REMEMBERING SUMMER INFINITY SCARF
ABOUT THE PATTERN
As the days get cooler and shorter, it is fun I like to think back to warm, sunshiny days on the beach, surrounded with laughter and love, and relaxing to your heart’s content. This scarf does all of that, recalling the progression of spring through fall, including seeds, garden rows, rain, sunshine, buds, and blossoms. The Remembering Summer Collection (including the Remembering Summer Scarf and the Remembering Summer Shawl knitting patterns) tell the story ~ through stitches, of course ~ of a beautiful garden. You will begin by creating the seeds that are in a pile ~ in your hand, in a packet, or on the ground ~ and document the progression of that seed as it is planted in the garden, is watered, enjoys the sunshine, is sprouting and budding, and finally when it blooms into a beautiful summer flower. Just as the progression of seasons helps us from getting bored of a single climate, the progression of stitches keep this knit engaging and interesting without being difficult.
This project is the perfect stash buster, especially with mini skeins! The scarf is designed to use (7) 20-gram mini-skeins. I used 7 differing colors, but feel free to adjust the color numbers and combinations as you wish. This pattern is easy to adjust in length -- just knit until you want to end that section! An entire section may be omitted if you’d like. Section lengths differ to assist you in using up your scraps.
Interested in learning all about the Remembering Summer Collection? Don’t miss the Behind the Designs: Remembering Summer Collection blog post! Interested in learning about affordable yarn options and color recommendations for this pattern? Be sure to visit the Remembering Summer Infinity Scarf Yarn & Color Recommendations blog post!
This pattern includes both written and charted instructions in one PDF, but the pattern makes it easy to print either the written or the charted instructions, so you don’t need to waste ink and paper!
One Size Fits Most
Finished Width: 4.5 inches/11.5 centimeters
Finished Length: 66 inches/168 centimeters
It is very easy to modify the length of this pattern by adjusting the number of repeats in each section.
180 yards/140 grams of Bulky Weight (25 yards/20 grams per color)
Designed using Yarnspirations x Pantone yarn in Bright Orchid, Lovely Coral, and Dane Gray color combinations. The yarn that I used for this pattern has been retired. However, I provide 12 alternative yarn recommendations, as well as color combination recommendations (1, 2, 3, 4, or 7 colors) on my Remembering Summer Infinity Scarf Yarn & Color Recommendations blog post.
A breakdown of colors:
Color 1: This color will be used for the plain, open field sections between each texture. I used gray, and I recommend a neutral color that can tie together all of the colors in your project. A speckled yarn would be perfect as well.
Color 2: This color will be used for the “Opportunity” section, which resembles a layer of seeds. I used dark orange, because it reminded me of the color of seeds before they’re planted.
Color 3: This color will be used for the “Potential” section, which represents rows of planted seeds in a garden or field. I used green, as we start to see little sprouts come out of the ground.
Color 4: This color will be used for the “Refreshing” section, which is the dropped stitches that look like rain falling on the seeds that have been planted. I used blue, because this is the color we most often associate with water.
Color 5: This color will be used for the “Hope” section, which is the bobble stitches, represents the sun that allows our plants to grow. I used light orange, because that is a color we often associate with sunshine.
Color 6: This color will be used for the “Life” section, which represents the beginning of sprouts and buds in the garden/field rows. I used dark turquoise, because it reminded me of the darkening leaves and buds.
Color 7: This color will be used for the “Beauty” section, which represents the flowers blooming into beautiful color. I used purple, because it seemed like the perfect blossoming color.
14 stitches, 24 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters in garter stitch with smaller needle
6.0 mm (US size 10), 6.5 mm (US size 10.5) & 8.0 mm (US size 11) knitting needles
Progress keeper, optional
This pattern uses a large variety of stitch patterns, making it the perfect project for an adventurous beginner interested in learning how to create new stitches. I include linked tutorial videos that will walk you through new techniques that you learn in this pattern. These stitches include knitting and purling stitches together, slipping stitches, and creating yarn over techniques.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.
What the knitters are saying about the pattern:
“I love this pattern very much. I love the style, the look, the feel/texture, the colors and how it tells a story.”
This pattern was updated Sep. 17, 2020 to include charted instructions, an updated layout, linked tutorials, and more! This update also uses a different kind of bobble for the sun stitches, so those stitches won’t fall back behind the fabric. The bobbles included in the pattern are those shown in the gray and teal sample, not the bobbles in the orange yarn.
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I am happy to help with any questions you have regarding this pattern. My contact information is included on the pattern.