Novita 7 Veljestä Nature: Greta-Pullover

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Different techniques are used on the Greta sweater, keeping it interesting until the end. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up to the armholes and work is joined in the round again at the top of the neckline. The pretty sleeves are made from crocheted granny squares. The Novita 7 Veljestä Nature yarn has a beautiful matt sheen.
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    Yarn demand

    Novita 7 Veljestä Nature

    (010) Nature 500(550)550(600) g

    (372) Mugwort 150(150)150(150) g

    (295) Milk-cap 100(100)150(150) g



    Needles and other supplies

    Needles: Novita 80 cm/32" circular needles size 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) and 4.5–5 mm (US 7/UK 7 – US 8/UK 6) or size needed to fit gauge, a short (40 cm/16") Novita circular needle size 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) for neckline border and a Novita crochet hook size 4–5 mm (US 6/UK 8 – US 8/UK 6) or size needed to fit gauge.



    Designer
    Sisko Sälpäkivi

    Needles: Novita 80 cm/32" circular needles size 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) and 4.5–5 mm (US 7/UK 7 – US 8/UK 6) or size needed to fit gauge, a short (40 cm/16") Novita circular needle size 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) for neckline border and a Novita crochet hook size 4–5 mm (US 6/UK 8 – US 8/UK 6) or size needed to fit gauge.

    Stich patterns: 2/2 Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2, rep from * across. Stockinette st in the round: knit all sts. Stockinette st worked flat: knit the RS rows, purl the WS rows. Cable pattern: work acc to written instructions and chart. 2/2 Ribbing worked flat: RS: *k2, p2, rep from * across, in the following rows, work the sts as they appear.

    Crochet stitches (Note: when US terms differ from UK terms, both terms are listed, divided by”/”. First US then UK): chain stitch (ch), US double crochet (dc) / UK treble (tr) and slip stitch (sc), work acc to written instructions and crochet chart.

    Gauge/Tension: 18 sts and 26 rows, worked in st st using larger size ndls = 10 cm / 4”, size of 1 Granny Square = 8 x 8 cm / 3.2 x 3.2”

     

    Lower part of body, front and back

    The body is worked in the round from the bottom up to the armholes.

    CO 168(184)200(212) sts using color Nature and smaller size ndls and work in 2/2 ribbing for 6 cm / 2.4”.

    Change to larger size circ. ndls and continue working in st st in the round. When work measures approx. 36(38)34,5(36,5) cm / 14.2(15)13.6(14.4)”, knit the first 84(92)100(106) sts of the round for front part and CO 15 new sts at the end of this row, for cable pattern. Turn work and place the rem 84(92)100(106) sts for back part on hold.

     

    Front, upper part

    Continue working the front-sts back and forth. Work next WS row, as follows: k1, p1, k2, p9, k2, then p to end of row. At the end of the row, CO 15 new sts and turn work. There are now 114(122)130(136) sts on the ndl.

    Continue working Raglan dec’s and at the same time, work cable pattern acc to chart, starting at row 1 of chart: RS rows: k2, work cable patt over 13 sts acc to chart, skp (sl1 knitwise, k1, psso), k to last 17 sts, k2tog, work cable patt over 13 sts acc to chart, k2.

    In WS rows, knit first and last st, work rows 2-8 off cable patt, then rep rows 1-8, p all rem sts.

    Work the raglan dec’s as described above in every RS row a total of 28(28)34(34) times = 58(66)62(68) sts.

    In the last WS row, dec 0(8)0(6) sts evenly spaced = 58(58)62(62) sts.

    Place rem sts on hold.

     

    Back, upper part

    Work in same way as described for upper part for front.

     

    Sleeves

    The sleeves are made from crocheted Granny Squares:

    Color combination A:

    Row 1: (010) Nature, Row 2: (295) Milk Cap and Row 3: (372) Mugwort

    For sizes XS/S- and M: crochet 13 complete Granny Squares and 4 half Granny Squares.
    For sizes L- and XL: crochet 16 complete Granny Squares and 5 half Granny Squares.

    Color combination B:

    Row 1: (295) Milk Cap, Row 2: (372) Mugwort and Row 3: (010) Nature

    For sizes XS/S- and M: crochet 16 complete Granny Squares,
    For sizes L- and XL: crochet 18 complete Granny Squares.

    Granny Square (see crochet chart I)

    Using color 1, ch 6, join with a sl st into first ch st.

    Row 1: ch 3 (first dc/tr of rnd), work 2 dc/tr, *ch 3, 3 dc/tr, rep from * 2 more times and ch 3 into circle. Join color 2 and join rnd with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of rnd. Cut color 1.

    Row 2: ch 4 (first dc/tr of rnd + ch 1), work corners as follows: *3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp, rep from * 2 more times, work last corner as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 2 dc/tr into ch-3 sp. Join color 3 and join rnd with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of rnd. Cut color 2.

    Row 3: ch 3 (first dc/tr of rnd), 2 dc/tr into ch-1 sp, ch 1, work corners as follows: *3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc/tr into ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, work last corner as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp and join rnd with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of rnd. Cut color 3 and weave in yarn ends at back of work.

     

    Half Granny Square (see crochet chart II)

    Using color 1, ch 6, join with a sl st into first ch st.

    Row 1: ch 4 (first dc/tr of rnd + ch 1), work 3 dc/tr, ch 3, 3 dc/tr, ch 1 and 1 dc/tr into circle. Cut yarn.

    Row 2: Join color 2 with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of previous rnd, ch 4 (first dc/tr of rnd + ch 1), work 3 dc/tr into ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, work corners as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, 3 dc/tr into next ch-1 sp, ch 1 and 1 dc/tr at the end of rnd. Cut yarn.

    Row 3: Join color 3 with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of previous rnd, 3 dc/tr into ch-1 sp of previous rnd, 3 dc/tr into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, work corner as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, * 3 dc/tr into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * once more and 1 dc/tr at the end of rnd. Cut yarn.

    Weave in yarn ends at back of work

    Crochet half and complete Granny Squares as described above and in the last rnd, join the next half/complete Granny Square to the Granny Square, as shown in picture III. Crochet the Granny Squares acc to color combination A or B, following crochet chart IV(IV)V(V). Note: the Granny Squares can also be sewn together at the end.

    When all parts (half and complete Granny Squares) for the sleeves are joined together, work sleeve cuff as follows:

    With RS facing, using the smaller size ndls and color Nature, PUK 38(38)38(38) sts along bottom edge of sleeve and work ribbed cuff in 2/2 ribbing back and forth (in RS- and WS rows) for 5(6)5(6) cm / 2(2.4)2(2.4)”. BO all sts in pattern.

    Work ribbed cuff for second sleeve in the same way.

     

    Finishing

    Place work inside out onto a flat surface acc to measurements, dampen and leave to dry.

    Join sleeves to cable pattern of front- and back, using backstitches (pay attention to the red arrows in chart). The sleeve is sewn to front and back part at a distance of 1 st from the armhole edge, so 1 whole knit st remains visible on the cable pattern. Close sleeve seams.

    Neckline border: place the 58(58)62(62) held sts of back part onto the short circ. ndl, PUK 12(12)12(12) sts along sleeve edge, place the 58(58)62(62) held sts of front part back onto ndl and PUK 12(12)12(12) sts along edge of second sleeve = 140(140)148(148) sts.

    Work in 2/2 ribbing and at the same time, continue working cable pattern, as follows: k1, work cable pattern over 13 sts, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * 6(6)7(7) more times and work cable pattern over 13 sts. k2, *p2, k2, rep from * 2 more times, work cable pattern over 13 sts, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * 6(6)7(7) more times, work cable pattern over 13 sts, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * once more, p2 and k1.

    Continue working as set, until neckline border measures 10 cm / 4”, then BO all rib pattern sts in pattern and BO the cable pattern sts knitwise.

     

    Abbreviations

    acc = according

    beg = begin(ning)
    BO = bind off

    circ. = circular

    CN = cable needle

    CO = cast on

    dec(‘s) = decrease(s)

    k = knit

    k2tog = knit 2 sts together

    ndl(s) = needle(s)

    p = purl

    patt = pattern

    psso = pass slipped stitch over

    PUK = pick up and knit

    rem = remaining

    rep = repeat

    rnd(s) = round(s)

    sl = slip

    skp = slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over

    RS = right side

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    st st = stockinette st

    WS = wrong side

     

     

    Translations charts and legend:

    Kettmasche (Kettm) = slip stitch (sl st)

    Luftmasce (LM) = chain stitch (ch)

    Stäbchen (Stb) = US double crochet (dc) / UK treble (tr)

    Häkelschrift = crochet chart

    Diagramm = Chart

    Reihen 1-8 wiederholen = Rep rows 1-8

    13 M Zopfmuster = cable pattern of 13 sts

    Finished dimensions

    Finished measurements

    Chest circumference: 92(100)108(116) cm / 36(39)42(46)”

    Length of sweater from lowest part of neckline to hem: 58(60)62(64) cm / 23(23.5)24.5(25)”

    Underarm length: 45(46)49(50) cm / 17.7(18)19.3(19.7)”



    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Stich patterns: 2/2 Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2, rep from * across. Stockinette st in the round: knit all sts. Stockinette st worked flat: knit the RS rows, purl the WS rows. Cable pattern: work acc to written instructions and chart. 2/2 Ribbing worked flat: RS: *k2, p2, rep from * across, in the following rows, work the sts as they appear.

    Crochet stitches (Note: when US terms differ from UK terms, both terms are listed, divided by”/”. First US then UK): chain stitch (ch), US double crochet (dc) / UK treble (tr) and slip stitch (sc), work acc to written instructions and crochet chart.

    Gauge/Tension: 18 sts and 26 rows, worked in st st using larger size ndls = 10 cm / 4”, size of 1 Granny Square = 8 x 8 cm / 3.2 x 3.2”



    Needles: Novita 80 cm/32" circular needles size 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) and 4.5–5 mm (US 7/UK 7 – US 8/UK 6) or size needed to fit gauge, a short (40 cm/16") Novita circular needle size 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) for neckline border and a Novita crochet hook size 4–5 mm (US 6/UK 8 – US 8/UK 6) or size needed to fit gauge.

    Stich patterns: 2/2 Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2, rep from * across. Stockinette st in the round: knit all sts. Stockinette st worked flat: knit the RS rows, purl the WS rows. Cable pattern: work acc to written instructions and chart. 2/2 Ribbing worked flat: RS: *k2, p2, rep from * across, in the following rows, work the sts as they appear.

    Crochet stitches (Note: when US terms differ from UK terms, both terms are listed, divided by”/”. First US then UK): chain stitch (ch), US double crochet (dc) / UK treble (tr) and slip stitch (sc), work acc to written instructions and crochet chart.

    Gauge/Tension: 18 sts and 26 rows, worked in st st using larger size ndls = 10 cm / 4”, size of 1 Granny Square = 8 x 8 cm / 3.2 x 3.2”

     

    Lower part of body, front and back

    The body is worked in the round from the bottom up to the armholes.

    CO 168(184)200(212) sts using color Nature and smaller size ndls and work in 2/2 ribbing for 6 cm / 2.4”.

    Change to larger size circ. ndls and continue working in st st in the round. When work measures approx. 36(38)34,5(36,5) cm / 14.2(15)13.6(14.4)”, knit the first 84(92)100(106) sts of the round for front part and CO 15 new sts at the end of this row, for cable pattern. Turn work and place the rem 84(92)100(106) sts for back part on hold.

     

    Front, upper part

    Continue working the front-sts back and forth. Work next WS row, as follows: k1, p1, k2, p9, k2, then p to end of row. At the end of the row, CO 15 new sts and turn work. There are now 114(122)130(136) sts on the ndl.

    Continue working Raglan dec’s and at the same time, work cable pattern acc to chart, starting at row 1 of chart: RS rows: k2, work cable patt over 13 sts acc to chart, skp (sl1 knitwise, k1, psso), k to last 17 sts, k2tog, work cable patt over 13 sts acc to chart, k2.

    In WS rows, knit first and last st, work rows 2-8 off cable patt, then rep rows 1-8, p all rem sts.

    Work the raglan dec’s as described above in every RS row a total of 28(28)34(34) times = 58(66)62(68) sts.

    In the last WS row, dec 0(8)0(6) sts evenly spaced = 58(58)62(62) sts.

    Place rem sts on hold.

     

    Back, upper part

    Work in same way as described for upper part for front.

     

    Sleeves

    The sleeves are made from crocheted Granny Squares:

    Color combination A:

    Row 1: (010) Nature, Row 2: (295) Milk Cap and Row 3: (372) Mugwort

    For sizes XS/S- and M: crochet 13 complete Granny Squares and 4 half Granny Squares.
    For sizes L- and XL: crochet 16 complete Granny Squares and 5 half Granny Squares.

    Color combination B:

    Row 1: (295) Milk Cap, Row 2: (372) Mugwort and Row 3: (010) Nature

    For sizes XS/S- and M: crochet 16 complete Granny Squares,
    For sizes L- and XL: crochet 18 complete Granny Squares.

    Granny Square (see crochet chart I)

    Using color 1, ch 6, join with a sl st into first ch st.

    Row 1: ch 3 (first dc/tr of rnd), work 2 dc/tr, *ch 3, 3 dc/tr, rep from * 2 more times and ch 3 into circle. Join color 2 and join rnd with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of rnd. Cut color 1.

    Row 2: ch 4 (first dc/tr of rnd + ch 1), work corners as follows: *3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp, rep from * 2 more times, work last corner as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 2 dc/tr into ch-3 sp. Join color 3 and join rnd with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of rnd. Cut color 2.

    Row 3: ch 3 (first dc/tr of rnd), 2 dc/tr into ch-1 sp, ch 1, work corners as follows: *3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc/tr into ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, work last corner as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp and join rnd with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of rnd. Cut color 3 and weave in yarn ends at back of work.

     

    Half Granny Square (see crochet chart II)

    Using color 1, ch 6, join with a sl st into first ch st.

    Row 1: ch 4 (first dc/tr of rnd + ch 1), work 3 dc/tr, ch 3, 3 dc/tr, ch 1 and 1 dc/tr into circle. Cut yarn.

    Row 2: Join color 2 with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of previous rnd, ch 4 (first dc/tr of rnd + ch 1), work 3 dc/tr into ch-1 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, work corners as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, 3 dc/tr into next ch-1 sp, ch 1 and 1 dc/tr at the end of rnd. Cut yarn.

    Row 3: Join color 3 with a sl st into 3rd ch st of beg of previous rnd, 3 dc/tr into ch-1 sp of previous rnd, 3 dc/tr into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, work corner as follows: 3 dc/tr + ch 3 + 3 dc/tr into ch-3 sp of previous rnd, ch 1, * 3 dc/tr into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * once more and 1 dc/tr at the end of rnd. Cut yarn.

    Weave in yarn ends at back of work

    Crochet half and complete Granny Squares as described above and in the last rnd, join the next half/complete Granny Square to the Granny Square, as shown in picture III. Crochet the Granny Squares acc to color combination A or B, following crochet chart IV(IV)V(V). Note: the Granny Squares can also be sewn together at the end.

    When all parts (half and complete Granny Squares) for the sleeves are joined together, work sleeve cuff as follows:

    With RS facing, using the smaller size ndls and color Nature, PUK 38(38)38(38) sts along bottom edge of sleeve and work ribbed cuff in 2/2 ribbing back and forth (in RS- and WS rows) for 5(6)5(6) cm / 2(2.4)2(2.4)”. BO all sts in pattern.

    Work ribbed cuff for second sleeve in the same way.

     

    Finishing

    Place work inside out onto a flat surface acc to measurements, dampen and leave to dry.

    Join sleeves to cable pattern of front- and back, using backstitches (pay attention to the red arrows in chart). The sleeve is sewn to front and back part at a distance of 1 st from the armhole edge, so 1 whole knit st remains visible on the cable pattern. Close sleeve seams.

    Neckline border: place the 58(58)62(62) held sts of back part onto the short circ. ndl, PUK 12(12)12(12) sts along sleeve edge, place the 58(58)62(62) held sts of front part back onto ndl and PUK 12(12)12(12) sts along edge of second sleeve = 140(140)148(148) sts.

    Work in 2/2 ribbing and at the same time, continue working cable pattern, as follows: k1, work cable pattern over 13 sts, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * 6(6)7(7) more times and work cable pattern over 13 sts. k2, *p2, k2, rep from * 2 more times, work cable pattern over 13 sts, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * 6(6)7(7) more times, work cable pattern over 13 sts, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * once more, p2 and k1.

    Continue working as set, until neckline border measures 10 cm / 4”, then BO all rib pattern sts in pattern and BO the cable pattern sts knitwise.

     

    Abbreviations

    acc = according

    beg = begin(ning)
    BO = bind off

    circ. = circular

    CN = cable needle

    CO = cast on

    dec(‘s) = decrease(s)

    k = knit

    k2tog = knit 2 sts together

    ndl(s) = needle(s)

    p = purl

    patt = pattern

    psso = pass slipped stitch over

    PUK = pick up and knit

    rem = remaining

    rep = repeat

    rnd(s) = round(s)

    sl = slip

    skp = slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over

    RS = right side

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    st st = stockinette st

    WS = wrong side

     

     

    Translations charts and legend:

    Kettmasche (Kettm) = slip stitch (sl st)

    Luftmasce (LM) = chain stitch (ch)

    Stäbchen (Stb) = US double crochet (dc) / UK treble (tr)

    Häkelschrift = crochet chart

    Diagramm = Chart

    Reihen 1-8 wiederholen = Rep rows 1-8

    13 M Zopfmuster = cable pattern of 13 sts


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