Size
XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 80(88)96(104)112(120) cm / 31½(34¾)37¾(41)44(47¼) in
side length 29(30)31(32)33(34) cm / 11½(11¾)12¼(12½)13(13½) in
height of armhole 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm / 6¾(7)7½(7¾)7¾(8¼) in

Demand
Novita Wool Cotton
(010) Off White 200(200)250(300)300(350) g
Other supplies
Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or size needed to obtain gauge

Other supplies
5 buttons
Density
Stitch patterns
- Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to end. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
- Textured pattern: Row 1: (WS) knit all sts. Row 2: (RS) *p1, k1*, repeat *–*, p1. Keep repeating rows 1–2.

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows in textured pattern = 10 cm / 4 in

Note
The body is knitted in one piece up to the armholes. The top sections are knitted separately.
Designer name
Sari Nordlund
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Using the circular needle cast on 169(185)201(217)233(249) sts and begin ribbing: (WS) p1, *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to end of row.

When the piece measures 3 cm, make the first buttonhole on the next RS row: k1, p1, k2tog, yo, work to end. Make 4 more buttonholes at 6(6,5)6,5(7)7(7,5) cm intervals.

Note: When the piece measures 5 cm, finish on a RS row and begin textured pattern:

Row 1: (WS) work 7 sts at both ends in ribbing. Knit all other sts.

Row 2: (RS) k1, *p1, k1*, repeat *–* to end of row.

Keep repeating rows 1–2 and be sure to make the buttonholes as instructed.

When the piece measures 29(30)31(32)33(34) cm, on the next RS row work 36(40)42(46)50(54) sts (right front), bind off the next 12(12)16(16)16(16) sts for an armhole, work 36(40)42(46)50(54) sts (right back, including 1 st from the bind-off edge), bind off 1 st (middle back), work 36(40)42(46)50(54) sts (left back, including 1 st from the bind-off edge), bind off the next 12(12)16(16)16(16) sts for the other armhole, work 36(40)42(46)50(54) sts (left front).

The top sections are knitted separately.

 

Top left front

WS: work the first 7 sts in ribbing as established, knit to last 7 sts before armhole, then work ribbing starting with p1. On the next row begin decreases at both ends: work 6 sts in ribbing, place marker, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), work ribbing to last 8 sts, k2tog, place marker, work ribbing to end = 34(38)40(44)48(52) sts. Repeat the decreases every other row 10(12)13(15)17(19) more times = 14 sts.

On the next RS row work ribbing to marker, remove marker, k2tog, remove marker, work ribbing to end of row = 13 sts.

With the remaining 13 sts work ribbing until the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm. Bind off or leave the sts on hold for grafting.

 

Top right front

WS: work the first 7 sts in ribbing starting with p1, knit to last 7 sts at front edge, work ribbing. Then work like top left front.

 

Top right back  

WS: work the first 7 sts in ribbing starting with p1, knit to last 7 sts before armhole, then work ribbing starting with p1. Then work like top left front.

 

Top left back  

WS: work the first 7 sts in ribbing starting with p1, knit to last 7 sts, then work ribbing starting with p1. Then work like top left front.

 

Finishing

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

Sew or graft the shoulder straps together. Securely weave in all ends.

Sew on the buttons.