Size
XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)
Dimensions when completed
chest circumference below armhole 74(82)90(100)108(116) cm / 29¼(32¼)35½(39¼)42½(45¾) in
hem circumference 92(100)108(118)126(134) cm / 36¼(39¼)42½(46½)49½(52¾) in
length 63(65)67(69)71(73) cm / 24¾(25½)26½(27¼)28(28¾) in

Demand
Novita Venla
(010) Off White 200(250)300(300)350(400) g
Other supplies
Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) and 3½ mm (US 4) or sizes needed;
a 3 mm circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline
Density
Stitch patterns
- Garter stitch in the round: *knit 1 round, purl 1 round*, repeat *–*.
- Lace pattern in the round: work following the chart and instructions.
- Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.
-Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
-Garter stitch: knit all rows. Ribbing in the round: *knit 1, purl 1*, keep repeating *–*.

Gauge
27 sts in stockinette st with smaller needles = 10 cm / 4 in

Note
The garment is knitted in the round up to the armholes. The top back and front sections are worked flat.
Designer name
Sari Nordlund
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Body

Using the larger needles cast on 252(270)288(324)342(360) sts, place marker for beginning of round and work garter st in the round for 6 rounds.

Begin the lace pattern on row 1 of the chart. Repeat the 18 st pattern 14(15)16(18)19(20) times. Work rows 2–12 of the chart, then work rows 1–12 once more.

Switch to the smaller needles and work stockinette st in the round. Place another marker at the other side so that there are 126(135)144(162)171(180) sts each on the front and back pieces.

When the piece measures 10(10)11(11)12(12) cm, decrease 2 sts at both ends: *k1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts before marker, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), k1*, repeat *–* once more. 4 sts decreased. Repeat the decreases as established 11(11)11(12)12(12) more times every 3 cm = 204(222)240(272)290(308) sts, 102(111)120(136)145(154) sts each on the front and back pieces.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)50(51) cm, bind off 8(10)14(14)16(18) sts at both ends for the armholes: work to last 4(5)7(7)8(9) sts before marker, bind off next 8(10)14(14)16(18) sts, work to last 4(5)7(7)8(9) sts before beginning of round, bind off last 4(5)7(7)8(9) sts and the first 4(5)7(7)8(9) of the next round. Bind off as follows: Knit 2 and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. Repeat until you have bound off the number of sts given. 94(101)106(122)129(136) sts each now on the front and back pieces. Leave the front sts on hold.

 

Top back

Work stockinette st flat with the 94(101)106(122)129(136) back sts and begin armhole decreases at both ends:

Sizes XS, S and M: (RS) k3, k2tog, work to last 5 sts, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), k3. Keep working 3 sts at both ends in garter st. Work stockinette st with all other sts and repeat the decreases every other row 6(8)9 more times = 80(83)86 sts.

Sizes L, XL and XXL: (RS) k3, k3tog, work to last 7 sts, sk2p (= slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over), k3. Keep working 3 sts at both ends in garter st. Work stockinette st with all other sts and repeat the decreases every other row 1(1)2 more time(s). On the next RS row k3, k2tog, work to last 5 sts, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), k3. Repeat the decreases every other row 9(11)11 more times = 94(97)100 sts.

When the armhole measures 16(17)18(19)19(20) cm, bind off the middle 42(43)44(46)47(48) sts for the neckline. Work one side at a time. After 2 rows bind off 2 sts at the neckline edge. Bind off as established.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, leave the 17(18)19(22)23(24) shoulder sts on hold.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Top front

Work like back until the armhole measures 6(7)8(9)9(10) cm.

Leave the middle 36(37)38(40)41(42) sts on hold for the neckline. Leave the right-hand sts on hold and work the left side first. At the neckline edge decrease 4x1 st on every other row and 1 st on every 4th row: on a RS row work to last 3 sts before neckline, k2tog, k1.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, leave the 17(18)19(22)23(24) shoulder sts on hold.

Knit the right side in the same manner. Decrease using k2tog. Leave the sts on hold.

 

Finishing

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

Shoulder seams: Turn WS out. Place the right back sts back on the needles and align the sts with the right front sts. Join the pieces: purl together the first sts on the needles and slip them off the needles. Work the 2nd pair of sts in the same manner. Pass the first st on the right-hand needle over the second one. Continue until you run out of sts. Alternatively you can bind off all sts and then sew the shoulder seam. Work the left shoulder in the same manner.

 

Neckline: Place the sts on hold onto the short circular needle and pick up additional sts from the RS of the neckline for 120(120)120(124)124(128) sts in total, 50(50)50(52)52(54) sts from back neckline and 70(70)70(72)72(74) sts from front neckline. Work ribbing in the round for 1,5 cm. Bind off in pattern.