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Merilokki sweater Novita Baby Merino

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This v-neck sweater is worked in super-soft Novita Baby Merino yarn. A true classic sailor knit!
Magazine Novita Kesä 2020 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 1
Skill level Intermediate
Merilokki sweater Novita Baby Merino
Novita knitting needles 35 cm-3.0 mm
€3.00
Novita Finishing Needle 2 pcs
€1.90

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Merilokki sweater Novita Baby Merino
Merilokki sweater Novita Baby Merino

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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N02201
    Pattern details
    Size
    XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)

    Yarn demand
    Novita Baby Merino
    (011) White 300(350)400(450)500(550) g and
    some (099) Black
     


    Needles and other supplies
    Needles
    Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) or size needed;
    Novita 3 mm circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline


    Designer
    Sari Nordlund

    Details
    Back
     
    Using White cast on 150(164)176(190)202(216) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm.
     
    Begin the cable and texture pattern on row 1 of the chart: work the 8(2)8(2)8(2) sts at right, then keep repeating the 13 st pattern to end of row. Work rows 2-18 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-18.
     
    When the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41(42) cm, place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at both ends.
     
    When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21(22) cm, on every other row bind off 3x7 sts and 3x8 sts (2x8 sts and 4x9 sts) 2x9 sts and 4x10 sts (2x10 sts and 4x11 sts) 2x11 sts and 4x12 sts (1x12 sts and 5x13 sts) at both ends.
     
    Securely bind off the remaining 60(60)60(62)62(62) neckline sts.  
     
     
    Front
     
    Work like back until the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41(42) cm and you have placed the markers at both ends.
     
    On a RS row work 72(79)85(92)98(105) sts, k2tog, k1. Leave the 75(82)88(95)101(108) left-hand sts on hold and work the right side first. Repeat the decreases as established 23(21)19(20)18(16) times on every 2nd row and 6(8)10(10)12(14) times on every 4th row.
     
    Note: When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21(22) cm, on every other row bind off 3x7 sts and 3x8 sts (2x8 sts and 4x9 sts) 2x9 sts and 4x10 sts (2x10 sts and 4x11 sts) 2x11 sts and 4x12 sts (1x12 sts and 5x13 sts) at both ends.
     
    Knit the other side in the same manner. At the neckline work skp decreases (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over).
     
     
    Sleeves
     
    Using White cast on 68(70)74(74)78(78) sts. Work ribbing for 4,5 cm and finish on a RS row. Switch to Black and work ribbing for 4 rows.
     
    Switch back to White and purl the WS row.
     
    Begin the cable and texture pattern on row 1 of the chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 13 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2-18 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-18.
     
    Note: When the piece measures 6(11)11(7)7(6) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases at both ends 18(21)22(25)26(18) more times every 2(1,5)1,5(1,5)1,5(1,5) cm and then on size XXL only a further 11 times every 1 cm = 106(114)120(126)132(138) sts.
     
    When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)46(47) cm, bind off.
     
    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.
     
     
    Finishing
     
    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.
     
    Sew the shoulder seams.
     
    Neckline: Starting at one of the shoulder seams and using Black, pick up and knit a total of 174(180)184(190)196(200) sts from the neckline edge. Work ribbing in the round, making sure the middle front st is a knit st. On every other round decrease 1 st on both sides of the middle front st: slip the middle st and the previous st as if to k2tog, k1, pass the slipped sts over. Work a total of 4 rounds using Black and 4 rounds using White. Bind off in pattern using White.
     
    Attach the sleeves following the red marks on the pattern. Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.
    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    body circumference 90(98)106(114)122(130) cm / 35½(38½)41¾(45)48(51¼) in
    length 57(59)61(63)65(67) cm / 22½(23¼)24(24¾)25½(26½) in
    inner sleeve length 43(44)45(46)46(47) cm / 17(17¼)17¾(18)18(18½) in
     


    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    - Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
    - Cable and texture pattern: follow the chart and instructions.
    - Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

    Back
     
    Using White cast on 150(164)176(190)202(216) sts and work ribbing for 5 cm.
     
    Begin the cable and texture pattern on row 1 of the chart: work the 8(2)8(2)8(2) sts at right, then keep repeating the 13 st pattern to end of row. Work rows 2-18 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-18.
     
    When the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41(42) cm, place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at both ends.
     
    When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21(22) cm, on every other row bind off 3x7 sts and 3x8 sts (2x8 sts and 4x9 sts) 2x9 sts and 4x10 sts (2x10 sts and 4x11 sts) 2x11 sts and 4x12 sts (1x12 sts and 5x13 sts) at both ends.
     
    Securely bind off the remaining 60(60)60(62)62(62) neckline sts.  
     
     
    Front
     
    Work like back until the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41(42) cm and you have placed the markers at both ends.
     
    On a RS row work 72(79)85(92)98(105) sts, k2tog, k1. Leave the 75(82)88(95)101(108) left-hand sts on hold and work the right side first. Repeat the decreases as established 23(21)19(20)18(16) times on every 2nd row and 6(8)10(10)12(14) times on every 4th row.
     
    Note: When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21(22) cm, on every other row bind off 3x7 sts and 3x8 sts (2x8 sts and 4x9 sts) 2x9 sts and 4x10 sts (2x10 sts and 4x11 sts) 2x11 sts and 4x12 sts (1x12 sts and 5x13 sts) at both ends.
     
    Knit the other side in the same manner. At the neckline work skp decreases (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over).
     
     
    Sleeves
     
    Using White cast on 68(70)74(74)78(78) sts. Work ribbing for 4,5 cm and finish on a RS row. Switch to Black and work ribbing for 4 rows.
     
    Switch back to White and purl the WS row.
     
    Begin the cable and texture pattern on row 1 of the chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 13 st pattern as needed. Work rows 2-18 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-18.
     
    Note: When the piece measures 6(11)11(7)7(6) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases at both ends 18(21)22(25)26(18) more times every 2(1,5)1,5(1,5)1,5(1,5) cm and then on size XXL only a further 11 times every 1 cm = 106(114)120(126)132(138) sts.
     
    When the piece measures 43(44)45(46)46(47) cm, bind off.
     
    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.
     
     
    Finishing
     
    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.
     
    Sew the shoulder seams.
     
    Neckline: Starting at one of the shoulder seams and using Black, pick up and knit a total of 174(180)184(190)196(200) sts from the neckline edge. Work ribbing in the round, making sure the middle front st is a knit st. On every other round decrease 1 st on both sides of the middle front st: slip the middle st and the previous st as if to k2tog, k1, pass the slipped sts over. Work a total of 4 rounds using Black and 4 rounds using White. Bind off in pattern using White.
     
    Attach the sleeves following the red marks on the pattern. Sew the side seams and 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.

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