So Liza dubbed her bolero the “Shrug of Destiny”– and sticking with the hyperbolic shrug-fest– here is my Infinity. Named because the recycled cashmere seemed to come from an infinite cone (I knit an aran sweater for M from it, and there was still enough to make the shrug). Too bad the wool from Texere is now discontinued, as it’s lovely.

I was messing around with Lavold’s motifs in her Viking Knits, eventually becoming obsessed with the figure 8.


I also enjoyed knitting these vulvic eyes on the sleeves.

I constructed this using the basic top-down raglan formula, omitting the neck increases. After I reached the end of the armholes, I knit the sleeves, I picked up around the sides and back neck, increasing in rib every inch at the same points where I had increased for the shoulders. After I got Stephanie Japel’s Fitted Knits I realized that it was quite similar to her shrug pattern. If something in the stash matches that, I will be knitting it next.