Novita 7 Veljestä Nature: Lumi-knitted cardigan

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The Lumi cardigan (Finnish for Snow) with openwork and cable knit is like a work of art. The warm cardigan is worked with Novita 7 Veljestä Nature yarn, which consists of 30% Tencel, a lyocell fibre. The cardigan is worked in parts and sewn together at the end. The eye-catching Lumi cardigan brings joy and light into the day!
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    Novita 7 Veljestä Nature

    (010) Off-White 900(950)1000(1100)1150(1200) g



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    Needles: Novita circular needles (80 cm / 32” , 2 pcs: for the button bands) size 4.5 mm (US 7 / UK 7) or needle size necessary to fit gauge



    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Back

    CO 136(144)152(160)176(188) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart I, row 1, as follows: k2(2)2(2)2(4), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts], work patt rep B (= 10 sts) once, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep C once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work patt rep D once (= 20 sts), work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work patt rep E once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep B once (= 10 sts), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts], k2(2)2(2)2(4).

    Work the 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts at the beg and end of the row in st st, work ribbing acc to rows 2-5 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 6-21.

    When work measures 6(7)8(6)7(7) cm / 2.4(2.8)3.2(2.4)2.8(2.8)”, dec 1 st at the beg and end of the row, work the dec’s after the first st and before the last st of the row. Rep these dec’s every 6(6)6(6,5)6,5(7,5) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.4(2.6)2.6(3)” another 9(9)9(9)9(8) times = 116(124)132(140)156(170) sts.

    When work measures 67(68)69(70)72(73) cm / 26.4(26.8)27(27.6)28.4(28.7)”, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, for armhole shaping. Then dec 1 st at the beg and end of every 2nd row 3(4)4(4)5(5) times = 100(104)112(120)132(146) sts.

    When armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm / 7.1(7.5)7.9(8.3)8.3(8.7)”, BO for shoulder shaping at the beg of the next 4 rows, as follows: 8(9)9(10)11(13) sts, then at the beg of the next 4 rows, BO 9(9)10(11)12(14) sts.

    BO the rem 32(32)36(36)40(40) sts for the neckline.

     

    Right front

    CO 66(70)74(78)86(92) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart I, row 1, as follows:  k2(2)2(2)2(4), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts], work patt rep B (= 10 sts) once, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep C once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work 8 sts of left side acc to patt rep D (in the chart, the right front edge is marked with a red arrow).

    Continue working in est. pattern, working the 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts at the left side in st st. Work ribbing acc to rows 2-5 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 6-21. When work measures 6(7)8(6)7(7) cm / 2.4(2.8)3.2(2.4)2.8(2.8)”, dec 1 st at the end of the next RS row, work this decrease before the last st. Rep these dec’s every 6(6)6(6,5)6,5(7,5) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.4(2.6)2.6(3)” another 9(9)9(9)9(8) times = 56(60)64(68)76(83) sts.

    When work measures 63(64)65(66)68(69) cm / 24.8(25.2)25.6(26)26.8(27.2)”, BO 1 st for neckline at the beg of the next RS row. Rep these dec’s at the beg of the RS row, every 1,5 cm / 0.6” another 13(13)15(15)17(17) times.

    At the same time, when work measures 67(68)69(70)72(73) cm / 26.4(26.8)27(27.6)28.4(28.7)”, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts at the beg of the next WS row, for armhole shaping. Then dec 1 st at the beg of the next 3(4)4(4)5(5) WS rows.

    When armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm / 7.1(7.5)7.9(8.3)8.3(8.7)”, BO of for shoulder shaping as follows: at the beg of the next 4 WS rows, BO 8(9)9(10)11(13) sts, then at the beg of the foll 4 WS rows, BO 9(9)10(11)12(14) sts.

     

    Left front

    CO 66(70)74(78)86(92) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart I, row 1, beg at the st marked with the blue arrow, as follows: work the 8 sts of patt rep D once, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work patt rep E once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep B once (= 10 sts), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts] and k the last 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts.

    Continue working in est. pattern, working the 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts at the right side in st st. Work ribbing acc to rows 2-5 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 6-21. When work measures 6(7)8(6)7(7) cm / 2.4(2.8)3.2(2.4)2.8(2.8)”, dec 1 st at the beg of the next RS row, work this decrease after the first st. Rep these dec’s every 6(6)6(6,5)6,5(7,5) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.4(2.6)2.6(3)” another 9(9)9(9)9(8) times = 56(60)64(68)76(83) sts.

    When work measures 63(64)65(66)68(69) cm / 24.8(25.2)25.6(26)26.8(27.2)”, BO 1 st for neckline at the end of the next RS row. Rep these dec’s at the end of the RS row, every 1,5 cm / 0.6” another 13(13)15(15)17(17) times.

    At the same time, when work measures 67(68)69(70)72(73) cm / 26.4(26.8)27(27.6)28.4(28.7)”, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts at the beg of the next RS row, for armhole shaping. Then dec 1 st at the beg of the foll 3(4)4(4)5(5) RS rows.

    When armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm / 7.1(7.5)7.9(8.3)8.3(8.7)”, BO of for shoulder shaping as follows: at the beg of the next 4 RS rows, BO 8(9)9(10)11(13) sts, then at the beg of the foll 4 RS rows, BO 9(9)10(11)12(14) sts

     

    Sleeves

    CO 52(52)56(60)60(64) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart II, row 1, as follows: k2(2)0(2)2(0), work patt rep A 2(2)3(3)3(4) times [= 8(8)12(12)12(16) sts], work patt rep B once (= 7 sts), work patt rep A once (= 4 sts), work patt rep C once = (10 sts), work patt rep A once (= 4 sts), work patt rep B once (= 7 sts), work patt rep A 2(2)3(3)3(4) times [= 8(8)12(12)12(16) sts, k2(2)0(2)2(0).

    Work the first and last 2(2)0(2)2(0) sts of every row in st st, work ribbing acc to rows 2-7 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 8-15.

    When work measures 6(6)7(6)10(9) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.8(2.4)4(3.5)”, inc 1 st at the beg and end of the row. Rep these inc’s every 3(2,5)2,5(2,5)2(2) cm  /1.2(1)1(1)0.8(0.8)” another 12(15)15(16)18(19) times = 78(84)88(94)98(104) sts. Work the increased sts acc to pattern A.

    When work measures 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm / 17.7(18)18.5(18.9)18.9(19.3)”, BO for sleeve cap, as follows: at the beg of the next 2 rows, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts, BO 2 sts at the beg of the foll 2(2)2(4)4(4) rows, and BO 1 st at the beg of the foll 4 rows. BO the rem sts.

    Work the second sleeve in the same way.

     

    Finishing

    Place work inside out onto a flat surface, dampen and let dry. Close shoulder seams.

    Button bands: Using a circular needle, PUK sts along the front parts and neckline. Start at the hemline of right front, PUK 1 st from every 2nd row, PUK 17(17)19(19)21(21) sts along neckline, then PUK sts along left front. The number of stitches must be divisible by 2 + 1 st.

    The first row is a WS row. Continue working in Fisherman’s Rib Stitch pattern, as follows: Row 1: k2, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, *p1, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Row 2: (RS row) k2, knit the next st together with its yo, *sl 1 st purlwise with yo, knit the next st together with its yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Row 3: (WS row) k2, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, *knit the next st together with its yo, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Rep rows 2-3 throughout.

    When the button band measures 12 cm / 4.7”, and ending on a WS row, work the next RS row, as follows: k2, knit the next st together with its yo, *p1, knit the next st together with its yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Loosely BO all sts in pattern.

    Sew sleeves in armholes. Close side- and sleeve seams.

     

    Abbreviations

    acc = according

    beg = begin(ning)

    BO = bind off

    circ. = circular

    CN = cable needle

    CO = cast on

    dec(‘s) = decrease(s)

    est. = established

    foll = following

    inc(‘s) = increase(s)

    k = knit

    k2tog = knit 2 sts together

    ndl(s) = needle(s)

    p = purl

    p2tog = purl 2 sts together

    patt = pattern

    PUK = pick up and knit

    rem = remaining

    rep = repeat

    sl = slip

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

    ssp= slip 1 st knitwise, slip 1 st knitwise, move sts back onto left ndl, purl together through back loops

    RS = right side

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    st st = stockinette st

    WS = wrong side

    yo(‘s) = yarn over(s)

     

     

    Translations charts and legends:

    1 M re, in Rückrunde 1 M li = k1, p on WS

    1 M li, in Rückrunde 1 M re = p1, k on WS

    1 M auf Hilfsnadel vor die Arbeit legen, 1 M re und von Helfsnadel 1 M re = C1/1L: sl 1 st onto CN and hold in front of the work, k1, k1 from CN

    1 M auf Hilfsnadel hinter die Arbeit legen, 1 M re und von Helfsnadel 1 M re = C1/1R: sl 1 st onto CN and hold in back of the work, k1, k1 from CN

    2 M auf Hilfsnadel vor die Arbeit legen, 2 M re und von Helfsnadel 2 M re = C2/2L: sl 2 sts onto CN and hold in front of the work, k2, k2 from CN

    2 M auf Hilfsnadel hinter die Arbeit legen, 2 M re und von Helfsnadel 2 M re = C2/2R: sl 2 sts onto CN and hold in back of the work, k2, k2 from CN

    1 M wie zum Rechtsstricken abheben, 1 M re und die abgehobene M über die gestrickte M heben. In der Rückreihe 1. M wie zum Rechtsstricken abheben auf die rechte Nadel, 2. M wie zum Rechtsstricken abheben auf die rechte Nadel. Alle M zurück auf die linke Nadel schieben und li verschränkt (durch die hinteren Maschenglieder) zusammenstricken = RS: skp; WS: ssp

    2 M re zusammenstricken, in der Rückreihe 2 M li zusammenstricken = RS: k2tog; WS: p2tog

    1 Umschlag auf die Nadel machen = yo

    graues Kästchen bedeutet nichts, überspringen ohne eineM zu stricken = no stitch

    Diagramm = Chart

    Reihen 6-21 wiederholen = rep rows 6-21

    Vorderkante des rechten Vorderteils = right front edge

    Vorderkante des linken Vorderteils = left front edge

     

    Finished dimensions

    Finished measurements

    Bust circumference: 94(102)108(116)128(140) cm / 37(40)42.5(45.5) 50(55)”

    Total length: 88(90)92(94)96(98) cm / 34.7(35.5)36.2(37)37.8(38.5)”

    Underarm length: 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm / 17.7(18)18.5(18.9)18.9(19.3)”



    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Stitch patterns: Ribbing and cable pattern: work acc to written instructions and chart. Reverse stockinette stitch worked flat: purl the RS rows and knit the WS rows. Fisherman’s Rib Stitch pattern: work acc to written instructions.

    Gauge/Tension: 24 sts worked in cable pattern = 10 cm / 4”



    Back

    CO 136(144)152(160)176(188) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart I, row 1, as follows: k2(2)2(2)2(4), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts], work patt rep B (= 10 sts) once, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep C once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work patt rep D once (= 20 sts), work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work patt rep E once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep B once (= 10 sts), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts], k2(2)2(2)2(4).

    Work the 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts at the beg and end of the row in st st, work ribbing acc to rows 2-5 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 6-21.

    When work measures 6(7)8(6)7(7) cm / 2.4(2.8)3.2(2.4)2.8(2.8)”, dec 1 st at the beg and end of the row, work the dec’s after the first st and before the last st of the row. Rep these dec’s every 6(6)6(6,5)6,5(7,5) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.4(2.6)2.6(3)” another 9(9)9(9)9(8) times = 116(124)132(140)156(170) sts.

    When work measures 67(68)69(70)72(73) cm / 26.4(26.8)27(27.6)28.4(28.7)”, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, for armhole shaping. Then dec 1 st at the beg and end of every 2nd row 3(4)4(4)5(5) times = 100(104)112(120)132(146) sts.

    When armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm / 7.1(7.5)7.9(8.3)8.3(8.7)”, BO for shoulder shaping at the beg of the next 4 rows, as follows: 8(9)9(10)11(13) sts, then at the beg of the next 4 rows, BO 9(9)10(11)12(14) sts.

    BO the rem 32(32)36(36)40(40) sts for the neckline.

     

    Right front

    CO 66(70)74(78)86(92) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart I, row 1, as follows:  k2(2)2(2)2(4), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts], work patt rep B (= 10 sts) once, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep C once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work 8 sts of left side acc to patt rep D (in the chart, the right front edge is marked with a red arrow).

    Continue working in est. pattern, working the 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts at the left side in st st. Work ribbing acc to rows 2-5 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 6-21. When work measures 6(7)8(6)7(7) cm / 2.4(2.8)3.2(2.4)2.8(2.8)”, dec 1 st at the end of the next RS row, work this decrease before the last st. Rep these dec’s every 6(6)6(6,5)6,5(7,5) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.4(2.6)2.6(3)” another 9(9)9(9)9(8) times = 56(60)64(68)76(83) sts.

    When work measures 63(64)65(66)68(69) cm / 24.8(25.2)25.6(26)26.8(27.2)”, BO 1 st for neckline at the beg of the next RS row. Rep these dec’s at the beg of the RS row, every 1,5 cm / 0.6” another 13(13)15(15)17(17) times.

    At the same time, when work measures 67(68)69(70)72(73) cm / 26.4(26.8)27(27.6)28.4(28.7)”, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts at the beg of the next WS row, for armhole shaping. Then dec 1 st at the beg of the next 3(4)4(4)5(5) WS rows.

    When armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm / 7.1(7.5)7.9(8.3)8.3(8.7)”, BO of for shoulder shaping as follows: at the beg of the next 4 WS rows, BO 8(9)9(10)11(13) sts, then at the beg of the foll 4 WS rows, BO 9(9)10(11)12(14) sts.

     

    Left front

    CO 66(70)74(78)86(92) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart I, row 1, beg at the st marked with the blue arrow, as follows: work the 8 sts of patt rep D once, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3) times [= 8(8)8(8)12(12) sts], work patt rep E once = 14 sts, work patt rep A 2(2)2(2)3(3)3 times [= 8(8)8(12)12(12) sts], work patt rep B once (= 10 sts), work patt rep A 4(5)6(6)7(8) times [= 16(20)24(24)28(32) sts] and k the last 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts.

    Continue working in est. pattern, working the 2(2)2(2)2(4) sts at the right side in st st. Work ribbing acc to rows 2-5 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 6-21. When work measures 6(7)8(6)7(7) cm / 2.4(2.8)3.2(2.4)2.8(2.8)”, dec 1 st at the beg of the next RS row, work this decrease after the first st. Rep these dec’s every 6(6)6(6,5)6,5(7,5) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.4(2.6)2.6(3)” another 9(9)9(9)9(8) times = 56(60)64(68)76(83) sts.

    When work measures 63(64)65(66)68(69) cm / 24.8(25.2)25.6(26)26.8(27.2)”, BO 1 st for neckline at the end of the next RS row. Rep these dec’s at the end of the RS row, every 1,5 cm / 0.6” another 13(13)15(15)17(17) times.

    At the same time, when work measures 67(68)69(70)72(73) cm / 26.4(26.8)27(27.6)28.4(28.7)”, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts at the beg of the next RS row, for armhole shaping. Then dec 1 st at the beg of the foll 3(4)4(4)5(5) RS rows.

    When armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm / 7.1(7.5)7.9(8.3)8.3(8.7)”, BO of for shoulder shaping as follows: at the beg of the next 4 RS rows, BO 8(9)9(10)11(13) sts, then at the beg of the foll 4 RS rows, BO 9(9)10(11)12(14) sts

     

    Sleeves

    CO 52(52)56(60)60(64) sts using a circ. ndl and in the first WS row, work set-up row for ribbing acc to chart II, row 1, as follows: k2(2)0(2)2(0), work patt rep A 2(2)3(3)3(4) times [= 8(8)12(12)12(16) sts], work patt rep B once (= 7 sts), work patt rep A once (= 4 sts), work patt rep C once = (10 sts), work patt rep A once (= 4 sts), work patt rep B once (= 7 sts), work patt rep A 2(2)3(3)3(4) times [= 8(8)12(12)12(16) sts, k2(2)0(2)2(0).

    Work the first and last 2(2)0(2)2(0) sts of every row in st st, work ribbing acc to rows 2-7 of chart, then work cable pattern, repeating rows 8-15.

    When work measures 6(6)7(6)10(9) cm / 2.4(2.4)2.8(2.4)4(3.5)”, inc 1 st at the beg and end of the row. Rep these inc’s every 3(2,5)2,5(2,5)2(2) cm  /1.2(1)1(1)0.8(0.8)” another 12(15)15(16)18(19) times = 78(84)88(94)98(104) sts. Work the increased sts acc to pattern A.

    When work measures 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm / 17.7(18)18.5(18.9)18.9(19.3)”, BO for sleeve cap, as follows: at the beg of the next 2 rows, BO 5(6)6(6)7(7) sts, BO 2 sts at the beg of the foll 2(2)2(4)4(4) rows, and BO 1 st at the beg of the foll 4 rows. BO the rem sts.

    Work the second sleeve in the same way.

     

    Finishing

    Place work inside out onto a flat surface, dampen and let dry. Close shoulder seams.

    Button bands: Using a circular needle, PUK sts along the front parts and neckline. Start at the hemline of right front, PUK 1 st from every 2nd row, PUK 17(17)19(19)21(21) sts along neckline, then PUK sts along left front. The number of stitches must be divisible by 2 + 1 st.

    The first row is a WS row. Continue working in Fisherman’s Rib Stitch pattern, as follows: Row 1: k2, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, *p1, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Row 2: (RS row) k2, knit the next st together with its yo, *sl 1 st purlwise with yo, knit the next st together with its yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Row 3: (WS row) k2, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, *knit the next st together with its yo, sl 1 st purlwise with yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Rep rows 2-3 throughout.

    When the button band measures 12 cm / 4.7”, and ending on a WS row, work the next RS row, as follows: k2, knit the next st together with its yo, *p1, knit the next st together with its yo, rep from * to the last 2 sts and k2. Loosely BO all sts in pattern.

    Sew sleeves in armholes. Close side- and sleeve seams.

     

    Abbreviations

    acc = according

    beg = begin(ning)

    BO = bind off

    circ. = circular

    CN = cable needle

    CO = cast on

    dec(‘s) = decrease(s)

    est. = established

    foll = following

    inc(‘s) = increase(s)

    k = knit

    k2tog = knit 2 sts together

    ndl(s) = needle(s)

    p = purl

    p2tog = purl 2 sts together

    patt = pattern

    PUK = pick up and knit

    rem = remaining

    rep = repeat

    sl = slip

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

    ssp= slip 1 st knitwise, slip 1 st knitwise, move sts back onto left ndl, purl together through back loops

    RS = right side

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    st st = stockinette st

    WS = wrong side

    yo(‘s) = yarn over(s)

     

     

    Translations charts and legends:

    1 M re, in Rückrunde 1 M li = k1, p on WS

    1 M li, in Rückrunde 1 M re = p1, k on WS

    1 M auf Hilfsnadel vor die Arbeit legen, 1 M re und von Helfsnadel 1 M re = C1/1L: sl 1 st onto CN and hold in front of the work, k1, k1 from CN

    1 M auf Hilfsnadel hinter die Arbeit legen, 1 M re und von Helfsnadel 1 M re = C1/1R: sl 1 st onto CN and hold in back of the work, k1, k1 from CN

    2 M auf Hilfsnadel vor die Arbeit legen, 2 M re und von Helfsnadel 2 M re = C2/2L: sl 2 sts onto CN and hold in front of the work, k2, k2 from CN

    2 M auf Hilfsnadel hinter die Arbeit legen, 2 M re und von Helfsnadel 2 M re = C2/2R: sl 2 sts onto CN and hold in back of the work, k2, k2 from CN

    1 M wie zum Rechtsstricken abheben, 1 M re und die abgehobene M über die gestrickte M heben. In der Rückreihe 1. M wie zum Rechtsstricken abheben auf die rechte Nadel, 2. M wie zum Rechtsstricken abheben auf die rechte Nadel. Alle M zurück auf die linke Nadel schieben und li verschränkt (durch die hinteren Maschenglieder) zusammenstricken = RS: skp; WS: ssp

    2 M re zusammenstricken, in der Rückreihe 2 M li zusammenstricken = RS: k2tog; WS: p2tog

    1 Umschlag auf die Nadel machen = yo

    graues Kästchen bedeutet nichts, überspringen ohne eineM zu stricken = no stitch

    Diagramm = Chart

    Reihen 6-21 wiederholen = rep rows 6-21

    Vorderkante des rechten Vorderteils = right front edge

    Vorderkante des linken Vorderteils = left front edge

     


    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 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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