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Sideways Sweater

A feminine and exclusive sweater that is easy to knit. Inspired by the shape of a long shirt it has a U-shape in the front and back and a small v-shape in the neck. It is just lovely, and you'll move into it:)
Sizes
S (M) L (XL)
Size M for free this time, the rest can be bought here.

Yarn
Pickles Angora, 175 (200) 250 (275) g
Abuelita Merino Worsted, 500 (500) 600 (700) g

Needles
32” or 40” circular needles 7 mm and US 13

Gauge per 4”
10 s/21 rows

Measurements, lying flat
Width 20 (21.6) 23.6 (25.5)”
Length 28 (29) 30.7 (31.8)”
The sweater is knitted from cuff to cuff back and forth in garter stitch. Use double strands, one in each quality for the entire project. Knitted in one piece and assembled in the sides after.
NOTE. The gauge must be followed, as some measurements are given innumber of ridges only.


Sleeve
Cast on 26 s LOOSELY on 7 mm
needles (double strands).
Knit 2 garter ridges. Swap to US 13 and continue like this:

*Knit 3 rows.
On the next row increase 1 s in the first and last s by knitting into the front and back loop of these two s*
Repeat from * to * 3 times in total.

*Knit 7 rows.
On the next row increase 1 s in the first and last s by knitting into the front and back loop of these two s*
Repeat from * to * 7 times in total = 46 s.

The body
Make 48 new s at the end of the row on the next 2 rows by making backward loops. This means that you will have 48 new s on each side of the sleeve stitches and a total of 142 s.

Place a marker after the 5 first and before the 5 last s on the row.

Continue in garter stitch and create a U-shape like this:
* Knit 3 rows.
On the next row increase 1 s after the first and before the last marker*
Repeat from * to * 7 times in total (14 new s) = 156 s.
Knit another 2.7".
Neck
Part the piece into front and back pieces, 78 s for each piece.
Let the piece you start knitting be the front piece.

To shape the neck, K2tog when 7 s remains before the neck opening on the next 9 rows from the right side.
Shape it in the other direction by increasing 1 s when 5 s remain before the neck on the 9 next rows from the right side.
Knit the back piece back and forth until it is 1 ridge shorter than the front piece (the opening in the neck can be to loose if they are the same length).
Start knitting the front and back piece in one piece again, and continue for another
2.7”. Count ridges so the sweater becomes symmetrical before starting to shape it on the other side.

K2tog after the first marker and when 2 s remain before the second marker.
Knit 3 rows.*
Repeat from * to * 7 times in total =142 s.

Cast off the first and last 48 s on the needle, leaving 46 s. Make sure to cast off accordingly to the tension you have on the side where you casted on the same amount of stitches.

Sleeve
*On the next row K2tog at the beginning and the end of the row.
Knit 7 rows*
Repeat from * to * 7 times.

*On the next row K2tog at the beginning and the end of the row.
Knit 3 rows*
Repeat from * to * 3 times.

Swap to 7 mm needles and knit 2 ridges before casting off.
Make sure the sleeves are the same length.

Make a lower edging by folding up the 5 bottom s on the front and back piece. Use an iron and damp/iron the edge with a towel on top.
Sew the edge to the inside by sticking a tapestry needle into the first s of the ridge and then to a stitch of the same ridge on the inside. Work evenly horizontally too.
Sew the sides from the inside.

Rinse and shape in the way you desire, dry flat.