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Tiiraluoto sweater Novita Nordic Wool ja Wool Cotton

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This colourwork sweater is inspired by the hundreds of islands off the Helsinki coast. The sweater is knitted seamlessly from the neckline to the hem and cuffs. Tip! See pattern 4 for a children's version.
Magazine Novita Kesä 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 2
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N02192
Pattern details
Size
XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Nordic Wool
(010) Off White 400(450)500(550)600 g and

Novita Wool Cotton
(520) Rose 50(50)50(<100)<100 g

Needles and other supplies
Circular needles
(40 cm / 16 in and 80 cm / 32 in) and

double-pointed needles
Novita 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) and
4-4½ mm (UK 7-8 / US 6-7) or sizes needed for gauge

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Yoke

Using the smaller 40 cm circular needle and the off-white yarn, cast on 104(110)114(114)120 sts and work ribbing in the round for 2,5 cm.

Switch to the larger 40 cm needle. Work stockinette st for 2(2)2(3)3 rounds, evenly increasing 1(0)1(6)5 sts on the second round = 105(110)115(120)125 sts.

Keep working in the round and begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. Work the 5 st pattern repeat 21(22)23(24)25 times. Work rows 2-7 of the chart. On row 5, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat = 126(132)138(144)150 sts.

Work rows 8-11 of the chart. On row 8, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat = 147(154)161(168)175 sts.

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

Work rows 12-18. On row 12, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat = 168(176)184(192)200 sts.

Work rows 19-27. On row 19, 2 sts increased in each pattern repeat = 210(220)230(240)250 sts.

Work rows 28-30. On row 28, 1 sts increased in each pattern repeat = 231(242)253(264)275 sts.

Work rows 31-38. On row 31, 1 sts increased in each pattern repeat = 252(264)276(288)300 sts.

Work stockinette st in the round using the off-white yarn and evenly increase 17(19)21(18)22 sts on the next round = 269(283)297(306)322 sts.

When the yoke measures 18(18)19(20)21 cm after the ribbing, evenly increase 17(19)21(18)22 sts on the next round = 286(302)318(324)344 sts. Knit 1 round.

Body

On the next round, work 85(91)97(100)106 sts (back), leave the next 58(60)62(62)66 sts on hold (sleeve), cast on 10(12)14(20)22 sts for the armhole, work 85(91)97(100)106 sts (front), leave the next 58(60)62(62)66 sts on hold (sleeve), cast on 10(12)14(20)22 sts for the other armhole.

Work stockinette st in the round with these 190(206)222(240)256 sts.

When the piece measures 36(37)38(39)41 cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller circular needle and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm.

Loosely bind off in pattern.

Sleeves

Move the 58(60)62(62)66 sts on hold onto the double-pointed needles and pick up 10(12)14(20)22 sts from the armhole cast-on = 68(72)76(82)88 sts.

The beginning of the round is at the midpoint of the picked-up sts. Work stockinette st in the round.

When the sleeve measures 4(3)3(3)2 cm from the armhole, on the next round decrease 1 st after the first st and 1 st before the last st. Repeat the decreases every 3,5(3,5)3(2,5)2,5 cm 10(11)13(15)17 more times = 46(48)48(50)52 sts.

When the sleeve measures 43(44)45(45)46 cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller double-pointed needles and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm.

Loosely bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Pin to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 90(98)106(114)122 cm / 35½(38½)41¾(45)48 in middle back length 59(60)62(64)67 cm / 23¼(23½)24½(25¼)26½ in inner sleeve length 47(48)49(49)50 cm / 18½(19)19¼(19¼)19¾ in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns
- Ribbing in the round:
*k1, p1*

Yoke

Using the smaller 40 cm circular needle and the off-white yarn, cast on 104(110)114(114)120 sts and work ribbing in the round for 2,5 cm.

Switch to the larger 40 cm needle. Work stockinette st for 2(2)2(3)3 rounds, evenly increasing 1(0)1(6)5 sts on the second round = 105(110)115(120)125 sts.

Keep working in the round and begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. Work the 5 st pattern repeat 21(22)23(24)25 times. Work rows 2-7 of the chart. On row 5, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat = 126(132)138(144)150 sts.

Work rows 8-11 of the chart. On row 8, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat = 147(154)161(168)175 sts.

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

Work rows 12-18. On row 12, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat = 168(176)184(192)200 sts.

Work rows 19-27. On row 19, 2 sts increased in each pattern repeat = 210(220)230(240)250 sts.

Work rows 28-30. On row 28, 1 sts increased in each pattern repeat = 231(242)253(264)275 sts.

Work rows 31-38. On row 31, 1 sts increased in each pattern repeat = 252(264)276(288)300 sts.

Work stockinette st in the round using the off-white yarn and evenly increase 17(19)21(18)22 sts on the next round = 269(283)297(306)322 sts.

When the yoke measures 18(18)19(20)21 cm after the ribbing, evenly increase 17(19)21(18)22 sts on the next round = 286(302)318(324)344 sts. Knit 1 round.

Body

On the next round, work 85(91)97(100)106 sts (back), leave the next 58(60)62(62)66 sts on hold (sleeve), cast on 10(12)14(20)22 sts for the armhole, work 85(91)97(100)106 sts (front), leave the next 58(60)62(62)66 sts on hold (sleeve), cast on 10(12)14(20)22 sts for the other armhole.

Work stockinette st in the round with these 190(206)222(240)256 sts.

When the piece measures 36(37)38(39)41 cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller circular needle and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm.

Loosely bind off in pattern.

Sleeves

Move the 58(60)62(62)66 sts on hold onto the double-pointed needles and pick up 10(12)14(20)22 sts from the armhole cast-on = 68(72)76(82)88 sts.

The beginning of the round is at the midpoint of the picked-up sts. Work stockinette st in the round.

When the sleeve measures 4(3)3(3)2 cm from the armhole, on the next round decrease 1 st after the first st and 1 st before the last st. Repeat the decreases every 3,5(3,5)3(2,5)2,5 cm 10(11)13(15)17 more times = 46(48)48(50)52 sts.

When the sleeve measures 43(44)45(45)46 cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller double-pointed needles and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm.

Loosely bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Pin to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.


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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