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Helsinki knitted trousers Novita Nordic Wool

Helsinki knitted trousers Novita Nordic Wool

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Remember the iconic Helsinki tunic in Novita’s summer issue of 2019? Meet the pants to match it! Perfect for those lazy winter days - as long as you stay inside. These bold pants are not outdoor wear!
Magazine Novita Talvi 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 34
Skill level Expert
Helsinki knitted trousers Novita Nordic Wool
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N041934
    Pattern details
    Size
    S(M)L

    Yarn demand
    Novita Nordic Wool
    Off White 700(750)800 g

    Needles and other supplies
    Circular needles (60 cm / 24 in):
    Novita 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) or size needed to obtain gauge

    Other supplies:
    2 cm wide elastic band

    Designer
    Sari Nordlund

    Details

    Right leg

    Cast on 160(160)192 sts and work garter st in the round for 5 rounds.

    Begin the cable pattern on row 19(1)1 of chart I(II)I. Work the 32 st pattern 5(5)6 times. Work rows 20–36(1–36)1–36 of the chart, then repeat rows 1–36 four times.

    Work rows 37–91 of chart I(II)I. 8(6)8 sts decreased in each pattern repeat, 120(130)144 sts on the needles.

    Work the first 4(5)4 sts of the next round. The beginning of round is now here, at the midpoint of the 6 st cable.

    Switch to working flat and continue on row 92 of chart I(II)I. Bind off the first 4(6)6 sts for the front crotch, work to end. Turn work, bind off the first 6(6)8 WS sts for the back crotch, work to end. Work rows 93–99 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 94–99. At the same time: at the front edge (right end) bind off 1x2 sts on every other row and 5x1 st every 4th row; at the back edge bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts on every other row and 10(12)12x1 st every 2 cm. Note: 9(9)11 sts decreased on row 94.

    When the crotch measures 23(24)25 cm, begin waist shaping with short rows: on a WS row work to last 13(15)17 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work WS row to last 35(37)39 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work WS row to last 46(48)50 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work WS row to last 57(59)61 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Work stockinette st for 2,5 cm with all sts. Purl 1 row, then work stockinette st for another 2,5 cm. Bind off.

    Left leg

    Cast on 160(160)192 sts and work garter st in the round for 5 rounds.

    Begin the cable pattern on row 19(1)1 of chart I(II)I. Work the 32 st pattern 5(5)6 times. Work rows 20–36(1–36)1–36 of the chart, then repeat rows 1–36 four times.

    Work rows 37–91 of chart I(II)I. 8(6)8 sts decreased in each pattern repeat, 120(130)144 sts on the needles.

    Work the first 4(5)4 sts of the next round. The beginning of round is now here, at the midpoint of the 6 st cable.

    Switch to working flat and continue on row 92 of chart III(IV)III. Bind off the first 6(6)8 sts for the back crotch, work to end. Turn work, bind off the first 4(6)6 WS sts for the front crotch, work to end. Work rows 93–99 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 94–99. At the same time: at the back edge (right end) bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts on every other row and 10(12)12x1 st every 2 cm; at the front edge (left end) bind off 1x2 sts on every other row and 5x1 st every 4th row. Note: 9(9)11 sts decreased on row 94.

    When the crotch measures 23(24)25 cm, begin waist shaping with short rows: on a RS row work to last 13(15)17 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work RS row to last 35(37)39 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work RS row to last 46(48)50 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work RS row to last 57(59)61 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Work stockinette st for 2,5 cm with all sts. Purl 1 row, then work stockinette st for another 2,5 cm. Bind off.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

    Sew the crotch seam.

    Fold the stockinette st section at the waist once and sew the bind-off edge to the WS. Insert the elastic band.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    waist circumference, lightly stretched 68(72)80 cm / 26¾(28¼)31½ in inner leg length 73(79)79 cm / 28¾(31)31 in

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    - Garter stitch in the round:
    *knit 1 round, purl 1 round*, repeat *–*.
    - Cable pattern:
    work following the chart and instructions.
    - Stockinette stitch:
    knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.

    Gauge:
    26 sts and 30 rows in cable pattern at legs = 10 cm / 4 in;
    22 sts in cable pattern at top, lightly stretched = 10 cm / 4 in



    Right leg

    Cast on 160(160)192 sts and work garter st in the round for 5 rounds.

    Begin the cable pattern on row 19(1)1 of chart I(II)I. Work the 32 st pattern 5(5)6 times. Work rows 20–36(1–36)1–36 of the chart, then repeat rows 1–36 four times.

    Work rows 37–91 of chart I(II)I. 8(6)8 sts decreased in each pattern repeat, 120(130)144 sts on the needles.

    Work the first 4(5)4 sts of the next round. The beginning of round is now here, at the midpoint of the 6 st cable.

    Switch to working flat and continue on row 92 of chart I(II)I. Bind off the first 4(6)6 sts for the front crotch, work to end. Turn work, bind off the first 6(6)8 WS sts for the back crotch, work to end. Work rows 93–99 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 94–99. At the same time: at the front edge (right end) bind off 1x2 sts on every other row and 5x1 st every 4th row; at the back edge bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts on every other row and 10(12)12x1 st every 2 cm. Note: 9(9)11 sts decreased on row 94.

    When the crotch measures 23(24)25 cm, begin waist shaping with short rows: on a WS row work to last 13(15)17 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work WS row to last 35(37)39 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work WS row to last 46(48)50 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work WS row to last 57(59)61 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Work stockinette st for 2,5 cm with all sts. Purl 1 row, then work stockinette st for another 2,5 cm. Bind off.

    Left leg

    Cast on 160(160)192 sts and work garter st in the round for 5 rounds.

    Begin the cable pattern on row 19(1)1 of chart I(II)I. Work the 32 st pattern 5(5)6 times. Work rows 20–36(1–36)1–36 of the chart, then repeat rows 1–36 four times.

    Work rows 37–91 of chart I(II)I. 8(6)8 sts decreased in each pattern repeat, 120(130)144 sts on the needles.

    Work the first 4(5)4 sts of the next round. The beginning of round is now here, at the midpoint of the 6 st cable.

    Switch to working flat and continue on row 92 of chart III(IV)III. Bind off the first 6(6)8 sts for the back crotch, work to end. Turn work, bind off the first 4(6)6 WS sts for the front crotch, work to end. Work rows 93–99 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 94–99. At the same time: at the back edge (right end) bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts on every other row and 10(12)12x1 st every 2 cm; at the front edge (left end) bind off 1x2 sts on every other row and 5x1 st every 4th row. Note: 9(9)11 sts decreased on row 94.

    When the crotch measures 23(24)25 cm, begin waist shaping with short rows: on a RS row work to last 13(15)17 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work RS row to last 35(37)39 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work RS row to last 46(48)50 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Turn work, work RS row to last 57(59)61 sts, turn work, slip 1, work to end.

    Work stockinette st for 2,5 cm with all sts. Purl 1 row, then work stockinette st for another 2,5 cm. Bind off.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

    Sew the crotch seam.

    Fold the stockinette st section at the waist once and sew the bind-off edge to the WS. Insert the elastic band.


    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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