recto verso

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recto verso Pattern


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Women, Girls



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... there(tm)s no wrong way ... and no right way ...
Change the look and wear it as you like. Ideal for your distracted daughter, sister, mother, or yourself ...

Recto verso for women has 3/4 sleeves, is knit bottom up, in the round and completely seamless. It can be worn with no ease, negative ease or a positive ease of 1 to 2 (2-5 cm)

The pattern is fully written and fully charted.

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 XS to M from page 4 to 7
3. Full charts for L and XL from page 8 to 11

For those who don't like charts:
4. Fully written instructions for XS to M from page 12 to 17
5. Fully written instructions for L and XL from page 18 to 23


17 sts and 29 rows stockinette = 4 x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished measurements bust: 30, 33, 36, 40, 44 (76, 84, 92, 102, 112 cm)


  • 4 mm circular needle (US 6) or double pointed needles
  • 4 markers
  • 710/770/850/920/1000 yards (650/700/780/840/920m) of DK/8ply or worsted/10ply

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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