Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL
Dimensions when completed
Bust: 76[84:92:100:110:120] cm (slightly stretched)
Length: 90[92:94:96:98:100] cm
Inner length of the sleeve: 15[16:16:17:17:18] cm
Demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (661 milk chocolate) 550[600:650:700:750:800] g
or Novita Suomivilla 650[700:750:800:850:900] g
Other supplies
1 pair Novita 4,5 mm needles
40cm long circular needles Novita 4 mm for collar
Density
Stitch pattern
Rib: Row 1:*K1,P1, rep from* to end. Row 2: *K1, P1, rep from * to end.
Cable pattern: See chart.
Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.
Rib in round: *K1,P1,rep from* to end.
Tension
19 sts and 27 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st
cable patt in the middle of front to 34 cm (slightly stretched)
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Stitch pattern

Rib:

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

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

Cable pattern: See chart.

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Rib in round: *K1,P1,rep from* to end.

Tension

19 sts and 27 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st

cable patt in the middle of front to 34 cm (slightly stretched)

Front

Cast on 103[109:117:125:135:145] sts. Work in rib 2 cm. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: work 9[12:16:20:25:30] sts in stocking st, work as indicated in chart from A to D = 85 sts, work 9[12:16:20:25:30] sts in stocking st. Rep rows 2-29 of chart. Work until front meas 34[34:35:35:36:36] cm. Dec 1 st at each end. Repeat decreases at each end in 5 cm intervals 4 times = 93[99:107:115:125:135] sts. Work until front meas 72[73:74:75:77:78] cm.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 4[4:5:5:6:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 0[0:2:2:2:2] rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2[4:2:4:4:6] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 1(2)3(2)2(2) times = 79[79:81:87:95:101] sts. Work until armhole meas 10[11:12:13:13:14] cm.

Shape Front Neck

Put 23[23:23:25:25:25] sts in the middle of front for neck on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off at neck edge every alt row 2 sts twice. Dec 1 st at neck edge every alt row twice. Work until armhole meas 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm. Cast off rem 22[22:23:25:29:32] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder (left end) and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Back

Cast on 93[99:107:115:125:135] sts. Work in rib 2 cm. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: work 9[12:16:20:25:30] sts in stocking st, work as indicated in chart from A to B = 20 sts, work 25 sts in stocking st, work as indicated in chart from C to D = 20 sts, work 9[12:16:20:25:30] sts in stocking st. Rep rows 2-29 of chart. Work until back meas 34[34:35:35:36:36] cm. Dec 1 st at each end. Repeat decreases at each end in 5 cm intervals 4 times = 83[89:97:105:115:125] sts. Work until back meas 72[73:74:75:77:78] cm.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 4[4:5:5:6:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 0[0:2:2:2:2] rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2[4:2:4:4:6] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 1(2)3(2)2(2) times = 69[69:71:77:85:91] sts. Work until armhole meas 16[17:18:19:19:20] cm.

Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

Cast off 21[21:21:23:23:23] 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 22[22:23:25:29:32] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and work to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

Cast on 53[57:61:63:65:67] sts. Work in rib 1 cm. Cont in stocking st. Work until sleeve meas 4[4:4:5:3:3] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 3,5[4:4:4:3,5:3] cm intervals 2(2)2(2)3(4) times =59[63:67:69:73:77] sts. Work until sleeve meas 15[16:16:17:17:18] 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[4:4:4:4:4] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 10(10)11(12)13(14) 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.

Neckline

Using 40cm circular needle rejoin yarn to 23[23:23:25:25:25] sts from a holder, pick up and knit 77[81:81:81:81:83]sts evenly from neck edge =100[104:104:106:106:108] sts. Work in rib in round for 3 cm. Cast off sts in rib.

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