Size
XS/S(M/L)XL/XXL
Dimensions when completed
Body circumference 100(112)128 cm
Height of the garment 80(83)85 cm
Sleeve length from underarm 44,5(43)40,5 cm
Demand
Novita Nalle Taika
(881) Flowerfield 300(300)350 g and
(857) Berry shake 50(100)100 g,
Novita Nalle
(160) Jeans 100(150)150 g,
(742) Lilac 100(150)150 g,
(043) Stone 100(100)150 g,
(044) Graphite 100(100)100 g and
(061) Linen 50(50)100 g
Other supplies
Needles:
80 cm Circular needles Novita 4mm or the size to obtain gauge
Crochet hook:
Crochet hook Novita 4mm for finishing.

Other supplies:
8 buttons
Density
Stitch pattern:
- Garter stitch:
knit every row

Gauge:
20 sts and 40 rows in garter stitch = 10 cm

Note:
The pieces are knitted from the neckline down (see the knitting direction from the pattern).
Designer name
Sisko Sälpäkivi
Buy kit for this pattern

Upper part of the back and the sleeves

Using the Nalle Taika yarn and the flowerfield colourway cast on 5 sts and knit through the WS round. Mark the center stitch.

1st row: K1, m1 (= pick up the bar between the stitches and knit it through the back loop), k1, m1, k1 ( = the center stitch), m1, k1, m1 and k1. 9 sts in total.

2nd row: knit 9.

Attach the Nalle yarn in the denim colourway and begin striping by knitting 2 rows with the denim and 2 rows with the flowerfield.

3rd row: k1, m1, k3, m1, k1 (= the center stitch), m1, k3, m1, k1. 13 stitches in total.

4th row: knit 13 sts.

Each increase round will add 4 sts to the work. Continue increasing on both ends and on either side of the center stitch on every 2nd row 72(80)90) times in total.

Note: When you have increased 15 times in total, you will have 65 sts on your needles and you have just knitted 2 rows with the flowerfield colourway. From this point on, continue striping so that the flowerfield will remain as the main color throughout and the contrasting color will change in the following manner: use Nalle linen for the next 10 cm, Nalle Taika berry shake for the following 10cm, Nalle stone for the next 10 cm, Nalle lilac for the following 10cm, Nalle denim for the next 15cm and Nalle graphite for the rest of the knit.

When you have completed all the increases, you will have 293(325)365 sts on your needles. On the next wrong side row divide the work into three sections: k59(66)73) for the sleeve, bind off the next 13(16)16 sts for the armhole, k74 sts + 1 + 74 sts (80 sts + 1 + 80sts) 93 sts + 1 + 93 sts for the back, bind off 13(16)16 sts for the other armhole and knit through the 59(66)73 sts for the other sleeve.

Do not break the yarns, but continue knitting with the 59(66)72 sleeve sts.

 

The lower part of the left sleeve

Continue increasing on the right end of the sleeve on 2nd row for another 26(20)12 times while at the same time decreasing on the left end

Size XS/S: on every 2nd row 7x2 sts and then on every 2nd row *1x2 sts and 1x1 sts, repeating from * to end for a total of 18 times.

Size M/L: every 2nd row 6x2 sts and then on every 2nd row *1x2 sts, 1x2 sts and 1x1 sts, repeating from * to end for a total of 11 times.

Size XL/XXL: every 2nd row 24x2 sts and then on every 2nd row *1x2 sts and 1x1 sts, repeating from * to end for a total of 5 times.

When you have completed all the increases on the right end, decrease 1 st every 2nd row until you run out of stitches.

 

The lower part of the back

Continue knitting with the 149(161)187 back sts and on the first right side row decrease 1 st on both ends and continue making the increases before and after the center stitch.

Repeat the decreases on both ends

Size XS/S: every 2nd row for an additional 9 times and then do the decreases in turn every 3rd row and every 2nd row 32 times in total (decreasing 74 sts from both ends)

Size M/L­: every 2nd row for 2 more times and then in turn every 3rd row and every 2nd row for 34 times in total (decreasing 71 sts from both ends)

Size XL/XXL: every 2nd row for 18 more times and then in turn every 3rd row and every 2nd row for a total of 26 times (decreasing 71 sts from both ends)

Note: When you have gone through the increases on the lower part of the back for an additional 45(40)31 times, divide the piece in two and knit the right side first. Continue making the decreases as established and decrease on the left end ( = at the hem) 1 st every 2nd row until you run out of sts.

Knit the left side to match.

 

The lower part of the right sleeve

Decrease on the right end

Size XS/S: every 2nd row 7x2 sts and then every 2nd row *1x2 sts and 1x1 sts repeating from * to the end, for a total of 18 times.

Size M/L: every 2nd row 6x2 sts and then every 2nd row *1x2 sts, 1x2 sts and 1x1 sts repeating from * to end, for a total of 11 times.

Size XL/XXL: every 2nd row 24x2 sts and then every 2nd row *1x2 sts and 1x1 sts repeating from * to end, for a total of 5 times.

At the same time continue increasing on the left side every 2nd row for 26(20)12 more times.

When you have made all the increases on the left, decrease on the left side 1 st on every 2nd row until you run out of sts.

 

The upper parts of the left front and sleeves

Using Nalle Taika yarn in the flowerfield colourway, cast on 38 sts. Knit through the wrong side row. Stripe in the same manner as in the back piece. The flowerfield will remain as the main color throughout and the contrasting color will change in the following manner: use Nalle linen for 10 cm, Nalle Taika berry shake for the next 10 cm, Nalle stone for the following 10 cm, Nalle lilac for the next 10 cm, Nalle denim for the following 15 cm and the knit rest of stripes with Nalle graphite.

On the right side round k6 ( = the buttonband), place a marker, m1 and knit until there is 1 st remaining, m1, k1. Repeat the increases on both ends every 2nd row for 56(64)74 more times. On the right end you will make the increase on the left side of the button band.

Upon completing the increases, you will have 152(168)188 sts on your needles. On the next right side row divide the work in two: first knit the 59(66)73 sleeve sts, bind off 13(16)16 sts for the armhole and then knit through the 74(80)93 front sts + 6 sts of the buttonhole.

Do not break the yarns, but continue knitting with the front stitches.

 

The lower part of the left front

Continue knitting with the 80(86)99 front stitches. Continue increasing on the front edge/the right end (on the left side of the button band) every 2nd row for an additional 45(40)31 times while at the same time decreasing on the left end

Size XS/S:1 st every 2nd row 10 times and then continue decreasing 1 st, alternating between every 3rd round and every 2nd round for 32 times in total.

Size M/L­: 1 st every 2nd row 3 times and then continue decreasing 1 st, alternating between every 3rd and every 2nd row for 34 times in total.

Size XL/XXL: 1 st every 2nd row 19 times and then continue decreasing 1 st, alternating between every 3rd and every 2nd row for 26 times in total.

Note: Upon completing the increases on the front edge, continue decreasing on the left end as established and on the right side bind off the 6 button band sts. After this, decrease on the right side (the hem) 1 st every 2nd row until you run out of stitches.

 

The lower part of the left sleeve

Decrease on the right side

Size XS/S: every 2nd row 7x2 sts and then every 2nd row *1x2 sts and 1x1 sts repeating from * to end, for a total of 18 times.

Size M/L: every 2nd row 6x2 sts and then every 2nd row *1x2 sts, 1x2 sts and 1x1 sts repeating from * to end, for a total of 11 times.

Size XL/XXL: every 2nd row 24x2 sts and then every 2nd row *1x2 sts and 1x1 sts repeating from * to end, for a total of 5 times.

At the same time, continue decreasing on the left side of the sleeve on every 2nd row for 26(20)12 more times.

When you have completed the increases on the left side, start decreasing 1 st every 2nd row until you run out of stitches.

Now mark the places for the buttons to the front edge so that the top button is 3 cm down from the upper edge and the rest evenly below it with about 8cm between them.

 

The upper part of the right front and sleeve

Knit as the mirror image of the left one and make the buttonholes where you marked them. Buttonhole: knit 2 sts from the front edge, k2 together, make a yarn over and k to end.

 

Finishing

Sew the shoulder and sleeve seams together making sure that the seams are not too tight. Sew the under seams of the sleeves and also the side seams of the garment.

 

Using Nalle Taika yarn in the flowerfield colorway crochet double crochet stitches to the neckline from the right side of the work. Crochet one chain stitch to every stitch on the right front and 3 chain stitches per stitch on the shoulder seam. On the back of the neckline crochet 1 chain st for every stripe, 3 chain sts per stitch for the second shoulder seam and 1 chain st on each stitch on the left front. On the wrong side, crochet 1 chain st on the front leg of every stitch and for the shoulder seams 3 chain sts per stitch. On the right side row, crochet 1 chain st to the back leg of each stitch and again 3 chain sts per stitch on the shoulder seams. Crochet the wrong side row as before and end by making 1 slip st into each chain st. Break the yarn.

Using Nalle Taika yarn in the flowerfield colorway, crochet double stitches around the cuff. Crochet 36(40)44 chain sts to the edge of the sleeve. Move directly to the next round and crochet 1 double st to the back of each stitch. When you have crocheted for 4 cm, break the yarn. Make the other cuff to match.

Steam the button bands at the same time pulling and straightening them. Also steam the seams and side seams of the sleeves and if necessarily pull and straighten them also.

Sew on the buttons.