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Womans Knitted Cardigan Novita Suomivilla (Finnwool)

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Pretty stitch pattern of this cardigan continues to the back. This cardigan can be also worked in Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) yarn.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2014 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 11
Skill level Expert
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Availability:In stock
SKU N041411
Pattern details
Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Suomivilla (Finnwool) (062 light brown) 650[700:750:800:850:900] g

Needles and other supplies
1 pair Novita 5 mm needles
Other notions: 6 buttons (www.napiton.fi)

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Stitch pattern

Seed stitch:

Row 1: *K1,P1, rep from* to end.

Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Pattern st: See chart.

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

Tension

18 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over reversed stocking stitch

hem: 3 patt rep in rows 5.-12. or 17.-24. =30sts to 12cm

Back

Cast on 83[89:95:101:107:113]sts. Work in seed st 5 rows. Work in reversed stocking stitch 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 12(13)14(15)16(17) times, work 6 sts(= 6 + 2 sts) from left edge in chart = 111[119:127:135:143:151] sts. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1.-25. of total 2 times. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows. Work in patt rows 26.-41. and rep rows 42.-53. until the end of back.

In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) amount of sts is always 83[89:95:101:107:113]sts.

Work until back meas about 35[36:41:42:-:-] cm. Dec 1 st at each end. Repeat decreases at each end in 9 cm intervals 1(1)0(0)-(-) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 79[85:93:99:107:113] sts. Work until back meas 52[53:54:55:57:58] cm.

Shape armholes

Keeping patt correct cast off 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2sts at beg of next 2[2:4:4:6:6] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 2(3)3(3)2(3) times = 65[67:71:75:81:83] sts. Work until armhole meas 15,5[16,5:17,5:18,5:18,5:19] cm.

Shape shoulders and back neck

Work 43sts in the middle of back in garter st and cont in pattern st over the rest of the sts. Work 4 rows. Cast off 31 sts in the middle of back for neck and work in patt to end (work 6sts at neck edge in garter st). Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Cast off rem 17[18:20:22:25:26] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Left Front

Cast on 44[47:50:53:56:59] sts.

WS: work 6sts in garter st (=left edge; these 6 sts form the buttonband/front edge) and work in seed st the rest of the sts. Work sts as indicated 5 rows. Cont 6 sts in garter st, work in reversed stocking stitch the rest of the sts.Work sts as indicated 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 5(5)6(6)7(7) times, work 1(4 + 2 sts)1(4 + 2 sts)1(4 + 2 sts) sts from left edge in chart, work 2sts in reversed st st, work 6sts in garter st. = 56[61:64:69:72:77]sts.

Cont in patt and repeat rows 1.-25. of total 2 times. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows. Work in patt rows 26.-41. and rep rows 42.-53. until the end of front.

In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) amount of sts is always 44[47:50:53:56:59].

Work until front meas about 35[36:41:42:-:-] cm. Dec 1 st on right edge. Repeat decreases on right edge in 9 cm intervals 1(1)0(0)-(-) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 42[45:49:52:56:59] sts. Work until back meas 46[47:49:50:52:53] cm.

Shape armhole and front neck

Front neck dec(RS): Work the row until 8sts remain on left hand needle., P2tog, work 6sts in garter st. Repeat front neck dec alternately every other and every 4th row 18 times.

Work until back meas 52[53:54:55:57:58] cm.

Shape armhole: Keeping patt correct cast off on right edge every other row 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts once, 2sts 1(1)2(2)3(3) times, 1 st 2(3)3(3)2(3) times. Work until armhole meas 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm. Cast off 17[18:20:22:25:26]sts for shoulder.

Mark buttonplacements with stitchmarkers as foll: top button: where front neck shaping starts. The rest of the buttons evenly in 8cm intervals below.

Right Front

Knit as left front reversing all shapings. Make buttonholes in intervals as you have marked on the left front: (RS): work in garter st 3sts, yrn,work 2 tog(to make a buttonhole), work to end of row.

Sleeves

Cast on 41[45:45:47:49:49] sts. Work in seed st 5 rows. Work in reversed stocking stitch 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls: Row 43: Work 0[2:2:0:1:1]sts in reversed st st, work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 5(5)5(6)6(6) times, work 6 sts(= 6 + 2 sts) from left edge in chart, work 0[2:2:0:1:1]sts in reversed st st. Work in patt rows 43.-53. and rep rows 42.-53. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows.

Work until sleeve meas about 9[10:7:9:12:10] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 4,5[4,5:4:3,5:3:3] cm intervals 7(7)9(10)11(12) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 57[61:65:69:73:75] sts.

Work until sleeve meas 45[46:47:48:48:49] cm.

Shape top

Cast off 4[4:4:5:5:6] 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(11)12(13) times. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem sts.

Belt

Cast on 7sts. Work in garter st about 150cm. Cast off.

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 side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Bust: 84[92:100:108:118:128] cm Length: 70[72:74:76:78:80] cm Inner length of the sleeve: 45[46:47:48:48:49] cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern:
Seed stitch: Row 1: *K1,P1, rep from* to end. Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Garter stitch: knit every row.
Pattern st: See chart.
Reversed stocking stitch: purl on RS

Stitch pattern

Seed stitch:

Row 1: *K1,P1, rep from* to end.

Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Pattern st: See chart.

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

Tension

18 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over reversed stocking stitch

hem: 3 patt rep in rows 5.-12. or 17.-24. =30sts to 12cm

Back

Cast on 83[89:95:101:107:113]sts. Work in seed st 5 rows. Work in reversed stocking stitch 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 12(13)14(15)16(17) times, work 6 sts(= 6 + 2 sts) from left edge in chart = 111[119:127:135:143:151] sts. Cont in patt and repeat rows 1.-25. of total 2 times. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows. Work in patt rows 26.-41. and rep rows 42.-53. until the end of back.

In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) amount of sts is always 83[89:95:101:107:113]sts.

Work until back meas about 35[36:41:42:-:-] cm. Dec 1 st at each end. Repeat decreases at each end in 9 cm intervals 1(1)0(0)-(-) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 79[85:93:99:107:113] sts. Work until back meas 52[53:54:55:57:58] cm.

Shape armholes

Keeping patt correct cast off 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2sts at beg of next 2[2:4:4:6:6] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 2(3)3(3)2(3) times = 65[67:71:75:81:83] sts. Work until armhole meas 15,5[16,5:17,5:18,5:18,5:19] cm.

Shape shoulders and back neck

Work 43sts in the middle of back in garter st and cont in pattern st over the rest of the sts. Work 4 rows. Cast off 31 sts in the middle of back for neck and work in patt to end (work 6sts at neck edge in garter st). Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Work 2 rows. Cast off rem 17[18:20:22:25:26] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Left Front

Cast on 44[47:50:53:56:59] sts.

WS: work 6sts in garter st (=left edge; these 6 sts form the buttonband/front edge) and work in seed st the rest of the sts. Work sts as indicated 5 rows. Cont 6 sts in garter st, work in reversed stocking stitch the rest of the sts.Work sts as indicated 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 5(5)6(6)7(7) times, work 1(4 + 2 sts)1(4 + 2 sts)1(4 + 2 sts) sts from left edge in chart, work 2sts in reversed st st, work 6sts in garter st. = 56[61:64:69:72:77]sts.

Cont in patt and repeat rows 1.-25. of total 2 times. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows. Work in patt rows 26.-41. and rep rows 42.-53. until the end of front.

In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) amount of sts is always 44[47:50:53:56:59].

Work until front meas about 35[36:41:42:-:-] cm. Dec 1 st on right edge. Repeat decreases on right edge in 9 cm intervals 1(1)0(0)-(-) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 42[45:49:52:56:59] sts. Work until back meas 46[47:49:50:52:53] cm.

Shape armhole and front neck

Front neck dec(RS): Work the row until 8sts remain on left hand needle., P2tog, work 6sts in garter st. Repeat front neck dec alternately every other and every 4th row 18 times.

Work until back meas 52[53:54:55:57:58] cm.

Shape armhole: Keeping patt correct cast off on right edge every other row 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts once, 2sts 1(1)2(2)3(3) times, 1 st 2(3)3(3)2(3) times. Work until armhole meas 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm. Cast off 17[18:20:22:25:26]sts for shoulder.

Mark buttonplacements with stitchmarkers as foll: top button: where front neck shaping starts. The rest of the buttons evenly in 8cm intervals below.

Right Front

Knit as left front reversing all shapings. Make buttonholes in intervals as you have marked on the left front: (RS): work in garter st 3sts, yrn,work 2 tog(to make a buttonhole), work to end of row.

Sleeves

Cast on 41[45:45:47:49:49] sts. Work in seed st 5 rows. Work in reversed stocking stitch 2 rows. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls: Row 43: Work 0[2:2:0:1:1]sts in reversed st st, work 5sts as indicated in chart (from right edge)(=5sts +2sts), repeat 6+2 sts patt 5(5)5(6)6(6) times, work 6 sts(= 6 + 2 sts) from left edge in chart, work 0[2:2:0:1:1]sts in reversed st st. Work in patt rows 43.-53. and rep rows 42.-53. Notice that amount of sts variates among different rows.

Work until sleeve meas about 9[10:7:9:12:10] cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 4,5[4,5:4:3,5:3:3] cm intervals 7(7)9(10)11(12) times. In pattern st (rows 52.-53. = reversed st st) is now 57[61:65:69:73:75] sts.

Work until sleeve meas 45[46:47:48:48:49] cm.

Shape top

Cast off 4[4:4:5:5:6] 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(11)12(13) times. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem sts.

Belt

Cast on 7sts. Work in garter st about 150cm. Cast off.

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 side seams and sleeve seams using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred. Set in sleeves. Sew on buttons.


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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