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Womans Fair Isle Pullover Novita Joki (River)

Womans Fair Isle Pullover Novita Joki (River)

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Showy graphical fair isle pullover worked in Novita Joki (River) yarn consists of various stitch patterns. Zig-zag patterns, bobble stitches and cable patterns give this pullover interesting texture.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2015 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 8
Skill level Expert
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Availability:In stock
SKU N04158
Pattern details
Size
XS/S-M-L/XL

Yarn demand
Novita Joki (black) 400[450:500] g
(off-white) 250[300:350] g
(grey) 100[100:150] g

Needles and other supplies
80cm long circular needles Novita 5,5 mm
40cm long circular needles Novita 5 mm for neckband
Set of 5 double-pointed 5 mm needles for sleeves
Set of 5 double-pointed 5,5 mm needles for sleeves

Designer
Noora Niinikoski

Details

Stitch pattern

Pattern st in round: See chart.

Fair isle pattern in round: See chart.

Cable pattern in round: See chart

Garter st in round:

Rnd 1: * knit all sts.

Rnd 2: purl all sts, rep from*

Tension

16 sts to 10 cm measured over pattern st

17 sts to 10 cm measured over cable patt from chart II.

16 sts to 10 cm measured over fair isle patt

Lower Front and Back

Lower front and back are worked in one piece in round to the armholes.

Using 80 cm circular needles and off-white yarn cast on 132[144:164] sts.

RS: purl.

Mark the beg of the rnd and middle of the rnd with stitchmarkers = side ends.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart I. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 4 st pattern 33(36)41 times. Rep rnds 1-4.

Work until piece meas 4[3:3] cm. Inc 1 st at both sides of stitchmarkers. Rep increases at both sides of stitchmarkers in 4[3:3] cm intervals 1(3)3 times = 140[160:180] sts.

Work until piece meas 13[14:15] cm. End with rnd 2 or rnd 4.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, using off-white yarn cont in patt from chart II. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 10+1 st pattern 14(16)18 times. 14[16:18] sts will be increased during rnd 1 = 154[176:198] sts. Rep rnds 2-6.

AT THE SAME TIME when cable patt meas 1 cm, inc 1 st at both sides of stitchmarkers into reversed stocking st. Rep increases at both sides of stitchmarkers in 3 cm intervals 3 times = 170[192:214] sts.

After repeating rnds 2-6 4 times work rnd 7. 14[16:18] sts will be decreased during this rnd =156[176:196] sts.

Using grey yarn knit 2 rnds and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 4 sts during second rnd = 160[180:200] sts.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart IV. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 10 st pattern 16(18)20 times. Work rnds 1-37.

Using black yarn knit 1 rnd. Divide the sts into two pieces for front and back.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 1[1:2] sts at beg of next row, work 78[88:96] sts for back and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 3[3:1] sts, cast off 2[2:4] sts, work 78[88:96] sts for back and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 2[3:0] sts, cast off 1[1:2] sts =81[91:97] sts for back and = 80[91:96] sts for front. Leave sts on holders.

Lower Sleeves

Lower sleeves are worked in round to the armholes.

Using smaller double-pointed needles and off-white yarn cast on 30[30:34] sts. Distribute sts evenly over 4 of the 5 needles and, taking care not to twist cast-on edge and using 5th needle, work in rounds as folls: Work in garter st in round 8 cm. Knit 1 rnd after purled rnd and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 10 sts = 40[40:44] sts. Purl 1 rnd. Change to larger needles.

Mark the beg of the rnd with a stitchmarker.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart I. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 4 st pattern 10(10)11 times. Rep rnds 1-4.

Work until sleeve meas 13[14:13] cm. Inc 1 st at both sides of the stitchmarker. Rep increases at both sides of the stitchmarker in 3[2:2] cm intervals 7(11)12 times = 56[64:70] sts.

AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve meas 17[18:19] cm and you ended with rnd 2 or rnd 4, knit 2 rnds using grey yarn.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart IV. as folls:

Rnd 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st. Cont in patt and work rnds 1-37.

Shape Top

Using black yarn knit 1 rnd as folls: cast off 1[1:2] sts, knit 54[62:66] sts and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 2[3:0] sts, cast off 1[1:2] sts = 56[65:66] sts. Leave sts on a holder.

Yoke

Using 80cm long needles work sts from holders as foll:

RS: work 81[91:97] sts from back, work 56[65:66] sts from sleeve, work 80[91:96] sts from front, work 56[65:66] sts from sleeve = 273[312:325] sts.

Using black yarn knit 1 rnd.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart III. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 13+2 st pattern 21(24)25 times. 42[48:50] sts will be increased during rnd 1 = 315[360:375] sts. Rep rnds 2-9.

AT THE SAME TIME after finishing rnd 4, dec 1 st inside purl sts in between each cable by purling 2 tog = 294[336:350] sts. Rep dec every 4th rnd 4 times = 210[240:250] sts (st pattern has now 9 sts of cable + P1).

Work until cable patt meas about 13[14:14] cm.

Next rnd: Dec 2 sts inside each cable as folls: K2,K2tog,K1,K2tog,K2,P1 = 168[192:200] sts.

Next rnd: knit all sts and dec evenly 8[12:8] sts = 160[180:192] sts.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in pattern st patt from chart I. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 4 st pattern 40(45)48 times. Rep rnds 1-4.

AT THE SAME TIME after finishing rnd 2, dec 1 st in between every other bobble. 20[23:24] sts will be decreased = 140[157:168] sts.

Rnd 7: dec 1 st in between every bobble. 20[22:24] sts will be decreased = 120[135:144] sts.

Rnd 11: dec 1 st in between every bobble. 20[22:24] sts will be decreased = 100[112:120] sts.

Rnd 15: dec 1 st in between every bobble. 20[22:24] sts will be decreased = 80[90:96] sts.

Work until pattern st patt meas about 23[25:25] cm, end with rnd 1 or rnd 3.

Using off-white yarn cont in garter st in round 7 rnds. Cast off sts.

To Make Up

Flatten the piece to the desired dimensions on an even surface, wrong side up. Lightly steam.

Join armpit seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Bust: 98[108:118] cm Hem circumference: 84[92:104] cm Length: 68[71:72] cm Inner length of the sleeve: 37[38:39] cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern
Pattern st in round: See chart.
Fair isle pattern in round: See chart.
Cable pattern in round: See chart
Garter st in round:
Rnd 1: * knit all sts.
Rnd 2: purl all sts, rep from*
Tension
16 sts to 10 cm measured over pattern st
17 sts to 10 cm measured over cable patt from chart II.
16 sts to 10 cm measured over fair isle patt

Stitch pattern

Pattern st in round: See chart.

Fair isle pattern in round: See chart.

Cable pattern in round: See chart

Garter st in round:

Rnd 1: * knit all sts.

Rnd 2: purl all sts, rep from*

Tension

16 sts to 10 cm measured over pattern st

17 sts to 10 cm measured over cable patt from chart II.

16 sts to 10 cm measured over fair isle patt

Lower Front and Back

Lower front and back are worked in one piece in round to the armholes.

Using 80 cm circular needles and off-white yarn cast on 132[144:164] sts.

RS: purl.

Mark the beg of the rnd and middle of the rnd with stitchmarkers = side ends.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart I. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 4 st pattern 33(36)41 times. Rep rnds 1-4.

Work until piece meas 4[3:3] cm. Inc 1 st at both sides of stitchmarkers. Rep increases at both sides of stitchmarkers in 4[3:3] cm intervals 1(3)3 times = 140[160:180] sts.

Work until piece meas 13[14:15] cm. End with rnd 2 or rnd 4.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, using off-white yarn cont in patt from chart II. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 10+1 st pattern 14(16)18 times. 14[16:18] sts will be increased during rnd 1 = 154[176:198] sts. Rep rnds 2-6.

AT THE SAME TIME when cable patt meas 1 cm, inc 1 st at both sides of stitchmarkers into reversed stocking st. Rep increases at both sides of stitchmarkers in 3 cm intervals 3 times = 170[192:214] sts.

After repeating rnds 2-6 4 times work rnd 7. 14[16:18] sts will be decreased during this rnd =156[176:196] sts.

Using grey yarn knit 2 rnds and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 4 sts during second rnd = 160[180:200] sts.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart IV. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 10 st pattern 16(18)20 times. Work rnds 1-37.

Using black yarn knit 1 rnd. Divide the sts into two pieces for front and back.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 1[1:2] sts at beg of next row, work 78[88:96] sts for back and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 3[3:1] sts, cast off 2[2:4] sts, work 78[88:96] sts for back and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 2[3:0] sts, cast off 1[1:2] sts =81[91:97] sts for back and = 80[91:96] sts for front. Leave sts on holders.

Lower Sleeves

Lower sleeves are worked in round to the armholes.

Using smaller double-pointed needles and off-white yarn cast on 30[30:34] sts. Distribute sts evenly over 4 of the 5 needles and, taking care not to twist cast-on edge and using 5th needle, work in rounds as folls: Work in garter st in round 8 cm. Knit 1 rnd after purled rnd and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 10 sts = 40[40:44] sts. Purl 1 rnd. Change to larger needles.

Mark the beg of the rnd with a stitchmarker.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart I. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 4 st pattern 10(10)11 times. Rep rnds 1-4.

Work until sleeve meas 13[14:13] cm. Inc 1 st at both sides of the stitchmarker. Rep increases at both sides of the stitchmarker in 3[2:2] cm intervals 7(11)12 times = 56[64:70] sts.

AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve meas 17[18:19] cm and you ended with rnd 2 or rnd 4, knit 2 rnds using grey yarn.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart IV. as folls:

Rnd 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st. Cont in patt and work rnds 1-37.

Shape Top

Using black yarn knit 1 rnd as folls: cast off 1[1:2] sts, knit 54[62:66] sts and AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly 2[3:0] sts, cast off 1[1:2] sts = 56[65:66] sts. Leave sts on a holder.

Yoke

Using 80cm long needles work sts from holders as foll:

RS: work 81[91:97] sts from back, work 56[65:66] sts from sleeve, work 80[91:96] sts from front, work 56[65:66] sts from sleeve = 273[312:325] sts.

Using black yarn knit 1 rnd.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart III. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 13+2 st pattern 21(24)25 times. 42[48:50] sts will be increased during rnd 1 = 315[360:375] sts. Rep rnds 2-9.

AT THE SAME TIME after finishing rnd 4, dec 1 st inside purl sts in between each cable by purling 2 tog = 294[336:350] sts. Rep dec every 4th rnd 4 times = 210[240:250] sts (st pattern has now 9 sts of cable + P1).

Work until cable patt meas about 13[14:14] cm.

Next rnd: Dec 2 sts inside each cable as folls: K2,K2tog,K1,K2tog,K2,P1 = 168[192:200] sts.

Next rnd: knit all sts and dec evenly 8[12:8] sts = 160[180:192] sts.

Beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in pattern st patt from chart I. as folls:

Rnd 1: rep 4 st pattern 40(45)48 times. Rep rnds 1-4.

AT THE SAME TIME after finishing rnd 2, dec 1 st in between every other bobble. 20[23:24] sts will be decreased = 140[157:168] sts.

Rnd 7: dec 1 st in between every bobble. 20[22:24] sts will be decreased = 120[135:144] sts.

Rnd 11: dec 1 st in between every bobble. 20[22:24] sts will be decreased = 100[112:120] sts.

Rnd 15: dec 1 st in between every bobble. 20[22:24] sts will be decreased = 80[90:96] sts.

Work until pattern st patt meas about 23[25:25] cm, end with rnd 1 or rnd 3.

Using off-white yarn cont in garter st in round 7 rnds. Cast off sts.

To Make Up

Flatten the piece to the desired dimensions on an even surface, wrong side up. Lightly steam.

Join armpit 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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