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Arctic Raspberry sweater Novita Baby Merino and Baby Merino Dream

Arctic Raspberry sweater Novita Baby Merino and Baby Merino Dream

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Here’s a fun, simple sweater, perfect for your first sweater project. Knitted throughout with two strands of Novita Baby Merino yarn, one single-coloured and one multi-coloured, resulting in a fun-looking fabric.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 35
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N041935
Pattern details
Size
XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL(3XL)

Yarn demand
Novita Baby Merino
White 250(300)300(350)350(400) g and

Novita Baby Merino Dream
Arctic Raspberry 250(300)300(350)350(400) g

Needles and other supplies
Needles:
Novita 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) and
Novita 6 mm (UK 4 / US 10) or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Designer
Sisko Sälpäkivi

Details

Back

With two strands of yarn (1 White + 1 Arctic Raspberry) held together and using the smaller needles cast on 100(106)114(122)128(136) sts and work 5 rows in garter st.

Switch to the larger needles. Keep working 4 sts at the ends in garter st and the other sts in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 13 cm work stockinette st with all sts.

When the piece measures 57(59)61(63)66(69) cm, on every other row bind off 6x5 sts (3x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts and 1x7 sts (1x6 sts and 5x7 sts) 4x7 sts and 2x8 sts (6x8 sts) at both ends.

Note: After binding off 4 times at both shoulders, work the next RS row and bind off at the beginning of row as instructed. On the next WS row bind off at the beginning as instructed, then purl all sts, but knit the middle 48 sts for the neckline edge. Keep working the middle 48 sts in garter st and continue binding off as instructed.

Bind off the remaining 40 neckline sts.

Front

With two strands of yarn (1 White + 1 Arctic Raspberry) held together and using the smaller needles cast on 100(106)114(122)128(136) sts and work 5 rows in garter st.

Switch to the larger needles. Keep working 4 sts at the ends in garter st and the other sts in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 4 cm work stockinette st with all sts.

When the piece measures approx. 46(48)50(52)55(58) cm and you have last worked a RS row, keep working stockinette st at both ends. With the middle 36 sts work 3 rows in garter st for the neckline edge.

On the next RS row bind off the middle 28 sts for the neckline. Work the left side first.

Keep working 4 sts at the neckline edge in garter st. On the next RS row begin decreases: k4, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), work to end. Repeat the decrease on every other row 5 more times.

Note: When the piece measures 48(50)52(54)57(60) cm, on every other row bind off 6x5 sts (3x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts and 1x7 sts (1x6 sts and 5x7 sts) 4x7 sts and 2x8 sts (6x8 sts) at the left end.

Knit the other side in the same manner. Work the neckline decreases as k2tog.

Sleeves

With two strands of yarn (1 White + 1 Arctic Raspberry) held together and using the smaller needles cast on 40(42)44(44)46(48) sts and work 5 rows in garter st.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 11(9)7(12)9(8) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(3)3(2,5)2,5(2,5) cm 9(10)11(12)13(14) more times = 60(64)68(70)74(78) sts.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(44)44(45) cm, on every other row bind off 6x5 sts (4x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 4x6 sts (1x5 sts and 5x6 sts) 5x6 sts and 1x7 sts (3x6 sts and 3x7 sts) at both ends.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams. Attach the sleeves.

Sew the sleeve seams and side seams, leaving a slit at the hem (as far as the top edge of the garter st section for the front piece, 13 cm from the hem for the back).

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 108(116)124(132)140(148) cm / 42½(45¾)48¾(52)55(58¼) in front length 53(55)57(59)62(65) cm / 20¾(21¾)22½(23¼)24½(25½) in back length 62(64)66(68)71(74) cm / 24½(25¼)26(26¾)28(29¼) in inner sleeve length 41(42)43(44)44(45) cm / 16¼(16½)17(17¼)17¼(17¾) in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Stockinette stitch:
knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
- Garter stitch:
knit all rows.

Gauge:
18 sts and 26 rows in stockinette st with two strands of yarn = 10 cm / 4 in

Back

With two strands of yarn (1 White + 1 Arctic Raspberry) held together and using the smaller needles cast on 100(106)114(122)128(136) sts and work 5 rows in garter st.

Switch to the larger needles. Keep working 4 sts at the ends in garter st and the other sts in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 13 cm work stockinette st with all sts.

When the piece measures 57(59)61(63)66(69) cm, on every other row bind off 6x5 sts (3x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts and 1x7 sts (1x6 sts and 5x7 sts) 4x7 sts and 2x8 sts (6x8 sts) at both ends.

Note: After binding off 4 times at both shoulders, work the next RS row and bind off at the beginning of row as instructed. On the next WS row bind off at the beginning as instructed, then purl all sts, but knit the middle 48 sts for the neckline edge. Keep working the middle 48 sts in garter st and continue binding off as instructed.

Bind off the remaining 40 neckline sts.

Front

With two strands of yarn (1 White + 1 Arctic Raspberry) held together and using the smaller needles cast on 100(106)114(122)128(136) sts and work 5 rows in garter st.

Switch to the larger needles. Keep working 4 sts at the ends in garter st and the other sts in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 4 cm work stockinette st with all sts.

When the piece measures approx. 46(48)50(52)55(58) cm and you have last worked a RS row, keep working stockinette st at both ends. With the middle 36 sts work 3 rows in garter st for the neckline edge.

On the next RS row bind off the middle 28 sts for the neckline. Work the left side first.

Keep working 4 sts at the neckline edge in garter st. On the next RS row begin decreases: k4, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), work to end. Repeat the decrease on every other row 5 more times.

Note: When the piece measures 48(50)52(54)57(60) cm, on every other row bind off 6x5 sts (3x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts and 1x7 sts (1x6 sts and 5x7 sts) 4x7 sts and 2x8 sts (6x8 sts) at the left end.

Knit the other side in the same manner. Work the neckline decreases as k2tog.

Sleeves

With two strands of yarn (1 White + 1 Arctic Raspberry) held together and using the smaller needles cast on 40(42)44(44)46(48) sts and work 5 rows in garter st.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 11(9)7(12)9(8) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(3)3(2,5)2,5(2,5) cm 9(10)11(12)13(14) more times = 60(64)68(70)74(78) sts.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(44)44(45) cm, on every other row bind off 6x5 sts (4x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 4x6 sts (1x5 sts and 5x6 sts) 5x6 sts and 1x7 sts (3x6 sts and 3x7 sts) at both ends.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams. Attach the sleeves.

Sew the sleeve seams and side seams, leaving a slit at the hem (as far as the top edge of the garter st section for the front piece, 13 cm from the hem for the back).


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.

Size charts

Here you find size guides for your knitting projects!




 
 




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