Size
XS(S)M(L)XL
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 80(88)96(104)112 cm / 31½(34¾)37¾(41)44 in
length in the back at midpoint 51(53)55(57)59 cm / 20(20¾)21¾(22½)23¼ in
inner sleeve length 46(47)48(48)49 cm / 18(18½)19(19)19¼ in
Demand
Novita Venla
(658) Oat 350(350)400(450)500 g
Other supplies
Needles
Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) or size needed to obtain gauge

Other supplies
6 buttons

Density
Stitch patterns
- Stockinette stitch: Right side rows: knit all stitches.
- Wrong side rows: purl all stitches.
- Ruffle: follow the chart and the written instructions.
- Lace pattern: follow the chart and the written instructions.
- Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.

Gauge
25 sts and 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in

Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Back

Cast on 453(505)543(595)633 sts and begin the ruffle on the WS from row 1 of chart I. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work the 18 st pattern repeat 24(27)29(32)34 times, then work 18(17)18(17)18 sts from the right edge of the chart. Work rows 2–15 of the chart. 50(56)60(66)70 sts decreased on each RS row, 103(113)123(133)143 sts now on the needles.

Begin the lace pattern on row 1 of chart II. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 16(17)19(21)23 times, then work 2(4)3(2)1 st(s) from the left edge of the chart. Work rows 2–8 and then keep repeating rows 1–8.

When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)37 cm, bind off 1x2(5)5(8)8 sts at both ends for the armholes = 99(103)113(117)127 sts.

Begin the raglan decreases: on a RS row, k1, k2tog, and when 3 sts remain, work the skp decrease (= slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and k1. Repeat the decreases every 2nd row 29(31)31(33)31 more times. Now decrease 0(0)2(2)5x2 sts at both ends on every 2nd row: on a RS row, k1, k3tog, and when 4 sts remain, work the sk2p decrease (= slip 1, k2tog, pass the slipped st over) and k1.

Bind off the remaining 39(39)41(41)43 sts.

 

 

Left front

Cast on 237(272)292(309)328 sts and begin the ruffle on the WS on row 1 of chart III: work 19 sts from the left edge of the chart, work the 18 st pattern repeat 12(14)15(16)17 times, work 2(1)3(2)3 sts from the right edge. Work rows 2–15 of the chart. 26(30)32(34)36 sts decreased on each RS row, 55(62)68(71)76 sts now on the needles.

Begin the lace pattern on row 1 of chart II. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 7(8)9(10)11 times, then work 4(3)4(2)2 sts from the left edge of the chart and 4 sts in garter st. Work rows 2–8 of the lace pattern, then keep repeating rows 1–8.

When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)37 cm, bind off 1x2(5)5(8)8 sts at the right end for the armhole = 53(57)63(63)68 sts.

Begin the raglan decreases and slanted neckline: on a RS row, k1, k2tog, work until 5 sts remain, k2tog, k3. Repeat the raglan decreases on every 2nd row 24(26)28(30)31 more times and the neckline decreases on every 2nd row 22(24)28(26)30 more times. Bind off 1 st at the right end and leave the remaining 4 border sts on hold.

Place markers for the buttons on the buttonband. The topmost button will be between the ruffle and the lace at the starting point of the neckline decreases, the others below it, evenly spaced.

 

Right front

Work the piece as the mirror image of the left front, working buttonholes at the proper spots. Buttonhole: on a RS row, work 2 sts from the front edge, k2tog, yarn over (on the next row, knit the yo through the back loop), work to end of row. Use skp decreases when decreasing at the neckline.

 

Left sleeve

Cast on 53(55)55(57)59 sts and work 2 cm of ribbing. Purl 1 WS row.

Work stockinette st at both ends and begin the lace pattern in the middle on row 1 of chart IV: k18(19)19(20)21, work the 17 st pattern, k18(19)19(20)21. Work rows 2–16 of the lace pattern, then keep repeating rows 1–16.

Note: When the piece measures 4(7)3(8)7 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2)2 cm 13(15)17(19)20 more times = 81(87)91(97)101 sts. Work the increased sts in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 46(47)48(48)49 cm, bind off 1x2(5)5(8)8 sts at both ends. Then begin the raglan decreases as on the back piece. At the right end, decrease 28(26)28(26)29x1 st on every 2nd row and 1(3)3(5)4x1 st on every 4th row. At the same time at the left end, decrease 25(23)25(23)24x1 st on every 2nd row and 0(2)2(4)4x1 st on every 4th row.

After the decreases at the left end, bind off 2(2)2(2)1x4 sts and 3(3)3(3)4x5 sts on every 2nd row at the left end.

 

Right sleeve

Work the piece as the mirror image of the left sleeve.

 

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the raglan seams. On the front piece, pick up and knit the 4 sts on hold and cast on an additional 1 st at the front edge for seaming = 5 sts. Work in garter st until the border reaches the midpoint of the back neckline when stretched lightly. Bind off. Work the other side in the same manner. Sew the back neck seam and sew welting to the neckline.

Sew the side seams and sleeve seams. Attach the buttons.