FF backward by atelier alfa
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FF backward

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1312 - 1804 yards (1200 - 1650 m)
S, M-L, XL-XXL, XXXL
This pattern is available for €6.50 EUR buy it now

Also available in German thanks to shannara13

FF backward is a modern oversized pullover with fitted sleeves. The construction is very simple. It’s basic shape gives a lot of possibilities for striping or other colorwork motifs.
Think 3 or more contrasting or matching colors, one for the back, one for the front and 2 for the sleeves and edgings… or large stripes on the back, small stripes at the front or vice versa… And what about real fair-isle colorwork at the front… Or a real lace panel at the back and a plain front…
Just take a look at all the gorgeous FO’s from the testers and you will see that the possibilities are endless
Included in the pattern are 2 examples of edges: a small chart for the stripes, one for the dots and also a black and white outline drawing to start experimenting with colors and edge patterns.

The side seams are sewn. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and they are worked top down, seamlessly in the round.
The back and front can be worked in one piece or in separate pieces. Both options are included in the pattern.

Sizes available
S, M-L, XL-XXL, XXXL
finished measurements chest: 52, 55, 64.5, 72.5” (132, 140, 164, 184 cm)
As this is an oversized pullover it fits many sizes
More important is the arm circumference (at the elbow): 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.75 “ (22, 24, 27, 30 cm)

What you’ll need
It’s best to choose a yarn with some drape.
fingering / 4ply
MCfront (main color front: yellow in the model): ± 430/460/510/580 m (470/500/560/635 yards)

MCback (main color back: green in the model) : ± 520/560/630/710 m (570/610/690/780 yards)

leftovers in fingering weight for the edgings and the sleeves
CC1 (contrasting color1: black in the model): ± 300 m (350 yards)
CC2 (contrasting color1: white in the model): ± 100 m (110 yards)

3,5 mm (US 4) straight needles
3 mm (US 3) straight needles for the ribbing
3,5 mm (US 4) circular needle or double pointed needles for the sleeves
3 mm (US 3) circular needle or double pointed needles for the sleeve ribbing
2 marker
tapestry needle

Gauge
25 sts and 34 rows stockinette
= 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

You will find 4 pdfs when you purchase the pattern.
For ease of reading and following the pattern, it is split in 2 pdfs per language (English: EN or German: DE): one for the smaller sizes (S to M) and one for the larger sizes (L to XXL).