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Novita Suomivilla: Siimes colourwork sweater

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The Siimes colourwork sweater for men is knitted from Novita’s soft Suomivilla yarn. Knitted in the round from neckline to hem, the sweater is a timeless classic thanks to the neutral colour palette.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2021 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 7
Skill level Intermediate
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Novita Suomivilla: Siimes colourwork sweater
Novita Suomivilla: Siimes colourwork sweater

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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N03217
    Pattern details
    Size
    S(M)L(XL)XXL(3XL)4XL

    Yarn demand

    Novita Suomivilla

    (868) Bear 500(550)600(650)750(850)900 g

    (862) Mountain Hare 100(100)150(150)150(150)150 g

    (010) Off White 50(50)50(100)100(100)100 g



    Needles and other supplies

    Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in; 80 cm / 32 in) Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) and 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or sizes needed; 3 mm and 4 mm double-pointed needles for the sleeves, if you don’t use the Magic Loop technique
    https://www.novitaknits.com/fi/neulekoulu/magic-loop-tekniikka-eli-luuppaus



    Designer
    Ronja Hakalehto

    Details

    Yoke

    Using the smaller circular needle (40 cm) and the Bear yarn, cast on 104(106)110(112)112(114)118 sts, place marker for beginning of round and work ribbing in the round for 8 cm.

    Switch to the larger needle. Knit 1 round, evenly increasing 25(29)34(38)50(54)59 sts = 129(135)144(150)162(168)177 sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I. Repeat the 3 st pattern 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 times.

    Work rows 2–4 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased on row 4, 172(180)192(200)216(224)236 sts on the needles. Work rows 5–7, repeating the 4 st pattern.

    Note: Switch to the longer circular needle when you need to.

    Work row 8 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 215(225)240(250)270(280)295 sts on the needles. Work rows 9–13, repeating the 5 st pattern.

    Work row 14 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 258(270)288(300)324(336)354 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 15–23, repeating the 6 st pattern. Sizes S and M: skip row 19.

    Work row 24 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 301(315)336(350)378(392)413 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 25–31, repeating the 7 st pattern. Sizes S and M: skip row 30.

    Work row 32 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 344(360)384(400)432(448)472 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 33–53. Size S: skip row 52.

    Using Bear, work stockinette st in the round. On the first round, decrease 2(0)4(0)4(4)0 sts / increase 0(4)0(6)0(0)0 sts = 342(364)380(406)428(444)472 sts.

    When the yoke measures 20(21)22(23)23(24)25 cm after the ribbing, separate the sleeves: 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 back sts + 75(78)79(83)86(88)93 sleeve sts + 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 front sts + 75(78)79(83)86(88)93 sleeve sts.

     

    Body

    Work stockinette st. Work 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 back sts, cast on 16(18)19(19)19(22)22 sts for armhole, work 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 front sts, cast on 16(18)19(19)19(22)22 sts for armhole = 224(244)260(278)294(312)330 sts. Keep working stockinette st in the round.

    When the body measures 37(38)39(41)42(44)45 cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller needles and work ribbing in the round for 6 cm. Loosely bind off in pattern.

     

    Sleeves

    Use either the double-pointed needles or the Magic Loop technique.

    Work the 75(78)79(83)86(88)93 sleeve sts in stockinette st and pick up and knit 16(18)19(19)19(22)22 sts from the armhole cast-on = 91(96)98(102)105(110)115 sts. Keep working stockinette st in the round. The beginning of round is at the midpoint of the armhole cast-on.

    After 2(2)2(2)1(1)1 cm, begin decreases: k1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), k1. Repeat the decreases 0(0)0(0)0(1)3 more time(s) every 1 cm, 13(18)18(17)21(21)20 times every 2 cm and 4(1)1(2)0(0)0 time(s) every 3 cm = 55(56)58(62)61(64)67 sts.

    When the inner sleeve measures 43(44)44(45)45(46)46 cm, switch to the smaller needles. Work ribbing in the round; on the first round decrease 1(0)0(2)1(0)1 st(s) = 54(56)58(60)60(64)66 sts.

    After 6 cm in ribbing, loosely bind off in pattern.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

     

    Finishing

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

    Fold the collar and sew the edge to the inside.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions

    body circumference 102(110)120(128)134(142)150 cm / 40¼(43¼)47¼(50½)52¾(56)59 in

    middle back/front length 63(65)67(70)71(74)76 cm / 24¾(25½)26½(27½)28(29¼)30 in

    inner sleeve length 49(50)50(51)51(52)52 cm / 19¼(19¾)19¾(20)20(20½)20½ in



    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*. Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows. Colourwork: work stockinette st following the chart.

    Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows in stockinette st or colourwork with larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in

    Note The sweater is knitted in the round from neckline to hem (see pattern for direction of knitting).



    Yoke

    Using the smaller circular needle (40 cm) and the Bear yarn, cast on 104(106)110(112)112(114)118 sts, place marker for beginning of round and work ribbing in the round for 8 cm.

    Switch to the larger needle. Knit 1 round, evenly increasing 25(29)34(38)50(54)59 sts = 129(135)144(150)162(168)177 sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I. Repeat the 3 st pattern 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 times.

    Work rows 2–4 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased on row 4, 172(180)192(200)216(224)236 sts on the needles. Work rows 5–7, repeating the 4 st pattern.

    Note: Switch to the longer circular needle when you need to.

    Work row 8 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 215(225)240(250)270(280)295 sts on the needles. Work rows 9–13, repeating the 5 st pattern.

    Work row 14 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 258(270)288(300)324(336)354 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 15–23, repeating the 6 st pattern. Sizes S and M: skip row 19.

    Work row 24 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 301(315)336(350)378(392)413 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 25–31, repeating the 7 st pattern. Sizes S and M: skip row 30.

    Work row 32 of the chart. 43(45)48(50)54(56)59 sts increased, 344(360)384(400)432(448)472 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 33–53. Size S: skip row 52.

    Using Bear, work stockinette st in the round. On the first round, decrease 2(0)4(0)4(4)0 sts / increase 0(4)0(6)0(0)0 sts = 342(364)380(406)428(444)472 sts.

    When the yoke measures 20(21)22(23)23(24)25 cm after the ribbing, separate the sleeves: 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 back sts + 75(78)79(83)86(88)93 sleeve sts + 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 front sts + 75(78)79(83)86(88)93 sleeve sts.

     

    Body

    Work stockinette st. Work 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 back sts, cast on 16(18)19(19)19(22)22 sts for armhole, work 96(104)111(120)128(134)143 front sts, cast on 16(18)19(19)19(22)22 sts for armhole = 224(244)260(278)294(312)330 sts. Keep working stockinette st in the round.

    When the body measures 37(38)39(41)42(44)45 cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller needles and work ribbing in the round for 6 cm. Loosely bind off in pattern.

     

    Sleeves

    Use either the double-pointed needles or the Magic Loop technique.

    Work the 75(78)79(83)86(88)93 sleeve sts in stockinette st and pick up and knit 16(18)19(19)19(22)22 sts from the armhole cast-on = 91(96)98(102)105(110)115 sts. Keep working stockinette st in the round. The beginning of round is at the midpoint of the armhole cast-on.

    After 2(2)2(2)1(1)1 cm, begin decreases: k1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), k1. Repeat the decreases 0(0)0(0)0(1)3 more time(s) every 1 cm, 13(18)18(17)21(21)20 times every 2 cm and 4(1)1(2)0(0)0 time(s) every 3 cm = 55(56)58(62)61(64)67 sts.

    When the inner sleeve measures 43(44)44(45)45(46)46 cm, switch to the smaller needles. Work ribbing in the round; on the first round decrease 1(0)0(2)1(0)1 st(s) = 54(56)58(60)60(64)66 sts.

    After 6 cm in ribbing, loosely bind off in pattern.

    Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

     

    Finishing

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

    Fold the collar and sew the edge to the inside.


    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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