Size
S(M)L(XL)XXL
Dimensions when completed
body circumference below armhole 84(92)100(108)116 cm / 33(36¼)39¼(42½)45¾ in
hem circumference 160(168)176(184)192 cm / 63(66¼)69¼(72½)75½ in
length 106(108)108(110)110 cm / 41¾(42½)42½(43¼)43¼ in
Demand
Novita Wool Cotton
(010) Off White 750(800)850(900)950 g
Other supplies
Circular needles
(80 cm / 32 in; 40 cm / 16 in) Novita 3½ mm (US 4) and 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Density
Stitch patterns
- Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.
- Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.

Gauge
22 sts in stockinette st with larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in

Designer name
Sari Nordlund
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Using the smaller circular needle cast on 352(368)386(404)422 sts, place marker for beginning of round and work stockinette st in the round for 3 cm. Purl 1 round for folding.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st in the round.

When the piece measures 4(5)4(6)5 cm from the fold round, work the first 176(184)193(202)211 sts, place side marker, work to end of round. 176(184)193(202)211 sts each on the front and back pieces.

On the next round begin decreasing at the sides: *knit 2, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over), work to last 4 sts before next marker, knit 2 sts together, knit 2*, repeat *–* once more. 4 sts decreased. Repeat the decreases every 2 cm 41 more times = 184(200)218(236)254 sts. 92(100)109(118)127 sts each on the front and back pieces.

When the piece measures 87(88)87(89)88 cm from the fold round, *work stockinette st to last 3(4)5(7)9 sts before marker, bind off the next 6(8)10(14)18 sts and remove marker*, repeat *–* once more. Bind off as follows: Work 2 sts and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. *Knit 1 and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one.* Repeat *–* until you have bound off the number of sts given.

86(92)99(104)109 sts each on the front and back pieces. Leave the front sts on hold and knit the top back section next.

 

Top back

Work stockinette st flat with the 86(92)99(104)109 back sts and begin decreases: (RS) k2, skp, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. Repeat the decreases every 2nd row 2(4)6(7)7 more times = 80(82)85(88)93 sts.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(19)20 cm, bind off the middle 36(36)37(38)39 sts for the neckline. Work one side at a time. After 2 rows bind off 2 sts at the neckline edge: Knit 2, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. *Knit 1 and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one.* Repeat *–* once. You need to decrease at the beginning of row when working flat.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 20(21)22(23)25 shoulder sts.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Top front

Work stockinette st flat with the 86(92)99(104)109 front sts and begin decreases: (RS) k2, skp, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. Repeat the decreases every 2nd row 2(4)6(7)7 more times = 80(82)85(88)93 sts.

When the armhole measures 8(9)10(10)11 cm, bind off the middle 16(16)17(18)19 sts for the neckline. Work one side at a time. On every other row at the neckline edge bind off 2 sts 4 times and 1 st 4 times. Bind off at the beginning of row: Knit 2 and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. *Knit 1 and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one.* Repeat *–* until you have bound off the number of sts given.  

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 20(21)22(23)25 shoulder sts.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Finishing

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline: Starting at one of the shoulder seams and using the larger 40 cm circular needle, pick up and knit 40(40)40(42)42 sts from the RS of the back neckline and 60(60)60(64)64 sts from the front neckline = 100(100)100(106)106 sts. Work stockinette st in the round for 2 cm, then purl 1 round for folding. Switch to the smaller 40 cm circular needle and work stockinette st in the round for 2 cm. Bind off loosely.

Fold the border once and sew the bind-off edge to the WS.

Armhole border: Starting at the bottom of the armhole and using the larger 40 cm circular needle, pick up sts from the RS, 38(40)43(43)45 sts from both pieces = 76(80)86(86)90 sts. Work stockinette st in the round for 2 cm, then purl 1 round for folding. Switch to the smaller 40 cm circular needle and work stockinette st in the round for 2 cm. Bind off loosely. Fold the border once and sew the bind-off edge to the WS.

Knit the other armhole border in the same manner.

Fold the hem once and sew the cast-on edge loosely to the WS.

Weave in all ends. Steam and shape.