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Karheikko Cardigan Novita Nalle

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This top-down cardigan from Novita Nalle yarn features six different colors in the yoke, sleeves and hem. Working your way down, the intricate cable pattern requires constant attention. A challenging but rewarding project for the more seasoned knitter.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 18
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Karheikko Cardigan Novita Nalle
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Novita Nalle-010 Off-white
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Novita Nalle-061 Linen
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Novita Nalle-160 Denim
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Novita Nalle-285 Saffron
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Novita Nalle-641 maple
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Novita Nalle-010 Off-white
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Novita Nalle-160 Denim
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Novita Nalle-285 Saffron
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Novita double-pointed needles 20 cm-3.5 mm
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Karheikko Cardigan Novita Nalle
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N031918
    Pattern details
    Size
    S/M(L)XL(XXL)

    Yarn demand
    Novita Nalle
    (160) Jeans 500(550)600(650) g,
    (694) Bark 50(50)<100(<100) g,
    (641) Maple 50(50)50(50) g,
    (061) Linen 50(50)50(50) g,
    (010) Off White 50(50)50(50) g and
    (285) Saffron 50(50)50(50) g

    Needles and other supplies
    Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) and 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or sizes needed for gauge;
    3½ mm and 4 mm double-pointed needles for the sleeves
    Other supplies 9 buttons

    Designer
    Sisko Sälpäkivi

    Details

    Yoke

    Using Jeans and the smaller circular needle, cast on 100(100)104(104) sts and begin ribbing on the WS: p3, *k2, p2*, repeat *-*, k2, p3. Work ribbing for 8(8)10(10) rows.

    Purl the WS row, evenly increasing 19(25)27(33) sts = 119(125)131(137) sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I: work the 2 sts at the right edge, repeat the 3 st pattern 38(40)42(44) times, work the 3 sts at left. Keep knitting the edge sts. Work rows 2-52 of the chart.

    1 st per pattern repeat increased on rows 7, 11, 15, 21 and 27. 309(325)341(357) sts now on the needles.

    Work stockinette st using Jeans for 2(4)4(6) rows. On the last row increase 2 sts in each pattern repeat and 1 st at the end of row. 77(81)85(89) sts increased, 386(406)426(446) sts now on the needles. Continue with the Jeans yarn.

    Divide the sts into five groups: 54(58)62(66) sts (front) + 80(82)84(86) sts (sleeve) + 118(126)134(142) sts (back) + 80(82)84(86) sts (sleeve) + 54(58)62(66) sts (front). Place markers at the edges of the pieces.

    Top left front

    Continue with the 54(58)62(66) left front sts. Begin the cable pattern on the RS on row 1 of chart II: work the 1 st at right, work section A (= 8+2 sts), section B (= 20 sts), section C (= 20+4 sts), section D until you reach the arrow for your size [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17 + 1 sts)], cast on 1 st at the end of row. 8 sts increased, 62(66)70(74) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section A and rows 3-14 at sections B, C and D. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at the left end = 68(72)76(80) sts. With the increased sts work to the end of section D and then keep repeating section E (= 4 sts) as needed.

    After the increases finish on a WS row, break yarn and leave the sts on hold.

    Top left sleeve

    Continue with the 80(82)84(86) sleeve sts. Begin the cable pattern on row 1 of chart V: cast on 1 st at the beginning, start at the correct spot for your size [= 7+1 sts (8+1 sts) 9+1 sts (10+1 sts) on section C], work section D (19+1 sts), section E (= 9+1 sts), section F (= 10+2 sts). The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow. Work the other side as a mirror image: work sections E, D, section C until you reach the correct spot [= 7+1 sts (8+1 sts) 9+1 sts (10+1 sts)], cast on 1 st at the end. Note: Make sure to mirror the cables at sections D and C. 10 sts increased, 90(92)94(96) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section E and rows 3-14 at sections C, D and F. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at both ends = 102(104)106(108) sts.

    After the increases finish on a WS row and leave the sts on hold.

    Top back

    Continue with the 118(126)134(142) back sts. Begin the cable pattern on row 1 of chart IV: cast on 1 st, begin at the correct spot for your size [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17+1 sts) on section B], work section C (= 20+4 sts), section D (= 20 sts), section E (= 8+2 sts) and section F (= 12 sts). The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow. Work the other side as a mirror image: work sections E, D and C, work B until you reach the correct spot [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17+1 sts)], cast on 1 st at the end. Note: Make sure to mirror the cables at sections D, B and A. 16 sts increased, 134(142)150(158) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section E and rows 3-14 at sections A, B, C, D and F. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at both ends = 146(154)162(170) sts. With the increased sts work to the end of section B and then keep repeating section A (= 4 sts) as needed.

    After the increases finish on a WS row, break yarn and leave the sts on hold.

    Top right sleeve

    Work like top left sleeve.

    Top right front

    Continue with the 54(58)62(66) front sts. Begin the cable pattern on the RS on row 1 of chart III: cast on 1 st, begin at the correct spot for your size [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17+1 sts) on section D], work section C (= 20+4 sts), section B (= 20 sts), section A (= 8+2 sts) and the 1 st at left. 8 sts increased, 62(66)70(74) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section A and rows 3-14 at sections B, C and D. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at the right end = 68(72)76(80) sts. With the increased sts work to the end of section D, then keep repeating E (= 4 sts) as needed.

    After the increases finish on a WS row, break yarn and leave the sts on hold.

    Body

    Resume the cable pattern with the front and back sts: on the RS work the 68(72)76(80) left front sts, cast on 12(16)20(24) sts for an armhole, work the 146(154)162(170) back sts, cast on 12(16)20(24) for the other armhole, work the 68(72)76(80) right front sts = 306(330)354(378) sts.

    After approx. 30(31)32,5(33,5) cm, finish on a WS row. Work 2 rows in stockinette st, evenly decreasing 77(85)85(93) sts on the first row: 19(21)21(23) sts on the front pieces and 39(43)43(47) sts on the back = 229(245)269(285) sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart VI: work the 2 sts at right, repeat the 8 st pattern 28(30)33(35) times, work the 3 sts at left. Work rows 2-18 of the chart.

    Switch to the smaller circular needle. Using Jeans knit 1 row and decrease 1 st = 228(244)268(284) sts. Begin ribbing on the WS: p3, *k2, p2*, repeat *-*, k2, p3. Work ribbing for 4 cm, then loosely bind off in pattern.

    Sleeves

    Move the 102(104)106(108) sts onto the double-pointed needles and pick up and knit 10(14)18(22) additional sts from the armhole cast-on = 112(118)124(130) sts. Working in the round, resume the cable pattern. Work the increased sts following the chart. The beginning of round is at the midpoint of the picked-up sts.

    When the piece measures 1,5(1,5)1,5(0,5) cm from the armhole, decrease 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round. Repeat the decreases every 1,5 cm 16(19)18(21) more times = 78(78)86(86) sts.

    Note: When the piece measures approx. 30(31)31(32) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart VI. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Work rows 2-18 of the chart.

    Switch to the smaller needles and use Jeans for the rest of the piece. Knit 1 round, evenly decreasing 6(6)10(10) sts = 72(72)76(76) sts. Work ribbing for 8 cm, then bind off in pattern.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

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

    Borders: Using Jeans, pick up and knit sts from the RS of the left front. Pick up approx. 24 sts per 10 cm. Make sure the number of sts is divisible by 4. Begin ribbing on the WS: p3, *k2, p2*, repeat *-*, k2, p3. When the border measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

    Place markers for buttons on the border, the topmost one and lowest one approx. 1,5 cm from the edges and the other 7 evenly in between. Work the right border in the same manner. Work buttonholes (= k2tog, yo) when the border measures 1,5 cm. When the border measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

    Sew on the buttons.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    body circumference 100(108)116(124) cm / 39¼(42½)45¾(48¾) in middle back length 63(65)67(69) cm / 24¾(25½)26½(27¼) in inner sleeve length 47(48)48(49) cm / 18½(19)19(19¼) in

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    - Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
    - Ribbing: *k2, p2*, repeat *-*. On WS rows

    Yoke

    Using Jeans and the smaller circular needle, cast on 100(100)104(104) sts and begin ribbing on the WS: p3, *k2, p2*, repeat *-*, k2, p3. Work ribbing for 8(8)10(10) rows.

    Purl the WS row, evenly increasing 19(25)27(33) sts = 119(125)131(137) sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I: work the 2 sts at the right edge, repeat the 3 st pattern 38(40)42(44) times, work the 3 sts at left. Keep knitting the edge sts. Work rows 2-52 of the chart.

    1 st per pattern repeat increased on rows 7, 11, 15, 21 and 27. 309(325)341(357) sts now on the needles.

    Work stockinette st using Jeans for 2(4)4(6) rows. On the last row increase 2 sts in each pattern repeat and 1 st at the end of row. 77(81)85(89) sts increased, 386(406)426(446) sts now on the needles. Continue with the Jeans yarn.

    Divide the sts into five groups: 54(58)62(66) sts (front) + 80(82)84(86) sts (sleeve) + 118(126)134(142) sts (back) + 80(82)84(86) sts (sleeve) + 54(58)62(66) sts (front). Place markers at the edges of the pieces.

    Top left front

    Continue with the 54(58)62(66) left front sts. Begin the cable pattern on the RS on row 1 of chart II: work the 1 st at right, work section A (= 8+2 sts), section B (= 20 sts), section C (= 20+4 sts), section D until you reach the arrow for your size [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17 + 1 sts)], cast on 1 st at the end of row. 8 sts increased, 62(66)70(74) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section A and rows 3-14 at sections B, C and D. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at the left end = 68(72)76(80) sts. With the increased sts work to the end of section D and then keep repeating section E (= 4 sts) as needed.

    After the increases finish on a WS row, break yarn and leave the sts on hold.

    Top left sleeve

    Continue with the 80(82)84(86) sleeve sts. Begin the cable pattern on row 1 of chart V: cast on 1 st at the beginning, start at the correct spot for your size [= 7+1 sts (8+1 sts) 9+1 sts (10+1 sts) on section C], work section D (19+1 sts), section E (= 9+1 sts), section F (= 10+2 sts). The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow. Work the other side as a mirror image: work sections E, D, section C until you reach the correct spot [= 7+1 sts (8+1 sts) 9+1 sts (10+1 sts)], cast on 1 st at the end. Note: Make sure to mirror the cables at sections D and C. 10 sts increased, 90(92)94(96) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section E and rows 3-14 at sections C, D and F. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at both ends = 102(104)106(108) sts.

    After the increases finish on a WS row and leave the sts on hold.

    Top back

    Continue with the 118(126)134(142) back sts. Begin the cable pattern on row 1 of chart IV: cast on 1 st, begin at the correct spot for your size [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17+1 sts) on section B], work section C (= 20+4 sts), section D (= 20 sts), section E (= 8+2 sts) and section F (= 12 sts). The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow. Work the other side as a mirror image: work sections E, D and C, work B until you reach the correct spot [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17+1 sts)], cast on 1 st at the end. Note: Make sure to mirror the cables at sections D, B and A. 16 sts increased, 134(142)150(158) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section E and rows 3-14 at sections A, B, C, D and F. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at both ends = 146(154)162(170) sts. With the increased sts work to the end of section B and then keep repeating section A (= 4 sts) as needed.

    After the increases finish on a WS row, break yarn and leave the sts on hold.

    Top right sleeve

    Work like top left sleeve.

    Top right front

    Continue with the 54(58)62(66) front sts. Begin the cable pattern on the RS on row 1 of chart III: cast on 1 st, begin at the correct spot for your size [= 5+1 sts (9+1 sts) 13+1 sts (17+1 sts) on section D], work section C (= 20+4 sts), section B (= 20 sts), section A (= 8+2 sts) and the 1 st at left. 8 sts increased, 62(66)70(74) sts on the needles. Work row 2 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 3-10 at section A and rows 3-14 at sections B, C and D. Note: At the same time on every other row increase 1x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts at the right end = 68(72)76(80) sts. With the increased sts work to the end of section D, then keep repeating E (= 4 sts) as needed.

    After the increases finish on a WS row, break yarn and leave the sts on hold.

    Body

    Resume the cable pattern with the front and back sts: on the RS work the 68(72)76(80) left front sts, cast on 12(16)20(24) sts for an armhole, work the 146(154)162(170) back sts, cast on 12(16)20(24) for the other armhole, work the 68(72)76(80) right front sts = 306(330)354(378) sts.

    After approx. 30(31)32,5(33,5) cm, finish on a WS row. Work 2 rows in stockinette st, evenly decreasing 77(85)85(93) sts on the first row: 19(21)21(23) sts on the front pieces and 39(43)43(47) sts on the back = 229(245)269(285) sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart VI: work the 2 sts at right, repeat the 8 st pattern 28(30)33(35) times, work the 3 sts at left. Work rows 2-18 of the chart.

    Switch to the smaller circular needle. Using Jeans knit 1 row and decrease 1 st = 228(244)268(284) sts. Begin ribbing on the WS: p3, *k2, p2*, repeat *-*, k2, p3. Work ribbing for 4 cm, then loosely bind off in pattern.

    Sleeves

    Move the 102(104)106(108) sts onto the double-pointed needles and pick up and knit 10(14)18(22) additional sts from the armhole cast-on = 112(118)124(130) sts. Working in the round, resume the cable pattern. Work the increased sts following the chart. The beginning of round is at the midpoint of the picked-up sts.

    When the piece measures 1,5(1,5)1,5(0,5) cm from the armhole, decrease 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round. Repeat the decreases every 1,5 cm 16(19)18(21) more times = 78(78)86(86) sts.

    Note: When the piece measures approx. 30(31)31(32) cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart VI. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Work rows 2-18 of the chart.

    Switch to the smaller needles and use Jeans for the rest of the piece. Knit 1 round, evenly decreasing 6(6)10(10) sts = 72(72)76(76) sts. Work ribbing for 8 cm, then bind off in pattern.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

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

    Borders: Using Jeans, pick up and knit sts from the RS of the left front. Pick up approx. 24 sts per 10 cm. Make sure the number of sts is divisible by 4. Begin ribbing on the WS: p3, *k2, p2*, repeat *-*, k2, p3. When the border measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

    Place markers for buttons on the border, the topmost one and lowest one approx. 1,5 cm from the edges and the other 7 evenly in between. Work the right border in the same manner. Work buttonholes (= k2tog, yo) when the border measures 1,5 cm. When the border measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

    Sew on the buttons.


    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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