Infer by Hunter Hammersen

Infer

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Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
125 - 200 yards (114 - 183 m)
Written in four sizes and four gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!




In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
  • If you want to hear when the retired patterns will be available, subscribe to the mailing list or patreon, or keep an eye on my instagram.



Infer verb to deduce or conclude from evidence or facts




This is a companion to Imply (the hat in the picture at the bottom of this page).




So if I’m going to do a cable, I want to really do a cable. Commit. Go big. Embrace the drama.

But once in a while, that approach can be a little tricky. Big cables sometimes come with big headaches. It can be cumbersome to manipulate all those stitches, and giant cables can make your fabric bunch up in all sorts of irritating ways. But we’re knitters…we’re clever…we can fix it!

The way these cables are built is really nifty. The cable panel is big (a full 18 stitches wide). But instead of making huge cable crosses, you do a bunch of carefully placed smaller crosses (it’s all based on three over three cables…really!) that combine to give you all the drama and none of the headaches.

It’s a fun technique, and one that lends itself to lots of other projects (so fun I had to do it twice…I cast these mitts on just after I finished a hat using the same cable).




The mitt is written in four sizes (castons of 36, 39, 42, and 45 stitches), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the mitt. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a fabric you like with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 5.5, 6, 6.5, or 7 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for your size. With that range of sizes and gauges, the hat will fit a wrist between 5.75 and 9 inches (with lots of points in between).




This is perfect for you if:

  • You simply must know how that cable works
  • You want cables so deep you can get lost in them

It’s not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern has charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)