Infinity Cardigan by Tamara Ell

Infinity Cardigan

February 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
3465 - 6468 yards (3168 - 5914 m)
S (M, L, XL, XXL), 32 (40, 48, 56, 62)"
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The Infinity Cardigan is a warm hug on a cool spring morning. Curl up with a mug of tea, take a sip, lean back and let the morning sun kiss your face.

Versatile enough to wear in almost any situation. Gather the collar behind your neck, which will make the front ruffle, for a casual afternoon. Now, try adding a skinny belt or antique brooch! Go a bit more dressy by letting the collar fall over your shoulders, flattening out the front panels, then closing it with an obi wrap!

Available in size S (M, L, XL, XXL) 32 (40, 48, 56, 62)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn loosely.

While this project initially looks difficult, it really is something that anyone can complete as it is written for all skill levels. Even though it may introduce skills that not every knitter possesses upon starting this project, the repetitive nature of this project will allow the knitter to become comfortable with all stills required to complete.

Please take care when transitioning from the first sleeve to the side, as your back chart won’t match up if you miss a step. I have put together a quick tutorial on my blog for this transition in case you are not sure how to proceed. Please contact me if you have any questions, I am happy to help!

Skills required for this project: Cabling with or without a needle, W&T, working wraps, provisional cast on, grafting, chart reading. This pattern is primarily written in charts. If you have difficulties reading charts, you may not be able to read this pattern.

Infinity is worked in one piece, which allows cables to flow up one sleeve, across the back and down the other sleeve. Cables also run around the edge of the cardigan uninterrupted, which gives this cardigan its name.

Due to the high number of cables in this pattern, working them without a cable needle is strongly suggested. Instructions for working both with and without a cable needle are included for each cable in this pattern.

Thank-you to Lesley, I couldn’t have done this without you.