My Cart

Mini Cart

Men's colourwork sweater with raglan sleeves Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

Men's colourwork sweater with raglan sleeves Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

As low as €3.00

Tradition meets modern design in this colourwork sweater, made out of Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) ARAN
Magazine Online pattern
Skill level Intermediate
Men's colourwork sweater with raglan sleeves Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
€5.50
Novita knitting needles 35 cm-3.5 mm
€3.00

* Required Fields

Your Customization
Men's colourwork sweater with raglan sleeves Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)
Men's colourwork sweater with raglan sleeves Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

In stock

€3.00

- +
Summary

     

    Availability:In stock
    SKU NONL89
    Pattern details
    Size
    S(M)L(XL)XXL

    Yarn demand
    Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) ARAN
    (010) Off-white 500(550)600(650)700 g and
    (099) Black 150(150)200(200)300 g

    Needles and other supplies
    Needles:
    Novita 3½ mm and 4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge.
    Circular needle (40 cm):
    Novita 3½ mm for the neckband.

    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Details

    The back

    Using the smaller needles and the off-white yarn, cast on 110(118)128(136)144 sts and work in ribbing for 7 cm.

    Change to the larger needles, work in stockinette stitch and increase 1 st on the 1st row = 111(119)129(137)145 sts.

    When the piece measures 11(12)13(12)13 cm, begin the first colourwork section from row 1 of chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Repeat the 17 st pattern repeat to end of row as needed. Now work rows 2–13 of chart, making sure your gauge remains the same as in the stockinette stitch.

    Work in stockinette st with the off-white yarn for 8(8)8(9)9 cm.

    Work the second colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm, work the third colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm.

    Note: When after the third colourwork section you have worked in stockinette st for 1,5 cm, bind off on both ends 1x6(7)7(9)9 sts, 0(0)1(1)1x3 sts and 1(1)1(1)2x2 sts every 2nd row for the underarm.

    Begin the raglan decreases. On both ends, decrease 27(28)26(29)27x1 sts on every 2nd row: on the RS row, k1, k2tog, and when 3 sts remain, work the skp decrease (slip 1, knit 1, and pass the slipped st over), k1. On both ends, decrease 1(2)4(3)5x2 sts on every 2nd row: on the RS row, k1, k3tog, and when 4 sts remain, slip 1, k2tog, pull the slipped st over, k1.

    Note: When the off-white section is completed, work the fourth colourwork section as before. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow on the bottom of the chart, use that to determine the starting point of the pattern. After the colourwork stripe, finish the piece with the off-white yarn.

    When the raglan decreases are completed, bind off the remaining 37(37)37(39)39 sts.

    The front

    Knit as you did the back, until the raglan section measures 18(19)20(21)22 cm. On the next row, leave the middle 25(25)25(27)27 sts on hold for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. Continue the raglan decreases according to the instructions while binding off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 1x1 st every 2nd row on the neckline edge.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles and the off-white yarn, cast on 48(50)52(54)56 sts and work in ribbing for 7 cm.

    Change to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, increasing 3 sts on the 1st row = 51(53)55(57)59 sts.

    When the piece measures 8(15)14(12)11 cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increases every 2,5(2)2(2)2 cm for 16(17)18(19)20 more times = 85(89)93(97)101 sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 16(17)18(18)19 cm, begin the first colourwork section on row 1 of chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow on the bottom of the chart. Use that to determine the starting point for the pattern. Work rows 2–13 of chart.

    Work in stockinette st with the off-white yarn for 8(8)8(9)9 cm.

    When the off-white section is complete, work the second colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm, work the third colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm, and work the fourth colourwork section as before.

    Note: When after the third colourwork section you have worked in stockinette st for 1,5 cm, bind off 1x6(7)7(9)9 sts, 0(0)1(1)1x3 sts and 1(1)1(1)2x2 sts on every 2nd row on both ends.

    Begin the raglan decreases. On both ends, decrease 23(24)22(18)18x1 st every 2nd row and 3(3)4(7)7x1 st every 4th row: on the RS row k1, k2tog, and when 3 sts remain, skp, k1.

    Bind off the remaining 17(17)17(19)19 sts.

    Knit the other sleeve to match.

    Finishing

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

    Sew the raglan seams.

    The neckband: Pick up the stitches on hold onto the circular needle and, using the off-white yarn, pick up and knit sts from the neckline edge. 106(106)110(110)114 sts in total on the needles. Work ribbing in the round for 2 cm and bind off in pattern.

    Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    body circumference 104(112)120(128)136 cm length in the back at midpoint 67(69)71(73)75 cm inner sleeve length 50(51)52(52)53 cm

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns:
    - Ribbing:
    *ki, p1*, repeat from * to *. On the wrong side (WS) rows knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
    - Stockinette stitch:
    On the right side (RS) rows knit all sts. On the WS rows purl all sts.
    - Colour-work:
    work in stockinette stitch following the chart and the written instructions.
    - Ribbing in the round:
    *k1, p1* repeat from * to *.

    Gauge:
    21 sts and 27 row in stockinette stitch or in colourwork
    (if necessary, pick either a smaller or a larger needle size for the colourwork so that the gauge will match the stockinette stitch) = 10 cm.

    The back

    Using the smaller needles and the off-white yarn, cast on 110(118)128(136)144 sts and work in ribbing for 7 cm.

    Change to the larger needles, work in stockinette stitch and increase 1 st on the 1st row = 111(119)129(137)145 sts.

    When the piece measures 11(12)13(12)13 cm, begin the first colourwork section from row 1 of chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Repeat the 17 st pattern repeat to end of row as needed. Now work rows 2–13 of chart, making sure your gauge remains the same as in the stockinette stitch.

    Work in stockinette st with the off-white yarn for 8(8)8(9)9 cm.

    Work the second colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm, work the third colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm.

    Note: When after the third colourwork section you have worked in stockinette st for 1,5 cm, bind off on both ends 1x6(7)7(9)9 sts, 0(0)1(1)1x3 sts and 1(1)1(1)2x2 sts every 2nd row for the underarm.

    Begin the raglan decreases. On both ends, decrease 27(28)26(29)27x1 sts on every 2nd row: on the RS row, k1, k2tog, and when 3 sts remain, work the skp decrease (slip 1, knit 1, and pass the slipped st over), k1. On both ends, decrease 1(2)4(3)5x2 sts on every 2nd row: on the RS row, k1, k3tog, and when 4 sts remain, slip 1, k2tog, pull the slipped st over, k1.

    Note: When the off-white section is completed, work the fourth colourwork section as before. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow on the bottom of the chart, use that to determine the starting point of the pattern. After the colourwork stripe, finish the piece with the off-white yarn.

    When the raglan decreases are completed, bind off the remaining 37(37)37(39)39 sts.

    The front

    Knit as you did the back, until the raglan section measures 18(19)20(21)22 cm. On the next row, leave the middle 25(25)25(27)27 sts on hold for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. Continue the raglan decreases according to the instructions while binding off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 1x1 st every 2nd row on the neckline edge.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles and the off-white yarn, cast on 48(50)52(54)56 sts and work in ribbing for 7 cm.

    Change to the larger needles. Work in stockinette st, increasing 3 sts on the 1st row = 51(53)55(57)59 sts.

    When the piece measures 8(15)14(12)11 cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increases every 2,5(2)2(2)2 cm for 16(17)18(19)20 more times = 85(89)93(97)101 sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 16(17)18(18)19 cm, begin the first colourwork section on row 1 of chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow on the bottom of the chart. Use that to determine the starting point for the pattern. Work rows 2–13 of chart.

    Work in stockinette st with the off-white yarn for 8(8)8(9)9 cm.

    When the off-white section is complete, work the second colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm, work the third colourwork section as before, work in stockinette st with the off-white for 8(8)8(9)9 cm, and work the fourth colourwork section as before.

    Note: When after the third colourwork section you have worked in stockinette st for 1,5 cm, bind off 1x6(7)7(9)9 sts, 0(0)1(1)1x3 sts and 1(1)1(1)2x2 sts on every 2nd row on both ends.

    Begin the raglan decreases. On both ends, decrease 23(24)22(18)18x1 st every 2nd row and 3(3)4(7)7x1 st every 4th row: on the RS row k1, k2tog, and when 3 sts remain, skp, k1.

    Bind off the remaining 17(17)17(19)19 sts.

    Knit the other sleeve to match.

    Finishing

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

    Sew the raglan seams.

    The neckband: Pick up the stitches on hold onto the circular needle and, using the off-white yarn, pick up and knit sts from the neckline edge. 106(106)110(110)114 sts in total on the needles. Work ribbing in the round for 2 cm and bind off in pattern.

    Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams.


    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.

    Size charts

    Find size guides for your knitting projects

    With Novita's size guides, you'll knit socks and mittens from our favourite yarns, in any size.

    Reviews

    Write Your Own Review

    Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account