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Men's cardigan Novita Nalle

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Men's cabled cardigan from Novita Nalle yarn.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2017 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 10
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N041710
Pattern details
Size
XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)

Yarn demand
Novita Nalle
(044) Graphite 500(550)600(650)700(750) g

Needles and other supplies
Needles:
Novita 3-3½ mm
Novita 3½-4 mm or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Circle needles (80 cm):
Novita 3 mm for the edge

Other supplies:
6 buttons (www.napiton.fi)

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

The back

Using the smaller needles, cast on 114(126)134(142)150(158) sts. Begin the ribbing and the cable pattern on the WS from row 1 of chart: k0(2)0(0)2(2), *p2, k2*, repeat *-* 2(3)4(5)5(6) more times, work cable pattern A (=28 sts) from chart, repeat *-* 8(8)9(9)10(10) times, p2, work cable pattern B (=28 sts) from chart, **k2, p2**, repeat **-** 2(3)4(5)5(6) more times, k0(2)0(0)2(2). Keep repeating rows 2-3 from chart until the ribbing measures 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles, work in stockinette st and work row 4 in the cable patterns. 6 sts increased on both cable patterns, 126(138)146(154)162(170) sts on the needles. Keep repeating rows 5-16 from chart in the cable patterns.

When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)48(49) cm bind off at both ends 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 6(6)6(7)7(7)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole = 104(116)124(128)136(144) sts.

When the armhole measures 21(22)23(24)24(25) cm, bind off 1x8(10)11(10)11(13) sts at both ends for the shoulder. Bind off 1x8(10)11(11)12(12) shoulder sts and at the same time bind off the middle 32(32)32(34)34(34) sts for the neckline, working one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off 2x2 sts every 2nd row at the neckline and at the same time bind off 2x8(9)10(11)12(13) shoulder sts every 2nd row.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Right front

Using the smaller needles, cast on 53(59)63(67)71(75) sts. Begin the ribbing and the cable pattern on the WS from row 1 of chart: k0(2)0(0)2(2), *p2, k2*, repeat *-* 2(3)4(5)5(6) more times, work cable pattern A from chart (=28 sts), repeat *-* 3(3)3(3)4(4) times and p1(1)3(3)1(1). Keep repeating rows 2-3 from chart until the ribbing measures 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles, work in stockinette st and work row 4 in the cable patterns. 6 sts increased in the cable pattern, 59(65)69(73)77(81) sts on the needles. Keep repeating rows 5-16 from chart in the cable patterns.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)44(45) cm, begin the decreases for the neckline on the RS row: at the beginning k1, skp (= slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over), finish row. Repeat the decrease every 4th row as before for 15(15)15(16)16(16) more times.

Note: When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)48(49) cm, on WS row bind off 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 6(6)6(7)7(7)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole.

When the armhole measures 21(22)23(24)24(25) cm, bind off at the left end 1x8(10)11(10)11(13) sts, 1x8(10)11(11)12(12) sts and 2x8(9)10(11)12(13) sts for the shoulder.

Left front

Using the smaller needles, cast on 53(59)63(67)71(75) sts. Begin the ribbing and the cable pattern on the WS from row 1 of chart: p1(1)3(3)1(1), *k2, p2*, repeat *-* 3(3)3(3)4(4) more times, work cable pattern B from chart (=28 sts), repeat *-* 3(4)5(6)6(7) times, k0(2)0(0)2(2). Keep repeating rows 2-3 from chart until the ribbing measures 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles, work in stockinette st and work row 4 in the cable patterns. 6 sts increased in the cable pattern, 59(65)69(73)77(81) sts on the needles. Keep repeating rows 5-16 from chart in the cable patterns.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)44(45) cm, begin the decreases for the neckline on the RS row: work until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. Repeat the decrease every 4th row as before for 15(15)15(16)16(15) more times.

Note: When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)48(49) cm, bind off on RS 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 6(6)6(7)7(7)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole.

When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)23(24) cm, bind off at the right end 1x8(10)11(10)11(13) sts, 1x8(10)11(11)12(12) sts and 2x8(9)10(11)12(13) sts for the shoulder.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needle, cast on 52(54)54(56)58(60) sts and work ribbing for 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needle and work in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 7(7)7(7)8(8) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 2,5 cm for 11(8)0(0)0(0) times and then every 2 cm for 7(11)21(22)21(22) times = 90(94)98(102)102(106) sts.

When the piece measures 50(51)52(53)53(54) cm, bind off at both ends 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 8(8)8(10)10(10)x1 st every 2nd row. Then bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams. Attach the sleeves at the armholes (alignment points marked in red in chart).

Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams.

Button band: Pick up stitches onto the circular needle from the right side of the work from the edges of the fronts and from the neckline edge. Begin from the lower corner of the front edge of the right front. Pick up stitches from the front edge of the right front, from the neckline edge and from the front edge of the left front. Pick up 22 sts for every 10 cm. The stitch count must be divisible by 4. Begin the ribbing from the WS of the work: p3, k2, *p2, k2*, repeat *-*, p3. When the ribbing measures 1 cm, work the buttonholes onto the front edge of the left front. The lowest buttonhole will be 1,5(2,5)1(2)1,5(2,5) cm from the hem, the topmost buttonhole at the beginning of the slanted edge and the remaining 4 buttonholes evenly in between. Buttonhole: work a yarn over and k2tog in pattern.

When the ribbing measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

Attach the buttons.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Body circumference 98(106)114(122)130(138) cm Length 66(68)70(72)74(76) cm Inner sleeve length 50(51)52(53)53(54) cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing:
*p2, k2*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side (WS) rows

The back

Using the smaller needles, cast on 114(126)134(142)150(158) sts. Begin the ribbing and the cable pattern on the WS from row 1 of chart: k0(2)0(0)2(2), *p2, k2*, repeat *-* 2(3)4(5)5(6) more times, work cable pattern A (=28 sts) from chart, repeat *-* 8(8)9(9)10(10) times, p2, work cable pattern B (=28 sts) from chart, **k2, p2**, repeat **-** 2(3)4(5)5(6) more times, k0(2)0(0)2(2). Keep repeating rows 2-3 from chart until the ribbing measures 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles, work in stockinette st and work row 4 in the cable patterns. 6 sts increased on both cable patterns, 126(138)146(154)162(170) sts on the needles. Keep repeating rows 5-16 from chart in the cable patterns.

When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)48(49) cm bind off at both ends 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 6(6)6(7)7(7)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole = 104(116)124(128)136(144) sts.

When the armhole measures 21(22)23(24)24(25) cm, bind off 1x8(10)11(10)11(13) sts at both ends for the shoulder. Bind off 1x8(10)11(11)12(12) shoulder sts and at the same time bind off the middle 32(32)32(34)34(34) sts for the neckline, working one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off 2x2 sts every 2nd row at the neckline and at the same time bind off 2x8(9)10(11)12(13) shoulder sts every 2nd row.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Right front

Using the smaller needles, cast on 53(59)63(67)71(75) sts. Begin the ribbing and the cable pattern on the WS from row 1 of chart: k0(2)0(0)2(2), *p2, k2*, repeat *-* 2(3)4(5)5(6) more times, work cable pattern A from chart (=28 sts), repeat *-* 3(3)3(3)4(4) times and p1(1)3(3)1(1). Keep repeating rows 2-3 from chart until the ribbing measures 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles, work in stockinette st and work row 4 in the cable patterns. 6 sts increased in the cable pattern, 59(65)69(73)77(81) sts on the needles. Keep repeating rows 5-16 from chart in the cable patterns.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)44(45) cm, begin the decreases for the neckline on the RS row: at the beginning k1, skp (= slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over), finish row. Repeat the decrease every 4th row as before for 15(15)15(16)16(16) more times.

Note: When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)48(49) cm, on WS row bind off 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 6(6)6(7)7(7)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole.

When the armhole measures 21(22)23(24)24(25) cm, bind off at the left end 1x8(10)11(10)11(13) sts, 1x8(10)11(11)12(12) sts and 2x8(9)10(11)12(13) sts for the shoulder.

Left front

Using the smaller needles, cast on 53(59)63(67)71(75) sts. Begin the ribbing and the cable pattern on the WS from row 1 of chart: p1(1)3(3)1(1), *k2, p2*, repeat *-* 3(3)3(3)4(4) more times, work cable pattern B from chart (=28 sts), repeat *-* 3(4)5(6)6(7) times, k0(2)0(0)2(2). Keep repeating rows 2-3 from chart until the ribbing measures 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needles, work in stockinette st and work row 4 in the cable patterns. 6 sts increased in the cable pattern, 59(65)69(73)77(81) sts on the needles. Keep repeating rows 5-16 from chart in the cable patterns.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)44(45) cm, begin the decreases for the neckline on the RS row: work until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. Repeat the decrease every 4th row as before for 15(15)15(16)16(15) more times.

Note: When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)48(49) cm, bind off on RS 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 6(6)6(7)7(7)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole.

When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)23(24) cm, bind off at the right end 1x8(10)11(10)11(13) sts, 1x8(10)11(11)12(12) sts and 2x8(9)10(11)12(13) sts for the shoulder.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needle, cast on 52(54)54(56)58(60) sts and work ribbing for 6 cm.

Switch to the larger needle and work in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 7(7)7(7)8(8) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 2,5 cm for 11(8)0(0)0(0) times and then every 2 cm for 7(11)21(22)21(22) times = 90(94)98(102)102(106) sts.

When the piece measures 50(51)52(53)53(54) cm, bind off at both ends 1x5(5)5(6)6(6) sts and 8(8)8(10)10(10)x1 st every 2nd row. Then bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams. Attach the sleeves at the armholes (alignment points marked in red in chart).

Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams.

Button band: Pick up stitches onto the circular needle from the right side of the work from the edges of the fronts and from the neckline edge. Begin from the lower corner of the front edge of the right front. Pick up stitches from the front edge of the right front, from the neckline edge and from the front edge of the left front. Pick up 22 sts for every 10 cm. The stitch count must be divisible by 4. Begin the ribbing from the WS of the work: p3, k2, *p2, k2*, repeat *-*, p3. When the ribbing measures 1 cm, work the buttonholes onto the front edge of the left front. The lowest buttonhole will be 1,5(2,5)1(2)1,5(2,5) cm from the hem, the topmost buttonhole at the beginning of the slanted edge and the remaining 4 buttonholes evenly in between. Buttonhole: work a yarn over and k2tog in pattern.

When the ribbing measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

Attach 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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