Size
XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 94(102)110(118)126(134) cm / 37(40¼)43¼(46½)49½(52¾) in
back length 63(65)67(69)71(73) cm / 24¾(25½)26½(27¼)28(28¾) in
front length 61(63)65(67)69(71) cm / 24(24¾)25½(26½)27¼(28) in
inner sleeve length 42(43)44(45)45(46) cm / 16½(17)17¼(17¾)17¾(18) in
Demand
Novita Nordic Wool
(010) Off White 340(350)400(400)450(450) g
(099) Black 200(250)250(300)300(350) g
Other supplies
Needles
Novita 3½–4 mm (UK 8–9½ / US 4–6) and 4–4½ mm (UK 7–8 / US 6–7) or sizes needed;
a 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline
Density
Stitch patterns
- Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to end of row. 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.
- Colourwork: work stockinette st following the chart and instructions. Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*.

Gauge
21 sts and 27 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in; 21 sts and 24 rows in colourwork = 10 cm / 4 in
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Back

Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 99(109)117(125)133(141) sts and work ribbing for 7 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 25 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2–26 of the chart.

Continue at the correct spot on row 27 (see arrows). Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 28–60 of the chart.

Now continue on row 61. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62–75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

Note: When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)43(44) cm, place marker for armhole at both ends.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off at both ends 2x3 sts and 6x4 sts (5x4 sts and 3x5 sts) 1x4 sts and 7x5 sts (6x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 6x6 sts (6x6 sts and 2x7 sts).

Note: When the armhole measures 22(23)24(25)26(27) cm, bind off the middle 35(35)35(37)37(37) sts for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. After 2 rows bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Front

Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 99(109)117(125)133(141) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 16(17)18(19)20(21) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 25 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2–26 of the chart.

Continue at the correct spot on row 27 (see arrows). Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 28–60 of the chart.

Now continue on row 61. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62–75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

Note: When the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41(42) cm, place marker for armhole at both ends.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17(18) cm, leave the middle 23(23)23(25)25(25) sts on hold for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 3x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off 2x3 sts and 6x4 sts (5x4 sts and 3x5 sts) 1x4 sts and 7x5 sts (6x5 sts and 2x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 6x6 sts (6x6 sts and 2x7 sts) at the shoulder.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles and Off White cast on 46(48)48(50)52(52) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm. Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 6(11)6(11)9(6) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2)2(2) cm 11(12)14(16)17(19) more times = 70(74)78(84)88(92) sts.

Note: When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)36(37) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 61 of the chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern as needed. Work rows 62–75, then use Black for the rest of the piece.

Note: When the piece measures 42(43)44(45)45(46) cm, on every other row bind off 6(5)4(2)0(0)x3 sts, 2(3)4(6)8(6)x4 sts and 0(0)0(0)0(2)x5 sts at both ends. Bind off remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

 

Finishing

Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Using the circular needle and Black pick up the sts you left on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for 102(102)102(104)104(104) sts in total. Start at one of the shoulder seams. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm, then bind off in pattern.

Attach the sleeves following the red marks in the pattern.

Sew the side seams, leaving slits at the ribbed hem (5 cm front, 7 cm back). Sew the sleeve seams.