Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL
Dimensions when completed
Bust: 96[104:112:120:128:136] cm
Length: 60[62:64:66:68:70] cm
Inner length of the sleeve: 43[44:45:46:46:47] cm
Demand
Novita Alpaca Wool (light beige) 800[850:900:950:1000:1050] g
Other supplies
Needles:
80cm long circular needles Novita 4 mm
Other notions:
8 buttons
Density
Stitch pattern
2x2 Rib
Row 1: *K2,P2, rep from * to last 2sts, K2
Row 2: P2, *K2,P2,rep from * to end.
Rep row 1 and 2.
Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.
Pattern st: See chart.
Tension
22 sts to 10 cm measured over pattern st
Note
Back and fronts are worked in one piece to armholes.
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Stitch pattern

2x2 Rib

Row 1: *K2,P2, rep from * to last 2sts, K2

Row 2: P2, *K2,P2,rep from * to end.

Rep row 1 and 2.

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Pattern st: See chart.

Tension

22 sts to 10 cm measured over pattern st

Note: Back and fronts are worked in one piece to armholes.

Lower Back and Fronts

Cast on 206[222:238:254:278:294] sts.

WS: P2, *K2,P2,rep from * to end. Work in rib 5 cm. Cont in stocking st. Work 2 rows and AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st during the first row = 207[223:239:255:279:295] sts.
Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 1 st as indicated in chart (from right end), repeat 8st patt 25(27)29(31)34(36) times, work 6 sts from left end in chart. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1-12.

Work until piece meas about 18[19:19:20:20:21] cm. End with row 2 or row 8.

Next row: work 10[10:10:18:18:18] sts in patt, work 42 sts in stocking st for pocket, work 103[119:135:135:159:175] sts in patt, work 42 sts in stocking st for second pocket, work 10[10:10:18:18:18] sts in patt.
WS: purl 42 sts for pockets, work other sts in patt.
Next row: work 10[10:10:18:18:18] sts in patt, using waste yarn work 42 sts in stocking st for pocket, put these 42 sts back onto your left hand needle, work them with Alpaca Wool yarn in stocking st, work 103[119:135:135:159:175] sts in patt, using waste yarn work 42 sts in stocking st for pocket, put these 42 sts back onto your left hand needle, work them with Alpaca Wool yarn in stocking st, work 10[10:10:18:18:18] sts in patt.

WS: purl 42 sts for pockets, work other sts in patt.

Cont all sts in patt.

Work until piece meas 42[43:44:45:47:48] cm.

Shape Armholes

Divide the piece into 3 parts as folls:

RS: work 46[50:54:54:58:62] sts for right front, cast off 11[11:11:19:19:19] sts for armhole, work 93[101:109:109:125:133] sts for back, cast off 11[11:11:19:19:19] sts for armhole, work 46[50:54:54:58:62] sts for left front. Leave sts for right and left front on holders.

Upper Back

Cont working 93[101:109:109:125:133] sts for back in patt.

Work until armhole meas 16[17:18:19:19:20] cm.

Shape Back Neck

Cast off tightly 31[31:31:31:33:33] sts in the middle of back for neck and work to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at neck edge. Work until armhole meas 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm. Cast off rem 29[33:37:37:44:48] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and work to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Upper Right Front

Cont working 46[50:54:54:58:62] sts for right front in patt.

Work until armhole meas 9[10:11:12:12:13] cm.

Shape Shoulder and Front Neck

Put 11[11:11:11:10:10] sts at right end on a holder. Cast off at right end every alt row 2 sts 2(2)2(2)1(1) times, 1 st twice. Work until armhole meas 18[19:20:21:21:22 ]cm. Cast off rem 29[33:37:37:44:48] sts.

Upper Left Front

Work as upper right front reversing all shapings.

Sleeves

Cast on 54[54:58:58:60:60] sts. Work in rib 5 cm. Cont in stocking st. Work 2 rows and AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st during the first row = 55[55:59:59:61:61] sts.

Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1-12.

Work until sleeve meas 8[11:6:9:11:7] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 3,5[2,5:3:2,5:2,5:2,5] cm intervals 9(12)12(14)13(15) times = 75[81:85:89:89:93] sts. Work increased sts in patt.

Work until sleeve meas 45,5[46,5:47,5:50:50:51] cm. Cast off sts.

To Make Up

Flatten the pieces to the desired dimensions on an even surface, wrong side up. Wet with water spray, and allow to dry. Join both shoulder seams.

Neckband

Rejoin yarn to 11[11:11:11:10:10] sts from right front holder, pick up and knit 76[76:76:80:82:82]sts evenly from neck edge , work 11[11:11:11:10:10] sts from left front holder =98[98:98:102:102:102] sts.

WS: P2, *K2,P2,rep from * to end. Work in rib 3 cm. Cast off sts in rib.

Left Front Edge

Pick up and knit from left front edge (including collar edge) sts as folls: pick up and knit about 22 sts (number of sts has to be divisible by 4) to 10cm.

WS: P2, *K2,P2,rep from * to end. Work in rib 3 cm. Cast off sts in rib.

Mark buttonplacements with stitchmarkers as folls: top button: 1,5 cm under top edge, bottom button: 1,5 cm above hem. The rest of the buttons evenly in between.

Right Front Edge

Work as left front edge. Work 1,5 cm. Make buttonholes in intervals as you have marked on the left front edge: K2tog,yrn (to make a buttonhole).

Pockets (make 2)

Unravel waste yarn and AT THE SAME TIME pick up sts from top and bottom edge to form a pocket opening. Work bottom edge sts as folls:

RS: K3, *P2, K2, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3. Work in rib 3 cm. Cast off sts in rib. Sew side edges of rib onto front.

Work top edge sts as folls: work sts for inside pocket in stocking st until pocket reaches top of the rib on hem. Sew pocket onto front from WS.

Join side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves ( red attaching mark in pattern). Sew on buttons.