Reverse 18 by Chiaki Hayashi

Reverse 18

February 2022
yarn held together
+ Sport
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
S, M, L, XL
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Reverse stockinette stitches are the main stitch on this top-down sweater. Because most of us prefer to work “knit” stitches rather than “purl” stitches, we knit this sweater inside-out in the round.
The sample is knitted with sport weight yarn doubled throughout which creates the fun ombre effect.
I like the look of doubled yarn ombre knitting in reverse stockinette stitch. The transition is smoother and blend well.

The sweater is a relaxed fit. Armholes are very generous and longer bottom rib and cuffs adds fun / modern look. The neck is a combination of rib and rolled edge. There are 4-knit stitch lines at raglan lines, side of body and under sleeves which add sleek and somewhat sporty look.

The sample is knitted with doubled sport weight yarn, but just single worsted weight yarn works great for this sweater.

Yardage for S (M, L, XL)
* Sport weight yarn (doubled throughout) / Ombre
Color A (lighter blue) - 1000 (1100, 1200, 1400) yards
Color B (dark blue) - 800 (900, 1000, 1100) yards
Saredo Japanese indigo yarn
* Sport weight yarn (doubled throughout) / All in one color
1800 (2000, 2200, 2500) yards
* Worsted weight yarn / All in one color
900 (1000, 1100, 1250)

Suggested needle size (main size) - US 5~6 for cotton yarn, US 6~7 for wool yarn.
You need main size needles and smaller size (one size smaller) needles.

S, M, L, XL
Finished Chest - 36.75 (40.5, 44, 47.5)“
Length (back neck to bottom) - 21 (21, 22, 23)”
Back neck to underarm - 9 (9.75, 10.75, 11.25)“