Size
XS(S)M/L(XL)XXL(3XL)
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 108(116)124(132)140(148) cm / 42½(45¾)48¾(52)55(58¼) in
length 55(57)59(61)64(66) cm / 21 ¾ (22½)23¼(24)25¼(26) in
inner sleeve length 39(40)41(42)42(43) cm / 15¼(15¾)16¼(16½)16½(17) in

Demand
Novita Nordic Wool
(645) Squirrel 450(500)550(600)650(700) 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;
4 mm and 5 mm double-pointed needles for the sleeves;
and a 4 mm circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline S
Density
Stitch patterns
- Twisted ribbing in the round: *k1 through back loop, p1*, repeat *–*.
- Cable pattern: work following the chart and instructions.
- Seed stitch:
Row 1: *p1, k1*, repeat *–*.
Row 2: purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.
Keep repeating rows 1–2.

Gauge
23 sts and 30 rows in cable pattern with larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in
19 sts in seed stitch with larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in

Note
The sweater is knitted in the round up to the armholes. The top sections are knitted flat. The sleeves are knitted in the round.

Designer name
Sari Nordlund
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Body

Using the smaller circular needle cast on 248(264)284(304)320(340) sts. Place marker at beginning of round and another at midpoint of round after 124(132)142(152)160(170) sts. Work twisted ribbing in the round for 3 cm.

Switch to the larger circular needle and begin the cable pattern on row 1 of the chart (the starting point for each size is marked with an arrow): *work 14(18)11(16)20(13) sts at the right end of the chart, repeat the 24 st pattern 4(4)5(5)5(6) times, work 14(18)11(16)20(13) sts at the left end*. Repeat *–*. Work rows 2–40 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1–40.

When the piece measures approx. 34(35)36(37)39(40) cm and you have last worked an even-numbered row, divide the piece into two: work to last 2(3)3(3)3(3) sts before marker, then removing marker bind off next 4(6)6(6)6(6) sts for an armhole. Work to last 2(3)3(3)3(3) sts, then, removing marker, bind off next 4(6)6(6)6(6) sts for the other armhole. 120(126)136(146)154(164) sts each now on the front and back pieces. Now switch to working flat.

 

Back

Resume the cable pattern. On every other row bind off 2(2)3(3)3(4)x2 sts and 2(3)3(2)3(3)x1 st at both ends for the armholes = 108(112)118(130)136(142) sts.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, bind off the middle 36(36)36(38)38(40) sts for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. After 2 rows bind off 1x3 sts at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 21(22)23(24)25(26) cm, leave the remaining 33(35)38(43)46(48) sts on hold for the shoulder seams.

Knit the other shoulder in the same manner, leaving the sts on hold.

 

Front

Work like top back until the armhole measures 15(16)17(18)19(20) cm. Bind off the middle 20(20)20(22)22(24) sts for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. On every other row bind off 4x2 sts and 3x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 21(22)23(24)25(26) cm, leave the remaining 33(35)38(43)46(48) sts on hold for the shoulder seams.

Knit the other shoulder in the same manner, leaving the sts on hold.

 

Sleeves

Using the smaller double-pointed needles cast on 44(46)48(48)50(50) sts. Place marker for beginning of round. Work twisted ribbing in the round for 3 cm.

Switch to the larger double-pointed needles and work seed st in the round until 1 st remains. Keep purling the last st of round.

When the piece measures 9(8)6(10)8(5) cm, increase 1 st at beginning of round (= knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), work seed st until 1 st remains, increase 1 st, p1. From now on work the increased sts in seed st. Repeat the increases every 2,5(2,5)2,5(2)2(2) cm 11(12)13(15)16(18) more times = 68(72)76(80)84(88) sts.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)42(43) cm, work to last 3 sts of the next round, then bind off the next 6 sts, removing marker. Now work flat. On every other row bind off 5(5)6(6)7(7)x2 sts, 1x3 sts and 1x4 sts at both ends. On the next row bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

 

Finishing

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

Shoulder seams: Turn the piece inside out. Move the left shoulder sts back onto the needles and hold the shoulders parallel. Use the three-needle bind-off to 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 other shoulder in the same manner.

Neckline edge: Using the shorter 4 mm circular needle and starting from the right shoulder seam pick up 46(46)46(48)48(48) sts from the back neckline and 48(48)48(50)50(52) sts from the front neckline = 94(94)94(98)98(100) sts. Knit 1 round, then work twisted ribbing in the round for 8 cm. Bind off loosely. Fold the collar once and sew the bind-off edge to the WS.

Attach the sleeves.