Size
XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 80(88)96(104)112(120) cm / 31½(34¾)37¾(41)44(47¼) in
middle back length 55(57)59(61)64(67) cm / 21¾(22½)23¼(24)25¼(26½) in
inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19(19¼) in
Demand
Novita Venla
(505) Apple Blossom 300(300)350(400)450(500) g
Other supplies
Circular needles
(80 cm / 32 in) Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) and 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) or sizes needed for gauge;
for the neckline edge a 40 cm (16 in) circular needle 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½)
Density
Stitch patterns
- K2 p2 ribbing: *k2, p2*, repeat *–*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
- Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
- Lace pattern: follow the chart and instructions. Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2*, repeat *–*. K1 p1 ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*.

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

Note
The body is knitted in one piece from the hem to the armholes.

Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Using the smaller circular needle cast on 212(232)252(276)296(316) sts and work 5 cm of k2 p2 ribbing in the round. Switch to the larger needle. Work stockinette st in the round, evenly increasing 2 sts on the first round = 214(234)254(278)298(318) sts.

When the piece measures 36(37)38(39)41(43) cm, divide the sts into two groups: bind off the first 2(4)6(8)10(12) sts for an armhole, work the 103(109)115(123)129(135) back sts, bind off the next 4(8)12(16)20(24) sts for the other armhole, work the 103(109)115(123)129(135) front sts and bind off the first 2(4)6(8)10(12) sts on the next round for the armhole.

Leave the front sts on hold on e.g. the smaller needle and knit the back piece.

 

Back

Begin raglan decreases with the 103(109)115(123)129(135) back sts. On every other row decrease 0(0)0(2)2(2)x2 sts at both ends: on the RS row k2, sk2p (= slip 1 st knitwise, k2tog, pass the slipped st over), work to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2.

On every other row decrease 30(33)35(33)35(36)x1 sts at both ends: on the RS row k2, skp (= slip 1 st knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

On every other row decrease 0(0)0(1)1(2)x2 sts at both ends: on the RS row k2, sk2p, work to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2.

Note: When the armhole measures 3(4)4(5)5(6) cm, work 3 sts at both ends in stockinette st and begin the lace pattern on row 1 of the chart with the other sts. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow. Use that to determine the starting point for the pattern. Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2–39, then work the rest of the piece in stockinette st. Make sure you have the right number of sts throughout even when increasing and decreasing at the lace section. If you decrease a yarn over at the lace, also leave out the corresponding decrease, or vice versa.

When you have finished the raglan decreases, bind off the remaining 43(43)45(45)47(47) sts.

 

Front

Begin raglan decreases with the 103(109)115(123)129(135) front sts. On every other row decrease 0(0)0(2)2(2)x2 sts at both ends: on the RS row k2, sk2p (= slip 1 st knitwise, k2tog, pass the slipped st over), work to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2.

On every other row decrease 27(30)32(31)33(35)x1 st at both ends: on the RS row k2, skp (= slip 1 st knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Note: When the raglan decreases measure 1(2)3(3)4(5) cm, work 3 sts at both ends in stockinette st and begin the lace pattern on row 1 of the chart with the other sts. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow. Use that to determine the starting point for the pattern. Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2–39, then work the rest of the piece in stockinette st. Make sure you have the right number of sts throughout even when increasing and decreasing at the lace section. If you decrease a yarn over at the lace, also leave out the corresponding decrease, or vice versa.

Note: When you have decreased 22(25)27(30)32(34) sts at both ends and there are 59(59)61(63)65(67) sts in total, keep decreasing as established and on the next RS row leave the middle 31(31)33(35)37(39) sts on hold for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Keep working the raglan decreases and at the same time bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 1x1 st on every other row at the neckline edge.

Work the other side in the same manner.

 

Left sleeve

Using the smaller needles cast on 54(58)58(62)62(62) sts and work 4 cm of k2 p2 ribbing in the round.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st, evenly increasing 3(1)1(1)3(3) sts on the first round = 57(59)59(63)65(65) sts.

When the piece measures 9(7)13(10)6(14) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(3)2(2)2(1,5) cm 11(12)16(18)20(22) more times = 81(85)93(101)107(111) sts.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm, bind off 1x3(3)6(8)10(12) at both ends = 75(79)81(85)87(87) sts.

Begin the raglan decreases. At the right end decrease 30(31)31(30)30(28)x1 st on every 2nd round and then 0(1)2(3)4(6)x1 st on every 4th round. At the same time at the left end decrease 27(30)30(29)29(27)x1 st on every 2nd row and 0(0)1(2)3(5)x1 st on every 4th row as follows: on the RS row k2, skp, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Note: When the raglan decreases measure 1(2)3(3)4(5) cm, work 3 sts at both ends in stockinette st and begin the lace pattern on row 1 of the chart with the other sts. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow. Use that to determine the starting point for the pattern. Keep repeating the 10 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2–39, then work the rest of the piece in stockinette st. Make sure you have the right number of sts throughout even when increasing and decreasing at the lace section. If you decrease a yarn over at the lace, also leave out the corresponding decrease, or vice versa.

When you have completed the left-side decreases, on every other row bind off 2x6(6)6(7)7(7) sts and 1x6(5)5(7)7(7) sts.

 

Right sleeve

Mirror the left sleeve.

 

Finishing

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

Sew the raglan seams and sleeve seams.

Neckline edge: Move the sts on hold onto the circular needle and pick up and knit additional sts from the neckline edge for a total of 126(126)130(130)134(134) sts. Make sure the number of stitches is divisible by 4. Work 3 cm of k1 p1 ribbing in the round, then bind off in pattern.