Size
XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)
Dimensions when completed
Body circumference 84(92)100(108)118(128) cm
Length in the back at midpoint 49(51)53(55)57(59) cm
Inner sleeve length 44(45)46(47)47(48) cm
Demand
Novita Wool Cotton
(602) Powder 350(400)450(500)550(600) g
Other supplies
Circular needle (80 cm):
Novita 4 mm or the size needed to obtain gauge
Double-pointed needles:
Novita 4 mm or the size needed to obtain gauge
Circular needle (40 cm):
Novita 3½ mm for the neckline
Density
Stitch patterns:
- Stockinette stitch, knitted flat:
Right side (RS) rows:
knit all stitches.
Wrong side (WS) rows:
purl all stitches.
- Stockinette stitch in the round:
knit all rounds.
- Lace pattern:
knit according to the chart and the written instructions.
- Garter stitch in the round:
alternate between knitting 1 round and purling 1 round.
- Ribbing in the round:
*k1, p1*, repeat from * to *.

Gauge:
21 sts and 30 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 cm

Note:
The sweater is knitted top-down in one piece, so there are no seams to sew.
Designer name
Saara Toikka
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The neckline and the upper part of the sweater

The knitting starts from the neckline of the back piece.

Cast on 34(34)35(35)37(37) sts onto the circular needle and start knitting stockinette stitch flat:

1st row: (WS) purl all sts. On both ends of the piece you have 4 sleeve sts and between them the 26(26)27(27)29(29) sts for the back. Do not join for working in the round until this is stated in the pattern.

2nd row: (RS) for the sleeve knit into the front and back (kfb) of the first st of the row, k2, make 1 right (m1r) (=pick up the strand between the stitches from back to front and knit it through the front loop), k2 between the sections (at the same time mark these sts e.g. with a different yarn), make 1 left (m1l) (=pick up the strand between the sts from front to back and knit it through the back loop), knit the 24(24)25(25)27(27) back sts, m1r, k2 between the sections (mark these sts), m1l, k2 on the sleeve and kfb into the last st. 6 sts increased on this row, 40(40)41(41)43(43) sts on the needles.

3rd row: (WS) purl into the front and the back loop of the first st, p4, m1r purl (= pick up the bar between the sts from back to front and purl it through the front loop), p2 between the sections, m1l purl (=pick up the bar between the sts from front to back and purl it through the back loop), p26(26)27(27)29(29) sts on the back, m1r purl, p2 between the sections, m1l purl, p4 on the sleeve and pfb into the last st. Another 6 sts increased, 46(46)47(47)49(49) sts on the needles.

Repeat the increases in this manner on every row 5 more times. 76(76)77(77)79(79) sts on the needles (2 sts on both ends for the front, 16 sts for both sleeves and in the middle the 40(40)41(41)43(43) sts for the back).

Work the next WS row: on the front pfb into the first st, p2 between the sections (mark these sts), p14 for the sleeve, p2 between the sections, p38(38)39(39)41(41) for the back, p2 between the sections, p14 for the other sleeve, p2 between the sections (mark these sts), pfb into the last st on the front = 78(78)79(79)81(81) sts.

Continue increasing in the fronts and on both sides of the 2 sts marked between the sections: on the RS row kfb into the first st on the front, k1, m1r, k2 between the sections, m1l, k14 on the sleeve, m1r, k2 between the sections, m1l, k38(38)39(39)41(41) sts on the back, m1r, k2 between the sections, m1l, k14 on the other sleeve, m1r, k2 between the sections, m1l, k1 and kfb. 10 sts increased, 88(88)89(89)91(91) sts in total [5 sts for each front, 18 sts for the sleeves and 42(42)43(43)45(45) sts for the back]

Repeat the increases on every 2nd row (RS rows) on the fronts and on either side of the 2 sts between the sections for 6 more times. Every increase row adds 10 sts to the work, 148(148)149(149)151(151) sts in total after the increases [17 sts for each front, 30 sts for each sleeve and 54(54)55(55)57(57) sts for the back]

At the end of the RS row cast on 20(20)21(21)23(23) sts for the neckline and switch to working in the round = 168(168)170(170)174(174) sts [54(54)55(55)57(57) sts for the front and the back and 30 sts for each sleeve].

Continue the increases on the front and the back on every 2nd round 14(16)13(15)15(16) more times and then on every round 1(1)7(7)9(11) times. At the same time increase on the sleeves on every 2nd round 14(16)15(19)15(10) times, every round 1(1)3(0)0(0) times and then on every 3rd round 0(0)0(0)3(8) times. 288(304)322(334)342(354) sts in total, 84(88)95(99)105(111) sts on the front and the back and 60(64)66(68)66(66) sts for each sleeve. Move the sleeve sts on hold e.g. on a piece of scrap yarn and continue knitting with the front and the back sts.

The body and the hem

Knit 84(88)95(99)105(111) sts from the back, cast on 4(8)10(14)18(22) sts for the underarm, knit 84(88)95(99)105(111) sts from the front and cast on for the underarm 4(8)10(14)18(22) sts = 176(192)210(226)246(266) sts. You can now remove the raglan markers.

Continue working in the round and place a marker in the middle of the sts you just cast on for the armholes.

When the piece measures 6(7)6(7)7(7) cm from the armhole, decrease 1 st on either side of the side markers i.e. work the skp (=slip 1, knit 1 and pass the slipped st over) decrease before the marker and k2tog after the marker. Repeat the decreases every 6(6)6,5(6,5)7(7) cm for 3 more times = 160(176)194(210)230(250) sts.

When the piece measures 30,5(31,5)33,5(34,5)35,5(36,5) cm from the armhole, work ribbing in the round for 1,5 cm and then bind off in pattern.

The sleeves

Place the 60(64)66(68)66(66) sleeve sts onto the double-pointed needles and pick up 6(8)10(12)18(22) sts from the underarm cast-on = 66(72)76(80)84(88) sts. Place a marker in the middle of the picked-up sts (beginning of the round). Work stockinette stitch in the round.

When the sleeve measures 2(2)1(2)4(3) cm from the armhole, begin the decreases: at the begin of the round k2tog and end the round with skp. Repeat the decreases every 2,5(2)2(2)1,5(1,5) cm for 8(11)13(12)14(16) more times = 48(48)48(54)54(54) sts.

When the sleeve measures 26(27)28(29)29(30) cm from the armhole, purl 1 round. Begin the lace pattern in the round from row 1 of the chart and repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 8(8)8(9)9(9) times. Work through rows 2-10 of the chart and then repeat rows 1-10 five times. Purl 1 row and bind off using knit sts.

Finish the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Lay the garment to measurements on a surface and steam lightly.

The neckband: Using the shorter circular needle pick up 85(85)88(88)91(91) sts from the neckline edge. Start from the second raglan seam on the back. Work garter st in the round (alternating between knit and purl rounds) for 4 rounds and bind off using purl sts.