Size
S(M)L(XL)XXL
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 104(112)120(128)136 cm / 41(44)47¼(50½)53½ in
length in the back at midpoint 64(66)68(70)72 cm / 25¼(26)26¾(27½)28¼ in
inner sleeve length 49(50)51(52)53 cm / 19¼(19¾)20(20½)20¾ in
Garnverbrauch
Novita Natura
(098) Wolf 650(700)750(800)850 g
SONSTIGES ZUBEHÖR
Needles:
Novita 5–5½ mm (UK 5–6 / US 8–9) or size needed to obtain gauge

Circular needle (40 cm / 16 in):
Novita 4½–5 mm (UK 6–7 / US 7–8) for the neckline
MASCHENPROBE
Stitch patterns:
- Half brioche stitch:
work following the chart and the written instructions.
- Cable pattern:
work following the chart and the written instructions.

Gauge:
16 sts and 30 rows of half brioche stitch with 5–5½ mm needles = 10 cm / 4 in
Designer
Saara Toikka
GARNE UND ZUBEHÖR KAUFEN

Back

Cast on 95(101)107(113)119 sts and begin working half brioche st and the cable pattern at both ends from row 1 of the chart: work 1 st from the right edge of the chart, repeat section A 9(10)11(12)13 times [= 18(20)22(24)26 sts], work section B (= 15 sts), repeat section C 14(15)16(17)18 times [= 28(30)32(34)36 sts], work section D (= 15 sts), and repeat section E 9(10)11(12)13 times [= 18(20)22(24)26 sts]. Work rows 2–6 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 1–6.

Note: When you have worked rows 1–6 two times (12 rows in total), begin the cable turns toward the sides (see pattern):

1st cable turn toward the sides: on a RS row, work 18(20)22(24)26 sts in half brioche st, decrease 1 st by p2tog, work the 13 cable sts, increase 1 st (= knit or purl the strand of yarn between sts through the back loop following the half brioche). Work the middle 29(31)33(35)37 sts in half brioche, increase 1 st, work the 13 cable sts, decrease 1 st, work 18(20)22(24)26 sts in half brioche. On both sides, 1 st decreased at the half brioche section next to the cables and 1 st increased in the middle section next to the cables. The number of sts remains unchanged. Work the WS row. Work the increased sts in half brioche.

2nd cable turn toward the sides: on a RS row, work 17(19)21(23)25 sts in half brioche st, decrease 1 st, work the 13 cable sts, increase 1 st. Work the middle 31(33)35(37)39 sts in half brioche, increase 1 st, work the 13 cable sts, decrease 1 st, work 17(19)21(23)25 sts in half brioche. On both sides, 1 st decreased at the half brioche section next to the cables and 1 st increased in the middle section next to the cables. Work the WS row. Work the increased sts in half brioche.

Repeat the cable turns in the same manner 5 more times (= 7 times in total), finishing on a RS row. There are now 12(14)16(18)20 sts of half brioche and 14 st cables at both ends, with 43(45)47(49)51 sts of half brioche in the middle section.

Work 7 rows without turning.

Begin the cable turns toward the centre (see pattern):

1st cable turn toward the centre: on a RS row, work 12(14)16(18)20 sts in half brioche, increase 1 st (= knit or purl the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop following the half brioche), work the 13 cable sts, and decrease 1 st by p2tog. Work the middle 41(43)45(47)49 sts in half brioche, decrease 1 st, work the 13 cable sts, increase 1 st, work 12(14)16(184)20 sts in half brioche. On both sides, 1 st increased at the half brioche section next to the cables and 1 st decreased at the middle section next to the cables. Work the WS row. Work the increased sts in half brioche.

2nd cable turn toward the centre: on a RS row, work 13(15)17(19)21 sts in half brioche, increase 1 st, work the 13 cable sts, and decrease 1 st. Work the middle 39(41)43(45)47 sts in half brioche, decrease 1 st, work the 13 cable sts, increase 1 st, work 13(15)17(19)21 sts in half brioche. On both sides, 1 st increased at the half brioche section next to the cables and 1 st decreased at the middle section next to the cables. Work the WS row. Work the increased sts in half brioche.

Repeat the cable turns in the same manner 5 more times (= 7 times in total), finishing on a RS row. There are now 19(21)23(25)27 sts of half brioche and 14 st cables at both ends, with 29(31)33(35)37 sts of half brioche in the middle section.

Work 7 rows without turning.

Work the cable turns toward the sides, work 7 rows, work the cable turns toward the centre, work 7 rows, work the turns toward the sides. Repeat the turns toward the sides on every 2nd row until the 14 cable sts reach the edge of the piece.

At both ends, bind off 1x6(6)7(7)9 sts, 1x4(4)5(5)5 sts, and 2(4)4(4)4x1 sts on every 2nd row for the armholes = 71(73)75(81)83 sts.

When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)24 cm, bind off on every other row 1x7(8)8(9)8 sts and 2x7(7)7(8)9 sts at both ends for the shoulders.

Securely bind off the remaining 29(29)31(31)31 sts.   

Front  

Work as you did the back until the armhole measures 14(15)16(17)18 cm. Work the shoulder decreases as you did on the back piece. At the same time as the 1st shoulder decrease, leave the middle 21(21)23(23)23 sts on hold for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off on every 2nd row 2x2 sts at the neckline edge. Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Left sleeve

Cast on 39(41)43(43)45 sts and begin the half brioche from row 1 of the chart: work 1 st from the right edge of the chart and repeat section A 19(20)21(21)22 times. Work rows 2–6 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 1–6.

When the piece measures 7(5)11(10)8 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(3)2,5(2,5)2,5 cm 13(14)15(16)17 more times = 67(71)75(77)81 sts.

When the piece measures 49(50)51(52)53 cm, on every other row bind off 1x6(6)7(7)8 sts, 1(2)2(2)2x2 sts, 15(15)16(17)18x1 sts. Bind off on every other row 2x3 sts at the right end and 2x1 st at the left end. Work half brioche with the remaining 13 sts for 13(14)14(15,5)16,5 cm, then leave the sts on hold.

Work the right sleeve as the mirror image of the left sleeve.

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements and steam lightly.

Attach the sleeves following the markings on the pattern. Sew the shoulder seams.

Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.

Neckline edge: Using the circular needle, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts for 80(80)82(82)84 sts in total. Work half brioche in the round (make sure the knit sts continue from the front pieces and shoulders to the neckline):

Round 1: slip the purl sts purlwise and yo, knit the knit sts.

Round 2: purl together the purl sts and yarn overs, slip the knit sts purlwise and yo.

Round 3: slip the purl sts purlwise and yo, knit together the knit sts and yarn overs. Keep repeating rows 2–3.

When the neckband measures 5 cm, bind off (at the same time work the yarn overs together with the sts).