Karen from One Girl Circus has a great new pattern out called the Infinity Sweater.
I love the look of an Infinity Sweater in Jersey, which can be worn in countless ways, but for the cold end of fall, I longed for something super warm.
So I made a version of the Infinity out of flannel! And not just any flannel! Made by Rae’s flannel Fanfare Foxes!
Sorry for the grainy photos here. Terrible fall lighting + dead camera + blogging with kids = my excuses.
The first time I saw Rae’s little foxes, I just wanted to drape myself in them. Screw kid’s clothes – it was time to ensconce myself in flannel. I am a modern-day George Costanza.
But I didn’t stop at the foxes! I made another version for a friend out of some really fun woven fabric.
Blankets as fashion – this is me:
These “tribal” sweaters (ugh – there’s a better word I’m sure, but that’s the one getting used) are so hot right now. Check out this one from Anthropologie:
And I made one more. This one I made from just cheap JoAnns flannel, as it was my first experiment with a flannel Infinity. A wearable muslin, if you want.
So cozy! I love it. I love all three of them and they are WARM. If you’re looking for a socially acceptable way to wear your slanket out in public this is it.
A couple tips if you want to try this look yourself.
- Get the pattern – it’s awesome and can be made as-is, or given slight alterations to take on INFINITE design ideas.
- Go a size-up – the Infinity is designed for stretch fabric, and if your fabric doesn’t stretch you should account for that for a better fit.
- Play with the front-flap lengths. If you’re making this from a thin fabric (like most t-shirt jerseys) then you could keep them full-length so you can wear the cardigan in multiple ways (as a wrap! tied behind your back! over your neck!). But if you’re making this from a thicker fabric and know you’ll ONLY wear it open, you may want to shorten the flaps.
- For the foxes Infinity, I shortened the flaps so it’s all the same length around when worn, and I actually hand-tacked a fold to keep a certain look in place. Let’s call the a couture hand-sewing element, rather than a weird cheat ; )
2 responses to “Infinity Sweater”
They turned out so cute! I especially like the checked one, but then, that may be because I pretty much refuse to wear anything but black and grey….
Thanks, Erin! I love black and grey, too. I’m trying to be more experimental with colors… as long as it matches basic blue jeans.