A new chunky cable scarf knitting pattern, the Tresse Infinity Scarf, is now a free knitting pattern here on the blog. Read all about the inspiration, gorgeous yarn and previous features or scroll down for the free infinity scarf knitting pattern.
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The sweet smell of warm Tresse as a child inspired this infinity scarf knitting pattern. Tresse (meaning braid in French) is also the name of one of my favorite sweet breads as a child.
The cables in this scarf mimic the braided dough and when looped twice around your neck, the cable scarf knitting pattern will fit nice and snug to keep you warm (like you are a little sweet bread) and stylish all winter long.
The Tresse infinity scarf is a completely reversible infinity scarf featuring a big braided central cable. Knit flat, then seamed into a big twisted loop. Because of the heavy worsted weight, this infinity scarf knitting pattern is a quick knit.
It is beginner friendly and is a great opportunity for a knitting beginner to practice an easy cable and move past the basic cable.
The Tresse infinity scarf knitting pattern was originally designed for the KnitCrate Membership subscription box.
If you haven’t heard about KnitCrate yet, read all about it in my complete review here.
The yarn featured was a gorgeous heavy worsted weight tweed wool yarn. Although it might be hard to find the exact yarn I used, you can easily substitute with another worsted weight tweed yarn such as LionBrand Heartland.
Downloadable Tresse Infinity Cable Scarf Knitting Pattern
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Before you Start your Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern
- 6.5 mm/ US 10.5 knitting needles.
- 2 skeins worsted weight Vidalana Tweedy Sheep yarn (90% wool, 10% Donegal neps 137m /150yd, 100g) in colorway Chai Latte
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
- Cable needle
- 1 stitch marker
You can easily substitute with another worsted weight tweed yarn such as LionBrand Heartland.
The infinity scarf is 17 cm / 6.5” wide and 125 cm / 49” total length.
The scarf is designed to loop twice around your neck and have a snug fit.
The gauge for this pattern, in seed stitch, is 14 st by 20 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Abbreviations & Instructions
- st = stitch
- k = knit
- p = purl
If needed, refer to this tutorial for more details on knitting cables.
Repeat instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the round/row.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round/row between < >.
Special Stitches and Techniques
- Seed stitch = work one row of [knit 1, purl 1] followed by one row of [purl 1, knit 1].
- For videos and a detailed explanation on how to knit cables refer to this tutorial.
The infinity scarf is knit as a classic scarf, in rows back and forth. Both ends are seamed together at the end.
The cable is constructed in 1×1 ribbing to make the scarf completely reversible.
The Actual Cable Scarf Knitting Pattern
Cast on 34 st.
Row 1 and all uneven rows: [K1, p1] across.
Row 2: [P1, k1] 4 times, [k1, p1] 9 times, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
Row 4: [P1, k1] 4 times, place 6 st on cable needle and hold in front, [k1, p1] 3 times, [k1, p1] 3 times with stitches on cable needle, [k1, p1] 3 times, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Classically written as: [P1, k1] 4 times, C12F in pattern, [k1, p1] 3 times, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Tip: add a st marker on this side. This will help you know when to make the next cables.
Row 5 – 6: Repeat Row 1 and 2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 1.
Row 8: [p1, k1] 4 times, [k1, p1] 3 times, place 6 st on cable needle and hold in the back, [k1, p1] 3 times, [k1, p1] 3 times with stitches on cable needle, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Classically written as: [P1, k1] 4 times, [k1, p1] 3 times, C12B in pattern, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 9 – 10: Repeat Row 1 and 2.
Row 11: Repeat Row 1.
Repeat Rows 4 to 11 until you reach 125 cm / 49”. Finish on a Row 10. Cast off and leave a long tail for sewing.
You are done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your scarf even prettier, help even your stitches and highlight the cable, block your project.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.
Weave in the ends.