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Womans Knitted Dress Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

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This knitted dress worked in Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) yarn works also as a tunic. The pretty cable pattern on the body and the shorter sleeve-lenght are fun elements of this dress.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2014 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 1
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N04141
Pattern details
Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL

Yarn demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) (010 off-white) 600(650)700(750)800(850) g

Needles and other supplies
1 pair Novita 4 mm needles
40cm long circular needles Novita 4 mm
40cm long circular needles Novita 3 mm for collar

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Stitch pattern

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Pattern st: See chart.

Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.

Tension

19 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st.

15sts to 10cm measured over pattern st.

Back

Cast on 86[93:101:109:118:128] sts. Work in garter st 3 rows. Cont in stocking st. Work until back meas 22[23:23:24:24:25] cm. Make decreases on both sides as foll: Dec 1 st at each end in 6 cm intervals of total 6 times = 74[81:89:97:106:116]sts. Work until back meas 57[58:58:59:60:61] cm.

Next row (WS): Decrease evenly 16[16:17:18:20:23] sts = 58[65:72:79:86:93] sts.

(RS): Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 3sts as indicated in chart (from right edge), repeat 7st patt 7(8)9(10)11(12) times, work 6 sts from left edge in chart. Work in patt rows 1.-10. then rep rows 7.-10.

Work in patt for 15[15:16:16:17:17] cm.

Shape armholes

Cast off at each end every other row 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts once, 2sts 1(1)1(2)2(3) times and 1 st 1(2)3(3)3(2) times = 46[49:54:55:62:65] sts. Work until armhole meas about 16[17:18:19:19:20] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt.

Shape shoulders and back neck

(RS):Cast off 20[21:22:23:22:23]sts in the middle of the back for neck and knit 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. Cast off rem 11[12:14:14:18:19] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Front

Work as given for the back until armholes meas about 7[8:9:10:10:11] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt.

Shape shoulders and front neck

(RS):Cast off 12[13:14:15:14:15] sts in the middle of the front for neck and knit in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Make decreases at neck edge every other row as foll: *Dec 2sts at neck edge, work 1 row,rep from* once, *dec 1st at neck edge, work 1 row,rep from* once. Work until armhole meas about 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt. Cast off rem 11[12:14:14:18:19] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

Cast on 51[55:59:63:66:70]sts. Work in garter st 3 rows. Cont in stocking st. Work until sleeve meas about 4[5:5:6:6:7]cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 2 cm intervals twice = 57[61:65:69:72:76] sts.

Work until sleeve meas 10[11:11:12:12:13] cm.

Shape top

Cast off 4[4:5:5:6:6] 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 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 8(9)10(11)11(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.

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.

Collar

With RS facing, using 4mm circular needles pick up and knit 81[81:81:83:83:83] sts from neck (front and back). Work in stocking stitch in round (=knit all rows) 3rows. Change to 3mm circular needles. Work until collar meas 2cm.

Next row: Purl one row (=fold). Cont in stocking st in round for 2cm. Fold the collar over to the WS and join the open sts (=sts on your needle) to the collar edge using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

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

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Bust: 76[84:92:100:110:120] cm Length: 90[92:94:96:98:100] cm Inner length of the sleeve: 10[11:11:12:12:13] cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern:
Garter stitch: knit every row.
Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.
Pattern st: See chart.
Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.
Tension:
19 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st
15sts to 10cm measured over pattern st.

Stitch pattern

Garter stitch: knit every row.

Stocking stitch: knit on RS, purl on WS.

Pattern st: See chart.

Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.

Tension

19 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking st.

15sts to 10cm measured over pattern st.

Back

Cast on 86[93:101:109:118:128] sts. Work in garter st 3 rows. Cont in stocking st. Work until back meas 22[23:23:24:24:25] cm. Make decreases on both sides as foll: Dec 1 st at each end in 6 cm intervals of total 6 times = 74[81:89:97:106:116]sts. Work until back meas 57[58:58:59:60:61] cm.

Next row (WS): Decrease evenly 16[16:17:18:20:23] sts = 58[65:72:79:86:93] sts.

(RS): Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Row 1: Work 3sts as indicated in chart (from right edge), repeat 7st patt 7(8)9(10)11(12) times, work 6 sts from left edge in chart. Work in patt rows 1.-10. then rep rows 7.-10.

Work in patt for 15[15:16:16:17:17] cm.

Shape armholes

Cast off at each end every other row 3[4:4:5:5:6] sts once, 2sts 1(1)1(2)2(3) times and 1 st 1(2)3(3)3(2) times = 46[49:54:55:62:65] sts. Work until armhole meas about 16[17:18:19:19:20] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt.

Shape shoulders and back neck

(RS):Cast off 20[21:22:23:22:23]sts in the middle of the back for neck and knit 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. Cast off rem 11[12:14:14:18:19] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Front

Work as given for the back until armholes meas about 7[8:9:10:10:11] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt.

Shape shoulders and front neck

(RS):Cast off 12[13:14:15:14:15] sts in the middle of the front for neck and knit in patt to end. Leave right side sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Make decreases at neck edge every other row as foll: *Dec 2sts at neck edge, work 1 row,rep from* once, *dec 1st at neck edge, work 1 row,rep from* once. Work until armhole meas about 18[19:20:21:21:22] cm and you have finished row 10. in patt. Cast off rem 11[12:14:14:18:19] sts. Rejoin yarn to sts on holder and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

Cast on 51[55:59:63:66:70]sts. Work in garter st 3 rows. Cont in stocking st. Work until sleeve meas about 4[5:5:6:6:7]cm. Inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 2 cm intervals twice = 57[61:65:69:72:76] sts.

Work until sleeve meas 10[11:11:12:12:13] cm.

Shape top

Cast off 4[4:5:5:6:6] 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 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 8(9)10(11)11(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.

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.

Collar

With RS facing, using 4mm circular needles pick up and knit 81[81:81:83:83:83] sts from neck (front and back). Work in stocking stitch in round (=knit all rows) 3rows. Change to 3mm circular needles. Work until collar meas 2cm.

Next row: Purl one row (=fold). Cont in stocking st in round for 2cm. Fold the collar over to the WS and join the open sts (=sts on your needle) to the collar edge using back stitch or matress stitch if preferred.

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


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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