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Womans Cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

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Women's patterned cardigan worked in Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) yarn. The shawl collar and front edges knitted in rib give this cardigan a stylish look.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2015 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 20
Skill level Intermediate
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N031520
    Pattern details
    Size
    XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL

    Yarn demand
    Novita 7 Veljestä (cyklamen) 700[750:800:850:900:950] g

    Needles and other supplies
    1 pair Novita 4,5 mm needles

    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Details

    Stitch pattern

    Garter stitch: knit every row.

    Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

    Reversed stocking stitch: purl on RS, knit on WS.

    Rib:

    Row 1: *K5,P5, rep from* to end.

    Row 2: *K5, P5, rep from * to end.

    Stitch pattern:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit.

    Rep rows 1-6.

    Tension

    18 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking stitch.

    Back

    Cast on 96[102:110:118:126:136]sts and work in garter st 5 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt as folls:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit. Rep rows 1-6. Work until back meas 5[5:6:6:7:7] cm. Dec 1 st at each end. Repeat decreases at each end in 4,5 cm intervals 7 times = 80[86:94:102:110:120] sts. Work until back meas 51[52:53:54:56:57] cm.

    Shape Armholes

    Cast off 3[3:3:4:4:4] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 4(4)4(6)6(6) times = 66[72:80:82:90:100] sts. Work until armhole meas 17[18:19:20:20:21] cm.

    Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

    Cast off 28 sts in the middle of back for neck and work in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Dec 2sts at neck edge. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:22:23] cm. Cast off rem 17[20:24:25:29:34] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

    Left Front

    Cast on 77[80:84:88:92:97] sts and work as folls:

    (WS): *P5, K5, rep from * 3 times , K37[40:44:48:52:57] sts.

    RS: Work 37[40:44:48:52:57] sts in patt as folls:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit. Rep rows 1-6. Cont working 40sts in rib =front (left) edge.

    Work until front meas 5 cm. Dec 1 st at right edge. Repeat decreases in 4,5 cm intervals 7 times = 69[72:76:80:84:89] sts. Work until front meas 51[52:53:54:56:57] cm.

    Shape Armholes

    (RS): Cast off 3[3:3:4:4:4] sts at beg of the row =right edge. Dec 1 st at right edge of foll alt rows 4(4)4(6)6(6) times = 62[65:69:70:74:79] sts. Work until armhole meas 7[8:8:9:9:10] cm.

    Shape Front Neck and Shoulders

    (RS): Work 21[24:28:29:33:38] sts in patt, work 41sts in rib. Rep adding 1 st to rib from patt sts in 2 cm intervals 4 times = 17[20:24:25:29:34] sts in patt, 45 sts in rib. Note: The amount of sts keeps the same.

    Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:22:23] cm.

    (RS): Cast off 17[20:24:25:29:34] sts , M1, work 45sts in rib =46sts. Work in rib about 12cm = half of back neck opening slightly pulling the rib. Cast off rem sts.

    Right Front

    Knit as left front reversing all shapings.

    Sleeves

    Cast on 43[45:47:47:48:48] sts and work in garter st 5 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt as folls:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit. Rep rows 1-6. Work until sleeve meas 5[7:5:6:6:11] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 4[3,5:3,5:3:3:2,5] cm intervals 9(10)11(13)13(14) times = 63[67:71:75:76:78] sts. Work until sleeve meas 46[47:48:49:49:50] cm.

    Shape Top

    Cast off 3[3:3:4:4:4] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 4(4)4(7)7(7) times. Cast off rem sts.

    Making Up

    Flatten the pieces to the desired dimensions on an even surface, wrong side up. Wet with water spray, and allow to dry. Join both shoulder seams. Join both collar seams (=back seam) using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Sew slightly stretched collar to back neck edge using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves ( red attaching mark in pattern). Join side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    Bust: 86[94:102:110:120:130] cm Length: 70[72:74:76:78:80] cm Inner length of the sleeve: 46[47:48:49:49:50] cm

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch pattern:
    Garter stitch: knit every row.
    Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.
    Reversed stocking stitch: purl on RS, knit on WS.
    Rib: Row 1: *K5,P5, rep from* to end. Row 2: *K5, P5, rep from * to end.
    Stitch pattern: Row 1 (RS): Knit.
    Row 2 (WS): Purl.
    Row 3 (RS): Knit.
    Row 4 (WS): Purl.
    Row 5 (RS): Knit.
    Row 6 (WS): Knit.
    Rep rows 1-6.
    Tension:
    18 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking stitch.

    Stitch pattern

    Garter stitch: knit every row.

    Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

    Reversed stocking stitch: purl on RS, knit on WS.

    Rib:

    Row 1: *K5,P5, rep from* to end.

    Row 2: *K5, P5, rep from * to end.

    Stitch pattern:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit.

    Rep rows 1-6.

    Tension

    18 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking stitch.

    Back

    Cast on 96[102:110:118:126:136]sts and work in garter st 5 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt as folls:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit. Rep rows 1-6. Work until back meas 5[5:6:6:7:7] cm. Dec 1 st at each end. Repeat decreases at each end in 4,5 cm intervals 7 times = 80[86:94:102:110:120] sts. Work until back meas 51[52:53:54:56:57] cm.

    Shape Armholes

    Cast off 3[3:3:4:4:4] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 4(4)4(6)6(6) times = 66[72:80:82:90:100] sts. Work until armhole meas 17[18:19:20:20:21] cm.

    Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

    Cast off 28 sts in the middle of back for neck and work in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Dec 2sts at neck edge. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:22:23] cm. Cast off rem 17[20:24:25:29:34] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

    Left Front

    Cast on 77[80:84:88:92:97] sts and work as folls:

    (WS): *P5, K5, rep from * 3 times , K37[40:44:48:52:57] sts.

    RS: Work 37[40:44:48:52:57] sts in patt as folls:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit. Rep rows 1-6. Cont working 40sts in rib =front (left) edge.

    Work until front meas 5 cm. Dec 1 st at right edge. Repeat decreases in 4,5 cm intervals 7 times = 69[72:76:80:84:89] sts. Work until front meas 51[52:53:54:56:57] cm.

    Shape Armholes

    (RS): Cast off 3[3:3:4:4:4] sts at beg of the row =right edge. Dec 1 st at right edge of foll alt rows 4(4)4(6)6(6) times = 62[65:69:70:74:79] sts. Work until armhole meas 7[8:8:9:9:10] cm.

    Shape Front Neck and Shoulders

    (RS): Work 21[24:28:29:33:38] sts in patt, work 41sts in rib. Rep adding 1 st to rib from patt sts in 2 cm intervals 4 times = 17[20:24:25:29:34] sts in patt, 45 sts in rib. Note: The amount of sts keeps the same.

    Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:22:23] cm.

    (RS): Cast off 17[20:24:25:29:34] sts , M1, work 45sts in rib =46sts. Work in rib about 12cm = half of back neck opening slightly pulling the rib. Cast off rem sts.

    Right Front

    Knit as left front reversing all shapings.

    Sleeves

    Cast on 43[45:47:47:48:48] sts and work in garter st 5 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt as folls:

    Row 1 (RS): Knit.

    Row 2 (WS): Purl.

    Row 3 (RS): Knit.

    Row 4 (WS): Purl.

    Row 5 (RS): Knit.

    Row 6 (WS): Knit. Rep rows 1-6. Work until sleeve meas 5[7:5:6:6:11] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 4[3,5:3,5:3:3:2,5] cm intervals 9(10)11(13)13(14) times = 63[67:71:75:76:78] sts. Work until sleeve meas 46[47:48:49:49:50] cm.

    Shape Top

    Cast off 3[3:3:4:4:4] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 4(4)4(7)7(7) times. Cast off rem sts.

    Making Up

    Flatten the pieces to the desired dimensions on an even surface, wrong side up. Wet with water spray, and allow to dry. Join both shoulder seams. Join both collar seams (=back seam) using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Sew slightly stretched collar to back neck edge using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves ( red attaching mark in pattern). Join side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.


    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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