Opul Infinity Scarf
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The Opul Infinity Scarf is an easy soft loop, suitable for almost any type of yarn. Opul is worked flat, end-to-end, from a provisional cast on and grafted. The rib pattern is a great introduction to using slipped stitches to create texture and elasticity in the simplest of stitch combinations. The pattern is easy to memorize and very easy to work. This is a great project for the beginner knitter who is ready for the challenge of a provisional cast on and a careful graft at the end. You can easily modify Opul by changing the yarn, the cast on or the number of rows.
Skill Level easy-intermediate
Finished Measurements About 9” high x 64” around, after blocking
Yarn 2 skeins Sweatermaker Yarns Maggie, light fingering weight, 70% silk 30% cashmere, 50 g/230 m per skein
Gauge 24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in pattern, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but keep in mind that the final measurements will differ from the sample shown.
Needles US 7/4.5 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge Opul is worked on large needles to give the fabric extra drape.
Other Supplies spare needle for grafting, blunt yarn needle, smooth yarn for provisional cast on, crochet hook
Construction notes Opul is worked flat from a provisional cast on and grafted.