Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL
Dimensions when completed
Bust: 84[92:100:108:118:128] cm
Length: 70[72:74:76:78:80] cm
Inner length of the sleeve: 45[46:47:48:48:49] cm
Demand
Novita Suomivilla (Finnwool) (062 light brown) 650[700:750:800:850:900] g
Other supplies
1 pair Novita 5 mm needles
Other notions: 6 buttons (www.napiton.fi)
Density
Stitch pattern:
Seed stitch: Row 1: *K1,P1, rep from* to end. Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Garter stitch: knit every row.
Pattern st: See chart.
Reversed stocking stitch: purl on RS, knit on WS.
Tension:
18 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over reversed stocking stitch
hem: 3 patt rep in rows 5.-12. or 17.-24. =30sts to 12cm
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Stitch pattern

Seed stitch:

Row 1: *K1,P1, rep from* to end.

Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Pattern st: See chart. 

Reversed stocking stitch: purl on RS, knit on WS.

Tension 

18 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over reversed stocking stitch

hem: 3 patt rep in rows 5.-12. or 17.-24. =30sts to 12cm

Back

Cast on 83[89:95:101:107:113]sts. Work in seed st 5 rows. Work in reversed stocking stitch 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 12(13)14(15)16(17) times, work 6 sts(= 6 + 2 sts) from left edge in chart = 111[119:127:135:143:151] sts. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1.-25. of total 2 times. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows. Work in patt rows 26.–41. and rep rows 42.–53. until the end of back.

In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) amount of sts is always 83[89:95:101:107:113]sts.

Work until back meas about 35[36:41:42:-:-] cm. Dec 1 st at each end. Repeat decreases at each end in 9 cm intervals 1(1)0(0)-(-) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 79[85:93:99:107:113] sts. Work until back meas 52[53:54:55:57:58] cm.

Shape armholes

Keeping patt correct cast off 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2sts at beg of next 2[2:4:4:6:6] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 2(3)3(3)2(3) times = 65[67:71:75:81:83] sts. Work until armhole meas 15,5[16,5:17,5:18,5:18,5:19] cm.

Shape shoulders and back neck

Work 43sts in the middle of back in garter st and cont in pattern st over the rest of the sts. Work 4 rows. Cast off 31 sts in the middle of back for neck and work in patt to end (work 6sts at neck edge in garter st). Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Cast off rem 17[18:20:22:25:26] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Left Front

Cast on 44[47:50:53:56:59] sts.

WS: work 6sts in garter st (=left edge; these 6 sts form the buttonband/front edge) and work in seed st the rest of the sts. Work sts as indicated 5 rows. Cont 6 sts in garter st, work in reversed stocking stitch the rest of the sts.Work sts as indicated 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 5(5)6(6)7(7) times, work 1(4 + 2 sts)1(4 + 2 sts)1(4 + 2 sts) sts from left edge in chart, work 2sts in reversed st st, work 6sts in garter st. = 56[61:64:69:72:77]sts.

Cont in patt and repeat rows 1.-25. of total 2 times. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows. Work in patt rows 26.–41. and rep rows 42.–53. until the end of front.

In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) amount of sts is always 44[47:50:53:56:59].

Work until front meas about 35[36:41:42:-:-] cm. Dec 1 st on right edge. Repeat decreases on right edge in 9 cm intervals 1(1)0(0)-(-) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 42[45:49:52:56:59] sts. Work until back meas 46[47:49:50:52:53] cm.

Shape armhole and front neck

Front neck dec(RS): Work the row until 8sts remain on left hand needle., P2tog, work 6sts in garter st. Repeat front neck dec alternately every other and every 4th row 18 times.

Work until back meas 52[53:54:55:57:58] cm.

Shape armhole: Keeping patt correct cast off on right edge every other row 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts once, 2sts 1(1)2(2)3(3) times, 1 st 2(3)3(3)2(3) times. Work until armhole meas 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm. Cast off 17[18:20:22:25:26]sts for shoulder.

Mark buttonplacements with stitchmarkers as foll: top button: where front neck shaping starts. The rest of the buttons evenly in 8cm intervals below.

Right Front

Knit as left front reversing all shapings. Make buttonholes in intervals as you have marked on the left front: (RS): work in garter st 3sts, yrn,work 2 tog(to make a buttonhole), work to end of row.

Sleeves

Cast on 41[45:45:47:49:49] sts. Work in seed st 5 rows. Work in reversed stocking stitch 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls: Row 43: Work 0[2:2:0:1:1]sts in reversed st st, work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 5(5)5(6)6(6) times, work 6 sts(= 6 + 2 sts) from left edge in chart, work 0[2:2:0:1:1]sts in reversed st st. Work in patt rows 43.–53. and rep rows 42.–53. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows.

Work until sleeve meas about 9[10:7:9:12:10] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 4,5[4,5:4:3,5:3:3] cm intervals 7(7)9(10)11(12) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 57[61:65:69:73:75] sts.

Work until sleeve meas 45[46:47:48:48:49] cm.

Shape top

Cast off 4[4:4:5:5:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 8(9)10(11)12(13) times. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem sts.

Belt

Cast on 7sts. Work in garter st about 150cm. Cast off.

Making 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.

Join side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.