I’ve been wanting to make one of these infinity scarves for like ever now. It took me this long mostly because I just couldn’t find the right yarn that was affordable and I couldn’t decide on the pattern to use!
This project was initially intended to be a cable knit blanket, but as I progressed further into the pattern, I realised that it would take far too much yarn to make the dream blanket I wanted. It was also mid winter at the time so I figured I would benefit more from having a super chunky cable knit scarf instead!
I used 15mm knitting needles and a super chunky yarn that I doubled up on. You can find the details here.
I am a little unsure of the yarn size, but it called for 9mm needles. Since I was doubling up on yarn, I also used larger needles.
The cable patterns were taken from The Harmoney Guide To Knitting Stitches – this is my go to book for most knitting patterns!
I took a couple of cable knit options that I liked and threw them together into the following pattern.
You can find the printable PDF here… INFINITY CABLE KNIT SCARF
see below for the non printable version
6 balls of Perfekt Gjestal (100g – 80 meters) yarn. Doubled up so really 40 meters per ball.
It is a bulky yarn that calls for 9mm needles, so doubling up meant I used my 15mm needles instead.
If you would like it to be a little shorter and snugger, 5 balls would be fine.
Also if you can find fatter yarn, you would also use the same amount, but it might be 40m per ball instead of 80m.
|Cast on 45 stitches – using.15mm needles|
|Row 2||P2, K12, P2, K13, P2, K12, P2|
|Row 3||K2, P12, K2, P13, K2, P12, K2|
|Row 4||P2, C8F, K4, P2, K13, P2, C8F, K4, P2|
|Row 5||Same as row 3.|
|Row 6||P2, K12, P2, C6B, K1, C6F, P2, K12, P2|
|Row 7||Same as row 3|
|Row 8||Same as row 2|
|Row 9||Same as row 3|
|Row 10||P2, K4, C8B, P2, K13, P2, K4, C8B, P2|
|Row 11||Same as row 3|
|Row 12||Same as row 2|
|Row 13||Same as row 3|
|Row 14||P2, K12, P2, C6B, K1, C6F, P2, K12, P2 (SAME AS ROW 6)|
|Row 15||Same as row 3|
|Row 16||P2, C8F, K4, P2, K13, P2, C8F, K4, P2 (SAME AS ROW 4)|
|Row 17||Same as row 3|
|Row 18||Same as row 2|
|Row 19||Same as row 3|
|Row 20||Same as row 2|
|Row 21||Same as row 3|
|Row 22||P2, K4, C8B, P2, C6F, K1, C6B, P2, K4, C8B, P2|
|Row 23||Same as row 3|
|Row 24||Same as row 2|
|Row 25||Same as row 3|
|Row 26||Same as row 2|
|Row 27||Same as row 3|
|Row 28||P2, C8F, K4, P2, K13, P2, C8F, K4, P2 (SAME AS ROW 4)|
|Row 29||Same as row 3|
|Row 30||P2, K12, P2, C6F, K1, C6B, P2, K12, P2|
|Row 31||Same as row 3|
|Row 32||Same as row 2|
|Row 33||Same as row 3|
|Row 34||P2, K4, C8B, P2, K13, P2, K4, C8B, P2 (SAME AS ROW 10)|
|Row 35||Same as row 3|
|Row 36||Same as row 2|
|Row 37||Same as row 3|
|Row 38||P2, K12, P2, C6B, K1, C6F, P2, K12, P2 (SAME AS ROW 6)|
|Row 39||Same as row 3|
|Row 40||P2, C8F, K4, P2, K13, P2, C8F, K4, P2 (SAME AS ROW 4)|
|Row 41||Same as row 3|
|Row 42||Same as row 2|
|Row 43||Same as row 3|
|Row 44||Same as row 2|
|Row 45||Same as row 3|
|Row 46||P2, K4, C8B, P2, C6B, K1, C6F, P2, K4, C8B, P2|
|Row 47||Same as row 3|
|Row 48||Same as row 2|
|Row 49||Same as row 3|
|Row 50||Same as row 2|
|Row 51||Same as row 3|
|Row 52||P2, C8F, K4, P2, K13, P2, C8F, K4, P2 (SAME AS ROW 4)|
|Row 53||Same as row 3|
|Row 54||P2, K12, P2, C6F, K1, C6B, P2, K12, P2|
|Row 55||Same as row 3|
|Row 56||Same as row 2|
|Row 57||Same as row 3|
|Row 58||P2, K4, C8B, P2, K13, P2, K4, C8B, P2 (SAME AS ROW 10)|
|Row 59||Same as row 3|
|Row 60||Same as row 2|
|Row 61||Same as row 3|
|Row 62||P2, K12, P2, C6F, K1, C6B, P2, K12, P2 (SAME AS ROW 54)|
|Row 63||Same as row 3|
|Row 64||P2, C8F, K4, P2, K13, P2, C8F, K4, P2 (SAME AS ROW 4)|
|Row 65||Same as row 3|
|Row 66||Same as row 2|
|Row 67||Same as row 3|
|Row 68||Same as row 2|
|Row 69||Same as row 3|
|Row 70||P2, K4, C8B, P2, C6B, K1, C6F, P2, K4, C8B, P2|
|Row 71||Same as row 3|
|Row 72||Same as row 2|
|Row 73||Same as row 3|
|Row 74||Same as row 2|
|Row 75||Same as row 3|
|Row 76||P2, C8F, K4, P2, K13, P2, C8F, K4, P2 (SAME AS ROW 4)|
|Row 77||Same as row 3|
|Row 78||P2, K12, P2, C6B, K1, C6F, P2, K12, P2 (SAME AS ROW 6)|
|Row 79||Same as row 3|
|Row 80||Same as row 2|
|Row 81||Same as row 3|
|Row 82||P2, K4, C8B, P2, K13, P2, K4, C8B, P2 (SAME AS ROW 10)|
|Row 83||Same as row 3|
|Row 84||Same as row 2|
|Row 85||Cast Off|
After casting off, using a tapestry needle and the mattress stritch, connect both ends of the scarf.
Here is how it looks after I’ve connected it. Not the neatest, but it does the job is is generally hidden when I’ve got it on.
Also look at it’s many convertible uses!
Admittedly I don’t really use it as a hood since most of my jackets have hoods and it tends to cramp up my space. BUT I do tend to pull the sides down to cover my shoulders when I’m not wearing a jacket and it’s just the perfect cover up on a chilly day.
This has been a fabulous saviour during the Norwegian winter months. I didn’t think I would use it all that much, but I have been wearing it almost every time I’ve left the house. The cables and chunky-ness of the whole thing really keeps the warmth in. I LOVE how I can wrap my face in it, it’s super useful on a windy day.