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Infinity Cable Shawl

Posted on April 03, 2018 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

Infinity Cable Shawl

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern featuring Infinity Crochet Cables

This Infinity Cable Shawl features a new and innovative technique by Briana Kepner of Briana K Designs. The Infinity Spring Shawl is pefect for all seasons. Join us in making this beautiful design. 

This Infinity Cable Shawl was originally featured as a CAL design for Furls Crochet. Furls hosts two new CAL designs every month. To stay up to date on our latest CAL join our exclusive CAL group on Facebook, Fun with Furls

 

ABOUT INFINITY CABLES

The cable design in this pattern is worked in a new and innovative crochet method developed by Briana Kepner, which creates clean and beautiful stitching called Infinity Crochet.

All the post stitches are ‘floated’ on a consistent background stitch that never gets skipped. This allows the cable design to be raised further from the background than traditionally raised stitches and maintains an undisturbed gauge in the main fabric.

Follow the new exclusive Infinity Crochet by Briana K© process by reading the techniques in the Special Stitches section below.

 

Infinity Crochet Symbol Practice

I highly recommend working up the Infinity Crochet Symbol Swatch via the Briana K Designs website. It’s a great way to practice a small swatch with Infinity Crochet so you can get familiar with this method for the upcoming Furls Cal.

 

 

SUPPLIES

5 balls of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, 137yards each- Sample shown in Stormy Grey. OR 570 yards (521m) of comparable yarn, such as Purl Soho Cotton Pure, Rowan Summerlite DK, Stylecraft Craft Cotton, Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme DK (be sure to get proper gauge)

Size US G-6 (4.0 mm) Furls Crochet Hook- Brianna used our new Rose Gold Odyssey

Stitch markers

GAUGE 
In linen stitch
4x4 inches = 16 rows by 21 stitches in linen stitch 

ABBREVIATIONS

BLO- back loop only, ch – chain, CC * - closing curve, FF3DC * - front float three double crochet, FF3TRTR * - front float three triple treble crochet, LC * - Left Cross, OC * - opening curve, sc - single crochet, st(s) - stitch(es), yo – yarn over, * See “Special Stitches” 

SPECIAL STITCHES

CC (closing curve)

Completed CC counts as 1 sc and no floating sts.

Worked as follows: sk3fs, FFDC around 4th floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 3rd skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on the hook, FFDC around 5th floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 2nd skipped floating st stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 6thfloating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, FFDC around 1st floating st. stopping with 2 loops on hook, insert hook into next sc and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

FF3DC (front float three double crochet)

Yo, insert hook from front-to back-to-front around post of indicated st (or next available floating st, if no st is indicated) and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Repeat for remaining two floating stitch to work a total of three front float stitches next to each other.

LC (Front Float Three Treble Stitches in 4-stitch Left Cross)
This group of sts counts as 4 linen stitches and 6 floating sts.

Worked as follows: sk3fs, FF3TR around next floating sts, (sc, ch 1 and skip next) twice, working over floating st just created FF3TR around skipped floating st.

FF3TRTR (Front Float Three Triple Treble Crochet)

Yo four times, insert hook from front-to back-to-front around post of indicated st (or next available floating st, if no st is indicated) and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times. Repeat for remaining two floating stitch to work a total of three front float stitches next to each other. 

OC (Opening Curve)
This group of stitches counts as 4 linen stitches and 6 floating sts.

Worked as follows: Skip 2 stitches, FF3TR around next sc two rows below, (sc, ch 1 and skip next) twice, FF3TR around base of FF3TR just made starting with the top floating stitch down.

NOTES for swatch

The chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

Some rounds will increase in stitch count due to floating stitches, and then decrease again on the next round.

If the cables pull in too much and the fabric does not lay flat, simply add one yarn over to each floating stitch.

If the cables are too loose, take away one yarn over from each floating stitch.

PATTERN

We will start working from one end of this shawl and increase as we go. The starting end will get you comfortable with the linen stitch and increasing. Then we will begin working an Infinity Cable in our work by starting with the Opening Curve. If this is your first time exploring Infinity Crochet this will be worked differently than any cable you have previously does. The opening circle is what starts the cable with a smooth round beginning by connecting our cables together. Remember with an Infinity cable we will still be working our background stitches in the same way and the floating stitches are counted separately. On even rows, we will be leaving the floating stitches unworked which helps the background linen stitches to maintain shape without a cable disruption. This allows us to move the cables along the wrap without huge gaps or holes.

Once we have increased the linen stitches then we will simply be doing sets of repeats and maintaining the width in the Center Back portion. At this point, if you would like your wrap to be longer you can add more repeats in the Center Back section.

NOTES

This shawl is worked from one end to the other, increasing to the midpoint section and then decreasing.

When using the linen stitch, the single crochet and the chain stitch are each counted as individual stitches. The turning chain does not count as a stitch in the row stitch count.

Using a stitch marker to keep track of increases and cables is helpful.

Some rounds will increase in stitch count due to floating stitches and then decrease again on the next round.

If the cables pull in too much and the fabric does not lay flat, simply add one yarn over to each floating stitch.

If the cables are too loose, take away one yarn over from each floating stitch.

Cleaner cables are achieved by working the post stitch into (through) post stitches by grabbing two strands of the stitch instead of working around the entire stitch.

Stitch counts are written as (Linen Stitch Count, Floating Stitch Count)

Starting End

Row 1. Ch 6, sc in fourth chain from hook (this will count as the first chain stitch), ch 1, skip 1, sc in last chain, turn. (4, 0)

Row 2. Ch 2 (turn.ing chain plus first stitch), *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across, turn. (4, 0)

Row 3. Ch 2, skip first, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, ch 1, skip 1, sc in last, turn. (6, 0)

Rows 4-6. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across, turn. (6, 0)

Row 7. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across until the last 3 stitches, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, ch 1, skip 1, sc in last, turn. (8, 0)

Rows 8-23. Repeat rows 4-7 until stitch count is 16. (16, 0)

Rows 24-26. Repeat rows 4-6. (16, 0)

Row 27. Ch 2, skip first, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, OC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (18, 6)

Brianna's Video Tutorial HERE 


 

Increasing Repeats:

Row 28. For all even rows: Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (linen stitch count will be same as the previous row, floating stitch count will be 0)

Row 29. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn. (18, 6)

Row 31. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (20, 6)

Row 33. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 14 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (20, 6)

Row 35. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (22, 6)

Row 37. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn. (22, 6)

Row 39. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, [(ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, FF3DC] twice, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (24, 6)

Row 41. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (24, 0)

Row 43. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, LC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (26, 6) * NOTE be sure to refer back to the special stitches in Week One's post HERE to complete this step.

Rows 44-107. Repeat rows 28-43 Four more times increasing the linen stitch count to 58. (58, 6)

Center Back

Row 108. For all even rows: Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (58, 0)

Row 109. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn. (58, 6)

Row 111. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 14 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (58, 6)

Row 113. Repeat Row 111. (58, 6)

Row 115. Repeat Row 111. (58, 6)

Row 117. Repeat Row 109. (58, 6)

Row 119. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 10 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (58, 6)

Row 121. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (58, 0)

Row 123. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 10 stitches, LC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (58, 6)

Rows 124-171. Repeat rows 108-123 three more times. (58, 6)

**To add more length to wrap, increase the number of center back repeats**

 

 

We should be in a grove working the cable repeats on a background of linen stitches and this next part will come easier. We will begin with the Decreasing Repeats section which will help us mirror the increases we began with to keep the symmetrical shape of the shawl. We will also be working the Closing Curve in the Finishing End section which is amazing in creating a clean finish to our cable lines. Instead of just dropping our cable work at a random point this will give a smooth finish. Then we will work only by decreasing the linen stitches until this end matches the beginning end.

Decreasing Repeats:

Row 172 & For all even rows: Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn (Same as previous row, 0)

Row 173. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn (58, 6)

Row 175. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 18 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn (56, 6)

Row 177. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 14 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn (56, 6)

Row 179. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 18 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn (54, 6)

Row 181. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn (54, 6)

Row 183. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 18 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, [(ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, FF3DC] twice, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn (52, 6)

Row 185. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn (52, 0)

Row 187 Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 18 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, LC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn (50, 6)

Row 188-235. Repeat rows 172-187 three more times decreasing the linen stitch count to 26  

 

Finishing End

Row 236 For all even rows: Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn (Same as previous row, 0)

Row 237. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn (26, 6)

Row 239. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 18 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn (24, 6)

Row 241. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 14 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn (24, 6)

Row 243. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 18 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn (22, 6)

Row 245. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn (22, 6)

Row 247. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 18 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, [(ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, FF3DC] twice, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn (20, 6)

Row 249. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 10 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, CC (counts as stitch), (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, turn (20, 0)

Row 251. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across until the last 6 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, ch 1, skip 1, sc in last, turn (18, 0)

Row 252-254. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across, turn (18, 0)

Row 255-278. Repeat Rows 251-254 six times until stitch count is 6 (6, 0)

Row 279. Ch 2, *skip first, sc the next 2 sc stitches together, ch 1, skip 1, sc in last, turn (4, 0)

Row 280-281. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across, turn (4, 0)

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block to measurements.

 

I really hope you enjoyed this project and love wearing this item as a beautiful fashion accessory. 

 

ABOUT OUR DESIGNER

Hello! I am Briana Kepner and I’m so excited to be a designer for April 2018 Furls CAL. As spring approaches and we gladly welcome the sun, I want to inspire you with a light and beautiful crochet piece for the season. With the changing weather, it’s always nice to have a light shawl to throw into a bag or drape around your shoulders for comfort as well as style.

Throughout my design career, I’ve always striven to bring fresh, fun, and innovative designs. I am the inventor of Infinity Crochet which is a new technique for working crochet cables. The benefits are incredible! For this project will be minimizing holes and working over a linen stitches background. We will also be able to have a clean start and stop to our cable design instead of the design stopping abruptly at the edge of the wrap. Come check out more of my work here. And please come join my Briana K Community Group on Facebook here.

 



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