recto verso for men

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recto verso for men Pattern


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Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Recto verso is a series of garments that can be worn inside-out..., backwards... no wrong way ... and no right way ...
Ideal for your distracted husband, boyfriend, dad, sister, daughter, or yourself ...

Recto verso is worked bottom up, in the round and is completely seamless.

The pattern is fully written and fully charted.

Note that the sizes given are the finished measurements of the pullover. Choose a larger size to obtain some positive ease.

For ease of reading and following the pattern, the text is split in 5 parts:

1. Brief written instructions (for those who like to work from charts) can be found on page 2
2. Full charts for S to L from page 4 to 7
3. Full charts for XL and XXL from page 8 to 11

For those who don't like charts:
4. Fully written instructions for S to L from page 12 to 18
5. Fully written instructions for XL and XXL from page 19 to 24

Errata: a small error slipped in the written instructions for the M-size: It should be CO 160 sts instead of 159 sts


15 sts and 23 rows stockinette with the larher needles = 4x4 (10 x 10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished measurements (chest): 36.5, 40.5 , 44, 47.5, 52.75 (93, 103, 112, 121, 134 cm)


  • 1000/1100/1200/1320/1450 yards (900/1000/1100/1200/1300m) of aran or bulky yarn
  • 5,5mm circular needle (US 9)
  • 4 mm circular needle (US 6)

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 markers

About Designer

About Designer

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I am a graphic designer with a weakness for everything that's handmade, especially textile- and yarnrelated.
I have always been designing all kinds of things : clothes, knitwear, small furniture ... I like to experiment with shapes and textures, always searching for a different approach of constructing a garment. What appeals to me most is using common stitches (knit and purl) and simple, ...

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