Chaos by Josie Mercier


January 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
290 - 500 yards (265 - 457 m)
6 months to 2 years
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This pattern is available for free.

For the little chaos-maker in your life!

New to cables? Want to do a fantastic, all-over cable pattern but feel intimidated by following a complicated chart? This baby’s pullover has a striking, all-over cable pattern with no chart at all. Instead, this sweater is covered in a chaotic, random cable pattern generated by rolling a die -- great fun for a little (or big) helper!
“This sweater has a loose fit to allow for easy movement, but has a ribbed waist and cuffs to keep baby warm, plus buttons at the shoulder to allow for easy dressing. Chaos is knit in Tivoli Woolbend 400, a durable, washable blend of acrylic and wool. I chose a sophisticated, dirt-hiding shade of charcoal heather, though many other shades are available”

XS(S, M, L)

To fit 6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2 years)


Chest: 23(25, 27, 29) inches

Length: 10(11, 12, 13) inches


Tivoli Woolblend 400 (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 822yd/752m per 400g skein);

color: #378; 1 skein

Note: If you wish to substitute yarns, you will need approximately 290(355, 420, 500) yd/265(325, 385, 455) m of aran (or heavy worsted) weight yarn.

1 set US #8/5.0mm needles

1 set US #7/4.5mm needles

Cable needle

1 die

Stitch marker

Stitch holder

Safety pins

Tapestry needle

Three 3/8 inch/15mm buttons


19 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

23 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern (average gauge; will vary)