Size
S(M/L)
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 88(106) cm / 34¾(41¾) in
length 86(90) cm / 33¾(35½) in
inner sleeve length 47(49) cm / 18½(19¼) in
Demand
Novita 7 Veljestä
(060) Sand 400(450) g,
(010) Off White 100(100) g,
(053) Berry Porridge 100(100) g,
(694) Bark 200(200) g,

Novita 7 Veljestä Korpi (996) Wood Chip 150(200) g,
(999) Log 100(100) g and

Baby Merino (326) Silver Willow 50(50) g
Other supplies
Circular needle (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or size needed;
4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) double-pointed needles for the log cabin blocks.
Density
Stitch patterns
- Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
- Garter stitch: knit all rows. Log cabin blocks: work garter stitch following the instructions.

Gauge
20 sts and 25 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in; log cabin block approx. 12 cm x 12 cm (4¾ in x 4¾ in)

Designer name
Sisko Sälpäkivi
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Bottom, from blocks

Log cabin block A

Work in garter stitch. See layout plan for direction of knitting.

1. Starting square: using the double-pointed needles and the Silver Willow yarn held double, cast on 5 sts and work 5 rows. Break yarn.

2. Switch to Off White and work 6 rows. Leave the sts on hold.

3. On the WS move the yarn to the left end of the needle. Using a free needle pick up and knit 3 sts from the left edge of the work (previous piece) and 5 sts from the starting square = 8 sts. Work 5 rows, break yarn and leave the sts on hold on the needle.

4. Switch to Berry Porridge. Pick up 3 sts from the left end (previous piece) and 5 sts from the starting square = 8 sts. Work 5 rows. The yarn is now at the right end.

Move the yarn to the left end: *slip 2 sts, bring yarn to front, slip 1 st, bring yarn to back*, repeat *–* to end of row.

5. Using a free needle pick up 3 sts from the edge of previous piece, 5 sts from the starting square and 3 sts from the other piece = 11 sts. Work 5 rows and break yarn.

6. Switch to Wood Chip. Using a free needle pick up 3 sts from the previous piece, knit the 5 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts = 11 sts. Work 5 rows, then move the yarn to the left end as established at 4.

7. Pick up 3 sts from the previous piece, knit the 8 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts = 14 sts. Work 5 rows and break yarn. Leave the sts on hold on the needle.

8. Switch to Bark. Pick up 3 sts from the previous piece, knit the 8 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts = 14 sts. Work 5 rows, then move the yarn to the left end as established at 4.

9. Pick up 3 sts from the previous piece, knit the 11 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts = 17 sts. Work 5 rows and break yarn.

10. Switch to Sand. Pick up 3 sts from the previous piece, knit the 11 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts = 17 sts. Work 5 rows, then bind off all but the last st.

11. Pick up 2 sts from the previous piece (1 st already on the needle), knit the 14 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts from the other piece = 20 sts. Work 5 rows and bind off all but the last st. Bind off the last st using the next colour.

12. Switch to Log. Pick up 2 sts from the previous piece (1 st already on the needle), knit the 14 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts from the other piece = 20 sts.

Work 5 rows and bind off all but the last st.

13. Pick up 2 sts from the previous piece, knit the 17 sts on the needle, pick up 3 sts = 23 sts. Work 5 rows and bind off.

Knit a total of 26(31) log cabin blocks in this manner.

 

Log cabin block B

Work like block A but using the following colours:

1. Starting square: Silver Willow held double. 2–3: Off White. 4–5: Berry Porridge. 6–7: Sand. 8–9: Log. 10–11: Wood Chip. 12–13: Bark.

Knit a total of 26(31) blocks in this manner.

 

Assembling the body and sleeves

Steam the blocks lightly and weave in.

Assemble the blocks following the diagram, with 40(50) blocks for the body and 6 blocks for both sleeves. Sew the blocks together using overcast seaming (whip stitching). Insert the needle through the edgemost loops only.

 

Body (knitted)

Using the circular needle and the Sand yarn, pick up and knit 176(212) sts from the top edge and knit the WS row. Work stockinette st. Work 3 sts at both ends in garter stitch.

When the knitted section measures 6(8) cm, divide the piece into three sections: on a RS row work 42(50) sts (right front), bind off the next 8(10) sts (armhole), work 76(92) sts (back), bind off 8(10) sts (armhole), work 42(50) sts (left front). Leave the front sts on hold.

 

Top back

Continue with the 76(92) sts. On every other row bind off at both ends 1x3 sts, 0(1)x2 sts and 1(2)x1 st for the armholes = 68(78) sts.

When the armhole measures 18(20) cm, bind off the middle 28(30) sts for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time. On every other row bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 20(22) cm, bind off the 18(22) shoulder sts.

Knit the other side in the same manner.

 

Top right front

Continue with the 42(50) sts. On every other row bind off at the left end 1x3 sts, 0(1)x2 sts and 1(2)x1 st for the armhole = 38(43) sts.

When the armhole measures 10(12) cm, leave 13(14) sts at the front edge (right end) on hold for the neckline. On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 2x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 20(22) cm, bind off the 18(22) shoulder sts.

 

Top left front

Mirror right front.

 

Sleeves

Assemble 6 blocks for the sleeve: 3 A blocks and 3 B blocks. Assemble the blocks in a 2x3 arrangement following the diagram.

Knit sleeve gussets using Sand. Begin at the top left edge: pick up and knit 24 sts from each of the top two blocks = 48 sts. Turn work, bind off 8(6) sts, work to end of row. Work the RS row, turn work, bind off 8(6) sts, work to end. Bind off 8(6) sts at the beginning of each WS row until you run out of sts.

Right edge: pick up and knit 24 sts from each of the top two blocks = 48 sts. Turn work, work the WS row. At the beginning of the RS row bind off 8(6) sts, work to end of row. Work the WS row, turn work, bind off 8(6) sts, work to end. Bind off 8(6) sts at the beginning of each RS row until you run out of sts.

Using the Sand yarn, pick up and knit 62(70) sts from the top edge and knit the WS row. Work in stockinette st.

When the stockinette st section measures 2 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 4 cm 2 more times = 68(76) sts.

When the piece measures 47(49) cm, on every other row bind off at both ends 1x5(6) sts, 1x3 sts, 2x2 sts, 9(11)x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts. 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.

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the sleeve seams and attach the sleeves.

Neckline edge: move the held sts onto the circular needle and pick up additional sts from the neckline edge for 111(115) sts in total. Work garter stitch for 4 rows, then bind off in pattern.