Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL
Dimensions when completed
Bust: 76[84:92:100:110:120] cm
Length: 90[92:94:96:98:100] cm
Inner length of the sleeve: 10[11:11:12:12:13] cm
Demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) (010 off-white) 600(650)700(750)800(850) g
Other supplies
1 pair Novita 4 mm needles
40cm long circular needles Novita 4 mm
40cm long circular needles Novita 3 mm for collar
Density
Stitch pattern:
Garter stitch: knit every row.
Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.
Pattern st: See chart.
Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.
Tension:
19 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st
15sts to 10cm measured over pattern st.
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Stitch pattern

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Pattern st: See chart. 

Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.

Tension

19 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st.

15sts to 10cm measured over pattern st.

Back

Cast on 86[93:101:109:118:128] sts. Work in garter st 3 rows. Cont in stocking st. Work until back meas 22[23:23:24:24:25] cm. Make decreases on both sides as foll: Dec 1 st at each end in 6 cm intervals of total 6 times = 74[81:89:97:106:116]sts. Work until back meas 57[58:58:59:60:61] cm.

Next row (WS): Decrease evenly 16[16:17:18:20:23] sts = 58[65:72:79:86:93] sts.

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

Row 1: Work 3sts as indicated in chart (from right edge), repeat 7st patt 7(8)9(10)11(12) times, work 6 sts from left edge in chart. Work in patt rows 1.-10. then rep rows 7.-10.

Work in patt for 15[15:16:16:17:17] cm.

Shape armholes

Cast off at each end every other row 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts once, 2sts 1(1)1(2)2(3) times and 1 st 1(2)3(3)3(2) times = 46[49:54:55:62:65] sts. Work until armhole meas about 16[17:18:19:19:20] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt.

Shape shoulders and back neck

(RS):Cast off 20[21:22:23:22:23]sts in the middle of the back for neck and knit in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Dec 2sts at neck edge. Cast off rem 11[12:14:14:18:19] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Front

Work as given for the back until armholes meas about 7[8:9:10:10:11] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt.

Shape shoulders and front neck

(RS):Cast off 12[13:14:15:14:15] sts in the middle of the front for neck and knit in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Make decreases at neck edge every other row as foll: *Dec 2sts at neck edge, work 1 row,rep from* once, *dec 1st at neck edge, work 1 row,rep from* once. Work until armhole meas about 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt. Cast off rem 11[12:14:14:18:19] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

Cast on 51[55:59:63:66:70]sts. Work in garter st 3 rows. Cont in stocking st. Work until sleeve meas about 4[5:5:6:6:7]cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 2 cm intervals twice = 57[61:65:69:72:76] sts.

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

Shape top

Cast off 4[4:5:5:6:6] 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 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 8(9)10(11)11(12) times. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.Cast off rem sts.

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.

Collar

With RS facing, using 4mm circular needles pick up and knit 81[81:81:83:83:83] sts from neck (front and back). Work in stocking stitch in round (=knit all rows) 3rows. Change to 3mm circular needles. Work until collar meas 2cm.

Next row: Purl one row (=fold). Cont in stocking st in round for 2cm. Fold the collar over to the WS and join the open sts (=sts on your needle) to the collar edge using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

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