After looking at Sweatshop of Love’s Half Fabric Half Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern and reviewing some of the projects using this pattern on Ravelry, I decided to try this pattern a slightly different way … BY KNITTING IT!!!
I basically used the same process and materials that Allyson did, but everything that I did is chronicled below as an alternative to her crochet version.
What I used:
- 44″ by 19″ fabric with design only on one side
- Thread, preferably heavy-duty
- Worsted weight yarn or heavier (I used 106 yds of handspun grey [85% wool/15% mohair] from cosymakes‘s Reflection Hat Kit, roughly 100-120 yds of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight grey [2 strands held together] & about 50 yds of Patons Classic Wool grey)
- Crochet hooks, Size G (6-4.25 mm) & 00 (3.50 mm)
- Knitting needles, size 5 & 9
- Small single paper hole puncher
What I did:
- I folded my fabric in half lengthwise with wrong sides facing outwards. Then I sewed or stitched the fabric together. This will gave me roughly a 44″ by 9.5″ piece.
- Along the 9.5″ side, I punched between 26 holes through both pieces of fabric with the hole puncher. Allyson suggested slightly less than 1/2″ apart, but I omitted for roughly 1/4″ apart.
- This next section is exactly like Allyson’s project. With the smaller crochet hook, I pulled up a loop of yarn through the first holes in the fabric. Slide that loop on the larger crochet hook. With the smaller crochet hook, I pulled up another loop of yarn through the second holes in the fabric. Slide it on the larger crochet hook. With the larger crochet hook, I yarned over and pull that loop through both loops on the crochet hook, completing the first single crochet stitch.
- I continued in this manner – pulling up a loop of yarn through the next holes in the fabric with my smaller crochet hook, putting that loop on my larger crochet hook, and making a single crochet, until all the holes had single crochet stitches in them.
- When I was done with the row of single crochet, I picked up 26 stitches along the crochet row with the smaller sized knitting needles. Then I knitted for 2 rows and changed to larger size knitting needles.
- I continued knitting every row in garter stitch (but you could switch to whatever you desire). I would advise against woven pattern because the knitted section will be smaller than the fabric section. I worked until my knitted section measured 44″, so now … half of the scarf is knitted and half is fabric.
- I punched the 26 holes in the other side of fabric after making sure to count so that if I lost or added a stitch along the way I could correct it or adjust the number of holes in the fabric.
- As I did before (see #3 & 4), I crocheted a single row into the fabric. Then I picked up 26 stitches with the smaller knitting needle (See #5).
- I grafted the two sides together using the Kitchener’s Stitch and wove in the ends. Knitty.com has a good tutorial on grafting when you are using the garter stitch.
- Wear as I desire!! Now this is the super fun part …
Edit: Here is a link to my Ravelry project page for this cowl/scarf.