Size
XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL(3XL)
Dimensions when completed
body circumference 96(104)112(118)126(132) cm / 37¾(41)44(46½)49½(52) in
length 58(60)62(64)67(70) cm / 22¾(23½)24½(25¼)26½(27½) in
inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19(19¼) in

Demand
Novita Baby Merino Dream
(866) Blue Vetch 300(350)400(450)500(550) g

Other supplies
Novita 3½–4 mm (UK 8–9½ / US 4–6).
For the neckline edge a circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) 3–3½ mm (UK 9½–11 / US 2½–4).
Density
Stitch patterns
Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *¬–*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
Stockinette stitch: Right side rows: knit all stitches.
Wrong side rows: purl all stitches.
Lace pattern: follow the chart and the written instructions.
Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*.

Gauge
24 sts and 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in,
22(24)26(28)30(32) st pattern repeat on lace sections = 8,5(9)9,5(10)10,5(11) cm / 3¼(3½)3¾(4)4¼(4¼) in

Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Back

Cast on 131(143)155(167)179(191) sts and purl the WS row.

Begin the lace pattern on row 2 of chart I: work 12(13)14(15)16(17) sts from the right edge of the chart, work the 22(24)26(28)30(32) st pattern repeat 5 times and work the 9(10)11(12)13(14) sts from the left edge. Work rows 3–6 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 1–6. Note: On rows 2–5 there are 5 sts at the bobbles instead of 1 st. The st number given is for rows 1 and 6.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)44(46) cm at the side, bind off 1x5(6)7(8)9(10) sts at both ends for the armholes = 121(131)141(151)161(171) sts. At both ends, continue the 1 st decreases as before, 1 st from the edges.

When the armhole measures approx. 17(18)19(20)21(22) cm and you have last worked row 1 of the chart, bind off the middle 45(49)53(57)61(65) sts on the next row for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time.

Work rows 2–6 and then row 1. Bind off 38(41)44(47)50(53) sts at the shoulder.

Work the other side of the neckline in the same manner.

 

Front

Work as you did the back piece but leave the middle 25(27)29(31)33(35) sts on hold for the neckline when the armhole measures approx. 11(12)13(14)15(16) cm and you have last worked row 1 of the chart. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Following chart II, decrease 7(8)9(10)11(12)x1 st on every other row at the neckline edge: work 3 sts together at the edge of the lace pattern. Then decrease 3x1 st on every other row: work 2 sts together 1 st from the end.

When the armhole measures approx. 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm and you have last worked row 1 of the chart, bind off the 38(41)44(47)50(53) shoulder sts..

Work the other side of the neckline in the same manner.

 

Sleeves

Cast on 55(55)57(59)59(61) sts. Work 2 rows of ribbing and 3 rows of stockinette st.

Begin the lace pattern on row 1 of chart III. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work the 8 st pattern repeat 5 times and work 9(9)10(11)11(12) sts at the left edge. Work rows 2–14 of the chart.

Then work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 9(11)10(17)14(14) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 2,5(2)2(2)1,5(1,5) cm 14(17)18(20)22(23) more times = 85(91)95(101)105(109) sts.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm, on every other row bind off 3(4)5(6)7(7)x2 sts at both ends. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

 

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Place the sts on hold on the circular needle and pick up and knit additional sts from the neckline edge for 120(122)122(124)124(126) sts in total. Start from one of the shoulders. Work ribbing in the round for 1,5 cm and bind off in pattern.

Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern. Sew the sleeve seams and side seams.