The Celtic Weave Infinity Scarf is from the book Celtic Cable Crochet by Bonnie Barker. The pattern in the book uses 2 skeins of SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine, a soft fingering (#1) weight yarn, and a 4 mm hook. I adapted the pattern by using eight skeins of golden Madil Yarns Eden Solid yarn, a worsted weight yarn made from bamboo. Because this fibre is heavier than wool, the scarf itself is quite heavy but not too warm, making it perfect for spring or fall (or a cool summer night). The beautiful drape that bamboo has adds to the luxe factor of this Celtic Weave Infinity Scarf.
I bought the gold yarn from the bargain basement of Romni Wools, one of our favourite yarn stores in Toronto. I’ve been really drawn towards the yellow part of the colour spectrum, as I bought a SweetGeorgia yarn in a yolky Dutch colour, and I’m currently working on a cardigan in Louet Euroflax Sport in Buttercup. The long, sunny Toronto days inspire my colour choice!
The pattern of this infinity scarf is a Celtic weave stitch, similar to the basketweave stitch used in my Sakura Basketweave Möbius Cowl, but the stitches are diagonal to each other instead of at 90 degree angles. Ribbing using front post and back post stitches border the main part of the scarf. I then crocheted the ends together to create a loop. I much prefer infinity scarves to regular scarves as I don’t need to worry about the scarf ends falling all over the place or dragging on the ground.