Introvert Sweater „Inside out“ by Andreas Ruthemann

Introvert Sweater „Inside out“

Knitting
May 2023
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
919 - 1706 yards (840 - 1560 m)
1-7
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ABOUT
Introvert Sweater is a cozy pullover and a real staple garment that will make you want to lounge all day. The relaxed fit, the rolled edges and the shaped hem create a comfortable garment that gives you freedom of movement and a super comfy personal space.

Even though this sweater is a purl stitch design, it is worked in knit stitches only (except for the short rows on neck and shaped hem). The trick is to knit it from the wrong side and then, in the very end, turn the finished sweater inside out.

You can knit this sweater in any yarn so it can become a sweater for both, summer (cotton, linen, silk) and winter (wool, alpaca, ect.).

Wether you are an introvert or not – this will be the perfect outfit for enjoying some precious hours of me-time. Time for selfcare, withdrawal and recharging – in oder to come back even stronger.

Fit
Introvert Sweater has a relaxed fit to be worn with about 8 cm of positive ease. The length of body and sleeves can be adjusted individually (keep in mind that the amount that the amount of yarn will change).

Techniques
The sweater is worked top down from the inside using stockinette stitch, raglan increases and German short rows. The garment will be turned inside out at the very end so the purled “introvert“ version stays a secret until it’s finished.

Skill level
Beginner-friendly

Gauge
17 st / 23 rows = 10 cm / 4“ on larger needle size in stockinette stitch after washing and blocking.

Needles
3,5 mm / US 4 and 4,5 mm / US 7 circular needles and sock needles.

Notions
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

Sizes
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Chest circumference (finished garment)
97 (102, 107, 114, 121, 128, 135) cm
38 | 40 | 42 | 45 | 47.6 | 50 | 53 ″
Full Back length
64 (65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70) cm
25 | 25.5 | 26 | 26.3 | 26.5 | 27 | 27.5 ″
Sleeve length
47 (48, 49, 50 , 51, 52, 53) cm
18.5 | 19 | 19.3 | 19.6 | 20 | 20.5 | 21 ″
Yoke depth
26 (27, 28, 28,5, 29,5, 30, 31) cm
10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.3 | 11.6 | 11.8 | 12.2 ″

Yarn
MC 840 | 960 | 1080 | 1200 | 1320 | 1440 | 1560 m
920 | 1050 | 1185 | 1315 | 1445 | 1575 | 1710 yds
CC 50 (60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110) m
55 | 66 | 77 | 88 | 99 | 110 | 120 yds

You can use DK weight yarn or a fingering/sport weight yarn held together with a lace thread in Silk-Mohair. Basically you can use whatever yarn you like, as long as you meet the gauge.
For the rolled edges, it’s nice to have a contrasting colour accent which gives the design sort of a frame. You can either use 2 matching yarns, or, like I did on the greyish one with low contrast, just omit the lace tread for knitting the edges.