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Men's knitted sweater Novita Isoveli and Nalle

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The sweater is knitted in the round from the hem up, after which the short underarm seams are sewn. Knitted from Novita Isoveli and Novita Nalle.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2018 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 1
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N03181
Pattern details
Size
S(M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Isoveli
(177) Night 600(650)700(750)800 g,
(010) Off-white 200(200)250(250)250 g,

Novita Nalle
(533) Pomegranate 50(100)100(100)150 g
Note: The Nalle yarn is knitted with the yarn held double.

Needles and other supplies
Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in and 40 cm / 16 in):
Novita 5-6 mm (UK 6-4 / US 8-10) or size needed to obtain gauge

Double-pointed needles:
Novita 5-6 mm (UK 6-4 / US 8-10) or size needed to obtain gauge

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Back and front

Using the longer circular needle and the Night yarn, cast on 168(180)192(204)216 sts. Work ribbing in the round for 8 cm and then 2 rounds of stockinette st.

Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 28(30)32(34)36 times. Work rows 2-12 of the chart. Then work stockinette st in the round with the Night yarn.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(49)50 cm, begin the colourwork from row 13 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 28(30)32(34)36 times. Work rows 14­-16 of the chart. Work row 17 as follows: bind off the first 3(6)6(6)6 sts for the armhole, work 78(78)84(90)96 sts on the back, bind off 6(12)12(12)12 sts for the other armhole, work 78(78)84(90)96 sts on the front, and bind off the last 3(6)6(6)6 sts. Leave the front and back sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn.

Sleeves

Using the Night yarn and the double-pointed needles, cast on 44(46)46(48)48 sts and work ribbing in the round for 8 cm. Work 2 rounds of stockinette st and on the first round evenly increase 4(2)2(0)0 sts = 48(48)48(48)48 sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 8(8)8(8)8 times. Work rows 2-12 of the chart. Then work stockinette st in the round with the Night yarn.

When the piece measures 16(17)18(18)18 cm, increase 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k1, make 1 (=knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), and when 1 st remains, m1, k1. Repeat the increases every 5,5(3,5)3,5(2,5)2,5 cm 5(8)8(11)11 more times = 60(66)66(72)72 sts.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)49 cm, begin the colourwork from row 13 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 10(11)11(12)12 times. Work rows 14­-16 of the chart. Work row 17 and bind off the first and last 3(6)6(6)6 sts of the round. Leave the 54(54)54(60)60 remaining sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Yoke

Place all the pieces onto the longer circular needle: 78(78)84(90)96 back sts + 54(54)54(60)60 sleeve sts + 78(78)84(90)96 front sts + 54(54)54(60)60 sleeve sts = 264(264)276(300)312 sts. Continue working the colourwork pattern from row 18 of the chart. 6 st pattern repeated 44(44)46(50)52 times.

Work rows 19-37 of the chart. On row 37, 1 st decreased on each pattern repeat, 220(220)230(250)260 sts on the needles.

Work rows 38-48 of the chart. On row 48, 1 st decreased on each pattern repeat, 176(176)184(200)208 sts on the needles.

Note: Switch to the shorter circular needle when needed.

Work rows 49-55 of the chart. On row 55, 1 st decreased on each pattern repeat, 132(132)138(150)156 sts on the needles.

Work rows 56-57(58)60(60)60 of the chart.

Work 1(2)2(2)3 round(s) of stockinette st with the Night yarn. On the first round, k2tog at each blue point in the colourwork pattern. 44(44)46(50)52 sts decreased, 88(88)92(100)104 sts on the needles. Work ribbing in the round. On the first round, evenly decrease 0(0)4(8)10 sts = 88(88)88(92)94 sts. When the ribbing measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

Finishing

Pin the sweater to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the underarm seams.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 102(110)118(126)134 cm / 40¼(43¼)46½(49½)52¾ in length in the front and back at midpoint 70(72)74(76)78 cm / 27½(28¼)29¼(30)30¾ in inner sleeve length 48(49)50(51)52 cm / 19(19¼)19¾(20)20½ in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing in the round:
*k1, p1*

Back and front

Using the longer circular needle and the Night yarn, cast on 168(180)192(204)216 sts. Work ribbing in the round for 8 cm and then 2 rounds of stockinette st.

Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 28(30)32(34)36 times. Work rows 2-12 of the chart. Then work stockinette st in the round with the Night yarn.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(49)50 cm, begin the colourwork from row 13 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 28(30)32(34)36 times. Work rows 14­-16 of the chart. Work row 17 as follows: bind off the first 3(6)6(6)6 sts for the armhole, work 78(78)84(90)96 sts on the back, bind off 6(12)12(12)12 sts for the other armhole, work 78(78)84(90)96 sts on the front, and bind off the last 3(6)6(6)6 sts. Leave the front and back sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn.

Sleeves

Using the Night yarn and the double-pointed needles, cast on 44(46)46(48)48 sts and work ribbing in the round for 8 cm. Work 2 rounds of stockinette st and on the first round evenly increase 4(2)2(0)0 sts = 48(48)48(48)48 sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 8(8)8(8)8 times. Work rows 2-12 of the chart. Then work stockinette st in the round with the Night yarn.

When the piece measures 16(17)18(18)18 cm, increase 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k1, make 1 (=knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), and when 1 st remains, m1, k1. Repeat the increases every 5,5(3,5)3,5(2,5)2,5 cm 5(8)8(11)11 more times = 60(66)66(72)72 sts.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)49 cm, begin the colourwork from row 13 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 10(11)11(12)12 times. Work rows 14­-16 of the chart. Work row 17 and bind off the first and last 3(6)6(6)6 sts of the round. Leave the 54(54)54(60)60 remaining sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Yoke

Place all the pieces onto the longer circular needle: 78(78)84(90)96 back sts + 54(54)54(60)60 sleeve sts + 78(78)84(90)96 front sts + 54(54)54(60)60 sleeve sts = 264(264)276(300)312 sts. Continue working the colourwork pattern from row 18 of the chart. 6 st pattern repeated 44(44)46(50)52 times.

Work rows 19-37 of the chart. On row 37, 1 st decreased on each pattern repeat, 220(220)230(250)260 sts on the needles.

Work rows 38-48 of the chart. On row 48, 1 st decreased on each pattern repeat, 176(176)184(200)208 sts on the needles.

Note: Switch to the shorter circular needle when needed.

Work rows 49-55 of the chart. On row 55, 1 st decreased on each pattern repeat, 132(132)138(150)156 sts on the needles.

Work rows 56-57(58)60(60)60 of the chart.

Work 1(2)2(2)3 round(s) of stockinette st with the Night yarn. On the first round, k2tog at each blue point in the colourwork pattern. 44(44)46(50)52 sts decreased, 88(88)92(100)104 sts on the needles. Work ribbing in the round. On the first round, evenly decrease 0(0)4(8)10 sts = 88(88)88(92)94 sts. When the ribbing measures 3 cm, bind off in pattern.

Finishing

Pin the sweater to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the underarm 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.

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