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Mushroom Forest colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool

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A piece out of the ordinary, this sweater features a fun stitch pattern in bright yellow and a stretch of reverse stranded colourwork, where the strands that are usually left on the wrong side now appear on the right side. A fun knit!
Magazine Novita Talvi 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 13
Skill level Expert
Mushroom Forest colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool
Novita knitting needles 35 cm-4.0 mm
€3.00
Novita finishing needles
€1.90

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Mushroom Forest colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool
Mushroom Forest colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool

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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N041913
    Pattern details
    Size
    S(M)L(XL)XXL

    Yarn demand
    Novita Nordic Wool
    Saffron 350(400)450(500)550 g,
    Aqua <100(150)150(150)200 g and
    Off White <100(100)100(100)100 g

    Needles and other supplies
    Needles:
    Novita 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or size needed

    Circular needle (40 cm / 16 in):
    Novita 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) for the neckline

    Designer
    Varpu Rapeli

    Details

    Back

    Using Aqua cast on 102(110)120(128)136 sts. Work ribbing for 8 cm and finish on a WS row.

    Switch to Off White and work 3 rows in stockinette st. On the first row increase 1 st at the right end = 103(111)121(129)137 sts.

    Switch to Saffron and purl 1 row (WS).

    Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I: work 1 st at right, then keep repeating the 2 st pattern to end of row. Work rows 2-4 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-4.

    When the piece measures 35(36)37(39)40 cm, finish on row 2 (WS) and begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart II. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Bind off the first 1x3(3)5(5)7 sts for the armhole. Work row 2 of the chart (WS), binding off the first 1x3(3)5(5)7 sts for the other armhole. Work rows 3-34. On every other row bind off 3(4)4(5)5x2 sts at both ends = 85(89)95(99)103 sts.

    Resume the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I. Work rows 2-4 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-4.

    When the armhole measures 21(22)23(23)24 cm, leave the middle 27(27)27(29)29 sts on hold for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time.

    On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 2x1 st at the neckline edge; at the same time on every other row bind off 3x4 sts and 2x5 sts (1x4 sts and 4x5 sts) 3x5 sts and 2x6 sts (2x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts at the armhole edge.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Front

    Work like back until the armhole measures 13(14)15(15)16 cm. Leave the middle 15(15)15(17)17 sts on hold for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time.

    On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 3x2 sts and 4x1 st at the neckline edge.

    When the armhole measures 21(22)23(23)24 cm, on every other row bind off 3x4 sts and 2x5 sts (1x4 sts and 4x5 sts) 3x5 sts and 2x6 sts (2x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts at the armhole edge.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Sleeves

    Using Aqua cast on 40(42)44(44)46 sts. Work ribbing for 8 cm and finish on a WS row.

    Switch to Off White and work 3 rows in stockinette st. On the first row increase 1 st at the right end = 41(43)45(45)47 sts.

    Switch to Saffron and purl 1 row (WS).

    Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I: work 1 st at right, then keep repeating the 2 st pattern to end of row. Work rows 2-4 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-4.

    Note: When the piece measures 9 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 2 cm 17 more times and then 0(1)2(4)5 time(s) every 1 cm = 77(81)85(89)93 sts.

    When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)49 cm, finish on row 2 (WS) and begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart II. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Bind off the first 1x4(4)5(6)7 sts for the armhole. Work row 2 of the chart (WS), binding off the first 1x4(4)5(6)7 sts for the other armhole. Work rows 3-34. At the same time bind off at both ends: 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts, and 3(4)5(5)6x1 st on every other row; 3(3)4(4)5x1 st on every 4th row; and 9(9)8(8)8x1 st, 1x2 sts, 1x3 sts and 1x4 sts on every other row.

    Note: After row 34 continue on row 1 of chart I.

    Bind off the remaining sts and knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, steam lightly and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams.

    Neckline: Place the front neckline sts on the circular needle. Using Off White pick up and knit additional sts from the front neckline for 120(120)120(124)124 sts in total. Work 2 rounds of stockinette st in the round using Off White. Switch to Aqua, knit 1 round, then work ribbing in the round for 3,5 cm. Bind off in pattern.

    Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.

    Attach the sleeves.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    body circumference 92(100)108(116)124 cm / 36¼(39¼)42½(45¾)48¾ in length 59(61)63(65)67 cm / 23¼(24)24¾(25½)26½ in inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)49 cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19¼ in

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns:
    - Ribbing:
    *k2, p2*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
    - Stockinette stitch:
    knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
    - Textured pattern:
    work following chart I and the instructions.
    - Colourwork:
    work following chart II and the instructions.
    - Ribbing in the round:
    *k2, p2*

    Back

    Using Aqua cast on 102(110)120(128)136 sts. Work ribbing for 8 cm and finish on a WS row.

    Switch to Off White and work 3 rows in stockinette st. On the first row increase 1 st at the right end = 103(111)121(129)137 sts.

    Switch to Saffron and purl 1 row (WS).

    Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I: work 1 st at right, then keep repeating the 2 st pattern to end of row. Work rows 2-4 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-4.

    When the piece measures 35(36)37(39)40 cm, finish on row 2 (WS) and begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart II. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Bind off the first 1x3(3)5(5)7 sts for the armhole. Work row 2 of the chart (WS), binding off the first 1x3(3)5(5)7 sts for the other armhole. Work rows 3-34. On every other row bind off 3(4)4(5)5x2 sts at both ends = 85(89)95(99)103 sts.

    Resume the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I. Work rows 2-4 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-4.

    When the armhole measures 21(22)23(23)24 cm, leave the middle 27(27)27(29)29 sts on hold for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time.

    On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts and 2x1 st at the neckline edge; at the same time on every other row bind off 3x4 sts and 2x5 sts (1x4 sts and 4x5 sts) 3x5 sts and 2x6 sts (2x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts at the armhole edge.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Front

    Work like back until the armhole measures 13(14)15(15)16 cm. Leave the middle 15(15)15(17)17 sts on hold for the neckline. Work one shoulder at a time.

    On every other row bind off 1x3 sts, 3x2 sts and 4x1 st at the neckline edge.

    When the armhole measures 21(22)23(23)24 cm, on every other row bind off 3x4 sts and 2x5 sts (1x4 sts and 4x5 sts) 3x5 sts and 2x6 sts (2x5 sts and 3x6 sts) 5x6 sts at the armhole edge.

    Knit the other side in the same manner.

    Sleeves

    Using Aqua cast on 40(42)44(44)46 sts. Work ribbing for 8 cm and finish on a WS row.

    Switch to Off White and work 3 rows in stockinette st. On the first row increase 1 st at the right end = 41(43)45(45)47 sts.

    Switch to Saffron and purl 1 row (WS).

    Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I: work 1 st at right, then keep repeating the 2 st pattern to end of row. Work rows 2-4 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 1-4.

    Note: When the piece measures 9 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 2 cm 17 more times and then 0(1)2(4)5 time(s) every 1 cm = 77(81)85(89)93 sts.

    When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)49 cm, finish on row 2 (WS) and begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart II. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Bind off the first 1x4(4)5(6)7 sts for the armhole. Work row 2 of the chart (WS), binding off the first 1x4(4)5(6)7 sts for the other armhole. Work rows 3-34. At the same time bind off at both ends: 1x3 sts, 1x2 sts, and 3(4)5(5)6x1 st on every other row; 3(3)4(4)5x1 st on every 4th row; and 9(9)8(8)8x1 st, 1x2 sts, 1x3 sts and 1x4 sts on every other row.

    Note: After row 34 continue on row 1 of chart I.

    Bind off the remaining sts and knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, steam lightly and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams.

    Neckline: Place the front neckline sts on the circular needle. Using Off White pick up and knit additional sts from the front neckline for 120(120)120(124)124 sts in total. Work 2 rounds of stockinette st in the round using Off White. Switch to Aqua, knit 1 round, then work ribbing in the round for 3,5 cm. Bind off in pattern.

    Sew the side seams and 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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