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Children's knitted sweater Novita Baby Wool and Nordic Wool

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Children's knitted sweater Novita Baby Wool and Nordic Wool. The sweater is knitted seamlessly except for short underarm seams.
Magazine Novita Kesä 2018 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 27
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N021827
Pattern details
Size
92/98(104/110)116/122 cm

Yarn demand
Novita Baby Wool
(441) Stone 200(250)300 g
(011) White less than 50(50)50 g
and
Novita Nordic Wool
(337) Moss less than 50(50)50 g
(180) Petrol less than 50(50)50 g

Needles and other supplies
Circular needles (60 cm):
Novita 3½ mm
and
Novita 4 mm
Circular needles (40 cm):
Novita 3½ mm
Novita 4 mm
Double-pointed needles: for the sleeves
Novita 3½ mm
Novita 4 mm

Designer
Minttu Wikberg

Details

Back and front

Work in one piece until you reach the armholes. Using the longer circular needle and the stone-coloured yarn, cast on 144(152)160 sts and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm. Mark the beginning of round and the midway point with e.g. a different-coloured yarn. 72(76)80 sts each on the front and back pieces.

When the piece measures 26(28)30 cm, work the first 69(72)75 back sts, bind off the next 7(8)10 sts for the armhole, work 65(68)70 front sts, and bind off the last 3(4)5 sts of the round and first 4(4)5 sts of the next round for the other armhole. 65(68)70 sts each on the front and back pieces. Leave the sts on hold.

Sleeves

Using the smaller double-pointed needles and the stone yarn, cast on 36(40)40 sts and distribute them onto four needles. Work ribbing in the round for 5 cm.

Switch to the larger double-pointed needles and work stockinette st in the round.

When the piece measures 6(9)6 cm, increase 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k1, make 1 (=knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), and when 1 st remains, m1, k1. Repeat the increases every 3 cm 6(6)8 more times = 50(54)58 sts.

When the piece measures 27(30)32 cm, work the first 47(50)53 sts and then bind off the last 3(4)5 sts of the round and first 4(4)5 sts of the next round. Leave the other 43(46)48 sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Yoke

Place all the pieces onto the longer circular needle: 65(68)70 back sts + 43(46)48 sleeve sts + 65(68)70 front sts + 43(46)48 sleeve sts = 216(228)236 sts.

Using the stone-coloured yarn, knit 1(1)3 round and on the first round evenly decrease 0(4)4 sts = 216(224)232 sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern in the round from row 1 of the chart. Work the 8 st pattern repeat 27(28)29 times. Work rows 2-3 of the chart. Work row 4 and evenly decrease 6(4)2 sts = 210(220)230 sts.

Work rows 5-13 of the chart. 10 st pattern repeated 21(22)23 times. Work row 14 and evenly decrease 40(40)40 sts = 170(180)190 sts.

Switch to the shorter circular needle when needed.

Work rows 15-29 of the chart. 10 st pattern repeated 17(18)19 times. Work row 30 and evenly decrease 38(36)40 sts = 132(144)150 sts.

Work rows 31-37 of the chart. 6 st pattern repeated 22(24)25 times. Work row 38 and evenly decrease 24(24)26 sts = 108(120)124 sts.

Size 92/98 cm: Knit 1 round with the stone yarn. Switch to the smaller circular needle and work ribbing in the round. On the first round, evenly decrease 28 sts = 80 sts. When the ribbing measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

Sizes 104/110 cm and 116/122 cm: Work rows 39-42 of the chart. 4 st pattern repeated 30(31) times. Knit 1 round with the stone yarn and at the same time evenly decrease 40(40) sts = 80(84) sts. Switch to the smaller circular needle, work ribbing in the round for 3 cm and bind off in pattern.

Finishing

Sew the underarm seams. Lay the sweater to measurements and steam lightly.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 68(72)76 cm length in the back at midpoint 38(41)44 cm inner sleeve length 27(30)32 cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing in the round:
*k2, p2*

Back and front

Work in one piece until you reach the armholes. Using the longer circular needle and the stone-coloured yarn, cast on 144(152)160 sts and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm. Mark the beginning of round and the midway point with e.g. a different-coloured yarn. 72(76)80 sts each on the front and back pieces.

When the piece measures 26(28)30 cm, work the first 69(72)75 back sts, bind off the next 7(8)10 sts for the armhole, work 65(68)70 front sts, and bind off the last 3(4)5 sts of the round and first 4(4)5 sts of the next round for the other armhole. 65(68)70 sts each on the front and back pieces. Leave the sts on hold.

Sleeves

Using the smaller double-pointed needles and the stone yarn, cast on 36(40)40 sts and distribute them onto four needles. Work ribbing in the round for 5 cm.

Switch to the larger double-pointed needles and work stockinette st in the round.

When the piece measures 6(9)6 cm, increase 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k1, make 1 (=knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), and when 1 st remains, m1, k1. Repeat the increases every 3 cm 6(6)8 more times = 50(54)58 sts.

When the piece measures 27(30)32 cm, work the first 47(50)53 sts and then bind off the last 3(4)5 sts of the round and first 4(4)5 sts of the next round. Leave the other 43(46)48 sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Yoke

Place all the pieces onto the longer circular needle: 65(68)70 back sts + 43(46)48 sleeve sts + 65(68)70 front sts + 43(46)48 sleeve sts = 216(228)236 sts.

Using the stone-coloured yarn, knit 1(1)3 round and on the first round evenly decrease 0(4)4 sts = 216(224)232 sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern in the round from row 1 of the chart. Work the 8 st pattern repeat 27(28)29 times. Work rows 2-3 of the chart. Work row 4 and evenly decrease 6(4)2 sts = 210(220)230 sts.

Work rows 5-13 of the chart. 10 st pattern repeated 21(22)23 times. Work row 14 and evenly decrease 40(40)40 sts = 170(180)190 sts.

Switch to the shorter circular needle when needed.

Work rows 15-29 of the chart. 10 st pattern repeated 17(18)19 times. Work row 30 and evenly decrease 38(36)40 sts = 132(144)150 sts.

Work rows 31-37 of the chart. 6 st pattern repeated 22(24)25 times. Work row 38 and evenly decrease 24(24)26 sts = 108(120)124 sts.

Size 92/98 cm: Knit 1 round with the stone yarn. Switch to the smaller circular needle and work ribbing in the round. On the first round, evenly decrease 28 sts = 80 sts. When the ribbing measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

Sizes 104/110 cm and 116/122 cm: Work rows 39-42 of the chart. 4 st pattern repeated 30(31) times. Knit 1 round with the stone yarn and at the same time evenly decrease 40(40) sts = 80(84) sts. Switch to the smaller circular needle, work ribbing in the round for 3 cm and bind off in pattern.

Finishing

Sew the underarm seams. Lay the sweater to measurements and steam lightly.


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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