Size
XS(S)M(L/XL)XXL(3XL)
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 104(112)120(128)136(144) cm / 41(44)47¼(50½)53½(56¾) in (the sweater is loose-fitting)
length 52(54)56(58)61(64) cm / 20½(21¼)22(22¾)24(25¼) in
inner sleeve length 35(35)36(37)37(38) cm / 13¾(13¾)14¼(14½)14½(15) in
Demand
Novita Nordic Wool
(010) Off White 500(600)600(650)700(750) g
Other supplies
Needles
Novita 3½ mm (US 4) and 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or sizes needed;
Novita 3½ mm circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline
Density
Stitch patterns
- Ribbing: *knit 1, purl 1*, keep repeating *–* to end of row. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
- Seed stitch: *knit 1, purl 1*, keep repeating *–* to end of row. On the wrong side rows, purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.
- Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
- Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows. Ribbing in the round: *knit 1, purl 1*, keep repeating *–*.

Gauge
18 sts in seed stitch with larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in
Designer name
Sari Nordlund
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Back

Using the smaller needles cast on 96(102)110(116)124(132) sts and work ribbing for 2,5 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and work seed st: *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat *–* to end of row. On the next row, purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.

When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)38(40) cm, on every other row bind off 3 sts once and 2 sts 2(2)2(3)3(3) times at both ends for the armholes = 82(88)96(98)106(114) sts. Always bind off at the beginning of row: Work 2 sts in pattern and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. *Work 1 st in pattern and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one.* Repeat *–* until you have bound off the number of sts given. At the other end, bind off after turning work.  

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21(22) cm, bind off the middle 26(26)26(28)28(28) sts for the neckline. Work one side at a time. After 2 rows bind off 2 sts at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, bind off the 26(29)33(33)37(41) shoulder sts.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Front

Work like back until the armhole measures 12(13)14(15)16(17) cm. Leave the middle 18(18)18(20)20(20) sts on hold for the neckline. Work one side at a time. On every other row at the neckline edge bind off 2 sts once and 1 st 4 times. Bind off as established.  

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, bind off the 26(29)33(33)37(41) shoulder sts.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles cast on 58(62)66(70)74(76) sts and work stockinette st for 2,5 cm. On the right side rows knit all sts and on the wrong side rows purl all sts.

Switch to the larger needles and work seed st.

When the piece measures 10(10)11(12)13(13) cm, on a RS row increase 1 st at both ends by yarn over. On the next row knit or purl the st through the back loop according to the pattern. Repeat the increases every 8 cm 2 more times = 64(68)72(76)80(82) sts. Work the increased sts in seed st.

When the piece measures 35(35)36(37)37(38) cm, bind off 3 sts at both ends. Bind off as established. Decrease 1 st at both ends 5(5)5(6)6(6) times. Decrease by k2tog on the right side and by p2tog on the wrong side. 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: Place the sts you left on hold onto the smaller needles and pick up and knit additional sts from the neckline edge for 112(112)112(116)116(116) sts in total. Start at one of the shoulder seams. Work stockinette st in the round for 2,5 cm, then bind off.

Attach the sleeves following the red marks on the pattern.

Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.