So I'm seeing cowl/infinity scarves everywhere. Super cute for fall, and a cute alternative to a regular knitted scarf... let's allow Pinterest to demonstrate my meaning, shall we?
Totally cute, right?
I used to knit a lot, so I have quite a few knitted scarves that I don't wear (some were experimental, some were made of the wrong kind of yarn, some shed on everything... etc.)--one of those was a long, skinny one I made ages ago out of a delicious pure wool yarn. I don't remember where I got it but I think I only had a little, which is why the scarf was so narrow and not quite long enough.
So, inspired by cowl-shaped infinity scarves, I made a quick alteration to this one: using a big needle and thread, I sewed the ends together so it's actually a big loop!
So there's a seam made of regular thread, which isn't ideal for a knit, which has stretch, but I'm pretty confident it'll be just fine with this little seam, which doesn't really show much anyway and can be put at the back.
I can loop it three times around my neck and get the cozy look of a cowl or infinity scarf, and it's pretty cool that I made it for myself originally and then transformed it.
So, I highly recommend, if you have a scarf you don't wear for a length or width reason (or any reason!), would you wear it if it were looped? Try it on without the stitching and try to imagine it in a cowl shape. Pretty cute...
And it'll take you only a few seconds to whip those ends together.