So I was watching my boy play basketball. And I was paying attention... really I was... But I was also scoping out this other mom's outfit. Fitted grey tunic dress. Leggings. High heeled boots. And to tie it all together - a loosely draped black, grey and white infinity scarf. Thought her outfit very chic and flattering on her.
I struck up a conversation with her somewhere in the second quarter. Not long after that, I asked to take a closer look at her scarf. Nice new friend. She pulled her scarf off and let me inspect it (Thanks Vanessa!).
The scarf was knit in a basic stockinette stitch. It would take me some time to knit, but wouldn't require any counting or thinking. Ok then. I decided to make a similar scarf for myself.
Since my self imposed moratorium on buying yarn is still in effect, I had to choose from my existing stash for my new scarf. I went with my skein of Cascade Eco Plus yarn in "Rainier Heather." Not my first color choice if I were trying to look chic... this purple heather is too sporty for that. But, hey, sporty works for me too.
I wanted a very loosely knit look so I used size 13 knitting needles. Cast on 50 stitches. Alternated between knitting an entire row and purling the entire next row. Just kept going until I could wrap the scarf comfortably around my neck twice. Resulting rectangular piece in stockinette stitch measured 18 inches wide by 60 inches long. Joined and stitched the ends together to form one big loop.
One basic infinity scarf all ready to go. Planning to wear it often these next few weeks. March is the month when the weather flips continuously back and forth between winter and spring. Planning to break out my lighter jackets and sweaters but I know I'll need this too!