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Children's striped cardigan Novita Muumit ja Cotton Soft

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These striped knits are from the Moomin x Novita collection. They're 55% merino wool and 45% cotton so they're ideal for a summer's day.
Magazine Novita Kesä 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 12
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N021912
Pattern details
Size
98(110)122(134)146 cm / UK 3(5)7(9)11 / US 3T(5/6)7(10)12/14

Yarn demand
Novita Muumit
(007) Moomintroll 150(150)200(200)250 g,
(507) Snorkmaiden 100(150)150(200)200 g and

Novita Cotton Soft
(537) Willowherb 50(50)50(50)50 g

Needles and other supplies
Needles
Novita 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) and 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Other supplies
7 buttons

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Back

Using the smaller needles and Moomintroll, cast on 70(74)78(82)86 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 2 rows of Snorkmaiden and 2 rows of Moomintroll.

When the piece measures 25(27)29(31)34 cm, bind off 1x3 sts at both ends for the armholes. Decrease 4x1 st at both ends on every 2nd row: on a RS row k2, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 56(60)64(68)72 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 11(12)13(14)15 cm, bind off the middle 24(24)26(26)26 sts for the neckline. Work one side at a time. Bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, bind off the 14(16)17(19)21 shoulder sts.

Work the other side in the same manner.

Right front

Using the smaller needles and Moomintroll, cast on 33(35)37(39)41 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 2 rows of Snorkmaiden and 2 rows of Moomintroll.

When the piece measures 25(27)29(31)34 cm, bind off 1x3 sts at the right end for the armhole. Decrease 4x1 st at the right end on every other row: on a RS row k2, skp, work to end. 26(28)30(32)34 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 6(7)8(9)10 cm, leave the first 7(7)8(8)8 sts at the left end on hold for the neckline. Decrease 5x1 sts at the neckline edge on every 2nd row: work to last 4 sts of a RS row, k2tog, k2. 14(16)17(19)21 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, bind off the 14(16)17(19)21 shoulder sts.

Left front

Work in the same manner as on the right front until the piece measures 25(27)29(31)34 cm.

Bind off 1x3 sts at the left end for the armhole. Decrease 4x1 sts at the left end on every 2nd row: work to last 4 sts of a RS row, k2tog, k2. 26(28)30(32)34 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 6(7)8(9)10 cm, leave the first 7(7)8(8)8 sts at the right end on hold for the neckline. Decrease 5x1 st at the neckline edge on every 2nd row: on a RS row k2, skp, work to end. 14(16)17(19)21 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, bind off the 14(16)17(19)21 shoulder sts.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles and Moomintroll, cast on 39(39)41(41)43 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 2 rows of Snorkmaiden and 2 rows of Moomintroll.

Note: When the piece measures 7(7)7(5)6 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3)3(2,5)2,5 cm 6(8)9(12)13 more times = 53(57)61(67)71 sts.

When the piece measures 29(31)34(36)39 cm, bind off 1x3 sts at both ends. Decrease 4x1 st at both ends on every 2nd row: on a RS row k2, skp, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Using the smaller needles and Willowherb, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for a total of 84(84)86(86)88 sts. Work 2 cm of ribbing, then bind off in pattern.

Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern.

Sew the sleeve seams and side seams.

Buttonband: Using Willowherb and the smaller needles, pick up sts from the RS of left front piece, 20 sts per 10 cm (the stitch count must be divisible by 2 + 1 st). Work in ribbing. When the border measures 2 cm, finish on a WS row, then loosely bind off in pattern so the buttonband won't be too tight.

Place markers for buttons on the border, the topmost marker 1,5 cm from the neckline edge, the lowest one 1,5 cm from the hem and the other 5 in between, evenly spaced. Work the right border in the same manner. When the border measures approx. 1 cm, work buttonholes at the spots you marked. Buttonhole: yarn over, k2tog/p2tog.

Sew on the buttons.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 68(72)76(80)84 cm / 26¾(28¼)30(31½)33 in length in the back at midpoint 38(41)44(47)51 cm / 15(16¼)17¼(18½)20 in inner sleeve length 29(31)34(36)39 cm / 11½(12¼)13½(14¼)15¼ in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns
- Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side rows

Back

Using the smaller needles and Moomintroll, cast on 70(74)78(82)86 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 2 rows of Snorkmaiden and 2 rows of Moomintroll.

When the piece measures 25(27)29(31)34 cm, bind off 1x3 sts at both ends for the armholes. Decrease 4x1 st at both ends on every 2nd row: on a RS row k2, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 56(60)64(68)72 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 11(12)13(14)15 cm, bind off the middle 24(24)26(26)26 sts for the neckline. Work one side at a time. Bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, bind off the 14(16)17(19)21 shoulder sts.

Work the other side in the same manner.

Right front

Using the smaller needles and Moomintroll, cast on 33(35)37(39)41 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 2 rows of Snorkmaiden and 2 rows of Moomintroll.

When the piece measures 25(27)29(31)34 cm, bind off 1x3 sts at the right end for the armhole. Decrease 4x1 st at the right end on every other row: on a RS row k2, skp, work to end. 26(28)30(32)34 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 6(7)8(9)10 cm, leave the first 7(7)8(8)8 sts at the left end on hold for the neckline. Decrease 5x1 sts at the neckline edge on every 2nd row: work to last 4 sts of a RS row, k2tog, k2. 14(16)17(19)21 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, bind off the 14(16)17(19)21 shoulder sts.

Left front

Work in the same manner as on the right front until the piece measures 25(27)29(31)34 cm.

Bind off 1x3 sts at the left end for the armhole. Decrease 4x1 sts at the left end on every 2nd row: work to last 4 sts of a RS row, k2tog, k2. 26(28)30(32)34 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 6(7)8(9)10 cm, leave the first 7(7)8(8)8 sts at the right end on hold for the neckline. Decrease 5x1 st at the neckline edge on every 2nd row: on a RS row k2, skp, work to end. 14(16)17(19)21 sts now on the needles.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, bind off the 14(16)17(19)21 shoulder sts.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles and Moomintroll, cast on 39(39)41(41)43 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 2 rows of Snorkmaiden and 2 rows of Moomintroll.

Note: When the piece measures 7(7)7(5)6 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3)3(2,5)2,5 cm 6(8)9(12)13 more times = 53(57)61(67)71 sts.

When the piece measures 29(31)34(36)39 cm, bind off 1x3 sts at both ends. Decrease 4x1 st at both ends on every 2nd row: on a RS row k2, skp, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Using the smaller needles and Willowherb, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for a total of 84(84)86(86)88 sts. Work 2 cm of ribbing, then bind off in pattern.

Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern.

Sew the sleeve seams and side seams.

Buttonband: Using Willowherb and the smaller needles, pick up sts from the RS of left front piece, 20 sts per 10 cm (the stitch count must be divisible by 2 + 1 st). Work in ribbing. When the border measures 2 cm, finish on a WS row, then loosely bind off in pattern so the buttonband won't be too tight.

Place markers for buttons on the border, the topmost marker 1,5 cm from the neckline edge, the lowest one 1,5 cm from the hem and the other 5 in between, evenly spaced. Work the right border in the same manner. When the border measures approx. 1 cm, work buttonholes at the spots you marked. Buttonhole: yarn over, k2tog/p2tog.

Sew on the buttons.


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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