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Womans Crochet and Knitted Cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

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This women's cardigan worked in Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) combines a knitted bodice and upper sleeves in stockinette stitch with a crochet skirt in granny squares. Two different techniques meet stylishly in this pretty and graphical cardigan.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2015 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 1
Skill level Expert
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Availability:In stock
SKU N04151
Pattern details
Size
S-M-L-XL

Yarn demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) (black) 500[550:550:600] g
(off-white) 200[250:250:250] g
(midgrey) 150[200:200:200] g

Needles and other supplies
60cm long circular needles Novita 4 mm
4 mm Novita crochet hook

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Stitch pattern

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Tension

20 sts and 25 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st

granny square: 12 x 12 cm

First Square

(see chart)

Using off-white yarn:

Start rnd: Ch 6, close the rnd with sc into the first ch.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (=equals to tr1), tr2, * ch3,tr3, rep from * twice, ch3. Change to black yarn and close the rnd with sc into the 3rd ch from the beg of the rnd. This rnd consists of 4 tr-groups.

Rnd 2: Ch4, * tr3, ch3, tr3, ch1, rep from * twice, tr3, ch3, tr2. Change to midgrey yarn and close the rnd with sc as before.

Rnd 3: Ch3, tr2, ch1, * tr3, ch3, tr3, ch1, tr3, ch1, rep from * twice, tr3, ch3, tr3, ch1. Change to off-white yarn and close the rnd with sc as before.

Rnd 4: Cont working as indicated in chart using off-white yarn.

Rnd 5: Cont working as indicated in chart using black yarn.

Second Square

Work as first square using colors as folls:

Rnd 1: black

Rnd 2: midgrey

Rnd 3: off-white

Rnd 4: midgrey

Rnd 5: black

Third Square

Work as first square using colors as folls:

Rnd 1: midgrey

Rnd 2: off-white

Rnd 3: black

Rnd 4: off-white

Rnd 5: black

Lower Skirt

Work 40[45:50:55] squares as folls: 13[15:17:18] pieces of first square, 14[15:16:18] pieces of second square and 13[15:17:19] pieces of third square.

Lightly steam the squares. Join the squares according to pattern with sc (single crochet) as folls: Using black yarn, hold two squares right sides together and sc2tog 1 st of first and 1 st of second square, rep to end. You can also join the squares using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

Upper Skirt

RS: Using 60cm circular needle rejoin black yarn to upper edge of the skirt and pick up and knit 176[192:212:232] sts.

WS: Knit.

Cont in stocking st and work 3 sts at both ends in garter st. Work until the knitted part meas 6[7:8:9] cm. Divide the skirt into 3 parts as folls:

RS: knit 42[45:50:54] sts for right front, cast off 8[10:10:12] sts for armhole, knit 76[82:92:100] sts for back, cast off 8[10:10:12] sts for armhole, knit 42[45:50:54] sts for left front. Leave sts for right and left front on holders.

Upper Back

Cont working 76[82:92:100] sts for back and AT THE SAME TIME shape armholes as folls:

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2sts at beg of next 0[0:2:2] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 1(2)2(3) times = 68[72:78:84] sts. Work until armhole meas 17[18:19:20] cm.

Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

Cast off 28[28:30:30] sts in the middle of back for neck and work to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off 2 sts at neck edge. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22]cm. Cast off rem 18[20:22:25] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and work to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Upper Right Front

Cont working 42[45:50:54] sts for right front and AT THE SAME TIME shape armholes as folls:

Cast off at left end every alt row 3 sts once, 2sts 0(0)1(1) times. Dec 1 st at left end of foll alt rows 1(2)2(3) times = 38[40:43:46] sts. Work until armhole meas 9[10:11:12] cm.

Shape Shoulder and Front Neck

Put 13[13:14:14] sts at right end on a holder. Cast off at right end every alt row 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st twice. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22]cm. Cast off rem 18[20:22:25] sts.

Upper Left Front

Work as upper right front reversing all shapings.

Sleeves

Work 6 squares as folls: 2 pieces of first square, 2 pieces of second square and 2 pieces of third square. Lightly steam the squares. Join the squares according to pattern with sc (single crochet) as folls: Using black yarn, hold two squares right sides together and sc2tog 1 st of first and 1 st of second square, rep to end. You can also join the squares using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

Using black yarn crochet wedges as folls: attatch the yarn with 1 sc to left edge upper corner: ch1[1:4:4], size S and M: dc63, size L and XL: dtr63, turn.

Next row: sc21, dc10, htr10, tr10, dtr12, turn.

Next row: ch4, dtr14, tr10, htr10, dc10, sc3. Break off the yarn. Repeat for other sleeve.

RS: Using 60cm circular needle rejoin black yarn to upper edge of the sleeve and pick up and knit 60[62:66:70] sts.

WS: Knit.

Cont in stocking st and work 3 sts at both ends in garter st. Work until the knitted part meas 5[4:4:4] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 0[4:4:5] cm interval once = 62[66:70:74] sts. Work until sleeve meas 47[48:49:50] cm.

Shape Top

Cast off 4[5:5:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 8(9)10(12) times. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem sts.

To Make 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 side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves.

Neckline Edge

Using 60cm circular needle rejoin yarn to 13[13:14:14] sts from a holder, pick up and knit 98[100:101:101]sts evenly from neck edge =111[113:115:115] sts. Work in garter st 4 rows. Cast off sts knitwise.

Using black yarn crochet 1 row of dc on front edges and hem.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Bust: 88[96:106:116] cm Length: 85[87:89:91] cm Inner length of the sleeve: 47[48:49:50] cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern
Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.
Garter stitch: knit every row.
Tension
20 sts and 25 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st
granny square: 12 x 12 cm

Crochet Stitch Glossary
U.K./AUS Term
sc- single crochet
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
htr-half treble
tr- treble
dtr-double treble
rnd- round

Stitch pattern

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Tension

20 sts and 25 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st

granny square: 12 x 12 cm

First Square

(see chart)

Using off-white yarn:

Start rnd: Ch 6, close the rnd with sc into the first ch.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (=equals to tr1), tr2, * ch3,tr3, rep from * twice, ch3. Change to black yarn and close the rnd with sc into the 3rd ch from the beg of the rnd. This rnd consists of 4 tr-groups.

Rnd 2: Ch4, * tr3, ch3, tr3, ch1, rep from * twice, tr3, ch3, tr2. Change to midgrey yarn and close the rnd with sc as before.

Rnd 3: Ch3, tr2, ch1, * tr3, ch3, tr3, ch1, tr3, ch1, rep from * twice, tr3, ch3, tr3, ch1. Change to off-white yarn and close the rnd with sc as before.

Rnd 4: Cont working as indicated in chart using off-white yarn.

Rnd 5: Cont working as indicated in chart using black yarn.

Second Square

Work as first square using colors as folls:

Rnd 1: black

Rnd 2: midgrey

Rnd 3: off-white

Rnd 4: midgrey

Rnd 5: black

Third Square

Work as first square using colors as folls:

Rnd 1: midgrey

Rnd 2: off-white

Rnd 3: black

Rnd 4: off-white

Rnd 5: black

Lower Skirt

Work 40[45:50:55] squares as folls: 13[15:17:18] pieces of first square, 14[15:16:18] pieces of second square and 13[15:17:19] pieces of third square.

Lightly steam the squares. Join the squares according to pattern with sc (single crochet) as folls: Using black yarn, hold two squares right sides together and sc2tog 1 st of first and 1 st of second square, rep to end. You can also join the squares using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

Upper Skirt

RS: Using 60cm circular needle rejoin black yarn to upper edge of the skirt and pick up and knit 176[192:212:232] sts.

WS: Knit.

Cont in stocking st and work 3 sts at both ends in garter st. Work until the knitted part meas 6[7:8:9] cm. Divide the skirt into 3 parts as folls:

RS: knit 42[45:50:54] sts for right front, cast off 8[10:10:12] sts for armhole, knit 76[82:92:100] sts for back, cast off 8[10:10:12] sts for armhole, knit 42[45:50:54] sts for left front. Leave sts for right and left front on holders.

Upper Back

Cont working 76[82:92:100] sts for back and AT THE SAME TIME shape armholes as folls:

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2sts at beg of next 0[0:2:2] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 1(2)2(3) times = 68[72:78:84] sts. Work until armhole meas 17[18:19:20] cm.

Shape Shoulders and Back Neck

Cast off 28[28:30:30] sts in the middle of back for neck and work to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off 2 sts at neck edge. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22]cm. Cast off rem 18[20:22:25] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and work to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Upper Right Front

Cont working 42[45:50:54] sts for right front and AT THE SAME TIME shape armholes as folls:

Cast off at left end every alt row 3 sts once, 2sts 0(0)1(1) times. Dec 1 st at left end of foll alt rows 1(2)2(3) times = 38[40:43:46] sts. Work until armhole meas 9[10:11:12] cm.

Shape Shoulder and Front Neck

Put 13[13:14:14] sts at right end on a holder. Cast off at right end every alt row 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st twice. Work until armhole meas 19[20:21:22]cm. Cast off rem 18[20:22:25] sts.

Upper Left Front

Work as upper right front reversing all shapings.

Sleeves

Work 6 squares as folls: 2 pieces of first square, 2 pieces of second square and 2 pieces of third square. Lightly steam the squares. Join the squares according to pattern with sc (single crochet) as folls: Using black yarn, hold two squares right sides together and sc2tog 1 st of first and 1 st of second square, rep to end. You can also join the squares using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

Using black yarn crochet wedges as folls: attatch the yarn with 1 sc to left edge upper corner: ch1[1:4:4], size S and M: dc63, size L and XL: dtr63, turn.

Next row: sc21, dc10, htr10, tr10, dtr12, turn.

Next row: ch4, dtr14, tr10, htr10, dc10, sc3. Break off the yarn. Repeat for other sleeve.

RS: Using 60cm circular needle rejoin black yarn to upper edge of the sleeve and pick up and knit 60[62:66:70] sts.

WS: Knit.

Cont in stocking st and work 3 sts at both ends in garter st. Work until the knitted part meas 5[4:4:4] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 0[4:4:5] cm interval once = 62[66:70:74] sts. Work until sleeve meas 47[48:49:50] cm.

Shape Top

Cast off 4[5:5:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 8(9)10(12) times. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem sts.

To Make 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 side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves.

Neckline Edge

Using 60cm circular needle rejoin yarn to 13[13:14:14] sts from a holder, pick up and knit 98[100:101:101]sts evenly from neck edge =111[113:115:115] sts. Work in garter st 4 rows. Cast off sts knitwise.

Using black yarn crochet 1 row of dc on front edges and hem.


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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