To Infinity - and Beyond! Or Why We Love Infinity Scarves

Amy Murphy

This season, we’re swooning over infinity scarves - those long, continuous loop scarves that can be wrapped around your neck a couple of times. Whether you call them cowls or infinity scarves, they are the perfect fall accessory. We’ve got four great models in the shop to check out.


But first, a few reasons why we love infinity scarves:

  1. They’re so incredibly warm! Double ‘em up around your neck to keep the chill away.
  2. They add ‘pop’ to any outfit! Feeling blah, bloated or just don’t want to accessorize? Drape an infinity scarf over a simple outfit to hide that extra piece of chocolate and look chic at the same time.
  3. They’re fun to knit! Whether knit in a tube, knit flat and seamed or knit with ingenious construction, progress is quick and hopefully you’re learning something new at the same time.

Here are the four infinity scarves we’re lusting over at the shop this fall:

    • Brick Road Cowl - Flo was inspired to cast on this infinity scarf after seeing the madelinetosh trunk show at the shop this summer. She used two contrasting colors of Hedgehog Fibres Sock - Concrete and Villain - to create this masterpiece. There is no color work involved - just slipping stitches and a bit of clever construction at the end to create this double-thick, reversible cowl.
        • Foolproof - Ever wanted a project with no cast on, bind off, purling, knitting in the round, sewing, grafting, provisional cast-on or picking up stitches? I promise this is a real project and not just a dream! Foolproof, knit by Beth, is a stunner with subtle sparkles from sweetgeorgia’s CashLuxe Spark and a contrasting color in sweetgeorgia Tough Love Sock. What a great way to dress up any outfit without going overboard.
          • Beehive - I started this project on a girl’s weekend trip to Bermuda and it was the perfect “mindless knit” for the beach with fabulous color changes to keep it interesting. This super-thick infinity scarf is knit in the round as a tube and Kitchener stitched up at the end. I love the bold colors and the switch between dominant and background color halfway through. This is another example of simply slipping stitches to create a dramatic look. I used 4 skeins of madelinetosh Tosh DK - 2 skeins of Fathom and 2 skeins of Jade.
          • Pixel Cowl - Flo knit this squishy, luxurious cowl in the height of summer’s heat when we couldn’t imagine putting on one more stitch of clothing than absolutely necessary. But when cooler mornings take over, we want to reach for this cowl, wrap it tight around our neck and brave the day. Knit with 4 skeins of madelinetosh Home - Tern, Alizarin, Antler and Duchess - this cowl is also knit as a tube and grafted together at the end. The stranded patterning makes for big color blocks with gradual changes between colors.

          Come see our infinity scarves for yourself and get started on one for you and one for a loved one!