Novita Merino 4PLY: Saura sweater

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Distinguished by stripes and an easy texture pattern, the maritime Saura sweater is knitted with the Novita Merino 4ply yarn held double. The raglan sweater is knitted in the round from neckline to hem.
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    Yarn demand

    Novita Merino 4PLY (held double)

    (006) Semolina Porridge 300(300)350(350)400(400) g

    (168) Chokeberry 100(100)150(150)200(200) g



    Needles and other supplies

    Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in; 80 cm / 32 in) and double-pointed needles Novita 4.5 mm (UK 7 / US 7) and 7 mm (UK 2 / US 10¾) or sizes needed



    Designer
    Reetta Pellikka

    Using the smaller circular needle (40 cm) and the Semolina Porridge yarn held double, cast on 96(96)104(104)112(112) sts and work ribbing in the round for 8 cm.

    Switch to the larger circular needle (40 cm). Begin increases and place markers at the edges of the pieces:

    Increase round 1: place 1st marker (beginning of round), k2 (back), increase 1 (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), k26(26)26(26)30(30), increase 1, k2, place 2nd marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k14(14)18(18)18(18), increase 1, k2, place 3rd marker, k2 (front), increase 1, k26(26)26(26)30(30), increase 1, k2, place 4th marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k14(14)18(18)18(18), increase 1, k2. The beginning of round is between the left sleeve and the back. 8 sts increased, 104(104)112(112)120(120) sts on the needles: 32(32)32(32)36(36) sts in the front and back, 20(20)24(24)24(24) sts in the sleeves.

    On the next round, begin the striped texture pattern on row 1 of the chart: slip marker, k2 (back), repeat 4 st pattern 7(7)7(7)8(8) times, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), repeat 4 st pattern 4(4)5(5)5(5) times, k2, slip marker, k2 (front), repeat 4 st pattern 7(7)7(7)8(8) times, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), repeat 4 st pattern 4(4)5(5)5(5) times, k2.

    Increase round 2: slip marker, k2 (back), increase 1, k28(28)28(28)32(32), increase 1, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k16(16)20(20)20(20), increase 1, k2, slip marker, k2 (front), increase 1, k28(28)28(28)32(32), increase 1, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k16(16)20(20)20(20), increase 1, k2. 8 sts increased, 112(112)120(120)128(128) sts on the needles: 34(34)34(34)38(38) sts in the front and back, 22(22)26(26)26(26) sts in the sleeves.

    Work row 3 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 4–15. Work 2 sts on both sides of the markers in stockinette st. Repeat the increases on both sides of the 4 st stockinette sections on every other round (even-numbered rows of the chart). Work the increased sts following the textured pattern.

    After you have completed the increases 20(22)24(26)28(30) times in total [40(44)48(52)56(60) rows], there are 256(272)296(312)336(352) sts on the needles: 70(74)78(82)90(94) sts in the front and back, 58(62)70(74)78(82) sts in the sleeves.

    Next round: work 70(74)78(82)90(94) back sts, leave 58(62)70(74)78(82) sleeve sts on hold, cast on 0(2)4(8)8(12) sts for armhole, work 70(74)78(82)90(94) front sts, leave 58(62)70(74)78(82) sleeve sts on hold, cast on 0(2)4(8)8(12) sts for armhole = 140(152)164(180)196(212) sts.

     

    Body

    With the 140(152)164(180)196(212) sts work striped texture pattern in the round.

    When the body measures approx. 26.5(27)27(27.5)29(29.5) cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller circular needle (80 cm) and work ribbing in the round using Semolina Porridge. Loosely bind off in pattern.

     

    Sleeves

    Using the larger circular needle (40 cm), pick up and knit 0(2)3(3)4(6) sts from the left end of the armhole cast-on, work 58(62)70(74)78(82) sleeve sts, pick up 0(2)3(3)4(6) sts from the right end of the cast-on = 58(66)76(80)86(94) sts. Place marker for beginning of round.

    Work striped texture pattern in the round.

    When the sleeve measures 4(4)2(3)2(2) cm from the armhole, decrease 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k2tog through the back loop, work to last 2 sts, k2tog. Repeat the decreases every 4(4)2.5(3)2.5(2.5) cm 6(6)11(9)12(12) more times = 44(52)52(60)60(68) sts.

    Note: Switch to the double-pointed needles when you need to.

    When the sleeve measures 40(41)42(43)44(45) cm from the armhole (or length desired before 5 cm cuff), switch to the smaller double-pointed needles and work ribbing in the round for 5 cm. Loosely bind off in pattern.

     

    Finishing

    Fold the neck ribbing and sew the edge to the inside.

    Pin to measurements and steam lightly.

    Finished dimensions

    body circumference 88(96)104(112)122(132) cm / 34¾(37¾)41(44)48(52) in

    length approx. 53(55)58(60)63(65) cm / 20¾(21¾)22¾(23½)24¾(25½) in

    inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)49(50) cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19¼(19¾) in



    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

    Using the smaller circular needle (40 cm) and the Semolina Porridge yarn held double, cast on 96(96)104(104)112(112) sts and work ribbing in the round for 8 cm.

    Switch to the larger circular needle (40 cm). Begin increases and place markers at the edges of the pieces:

    Increase round 1: place 1st marker (beginning of round), k2 (back), increase 1 (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), k26(26)26(26)30(30), increase 1, k2, place 2nd marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k14(14)18(18)18(18), increase 1, k2, place 3rd marker, k2 (front), increase 1, k26(26)26(26)30(30), increase 1, k2, place 4th marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k14(14)18(18)18(18), increase 1, k2. The beginning of round is between the left sleeve and the back. 8 sts increased, 104(104)112(112)120(120) sts on the needles: 32(32)32(32)36(36) sts in the front and back, 20(20)24(24)24(24) sts in the sleeves.

    On the next round, begin the striped texture pattern on row 1 of the chart: slip marker, k2 (back), repeat 4 st pattern 7(7)7(7)8(8) times, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), repeat 4 st pattern 4(4)5(5)5(5) times, k2, slip marker, k2 (front), repeat 4 st pattern 7(7)7(7)8(8) times, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), repeat 4 st pattern 4(4)5(5)5(5) times, k2.

    Increase round 2: slip marker, k2 (back), increase 1, k28(28)28(28)32(32), increase 1, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k16(16)20(20)20(20), increase 1, k2, slip marker, k2 (front), increase 1, k28(28)28(28)32(32), increase 1, k2, slip marker, k2 (sleeve), increase 1, k16(16)20(20)20(20), increase 1, k2. 8 sts increased, 112(112)120(120)128(128) sts on the needles: 34(34)34(34)38(38) sts in the front and back, 22(22)26(26)26(26) sts in the sleeves.

    Work row 3 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 4–15. Work 2 sts on both sides of the markers in stockinette st. Repeat the increases on both sides of the 4 st stockinette sections on every other round (even-numbered rows of the chart). Work the increased sts following the textured pattern.

    After you have completed the increases 20(22)24(26)28(30) times in total [40(44)48(52)56(60) rows], there are 256(272)296(312)336(352) sts on the needles: 70(74)78(82)90(94) sts in the front and back, 58(62)70(74)78(82) sts in the sleeves.

    Next round: work 70(74)78(82)90(94) back sts, leave 58(62)70(74)78(82) sleeve sts on hold, cast on 0(2)4(8)8(12) sts for armhole, work 70(74)78(82)90(94) front sts, leave 58(62)70(74)78(82) sleeve sts on hold, cast on 0(2)4(8)8(12) sts for armhole = 140(152)164(180)196(212) sts.

     

    Body

    With the 140(152)164(180)196(212) sts work striped texture pattern in the round.

    When the body measures approx. 26.5(27)27(27.5)29(29.5) cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller circular needle (80 cm) and work ribbing in the round using Semolina Porridge. Loosely bind off in pattern.

     

    Sleeves

    Using the larger circular needle (40 cm), pick up and knit 0(2)3(3)4(6) sts from the left end of the armhole cast-on, work 58(62)70(74)78(82) sleeve sts, pick up 0(2)3(3)4(6) sts from the right end of the cast-on = 58(66)76(80)86(94) sts. Place marker for beginning of round.

    Work striped texture pattern in the round.

    When the sleeve measures 4(4)2(3)2(2) cm from the armhole, decrease 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k2tog through the back loop, work to last 2 sts, k2tog. Repeat the decreases every 4(4)2.5(3)2.5(2.5) cm 6(6)11(9)12(12) more times = 44(52)52(60)60(68) sts.

    Note: Switch to the double-pointed needles when you need to.

    When the sleeve measures 40(41)42(43)44(45) cm from the armhole (or length desired before 5 cm cuff), switch to the smaller double-pointed needles and work ribbing in the round for 5 cm. Loosely bind off in pattern.

     

    Finishing

    Fold the neck ribbing and sew the edge to the inside.

    Pin to measurements and steam lightly.


    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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