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Men's colourwork sweater Novita 7 Veljestä

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Men's colourwork sweater knitted from Novita 7 Veljestä.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2017 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 22
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N031722
Pattern details
Size
XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)

Yarn demand
Novita 7 Veljestä
(044) Graphite 550(600)650(700)750(800) g,
(010) Off-white 100(150)150(150)200(200) g and
(043) Stone 50(50)50(50)50(50) g

Needles and other supplies
Needles:
Novita 3½ mm and 4 mm, or the size needed to obtain gauge,
and for the neckband a 40 cm, 4 mm circular needle.

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

The back

Using the smaller needle and the graphite-coloured yarn, cast on 94(102)110(118)126(134) sts and work 6 cm of ribbing.

Change to the larger needle, begin the stockinette stitch and increase 1 st on the 1st row = 95(103)111(119)127(135) sts.

When the piece measures 40(41)42(43)44(45) cm, begin the colourwork from row 1 of the chart. Each size has its own beginning point, marked with an arrow. Repeat the 8 st pattern repeat until the end of row as many times as needed. Work rows 2-54 of the chart and then repeat row 5-54.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)50(51) cm, bind off for the armhole on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x4(4)4(6)6(6) sts, 0(0)1(1)1(1)x3 sts, 1(2)1(1)1(2)x2 sts and 2x1 st = 79(83)89(93)101(105) sts.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, bind off for the shoulder on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 2x8(9)10(10)11(12) sts and 1x7(7)8(9)11(11) sts. Note: After the first decreases bind off the middle 25(25)25(27)27(27) sts for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. On the neckline edge, bind off 2x2 sts on every 2nd row. Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

The front

Knit as you did the back until the armhole measures 15(16)17(17)17(18) cm. On the next row, put the middle 21(21)21(23)23(23) sts on hold e.g. on a piece of scrap yarn, and work the left side of the neckline first. On every 2nd row decrease 3x2 sts from the neckline edge. When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, work the shoulder shaping as on the back piece.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needle and the graphite-coloured yarn, cast on 38(40)42(44)46(48) sts and work 6 cm in ribbing.

Change to the larger needle, begin the stockinette stitch and on the 1st row increase 3 sts = 41(43)45(47)49(51) sts.

When the piece measures 8(13)12(10)10(9) cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2,5)2,5(2,5) cm for 13(14)15(16)16(17) more times = 69(73)77(81)83(87) sts.

When the piece measures 50(51)52(53)53(54) cm, bind off on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x4(4)4(6)6(6) sts, 1x3 sts, 2(2)3(3)3(3)x2 sts, 8(9)9(10)11(12)x1 sts, 2x2 sts and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Lay the pieces to measurements wrong side up, mist with a spray bottle and let dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckband: Move the sts on hold for the neckline back onto the needles, and using the graphite-coloured yarn pick up sts along the neckline edge so that you'll have 92(92)96(96)100(100) sts on your needles. Work ribbing in the round for 23 cm. Bind off in pattern.

Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams. Attach the sleeves.

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

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing:
*k2, p2*, repeat from * to *. On the wrong side rows knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
- Stockinette stitch:
Right side rows:
knit all sts.
Wrong side rows:
purl all sts.
- Colourwork:
knit in stockinette st following the chart.

Gauge:
19 sts and 26 rows in stockinette stitch or in colourwork using the larger needle
(if needed

The back

Using the smaller needle and the graphite-coloured yarn, cast on 94(102)110(118)126(134) sts and work 6 cm of ribbing.

Change to the larger needle, begin the stockinette stitch and increase 1 st on the 1st row = 95(103)111(119)127(135) sts.

When the piece measures 40(41)42(43)44(45) cm, begin the colourwork from row 1 of the chart. Each size has its own beginning point, marked with an arrow. Repeat the 8 st pattern repeat until the end of row as many times as needed. Work rows 2-54 of the chart and then repeat row 5-54.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)50(51) cm, bind off for the armhole on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x4(4)4(6)6(6) sts, 0(0)1(1)1(1)x3 sts, 1(2)1(1)1(2)x2 sts and 2x1 st = 79(83)89(93)101(105) sts.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, bind off for the shoulder on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 2x8(9)10(10)11(12) sts and 1x7(7)8(9)11(11) sts. Note: After the first decreases bind off the middle 25(25)25(27)27(27) sts for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. On the neckline edge, bind off 2x2 sts on every 2nd row. Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

The front

Knit as you did the back until the armhole measures 15(16)17(17)17(18) cm. On the next row, put the middle 21(21)21(23)23(23) sts on hold e.g. on a piece of scrap yarn, and work the left side of the neckline first. On every 2nd row decrease 3x2 sts from the neckline edge. When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, work the shoulder shaping as on the back piece.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needle and the graphite-coloured yarn, cast on 38(40)42(44)46(48) sts and work 6 cm in ribbing.

Change to the larger needle, begin the stockinette stitch and on the 1st row increase 3 sts = 41(43)45(47)49(51) sts.

When the piece measures 8(13)12(10)10(9) cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(2,5)2,5(2,5)2,5(2,5) cm for 13(14)15(16)16(17) more times = 69(73)77(81)83(87) sts.

When the piece measures 50(51)52(53)53(54) cm, bind off on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x4(4)4(6)6(6) sts, 1x3 sts, 2(2)3(3)3(3)x2 sts, 8(9)9(10)11(12)x1 sts, 2x2 sts and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Lay the pieces to measurements wrong side up, mist with a spray bottle and let dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckband: Move the sts on hold for the neckline back onto the needles, and using the graphite-coloured yarn pick up sts along the neckline edge so that you'll have 92(92)96(96)100(100) sts on your needles. Work ribbing in the round for 23 cm. Bind off in pattern.

Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams. Attach the sleeves.


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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