Size
XS/S(M/L)XL/XXL
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 100(114)128 cm
length of the garment 48(52)56 cm
inner sleeve length 43(45)47 cm
Demand
Novita Natura
(051) Cranberry 700(800)900 g
Other supplies
Circular needle:
Novita 9 mm or the size needed to obtain gauge.

Double-pointed needles:
Novita 9 mm for the sleeves
Density
Stitch patterns:
-Brioche stitch in the round:
Row 1:
*yo, sl 1, p1*, repeat *–*.
Row 2:
*knit next st together with its yarn over (k2tog), yo, sl 1*, repeat *–*.
Row 3:
*yo, sl 1, purl the next st together with its yarn over (p2tog)*, repeat *–*. Keep repeating rows 2–3.
- Brioche stitch, knitted flat:
- Row 1 (right side):
p1, *k1, yo, sl 1 st purlwise*, repeat *–* until 2 sts remain, k1, p1.
- Row 2 (wrong side):
k1, *yo, slip 1 st purlwise, knit the next stitch together with its yarn over*, repeat *–*, yo, sl 1 st purlwise, k1.
- Row 3 (RS):
k1, *knit the next stitch together with its yarn over, yo, sl 1 st purlwise*, repeat *–*, knit the next stitch together with its yarn over, k1. Keep repeating rows 2–3.

Gauge:
6 sts of brioche st (yarn held double), lightly stretched = 10 cm

Note:
The back and the front are knitted in the round up to the armholes.
Designer name
Mari Kangas
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Front and back

With the yarn held double, loosely cast on 60(68)76 sts. Begin working brioche st in the round from row 1 of the instructions. Then keep repeating rows 2–3.

When the piece measures 29(31)33 cm and you've just completed row 3, divide the sts into two groups: 30(34)38 sts for the back and 30(34)38 sts for the front. Make sure each section begins with k1, yo.

Upper back

Continue working with the 30(34)38 back sts. Follow the instructions for brioche st knitted flat, beginning from row 3: make 1 (=knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop),  knit to end of row following the instructions = 31(35)39 sts. Keep repeating rows 2–3.

When the armhole measures 19(21)23 cm, on the next RS row loosely bind off 6(8)8 sts in ribbing for the shoulder. Work in brioche st to end of row. Turn work and bind off 6(8)8 sts for the other shoulder. Keep working the middle 19(19)23 sts in brioche st for 13 cm for the collar, and bind off.

Upper front

Work as you did the upper back.

Sew the shoulder seams and the sides of the collar.

Sleeves

With the yarn held double, pick up and knit 22(24)26 sts from the armhole (11[12]13 sts from both sides of the shoulder seam). Work brioche st in the round following the instructions.

When the piece measures 43(45)47 cm, loosely bind off in ribbing.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Lay the sweater to measurements wrong side up, mist with a spray bottle and allow to dry.