch of stockinette, which will require both knit and purl stitches.

  5. Stockinette

    Learn to knit Stockinette. Ready for your stitches to look like the little “v’s” commonly seen on knitwear? This is probably the stitch pattern you imagined when you decided you wanted to learn to knit. Stockinette has two sides: a front side of knit stitches (little v’s) and a wrong side of purl stitches. But be aware: Stockinette will curl in at the ends and edges.

  6. How to Bind off your Knitting

    Learn how to cast off your knitted projects. After watching this video, you will have a foundational knowledge that can even be used to knit your first project!

Now that you have the basics, practice practice practice! Refer back to this post (bookmark this page to make it easy to find again) or playlist on YouTube as often as you like until you are comfortable with each step. You can also turn these basic stitches into your first project. For example, this project on Ravelry. If you don’t have a Ravelry account, it’s free and easy to sign up. If you need more convincing than that, read my post about Why Every Knitter Needs a Ravelry Account here.

Don’t hesitate to comment or email me if you have any questions about the methods used in these videos. Happy knitting!

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