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Adventurer colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool

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The Adventuress Sweater is a creation by Lea Petäjä. It's a classic Nordic sweater, that leans heavily on traditional elements, but also twists things up a bit. A fun knit, and a warm companion on any Northern adventure.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 22
Skill level Intermediate
Adventurer colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool
Novita knitting needles 35 cm-3.5 mm
€3.00
Novita knitting needles 35 cm-4.0 mm
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Novita finishing needles
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Adventurer colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N041922
    Pattern details
    Size
    XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)

    Yarn demand
    Novita Nordic Wool
    (010) Off White 340(350)400(400)450(450) g
    (099) Black 200(250)250(300)300(350) g

    Needles and other supplies
    Needles
    Novita 3½-4 mm (UK 8-9½ / US 4-6) and 4-4½ mm (UK 7-8 / US 6-7) or sizes needed;
    a 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline

    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Details

    Back

    Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 99(109)117(125)133(141) sts and work ribbing for 7 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

    When the piece measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 25 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2-26 of the chart.

    Continue at the correct spot on row 27 (see arrows). Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 28-60 of the chart.

    Now continue on row 61. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62-75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

    Note: When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)43(44) cm, place marker for armhole at both ends.

    When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off at both ends 2x3 sts and 6x4 sts (5x4 sts and 3x5 sts) 1x4 sts and 7x5 sts (6x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 6x6 sts (6x6 sts and 2x7 sts).

    Note: When the armhole measures 22(23)24(25)26(27) cm, bind off the middle 35(35)35(37)37(37) sts for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. After 2 rows bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Front

    Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 99(109)117(125)133(141) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

    When the piece measures 16(17)18(19)20(21) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 25 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2-26 of the chart.

    Continue at the correct spot on row 27 (see arrows). Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 28-60 of the chart.

    Now continue on row 61. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62-75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

    Note: When the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41(42) cm, place marker for armhole at both ends.

    When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17(18) cm, leave the middle 23(23)23(25)25(25) sts on hold for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 3x1 st at the neckline edge.

    When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off 2x3 sts and 6x4 sts (5x4 sts and 3x5 sts) 1x4 sts and 7x5 sts (6x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 6x6 sts (6x6 sts and 2x7 sts) at the shoulder.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 46(48)48(50)52(52) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

    When the piece measures 6(11)6(11)9(6) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2)2(2) cm 11(12)14(16)17(19) more times = 70(74)78(84)88(92) sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)36(37) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 61 of the chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62-75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

    Note: When the piece measures 42(43)44(45)45(46) cm, on every other row bind off 6(5)4(2)0(0)x3 sts, 2(3)4(6)8(6)x4 sts and 0(0)0(0)0(2)x5 sts at both ends. Bind off remaining sts.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams.

    Neckline edge: Using the circular needle and Black pick up the sts you left on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for 102(102)102(104)104(104) sts in total. Start at one of the shoulder seams. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm, then bind off in pattern.

    Attach the sleeves following the red marks in the pattern.

    Sew the side seams, leaving slits at the ribbed hem (5 cm front, 7 cm back). Sew the sleeve seams.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    body circumference 94(102)110(118)126(134) cm / 37(40¼)43¼(46½)49½(52¾) in back length 63(65)67(69)71(73) cm / 24¾(25½)26½(27¼)28(28¾) in front length 61(63)65(67)69(71) cm / 24(24¾)25½(26½)27¼(28) in inner sleeve length 42(43)44(45)45(46) cm / 16½(17)17¼(17¾)17¾(18) in

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    - Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *-* to end of row. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
    - Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
    - Colourwork: work stockinette st following the chart and instructions. Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

    Back

    Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 99(109)117(125)133(141) sts and work ribbing for 7 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

    When the piece measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 25 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2-26 of the chart.

    Continue at the correct spot on row 27 (see arrows). Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 28-60 of the chart.

    Now continue on row 61. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62-75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

    Note: When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)43(44) cm, place marker for armhole at both ends.

    When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off at both ends 2x3 sts and 6x4 sts (5x4 sts and 3x5 sts) 1x4 sts and 7x5 sts (6x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 6x6 sts (6x6 sts and 2x7 sts).

    Note: When the armhole measures 22(23)24(25)26(27) cm, bind off the middle 35(35)35(37)37(37) sts for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. After 2 rows bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Front

    Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 99(109)117(125)133(141) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

    When the piece measures 16(17)18(19)20(21) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 25 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2-26 of the chart.

    Continue at the correct spot on row 27 (see arrows). Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 28-60 of the chart.

    Now continue on row 61. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62-75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

    Note: When the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41(42) cm, place marker for armhole at both ends.

    When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17(18) cm, leave the middle 23(23)23(25)25(25) sts on hold for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 3x1 st at the neckline edge.

    When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off 2x3 sts and 6x4 sts (5x4 sts and 3x5 sts) 1x4 sts and 7x5 sts (6x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 6x6 sts (6x6 sts and 2x7 sts) at the shoulder.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 46(48)48(50)52(52) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

    When the piece measures 6(11)6(11)9(6) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2)2(2) cm 11(12)14(16)17(19) more times = 70(74)78(84)88(92) sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)36(37) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 61 of the chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62-75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

    Note: When the piece measures 42(43)44(45)45(46) cm, on every other row bind off 6(5)4(2)0(0)x3 sts, 2(3)4(6)8(6)x4 sts and 0(0)0(0)0(2)x5 sts at both ends. Bind off remaining sts.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams.

    Neckline edge: Using the circular needle and Black pick up the sts you left on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for 102(102)102(104)104(104) sts in total. Start at one of the shoulder seams. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm, then bind off in pattern.

    Attach the sleeves following the red marks in the pattern.

    Sew the side seams, leaving slits at the ribbed hem (5 cm front, 7 cm back). Sew the sleeve seams.


    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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