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Backwards Upside-Down-Sweater

You sometimes get sick of your wardrobe. This sweater can be worn in four different ways, and will hopefully last longer before you forget all about it;) It is airy  and nice for Summer, and you´ll show off your tanned shoulders in it. If you wan more hold, you can sew a button at the top of the v-neck, to make sure it´s held more in place. We love it just the way it is!
Size
S (M) L
M for free below. Buy the other sizes here.

Yarn

Pickels Organic Baby Cotton
350 (400) 450 g

Needles
Circular needles and DP needles US 7.
Circular needles US 5.

Gauge per 4"
15 s

Width middle
21 (25) 27.5”

Width bottom
17.7 (20) 22”

Length
28.3 (30.7) 33”

Cast on 106 s on US 7 circular needles.

*Knit 8 rows back and forth in stockinette.
On the next row (from the right side) increase 12 s evenly.
Knit the next row from the wrong side in garter stitch.*
Repeat from * to *  4 times in total.
 Repeat the same paragraph 4 more times, but increase 6 stitches evenly on each row of increasement.



AT THE SAME TIME you´ll increase at the beginning and end of the row from starting from the beginning of the piece. On every row from the right side increase 1 s after the 1st stitch and before the last stitch 3 times in total. Increase in the same wasy every second row from the right side 4 more times.

When you´re done increasing, you´ll have 192 s.

Knit 2 rounds before working back and forth again to make room for the sleeves. Cut the thread.
Slip the next 48 s over to the right needles.

Knit the next 96 s back and forth in stockinette for 4.7".

Knit the remaining 96 s back and forth in stockinette for 4.7".

Start knitting in the round.


Change to US 5 needles when the piece is 28.7".
Knit 1 round while decreasing 20 s evenly.
Knit a rib, K1, P1 for 2”. Cast off.



Sleeves
Pick up 38 s around the sleeve hole.
Knit in stockinette for 10.6”.
Cast off.
Knit another sleeve.

Reader Comments (45)

Lovely design--I just bought the pattern. But reading through it, the stitch counts are not adding up for me--in both small and medium sizes. Could you have another look and make any corrections available? Thanks!

juni 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNanO

Thanks for letting us know, we´ve emailed you an updated version ;)

juni 29, 2011 | Registered Commenterpickles

What size are you wearing in the photos? I'm considering buying a kit and I think I'm about the same size, and I really like that the sweater in the photos is kind of baggy.

juli 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrynn

The model is wearing a size S

juli 11, 2011 | Registered Commenterpickles

I really love this design! Definitely in my queue to do. Can we buy your yarn in the UK?

best wishes - Maggie

juli 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

very cool! thank you so much for the tutorial.

juli 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervanessa

Are the numbers all right for the medium that is posted here?
It seems that the numbers are off to me?

august 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Could you tell me the correct numbers of the stitches please ???

september 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersue

I am having trouble with the pattern. I bought the small pattern. I wonder if someone could give me a Row by Row instruction (even if you include "Repeat row(s)..." That's ok.). I am having a lot of difficulty with the "AT THE SAME TIME" instructions. Also, after reading previous posts, I must ask are the numbers correct in the small version of the pattern? Thank you!! Peggy

oktober 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

I'm making the medium size, and at first I didn't think I was doing the increasing right, or the counts didn't seem to tally. But I persevered, and to my surprise, I ended up with the right number of stitches at the end of all the increasing. One thing that I did find helped was to avoid doing both kinds of increase on the same row. So in that sense I maybe adjusted the instructions slightly. But otherwise it worked out.

oktober 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

The numbers are correct;)

oktober 5, 2011 | Registered Commenterpickles

gauge in pattern is 15-s- 4 inches, recommended yarn is 23-s to 4 inches. Which one do I go by?

desember 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersoozie

It´s always the gauge for the pattern. Yarns can be knitted loosely;)

desember 30, 2011 | Registered Commenterpickles

can you please explain what you mean with the AT THE SAME TIME instructions? do you mean that the increase at the beginning and end of every row occurs in the first part of the pattern (On the next row (from the right side) increase 12 s evenly.Knit the next row from the wrong side in garter stitch.* Repeat from * to * 4 times in total.
Repeat the same paragraph 4 more times, but increase 6 stitches evenly on each row of increasement.

)
or is it after?

januar 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermania

I am kind of confused about the knit 2 rounds before working back and forth for the sleeve part. I'm also confused on where to pick up the 38 stitches for the sleeves. Help please! (:

januar 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBre

Hm. You´ll kneed to knit two rounds before knitting back and forth for opening for the arms like it says;)
You pick up the stitches around the opening for the arms.

januar 18, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

hello again. Would you please please explain the "at the same time" instruction. i really want to make this sweater and this confuses me a lot!

januar 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermania

After consultation with my mother - who has been knitting for many years - I have figured out the counts (for the medium). Basically you will repeat rows 1 through 10 (which is the * to *) 4 times in which you will increase 12 stitches evenly on row 9. Then you will do rows 1 through 10 (* to *) 4 more times, however, on row 9, now you will increase 6 stitches instead of the 12. So in total you knit the * to * 8 times. The "at the same time" means that during the 8 repeats of * to *, you also increase after the 1st and before the last stitch 7 times in total. So if you do the math, start with 106 + 48 (12x4) + 24 (6x4) + 6 (3x2) = 8 (4x2) = 192. The last increases (6 stitches (3x2) and 8 stitches (4x2) are to be done on rows 1 (for the 3 times x 2 increases = 6 stitches) and row 3 (4 times x2 increases = 8 stitches). Hope this helps!

februar 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCBu

wow! this is amazing! thanks so much ..you are a legend! I have not tried yet but it seems pretty straightforward now! :)

februar 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermania

I have a problem with the sleeve holes: Why do you only have to slip over 48 s one time/on one side? Where is the other sleeve? ;)
Furthermore I do not understand how you can slip over 48 s and knit 96 s and still have 96 s left - if there are only 192 s in total.

februar 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTia

48 s for each sleeve. There are 2 sleeve holes and therefore 2 sleeves.
96+96=192, the 48 sticthes are part of one of the pieces. You cut the yarn in the middle of the round, that´s why.
It will be more clear one you knit it.

februar 8, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

I tried to print the pictures of the sweater~~but could not...got the pattern ok
but I would like to have the pictures shown on line!!
I am elderly and not too savvy on this...
Any help would be appreciated ....
Thanks

reseeger@sbcglobal.net

februar 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrammie

You need to copy the whole text and images into a word document for that to work.

mars 1, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

So the arms, I'm stilll trying to understand.
you said : "48 s for each sleeve. There are 2 sleeve holes and therefore 2 sleeves.
96+96=192, the 48 sticthes are part of one of the pieces. You cut the yarn in the middle of the round, that´s why.
It will be more clear one you knit it."

So will I knit 2 rounds.
then Slip 48 stitches onto the right needle (save them for the sleeve later), knit 96, then save another 48 sts for later? it doesn't make sense to me the what it's written.

mars 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin Carr

Just checking: after the 8 reps at the beginning, where it says "Knit 2 rounds before working back and forth again", that means you *join in the round* and knit two rounds, right? Thanks!

mars 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmilie

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