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Children’s striped sweater Novita Muumit ja Cotton Soft

Children’s striped sweater 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 11
Skill level Intermediate
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Children’s striped sweater Novita Muumit ja Cotton Soft
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N021911
    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
    (400) Toffle 100(150)150(200)200 g,
    (007) Moomintroll 100(100)150(150)200 g and

    Novita Cotton Soft
    (120) Aqua 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 for gauge;
    for the neckline edge a circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4)

    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Details

    Back

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

    Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 4 rows of Moomintroll and 4 rows of Toffle.

    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.

    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.

    Front

    Work in the same way until the armhole measures 6(7)8(9)10 cm. Leave the middle 18(18)20(20)20 sts on hold (on e.g. a piece of yarn) for the neckline. Work the right side of the neckline first. Decrease 5x1 sts at the neckline edge on every 2nd row: work to last 4 sts of a RS row, k2tog, k2.

    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, using skp decreases at the neckline.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles and Toffle, cast on 36(36)38(38)40 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

    Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 4 rows of Moomintroll and 4 rows of Toffle.

    Note: When the piece measures 7(7)7(6)6 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2,5)2,5 cm 6(8)9(11)12 more times = 50(54)58(62)66 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 circular needle and Aqua, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for 84(84)86(86)88 sts in total. Start from one of the shoulder seams. Work 2 cm of ribbing in the round, then bind off in pattern.

    Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern.

    Sew the sleeve seams and side seams.

    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, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
    - Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
    - Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*.

    Gauge
    20 sts and 28 rows of stockinette st with the larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in



    Back

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

    Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 4 rows of Moomintroll and 4 rows of Toffle.

    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.

    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.

    Front

    Work in the same way until the armhole measures 6(7)8(9)10 cm. Leave the middle 18(18)20(20)20 sts on hold (on e.g. a piece of yarn) for the neckline. Work the right side of the neckline first. Decrease 5x1 sts at the neckline edge on every 2nd row: work to last 4 sts of a RS row, k2tog, k2.

    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, using skp decreases at the neckline.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles and Toffle, cast on 36(36)38(38)40 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing.

    Switch to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, alternating 4 rows of Moomintroll and 4 rows of Toffle.

    Note: When the piece measures 7(7)7(6)6 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2,5)2,5 cm 6(8)9(11)12 more times = 50(54)58(62)66 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 circular needle and Aqua, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for 84(84)86(86)88 sts in total. Start from one of the shoulder seams. Work 2 cm of ribbing in the round, then bind off in pattern.

    Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern.

    Sew the sleeve seams and side 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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