Double Take Shrug by Jenise Hope

Double Take Shrug

June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
seven sizes, 28-52 inches finished bust size, to be worn with negative ease
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This pattern is available for free.

From the front, a cropped cardi. From the back, a hip length sweater with a neat overlapped yoke. Bet you have to look twice to figure it out!

Interestingly, this sweater does not use any short rows. All that crazy shaping comes from increases and decreases setting the sides on bias! Then, to fill in the low back, the front border is knit out and grafted in.

This sweater, while it is not a difficult knit, is on the complex side if you want to adjust the fit. You have to keep in mind that row 1 of the body is at the waist in the front, and 8 inches below the waist in the back. The top row of the body before the yoke is above the bust in the front, and nearer the waist in the back. The top row of the yoke is on the top of the shoulder in the front, and dipping down by about 5 inches in the back. For advice and help on customizing the fit, join the discussion in my group here.

Left Piece of the cross over yoke strips:
Work 3 rows even in patt, working increased st into rib patt.
Inc row RS: Sl1, patt to m, sl m, (k1, p1) into next st, patt to end. 1 st inc’d.
Rep last 4 rows 13 times more, working increased sts into (k3, p2) rib patt. 3232, 32, 37, 37, 42, 42 sts
(k1, p1) is, wrongly, (p1, k1) in the pattern on Knitty.