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Infinity Scarf questions
Twist, no twist, stitch and turn, or not?
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Date: 11/26/12 3:40 AM

I have an interesting scarf collection and wear them almost daily here in San Francisco. However, I don't have an Infinity Scarf and want to make some. Would love to hear if you've bought or made them.

My impression is the basic knit tube has at least 1 twist in it before sewing up the short ends. A quick internet search showed no mention of a twist in written directions or on youtube. The twist would bulk up the fabric some and add drape. I even saw one that is just sewing together 25" pieces going across the fabric width. No stitching and turning a tube for a clean finished seam. There were also some nifty curled knit multiple strip ones. You cut 2 inch or so strips across a jersey knit and tug each one till the strip curls. Thanks for any tips you can offer.

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Date: 11/26/12 4:08 AM

Also wondering whether to "twist" or "not twist"
After seeing Peggy'scloset Very Helpful Review I decided I need to make an infinity scarf for each Basic long sleeve top I sew and convert a miriad of silk scarves I have.

Thanks Peggy'scloset for your fabulous idea

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Date: 11/26/12 6:05 AM

I found http://www.simplicity.com/t-how-to-sew-infinity-scarf.aspx
On the internet

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Date: 11/26/12 6:38 AM

that is a great idea

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Date: 11/26/12 12:18 PM

Funny how I was thinking about the Infinity Scarf and then Peggy's review, and indeed a very helpful one, popped up. Good to mention and link that in this thread- thanks! I troll the remnant bins for chiffons to make oblong scarves and narrow hem them. Now I'm thinking of knit fabrics with a bit more bulk and a warmer hand for the Infinity Scarf. Keep us posted on your accessorizing!

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Date: 11/26/12 12:30 PM

Quickie- that's a link I found early on. Thanks for posting that.

Here's another link-
Communing with Fabrics Infinity Scarf

It's from the fabulous blogger Shams; you'll frequently see her reviews here on PR. Her post is from March 24 of this year, 2012. She refers to the January 2012 Threads article about Koos van der Akker's Infinity Scarf. This one has a twist. Have to dig that issue up. There's a lot of creative potential in this loop of cloth. Fun too.

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Date: 11/26/12 2:03 PM

I do mine a little differently.

Take 1.5-2m of silk, cut off the selvages and baby hem. Then do a french seam to sew up the short ends and top stitch it. No tube, no twist. I loop the scarf twice which creates the twist. I also fold the hemmed edges inwards lengthways.

You can try this out by basting one of your oblong scarves closed and see if you like if. I have converted several of my previously oblong scarves, because the ends don't blow over my shoulder in the wind.

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Date: 11/26/12 4:19 PM

Great idea and the details to make it work too. I'll give it a go with an on-hand scarf 1st as you suggest. Thanks.

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Date: 11/26/12 4:43 PM

Nancy Zieman did a show on scarves and one of them was the infinity scarf. I need the visual to succeed. Go to PBS shows or search Nancy on line and should be able to access the video.

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Date: 11/26/12 8:13 PM

Thanks for the reminder about Nancy's PBS show on scarves. I may have kept it on my DVR. I'll check. I like visuals too. There's some scarves on YouTube, some better than others

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