Inversion Cardigan

Inversion Cardigan

2-way Sweater

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This deceptively simple cocoon cardigan is inspired by Japanese origami. Constructed from two simple rectangles, the relaxed and cozy fitting sweater can be worn right side up or upside down. It’s the ultimate ‘comfort’ sweater and is equally appropriate at home over your pajamas, or out with a pair of slim jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. With only three seams (and one graft), this is a quick knit with a great end result!


  • Approximately 935 (1005, 1050, 1155, 1225, 1300) yards of worsted-weight wool yarn



Stockinette Gauge: 

  • 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in flat Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle; measured over relaxed fabric after blocking

Slip-Stitch Ribbing Gauge:

  • Working Gauge: 23½ stitches & 42 rows = 4″ in Slip-Stitch Garter Ribbing Pattern; measured over unblocked fabric

Finished Gauge:

  • 21½ stitches & 42 rows = 4″ in Slip-Stitch Garter Ribbing Pattern; measured over relaxed fabric after blocking
  • One 32″ circular in size needed to obtain Stockinette Gauge listed above (suggested: US 8/5mm)
  • One 32″ circular in size needed ot obtain Slip-Stitch Ribbing Gauge listed above (suggested US 7/4½ mm)
  • One 16″ circular needle three sizes smaller than Stockinette Gauge Needle (suggested: US 5/3¾ mm)

Note: Your Gauge Needle for both stitch patterns may differ. It is recommended that you swatch both patterns to determine correct needle sizes.

Finished dimensions
  • 27 (28, 28½, 30, 30¾, 31½)” length at center back (from nape to hem), 30¼ (31¾, 33, 34½, 36, 37½)” across, from armhole-to-armhole Garment measures 60½ (63½, 66, 69, 72, 75)” in circumference after assembly.
  • Intended to fit an individual with a center back neck (CBN)-to-wrist measurement of approximately 28 (29, 30, 31, 32, 33)”
  • Sample is shown in first size on model with 28″ CBN-to-wrist length
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