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Novita Merino DK: Ajaton (Timeless) cardigan

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You will never tire of this long half-brioche cardigan! Knitted from Novita Merino DK, the classy knit goes well with both dresses and jeans.
Magazine Novita Kesä 2021 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 18
Skill level Intermediate
Novita Merino DK: Ajaton (Timeless) cardigan
Novita circular needles 80 cm-5.5 mm
€3.83
Novita circular needles 60 cm birch-3.5 mm
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Novita Merino DK: Ajaton (Timeless) cardigan
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N022118
    Pattern details
    Size
    S(M)L(XL)XXL

    Yarn demand

    Novita Merino DK

    (600) Barley 1050(1150)1200(1300)1400 g



    Needles and other supplies

    Circular needle (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 5½ mm (UK 5 / US 9) or size needed; Novita 3½ mm (US 4) circular needle (60 cm / 24 in) for the borders and cuffs



    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Details

    Back

    Using the larger needles, cast on 111(117)125(131)139 sts and begin half brioche as follows:

    Row 1: (WS) k1, *k1, slip 1 yarn over (sl1yo)*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *p1, knit together the knit st and yo (brk)*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Keep repeating rows 1–2.

    When the piece measures 50 cm, decrease 1 st at both ends. Repeat the decreases every 10(10)10(10)8 cm 3(3)3(3)4 more times = 103(109)117(123)129 sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 91(91)91(91)92 cm, place markers for the armholes at both ends.

    When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm, on every other row at both ends, loosely bind off in ribbing: 3x9 sts and 10 sts (3x10 sts and 11 sts) 3x11 sts and 12 sts (3x12 sts and 11 sts) 2x12 sts and 2x13 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

    Right front

    Using the larger needles, cast on 57(61)65(69)73 sts and begin half brioche as follows:

    Row 1: (WS) k1, *k1, sl1yo*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, p1.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *p1, brk*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Keep repeating rows 1–2.

    When the piece measures 50 cm, decrease 1 st at the left end. Repeat the decreases every 10(10)10(10)8 cm 3(3)3(3)4 more times = 53(57)61(65)68 sts.

    When the piece measures 89(90)90(90)91 cm, work half brioche as established and begin neckline decreases:

    Row 1: (RS) work 8 sts, slip the knit st and yo knitwise, knit next purl st, pass the slipped st and yo over. Work to end.

    Rows 2 and 4: (WS) work to last 9 sts, p1, work to end.

    Row 3: work 8 sts, k1, work to end.

    Row 5: work 8 sts, slip 1 knitwise, knit together the knit st and yo, pass the slipped st over. Work to end.

    Rows 6–8: work half brioche.

    Repeat rows 1–8 a total of 8(8)8(9)9 times = 37(41)43(47)50 sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 91(91)91(91)92 cm, place a marker for the armhole at the left end.

    When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm, on every other row at the left end, loosely bind off in ribbing: 3x9 sts and 10 sts (3x10 sts and 11 sts) 3x11 sts and 12 sts (3x12 sts and 11 sts) 2x12 sts and 2x13 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

    Left front

    Using the larger needles, cast on 57(61)65(69)73 sts and begin half brioche as follows:

    Row 1: (WS) p1, *k1, sl1yo*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *p1, brk*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Keep repeating rows 1–2 and mirror the right front.

    Work the neckline decreases as follows:

    Row 1: (RS) work to last 10 sts, knit 2 sts and their yarn overs together, work to end.

    Rows 2 and 4: (WS) work 8 sts, p1, work to end.

    Row 3: (RS) work to last 9 sts, k1, work to end.

    Row 5: (RS) work to last 10 sts, knit 2 sts and their yarn overs together, work to end.

    Rows 6–8: work half brioche.

    Repeat rows 1–8 a total of 8(8)8(9)9 times.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles cast on 45(47)49(51)53 sts and begin ribbing: (WS) k1, *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to last st, k1. From now on work 1 st at the edges in garter st and the other sts in ribbing. Work ribbing for 6 cm.

    Now work increases: (RS) k1(1)1(3)1, *increase 1 (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), k3*, repeat *–* 13(14)15(15)16 more times, increase 0(1)0)0(0)1, k2(1)0(0)1. 14(16)16(16)17(18) sts increased, 59(63)65(67)71 sts on the needles.

    Switch to the larger needles and work half brioche as established in the back piece, beginning with the WS row.

    When the piece measures 10 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 6 cm 2(2)3(4)3 more times = 65(69)73(77)79 sts.

    When the piece measures 48(49)50(50)50 cm, loosely bind off in ribbing.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams.

    Front borders: using the smaller circular needle, cast on 3 sts and turn work. On every other row at the right front, pick up the loop of the edge st onto the other end of the needle. First pick up around 20 sts this way. *RS: knit 2 of the 3 cast-on sts, slip the last border st knitwise, knit the picked-up st, pass the slipped st over, turn work. WS: k3, turn work.* Repeat *–*, picking up more sts from the front as you go.

    Continue onto the back neckline (pick up 3 sts per 4 sts) and left front. Bind off the border sts in knit on WS.

    Attach the sleeves following the red marks on the pattern. Sew the sleeve seams and side seams.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions

    body circumference 112(120)128(134)140 cm / 44(47¼)50½(52¾)55 in

    length 112(113)114(115)117 cm / 44(44½)45(45¼)46 in

    inner sleeve length 48(49)50(50)50 cm / 19(19¼)19¾(19¾)19¾ in



    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Stitch patterns Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to end. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Half brioche stitch: work following the instructions. Garter stitch: knit all rows.

    Gauge 18 sts in half brioche with larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in



    Back

    Using the larger needles, cast on 111(117)125(131)139 sts and begin half brioche as follows:

    Row 1: (WS) k1, *k1, slip 1 yarn over (sl1yo)*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *p1, knit together the knit st and yo (brk)*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Keep repeating rows 1–2.

    When the piece measures 50 cm, decrease 1 st at both ends. Repeat the decreases every 10(10)10(10)8 cm 3(3)3(3)4 more times = 103(109)117(123)129 sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 91(91)91(91)92 cm, place markers for the armholes at both ends.

    When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm, on every other row at both ends, loosely bind off in ribbing: 3x9 sts and 10 sts (3x10 sts and 11 sts) 3x11 sts and 12 sts (3x12 sts and 11 sts) 2x12 sts and 2x13 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

    Right front

    Using the larger needles, cast on 57(61)65(69)73 sts and begin half brioche as follows:

    Row 1: (WS) k1, *k1, sl1yo*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, p1.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *p1, brk*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Keep repeating rows 1–2.

    When the piece measures 50 cm, decrease 1 st at the left end. Repeat the decreases every 10(10)10(10)8 cm 3(3)3(3)4 more times = 53(57)61(65)68 sts.

    When the piece measures 89(90)90(90)91 cm, work half brioche as established and begin neckline decreases:

    Row 1: (RS) work 8 sts, slip the knit st and yo knitwise, knit next purl st, pass the slipped st and yo over. Work to end.

    Rows 2 and 4: (WS) work to last 9 sts, p1, work to end.

    Row 3: work 8 sts, k1, work to end.

    Row 5: work 8 sts, slip 1 knitwise, knit together the knit st and yo, pass the slipped st over. Work to end.

    Rows 6–8: work half brioche.

    Repeat rows 1–8 a total of 8(8)8(9)9 times = 37(41)43(47)50 sts.

    Note: When the piece measures 91(91)91(91)92 cm, place a marker for the armhole at the left end.

    When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm, on every other row at the left end, loosely bind off in ribbing: 3x9 sts and 10 sts (3x10 sts and 11 sts) 3x11 sts and 12 sts (3x12 sts and 11 sts) 2x12 sts and 2x13 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

    Left front

    Using the larger needles, cast on 57(61)65(69)73 sts and begin half brioche as follows:

    Row 1: (WS) p1, *k1, sl1yo*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *p1, brk*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Keep repeating rows 1–2 and mirror the right front.

    Work the neckline decreases as follows:

    Row 1: (RS) work to last 10 sts, knit 2 sts and their yarn overs together, work to end.

    Rows 2 and 4: (WS) work 8 sts, p1, work to end.

    Row 3: (RS) work to last 9 sts, k1, work to end.

    Row 5: (RS) work to last 10 sts, knit 2 sts and their yarn overs together, work to end.

    Rows 6–8: work half brioche.

    Repeat rows 1–8 a total of 8(8)8(9)9 times.

    Sleeves

    Using the smaller needles cast on 45(47)49(51)53 sts and begin ribbing: (WS) k1, *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to last st, k1. From now on work 1 st at the edges in garter st and the other sts in ribbing. Work ribbing for 6 cm.

    Now work increases: (RS) k1(1)1(3)1, *increase 1 (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), k3*, repeat *–* 13(14)15(15)16 more times, increase 0(1)0)0(0)1, k2(1)0(0)1. 14(16)16(16)17(18) sts increased, 59(63)65(67)71 sts on the needles.

    Switch to the larger needles and work half brioche as established in the back piece, beginning with the WS row.

    When the piece measures 10 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 6 cm 2(2)3(4)3 more times = 65(69)73(77)79 sts.

    When the piece measures 48(49)50(50)50 cm, loosely bind off in ribbing.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

    Finishing

    Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams.

    Front borders: using the smaller circular needle, cast on 3 sts and turn work. On every other row at the right front, pick up the loop of the edge st onto the other end of the needle. First pick up around 20 sts this way. *RS: knit 2 of the 3 cast-on sts, slip the last border st knitwise, knit the picked-up st, pass the slipped st over, turn work. WS: k3, turn work.* Repeat *–*, picking up more sts from the front as you go.

    Continue onto the back neckline (pick up 3 sts per 4 sts) and left front. Bind off the border sts in knit on WS.

    Attach the sleeves following the red marks on the pattern. Sew the sleeve seams and side 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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