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Mens Fair Isle Pullover Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

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This colorful fair isle pullover is knitted in warm Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) yarn. Play with colors in this project!
Magazine Novita Syksy 2015 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 11
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N031511
Pattern details
Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL

Yarn demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)
(010 off-white) 300[350:350:400:400:450] g
(170 dark blue) 300[300:350:350:400:400] g
(582 wine red) 100[100:150:150:150:200] g
(371 moss green) 100[100:150:150:150:200] g

Needles and other supplies
1 pair Novita 3,5 mm needles
1 pair Novita 4,5 mm needles
40cm long circular needles Novita 3,5 mm for collar

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Stitch pattern

Rib:

Row 1:*K1,P1, rep from* to end.

Row 2: *K1, P1, rep from * to end.

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Fair isle pattern: See chart.

Tension

20 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm measured over fair isle patt

Back

Using dark blue yarn and smaller needles cast on 102[110:118:126:134:142] sts. Work in rib 6cm.

Change to larger needles and off-white yarn. Work in stocking st 4 rows and AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 st during the first row = 103[111:119:127:135:143] sts. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Start working from an arrow marked for your size, rep 24 st pattern until the end of the row. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1-18. Work until back meas 32[33:34:35:37:38] cm and you have finished working 4 rows with off-white yarn. Work rows 19-52. Cont in dark blue yarn. AT THE SAME TIME when back meas 42[43:44:45:47:48] cm, make armhole shaping.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 7(7)7(9)9(9) times = 83[91:99:103:111:119] sts. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:22:23] cm.

Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

Cast off 29[29:29:31:31:31] sts in the middle of back for neck and work in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Dec 2sts at neck edge. Work until armhole meas 21[22:23:24:24:25] cm. Cast off rem 25[29:33:34:38:42] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Front

Work as back. Start front neck shaping when armhole meas 12[13:14:15:15:16] cm.

Shape Front Neck

Put 19[19:19:21:21:21] sts in the middle of front for neck on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off at neck edge every alt row 2 sts twice, 1 st 3 times. Work until armhole meas 24[25:26:27:28] cm. Cast off rem 25[29:33:34:38:42] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

Using dark blue yarn and smaller needles cast on 52[52:54:54:56:58] sts. Work in rib 6cm.

Change to larger needles and off-white yarn. Work in stocking st 4 rows and AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 st during the first row = 53[53:55:55:57:59] sts. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1-18. Work until sleeve meas 7[9:9:14:16:17] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 3[2,5:2,5:2:2:2] cm intervals 13(15)16(18)17(18) times = 81[85:89:93:93:97] sts. Work increased sts in fair isle patt. Work until sleeve meas 39[40:41:42:42:43] cm and you have finished working 4 rows with off-white yarn. Work rows 19-52. Cont in dark blue yarn. AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve meas 49[50:51:52:52:53] cm shape top.

Shape top

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 6(6)6(7)7(7) times. Cast off rem sts.

Making Up

Flatten the pieces to the desired dimensions on an even surface, wrong side up. Wet with water spray, and allow to dry. Join both shoulder seams.

Collar

Using dark blue yarn and 40cm circular needle rejoin yarn to 19[19:19:21:21:21] sts on a holder, pick up and knit 79[79:83:81:85:85]sts evenly from neck edge =98[98:102:102:106:106]sts. Work in rib in round 10cm. Cast off sts in rib. Fold the collar in half and sew it into WS.

Set in sleeves. Join side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Chest: 100[108:116:124:132:140] cm Length: 63[65:67:69:71:73] cm Inner length of the sleeve: 49[50:51:52:52:53] cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern
Rib:Row 1:*K1,P1, rep from* to end. Row 2: *K1, P1, rep from * to end.
Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.
Fair isle pattern: See chart.
Tension
20 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm measured over fair isle patt

Stitch pattern

Rib:

Row 1:*K1,P1, rep from* to end.

Row 2: *K1, P1, rep from * to end.

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Fair isle pattern: See chart.

Tension

20 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm measured over fair isle patt

Back

Using dark blue yarn and smaller needles cast on 102[110:118:126:134:142] sts. Work in rib 6cm.

Change to larger needles and off-white yarn. Work in stocking st 4 rows and AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 st during the first row = 103[111:119:127:135:143] sts. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Start working from an arrow marked for your size, rep 24 st pattern until the end of the row. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1-18. Work until back meas 32[33:34:35:37:38] cm and you have finished working 4 rows with off-white yarn. Work rows 19-52. Cont in dark blue yarn. AT THE SAME TIME when back meas 42[43:44:45:47:48] cm, make armhole shaping.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 7(7)7(9)9(9) times = 83[91:99:103:111:119] sts. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:22:23] cm.

Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

Cast off 29[29:29:31:31:31] sts in the middle of back for neck and work in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Dec 2sts at neck edge. Work until armhole meas 21[22:23:24:24:25] cm. Cast off rem 25[29:33:34:38:42] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Front

Work as back. Start front neck shaping when armhole meas 12[13:14:15:15:16] cm.

Shape Front Neck

Put 19[19:19:21:21:21] sts in the middle of front for neck on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off at neck edge every alt row 2 sts twice, 1 st 3 times. Work until armhole meas 24[25:26:27:28] cm. Cast off rem 25[29:33:34:38:42] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

Using dark blue yarn and smaller needles cast on 52[52:54:54:56:58] sts. Work in rib 6cm.

Change to larger needles and off-white yarn. Work in stocking st 4 rows and AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 st during the first row = 53[53:55:55:57:59] sts. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1-18. Work until sleeve meas 7[9:9:14:16:17] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 3[2,5:2,5:2:2:2] cm intervals 13(15)16(18)17(18) times = 81[85:89:93:93:97] sts. Work increased sts in fair isle patt. Work until sleeve meas 39[40:41:42:42:43] cm and you have finished working 4 rows with off-white yarn. Work rows 19-52. Cont in dark blue yarn. AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve meas 49[50:51:52:52:53] cm shape top.

Shape top

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 6(6)6(7)7(7) times. Cast off rem sts.

Making Up

Flatten the pieces to the desired dimensions on an even surface, wrong side up. Wet with water spray, and allow to dry. Join both shoulder seams.

Collar

Using dark blue yarn and 40cm circular needle rejoin yarn to 19[19:19:21:21:21] sts on a holder, pick up and knit 79[79:83:81:85:85]sts evenly from neck edge =98[98:102:102:106:106]sts. Work in rib in round 10cm. Cast off sts in rib. Fold the collar in half and sew it into WS.

Set in sleeves. Join side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in 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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