Size
S(M)L(XL)XXL
Dimensions when completed
body circumference approx. 106(114)122(130)138 cm / 41¾(45)48(51¼)54¼ in
length approx. 70(72)74(76)78 cm / 27½(28¼)29¼(30)30¾ in
inner sleeve length 51(52)53(54)55 cm / 20(20½)20¾(21¼)21¾ in

Demand
Novita Nordic Wool
(060) Sand 650(700)750(800)850 g
Other supplies
Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) and 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) or sizes needed;
a second 4 mm circular needle (80 cm / 32 in) for the border

Other supplies
6 buttons
Density
Stitch patterns
- K1 p1 ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
- Textured pattern: follow the chart and instructions.
- Cable pattern: follow the chart and instructions.
- K2 p2 ribbing: *k2, p2*, repeat *–*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.

Gauge
19 sts in textured pattern with larger needles (section B or F of chart I) or 24 sts in cable pattern with larger needles (section C–E of chart I) = 10 cm / 4 in

Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Back

Using the smaller needles cast on 116(124)132(140)148 sts and begin k1 p1 ribbing on the WS with p1. Work ribbing for 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the pattern on row 1 of chart I: (RS) work section A (= 1 st), repeat section B (= 4 sts) as needed with next 14(18)22(26)30 sts, work section C (= 42+3 sts), section D (= 2 sts), section E (= 42+3 sts), repeat section F (= 4 sts) as needed with next 14(18)22(26)30 sts, work section G (= 1 st). 6 sts increased, 122(130)138(146)154 sts on the needles.

Keep repeating rows 2–57 of the chart.

When the piece measures 48(49)50(51)52 cm, on every other row bind off 1x4(4)5(5)5 sts and 1x3 sts at both ends for the armholes. On every other row decrease 3(3)4(4)4x1 st at both ends = 102(110)114(122)130 sts.

When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)24 cm, securely bind off the middle 40(40)42(42)42 sts for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. On every other row bind off 1x2 sts and 1x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 22(23)24(25)26 cm, bind off the 28(32)33(37)41 shoulder sts.

Knit the other side in the same manner.  

 

Left front

Using the smaller needles cast on 59(63)67(71)75 sts and begin k1 p1 ribbing on the WS with k1. Work ribbing for 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the pattern on row 1 of chart I: (RS) work section A (= 1 st), repeat section B (= 4 sts) as needed with next 14(18)22(26)30 sts, work section C (= 42+3 sts) and section D (= 2 sts). 3 sts increased, 62(66)70(74)78 sts on the needles.

Keep repeating rows 2–57 of the chart.

When the piece measures 41(43)44(46)47 cm, decrease 1 st at the left end (front edge): on a RS row work to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1. Repeat the decrease every 1 cm 20(20)21(21)20 more times and then 3(3)3(3)4 times every 2 cm.

Note: When the piece measures 48(49)50(51)52 cm, on every other row bind off 1x4(4)5(5)5 sts and 1x3 sts at the right end for the armhole. On every other row decrease 3(3)4(4)4x1 st at the right end.

When the armhole measures 22(23)24(25)26 cm, bind off the 28(32)33(37)41 shoulder sts.

 

Right front

Using the smaller needles cast on 59(63)67(71)75 sts and begin k1 p1 ribbing on the WS with k1. Work ribbing for 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the pattern on row 1 of chart I: (RS) work section D (= 2 sts), section E (= 42+3 sts) repeat section F (= 4 sts) as needed with next 14(18)22(26)30 sts, work section G (= 1 st). 3 sts increased, 62(66)70(74)78 sts on the needles.

Keep repeating rows 2–57 of the chart.

When the piece measures 41(43)44(46)47 cm, decrease 1 st at the right end (front edge): on a RS row p1, p2tog, work to end. Repeat the decrease every 1 cm 20(20)21(21)20 more times and then 3(3)3(3)4 times every 2 cm.

Note: When the piece measures 48(49)50(51)52 cm, on every other row bind off 1x4(4)5(5)5 sts and 1x3 sts at the left end for the armhole. On every other row decrease 3(3)4(4)4x1 st at the right end.

When the armhole measures 22(23)24(25)26 cm, bind off the 28(32)33(37)41 shoulder sts.

 

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles cast on 52(52)56(56)56 sts and work k1 p1 ribbing for 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the pattern on row 1 of chart II: (RS) repeat section A (= 4 sts) as needed with first 10(10)12(12)12 sts, work section B (= 32+4 sts), repeat section C (= 4 sts) as needed with next 10(10)12(12)12 sts. 4 sts increased, 56(56)60(60)60 sts on the needles.

Keep repeating rows 2–9 of the chart.

Note: When the piece measures 9(12)7(7)7 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)3(2,5)2 cm 13(15)15(17)19 more times = 84(88)92(96)100 sts. Work the increased sts following section A at the right end and following section C at the left end.

When the piece measures 51(52)53(54)55 cm, on every other row bind off 1x4(4)5(5)5 sts and 1x3 sts at both ends. On every other row decrease 3(3)4(4)4x1 st 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. Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern. Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.

Borders: Using 2 circular needles (4 mm) pick up and knit sts from the RS at the right front edge, neckline and left front edge. Skip every 4th row. Make sure the number of sts is divisible by 4. Begin k2 p2 ribbing on the WS: p3, k2, *p2, k2*, repeat *–*, p3.

Note: When the ribbing measures 1 cm, work buttonholes on the left front. The first buttonhole should be at the starting point of the neckline decreases, the lowest one 3 cm from the hem and the other 4 evenly in between. Buttonhole: work 2 sts together, yarn over.

When the ribbing measures 4 cm, bind off in pattern.

Sew on the buttons.