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Eternally yours... the Eternity Scarf!

Updated on October 13, 2014

The Possibilities stretch into Infinity.

"Around and around and around she goes...

And where she stops - nobody knows!"

... or so the Showmen have cried out from time immemorial, as they spun the countless versions of the 'Wheel of Fortune' - wheels for raffles, wheels for roulette, and wheels for serious gambling.

But this time, the adage applies to a trend in scarves and the way they are worn. They are called 'Infinity' scarves - because they go 'round and round', just like the Showman said.

It happens that I also particularly love the other definitions of the word Infinity, like -

endless... perpetual... unlimited.

- and I think of the figure 8 and the lovely continuum of the swirls of this number. Come to think of it, it's probably my favourite number because of its particular charm. My delight in forming it swirl upon swirl, round and round, over and over is never-ending, also. (Did I mention 'mesmerising', as well?)

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More of that Rustic (w)Rapper
More of that Rustic (w)Rapper
More of that Rustic (w)Rapper

A Burnt Orange Beauty... the story

This is an 'Infinity' scarf... and this particular one was knitted on really LARGE needles and has an open weave pattern, using a soft Burnt Orange yarn.

It is 18cm (7") wide x 116cm (46") total circumference, and includes an unusual wooden beaded trim

A cosy addition to your winter wardrobe! Just the name 'Burnt Orange' makes you feel warmer... don't you think?

One and Only - ...but seldom Lonely
One and Only - ...but seldom Lonely

The Infinity scarf can be worn in a single 'drop' or loop like this one. An attractive accessory to 'dolly up' or add style to a simple outfit - and also to ring in a total change of appearance... even match your mood swings.

It's all just Black and White this time

This one of my line of 'Infinity' scarves, was created using an amazing slightly knobbly, mottled Black/White yarn with White 'Ostrich' stripes, knitted in diagonal pattern and garter stitch, and is 9cm (3-1/2") wide x 170cm (67") total circumference.

I made a White 'Feathers' fringe feature at the centre front of the scarf - and it can be looped around the neck once or several times.

I'm thinking it would add style to a plain outfit...I'm picturing that precious 'little black dress'. Or maybe even completely transform a special 'look', creating a whole 'new' feel to a tired 'old' outfit? (SO much cheaper than buying brand-new!)

Just look... - at the possibilities!

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High around the neck...and SO cosy!Another way...and the White 'Ostrich' has a glorious glow
High around the neck...and SO cosy!
High around the neck...and SO cosy!
Another way
Another way
...and the White 'Ostrich' has a glorious glow
...and the White 'Ostrich' has a glorious glow
Maybe Double? It's no trouble.
Maybe Double? It's no trouble.

For a more dramatic effect, a doubling of the' Infinity' scarf, like this one.Don't you think the drape is flattering? So soft and attractive to either enhance or disguise - whatever your particular desire.

You can create a 'heart' shape space, between neck and drop, like this one - or close it all up for a more cosy 'look'. See the photos that follow.

It's entirely up to you...and limited only by your imagination.

Pure Gold... with a touch of Rust

Another of my 'Infinity' scarves, this one created using Rust 'Feathers' yarn and Glowing Gold Mohair. I knitted this beauty in varying width stripes - and on different needles for each type of yarn.

It is 15cm (6") wide x 170cm (67") total circumference, with a crocheted Gold Mohair 'frill' at the centre front.

A bright and cheerful addition to your winter wardrobe! Guaranteed to help you laugh at those chilly winds.


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Elegant!Cosy...and...pretty!Even cosier...and...prettier too?
Elegant!
Elegant!
Cosy...and...pretty!
Cosy...and...pretty!
Even cosier...and...prettier too?
Even cosier...and...prettier too?
Terrific in Triplicate...
Terrific in Triplicate...

And if you're REALLY looking for 'cosy', how warming to heart and eye is this sweet 'Infinity' scarf?

No matter how chill the winds may blow, your neck will stay SO warm. And although I have no medical knowledge to back this, I firmly believe that IF the jugular artery in your throat is kept warm, then your whole body temperature should be higher. Considering that all your blood pumps through this spot on average about 5 times per minute, this would seem a logical assumption... yes?

You may choose to call this 'Double Dutch' because of it's 'Van Dyke' pattern, but whatever you choose... this Hot Pink 'Infinity' scarf was created using acrylic Pink yarn, knitted in a garter stitch variation of Van Dyke pattern, with the palest Pink slim stripes in the hairy 'Ostrich' acrylic yarn. It is 13cm (5") wide x 155cm (61") circumference.

If you need a bright and pretty 'lift' of spirits on even the darkest, coldest day... this is the scarf for you. It will 'pretty' up the plainest outfit.

I would choose hand-washing, to retain the shape and style of this attractive accessory. I think drying in any which way you can think of will be fine - with the exception of the hottest setting of a dryer... of course.

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Worn loosely, to show off a pretty necklace maybe...or maybe just a pretty neck?A little bit cosierAnd round it goes, a couple of times
Worn loosely, to show off a pretty necklace maybe...or maybe just a pretty neck?
Worn loosely, to show off a pretty necklace maybe...or maybe just a pretty neck?
A little bit cosier
A little bit cosier
And round it goes, a couple of times
And round it goes, a couple of times

Right here in the Middle...

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Into Infinity around the head - or neck... your choice!

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It's a Head Scarf - how flattering, don't you think?Now, if you get too warm - it's a single Neck scarfOr, if you need real cosiness, wrap it twice around your neck!
It's a Head Scarf - how flattering, don't you think?
It's a Head Scarf - how flattering, don't you think?
Now, if you get too warm - it's a single Neck scarf
Now, if you get too warm - it's a single Neck scarf
Or, if you need real cosiness, wrap it twice around your neck!
Or, if you need real cosiness, wrap it twice around your neck!

'Born Again' Beauties

...with the help of 'the Lord'. Mm-m-m, no, not THAT one! Just a moment and I'll tell you all about it.

This has been the most exciting part for me. Due to learning of the interesting development of the 'Infinity' scarf, I have revamped some scarves I had made previously... scarves that lend themselves to conversion.

And thanks to my innate 'need to know how it's done' basic nosiness, I have taught myself the 'Kitchener' stitch method of seamless joining of handknits... and developed the concept further to suit individual 'creations'.

Oh yes, sorry... details for those who don't know the story of the origin of its name. Apparently, Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener, who was a British Field Marshal in the Army in the First World War (1914-1918), had great respect for his troops (or was that respect restricted to their fighting ability remaining unimpaired? He is, after all quoted as saying that the conflict would plumb the depths of manpower "to the last million." Hhmm...

Whatever the true underlying reason, he found that his soldiers' feet were suffering from their sock seams - in some cases, causing toes to be rubbed bloody. He proceeded to invent a way to 'weave' or 'graft' seams so that socks would be finished off smoothly, and cause no problems. This 'invention' apparently revolutionised the way of finishing all future types of socks and stockings - whether hand or machine made.

If, like me, you feel the necessity to know how to do it - I found this an easy to follow learning curve -

Kitchener stitch - a Knitting Tutorial

Rust and Blue and beaded, too. A knobbly type of 'Infinity' scarf.
Rust and Blue and beaded, too. A knobbly type of 'Infinity' scarf.

This is a really knobbly yarn, and yet it's still SO soft and cosy.

The mixture of colours would make it wonderfully adaptable to be worn with almost any colour you could imagine. There is Blue, Rust, several Autumn hues, a touch of Green and Brown.

And I love the wooden beads I chose to add - they are adorned with a pretty Orange/Red pattern, and highly polished. I think they add a stylish touch to this attractive scarf.

Don't you feel a little warmer just looking at it?


So many 'wearing' ways for you to experiment with. Enjoy!

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The space between 'wraps' would provide a place to show off that beautiful necklace or pendant....oh-h-h, how cosy is that?Those wooden beads really take this out of the ordinary.
The space between 'wraps' would provide a place to show off that beautiful necklace or pendant.
The space between 'wraps' would provide a place to show off that beautiful necklace or pendant.
...oh-h-h, how cosy is that?
...oh-h-h, how cosy is that?
Those wooden beads really take this out of the ordinary.
Those wooden beads really take this out of the ordinary.

Bring on the Future

I'm feeling really optimistic about the appeal of these 'Infinity' scarves. Each one is already unique and a 'one off' - like ALL of my creations.

It's been difficult, often impossible, to compete with the countless cheap imports that flood the market . But I have confidence the integrity of my craftwork , its creativity and attention to detail, will win through.

I continue to believe there are many people 'out there' who value these attributes as highly as I do - and who want to 'stand out' from the crowd with their own individuality. For those people - I'm the one with the 'goods' - and it is ALL GOOD!

What's Black and White and Goes on Forever? - No, it's not the Sky at Night, but -

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...it is the warmest and most stylish crocheted Black 'Infinity' scarf with super-attractive fringe trim in a marvellous mixture of Black, White, and mottled Black/White 'Ostrich' acrylic yarn. But wait, there's more to the story

This was another 'Infinity' scarf that was hand-crocheted on a large hook in a 'lacy' pattern, using thick but soft Black knobbly yarn. (When I say large hook, it is actually a size...oh no, it is SO big it doesn't even have a number on it. But there is a photo of it on my hub My Crafty Journey...One Stitch at a Time (It's the monster goldish-amberish one)

But back to the scarf - it is 18cm (7") wide x 200cm total length, including the fringe and it features an unusual large concave black and silver bead button to its centre front...so you don't even have to worry about finding jewellery to wear with it.

A stylish addition to the winter wardrobe - maybe to 'dress up' that plain outfit!

And even More - ...come on, your turn to think of more 'wearability' options.

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Ah-h-h...looks almost like a shawlAha...a double wrap, spread out a bit.Oh-h-h...isn't that attractive?
Ah-h-h...looks almost like a shawl
Ah-h-h...looks almost like a shawl
Aha...a double wrap, spread out a bit.
Aha...a double wrap, spread out a bit.
Oh-h-h...isn't that attractive?
Oh-h-h...isn't that attractive?

Just One Favourite?

Maybe it's a colour...maybe it's a pleasing combination...maybe it's the whole concept of 'Infinity' scarves?

I would love your opinions - they will help me with future creations. Sincere Thanks...C.

So which is it for you?

Maybe you need more ideas on how to wear Infinity scarves? - The ideas are as infinite as the scarf itself.

Check out this supercalafragalisticexpialodocious video!

Don't you adore the 'uh-ohs' in the background? And aren't you just 'hanging out', like me, to know what that little cutie was up to?

The Whole Story of these 'treasures' is that each one is a versatile scarf that is incredibly lightweight, never crushes or creases, and can be rolled into the smallest ball to fit into the tiniest space....ideal for travelling.....or to have tucked away in a roomy handbag!...and still it provides amazing warmth.

And the other good news (for the conservation-minded), is that no living thing was harmed or killed in order to make this item!!!

Love these scarves SO much

... just can't help writing about them

Here on my website -

Knit One Purl One

and on Ezine Articles, I write about the different types of Craftwork in general, plus those I have challenged my nimble fingers and restless brain -

Christine Larsen - EzineArticles.com Expert Author

scroll down to near the end of my page, and click on the Category - Home and Family: Crafts and Hobbies.


That About Wraps it up - ...unless there's something you'd like to say? Please?

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hi Craftee, Dropping back by to revisit this lovely lens. BTW, is the infinity scarf in your intro picture the one you sent me? Sure looks like it. I love mine. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed my visit today, thank you.

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      congrad on reaching Squidoo level 53. I just got there myself.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Here's another blessing for this lens. I love some of the infinity scarves made with shiny-autumn-colored wool. Would fit right in with my winter wardrobe. Thank you. Blessed.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      Thanks for these ideas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Maybe crochet would be easier on my tendonitis than knitting. I love this style of scarf, and you don't have long scarf ends falling everywhere when you are shopping either :) Blessed!

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      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      Beautiful work. Nice lens.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      I am a knitter so I appreciate all your cool creations. Now that summer is almost over, it is time to think about the tons of yarn I have in the closet and my knitting needles. Your lens just got me going. Thanks for sharing. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Exquisite collection. They look awesome. :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Christine, your creations are so beautiful. You are a very talented crafter. I've included this story in a featured lens section on my new knitting lens (being published just minutes from now :-)..... Enjoyed your newsy email note. Will answer soon!