Size
86(98)110(122) cm
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 54(58)62(66) cm
length in the back at midpoint 53(57)61(64) cm
inner sleeve length 22(24)27(30) cm
Demand
Novita Venla
(543) Tomato 150(200)200(250) g
Other supplies
Circular needles:
Novita 3½ mm (80 cm)
Novita 3½ mm (60 cm)
Novita 3½ mm (40 cm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Double-pointed needles:
3½ mm for the sleeves
Density
Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing in the round:
*k2, p2*, repeat *–*.
- Stockinette stitch in the round:
knit all rows.
- Lace pattern in the round:
follow the chart and the written instructions. Make sure the decreases and increases on the lace pattern match so that number of stitches remains correct at all times.
- Stockinette stitch flat:
RS rows: knit all stitches.
WS rows: purl all stitches.

Gauge 26 sts and 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm

Note The dress is knitted seamlessly and top down starting at the neckline. See the chart for direction of knitting.
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Yoke

Using the smallest circular needles, cast on 96(100)100(104) sts and work ribbing in the round for 2 cm. Then work 3 rounds of stockinette st, evenly increasing 0(2)2(4) sts on the 1st round = 96(102)102(108) sts.

 Begin the lace pattern in the round from row 1 of the chart. Repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 16(17)17(18) times. Work rows 1–6. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round to make the lace pattern easier to work.

Work row 7 of chart. 2 sts increased on every pattern repeat, 128(136)136(144) sts on the needles. Work rows 8–14.

Work row 15 of chart. 2 sts increased on every pattern repeat, 160(170)170(180) sts on the needles. Work rows 16–22.

Work row 23 of chart. 2 sts increased on every pattern repeat, 192(204)204(216) sts on the needles. Work rows 24–30.

Note: Switch to a larger circular needle when there are too many sts for the smaller needle.

Work in stockinette st on all sts. On the next round, evenly increase 12(12)16(16) sts = 204(216)220(232) sts.

When the yoke measures 11(12)12(13) cm, distribute the sts into four groups: 62(66)66(70) sts for the back, 40(42)44(46) sts for the first sleeve, 62(66)66(70) sts for the front, and 40(42)44(46) sts for the other sleeve.   

Work flat with the 62(66)66(70) sts of the back piece. On every 2nd row (at the end of row), cast on 2(1)2(1)x2 sts and 0(1)1(2)x3 sts = 70(76)80(86) sts. Leave the back sts on hold, and do the above for the front sts.

Front and back bottom

Move the front and back sts onto the same circular needle = 140(152)160(172) sts. Work stockinette st in the round. Mark 2 sts at the side seams for the side increases. The beginning of round is at the side seam, between the two marked sts.

When you have worked in stockinette st for 4(4)5(5) cm with these sts, begin the increases on either side of the side seams: knit the marked st, make 1 st (= knit the yarn between the sts through the back loop), work until you reach the next marked st, make 1 st, k2, increase 1 st, work until you reach the next marked st, make 1 st, k1. 4 sts increased, 144(156)164(176) on the needle. Repeat the increases every 4,5(4,5)5(5) cm for 7 more times = 172(184)192(204) sts.

When you have worked for approx. 39(42)45(47) cm with the bottom sts, work another 2 cm in ribbing with all sts. Bind off in pattern.

Sleeves

Pick up the 40(42)44(46) sleeve sts. Work stockinette st flat, picking up on every 2nd row (at the end of row) 2(1)2(1)x2 sts and 0(1)1(2)x3 sts from the armhole = 48(52)58(62) sts.

Distribute the sts onto four double-pointed needles and work stockinette st in the round. The beginning of the round is between needles I and IV where the seam would be.

When you have worked 4(4,5)3,5(3,5) cm in the round, begin the decreases: at the beginning of the row k1, k2tog, and when 3 sts remain, skp (=slip 1, knit 1, and pass the slipped st over), k1. Repeat the increases every 4(4,5)3(3,5) cm for 3(3)6(6) more times = 40(44)44(48) sts.

When the sleeve measures 20(22)25(28) cm, work ribbing in the round for another 2 cm with all sts. Bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Lay the piece to measurements wrong side up and steam lightly.