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Womans Moss Stitch Pullover Novita Nordic Wool

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Showy pullover is knitted in moss stitch and fair isle pattern using Novita Nordic Wool yarn. Lovely and rich pullover is embellished with tassels. This knit offers a challenge for a knitter.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2015 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 13
Skill level Expert
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Availability:In stock
SKU N041513
Pattern details
Size
XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Nordic Wool (off-white) 450[500:500:500:550:550] g
(grey) 250[250:300:300:350:350] g
(black) 150[150:200:200:250:250] g
(light pink) 50[100:100:100:150:150] g
(dark blue) 50[100:100:100:150:150] g

Needles and other supplies
1 pair Novita 4 mm needles
1 pair Novita 6 mm needles
40cm long circular needles Novita 6 mm for neckband

Designer
Noora Niinikoski

Details

Stitch pattern

Moss stitch:

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

Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end. Rep rows 1-2.

Fair isle pattern: See chart.

Tension

17 sts to 10 cm measured over moss st patt using 4 mm needles and single strand of yarn

13 sts and 22 rows to 10 cm measured over moss st patt using 6 mm needles and yarn held double

Back

With one strand of grey yarn and smaller needles cast on 72[80:86:92:100:106] sts. Work entire back in moss st. Work until back meas 7 cm. Change to larger needles. Take another strand of grey yarn and work with yarn held double 2 rows and dec evenly 6[8:10:10:14:14] sts =66[72:76:82:86:92] sts. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart I. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 2 strands of off-white yarn and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of grey yarn.

Row 1: Rep 6 st pattern until the end of the row. Rep rows 1-6. Work until fair isle patt meas 12[13:13:14:14:15] cm.

Change main color (MC) to 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of grey yarn. and contrasting color (CC) to 1 strand of black and 1 strand of grey yarn. Work this color combination for 13[13:14:14:15:15] cm.

Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart II. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 2 strands of off-white yarn and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of light pink yarn.

Row 1: Rep 4 st pattern until the end of the row. Rep rows 1-4. Work this color combination for 13[13:13:14:14:15] cm, end with row 4 of chart II.

Change contrasting color (CC) to 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of dark blue yarn. Main color (MC) remains the same. Rep rows 5-8. Work until back meas 46[47:48:50:51:53] cm.

Shape Armholes

Keeping patt correct cast off 3[3:4:5:6:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 0[0:0:0:0:4] rows, 2 sts at beg of next 0[0:0:1:1:0] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 22(24)25(24)25(24) times. AT THE SAME TIME when last fair isle stripe meas 13[13:14:14:14:14] cm, cont in moss st using 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of black yarn. Cast off rem sts after finishing armhole decreases.

Front

Work as back. Start front neck shaping when armhole meas 21[22:23:23:24:24] cm.

Shape Front Neck

Put 10[12:12:14:14:14] sts in the middle of front for neck on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off 2 sts at neck edge. Work 1 row. Dec 1 st at neck edge. Rejoin yarn to sts on a holder (left end) and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

With one strand of grey yarn and smaller needles cast on 35[35:37:37:39:39] sts. Work sleeves in moss st. Work until sleeve meas 7 cm. Change to larger needles. Take another strand of grey yarn and work with yarn held double 8[9:9:9:8:8] cm. AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve meas 11[10:11:12:12:13] cm inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 5[4:4:3,5:4:3,5] cm intervals 5(7)7(8)7(8) times = 47[51:53:55:55:57] sts.

When double grey yarn stripe has been finished, beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart I. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of grey yarn. and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of black and 1 strand of grey yarn.

Row 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st and rep 6 st pattern until the end of the row. Cont in patt and rep rows 1-6. Work until fair isle patt meas 13[13:14:14:15:15] cm.

Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart II. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 2 strands of off-white yarn and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of light pink yarn.

Row 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st and rep 4 st pattern until the end of the row. Rep rows 1-4. Work this color combination for 13[13:13:14:14:15] cm, end with row 4 of chart II.
Change contrasting color (CC) to 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of dark blue yarn. Main color (MC) remains the same. Rep rows 5-8. Work until sleeve meas 41[42:43:44:44:45] cm.

Shape Top

Cast off 3(3)4(5)6(6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 12(12)11(9)6(8) times and every 4th row 5(6)7(8)10(9) times. AT THE SAME TIME when last fair isle stripe meas 13[13:14:14:14:14] cm, cont in moss st using 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of black yarn. Cast off rem sts after finishing decreases.

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 raglan seams.

Neckband

Using 40cm circular needle rejoin yarn to 10[12:12:14:14:14] sts from a holder, using doble yarn (1 strand of black and 1 strand of off-white) pick up and knit 50[50:52:50:52:52]sts evenly from neck edge =60[62:64:64:66:66] sts. Work flat in moss st 3 cm.

Next row: Inc evenly 8 sts = 68[70:72:72:74:74] sts.

When neckband meas 8 cm, cast off sts loosely. Fold the neckband in half and sew it to the WS.

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

Tassels

Cut for each tassel 3 18cm long strands. Fold strands in half and using crochet hook pull folded end through bottom edge from RS to WS and pull ends of tassel through folded end. Tighten it.

Attach tassels to every st in between two lowest fair isle stripes (2 strands of light pink and 1 strand of off-white yarn).

Attach tassels to every st in between 2nd and 3rd fair isle stripe (1 strand of dark blue, 1 strand of grey and 1 strand of off-white yarn).

Attach tassels to every st in between 4th fair isle stripe and black & off-white moss st stripe (2 strands of black and 1 strand of off-white yarn).

Attach tassels to same spots on the sleeves.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Bust: 100[108:116:124:132:140] cm Length: 70[72:74:76:78:80] cm Inner length of the sleeve: 41[42:43:44:44:45] cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern
Moss stitch:
Row 1: *K1,P1, rep from* to end.
Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end. Rep rows 1-2.
Fair isle pattern: See chart.
Tension
17 sts to 10 cm measured over moss st patt using 4 mm needles and single strand of yarn
13 sts and 22 rows to 10 cm measured over moss st patt using 6 mm needles and yarn held double

Stitch pattern

Moss stitch:

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

Row 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end. Rep rows 1-2.

Fair isle pattern: See chart.

Tension

17 sts to 10 cm measured over moss st patt using 4 mm needles and single strand of yarn

13 sts and 22 rows to 10 cm measured over moss st patt using 6 mm needles and yarn held double

Back

With one strand of grey yarn and smaller needles cast on 72[80:86:92:100:106] sts. Work entire back in moss st. Work until back meas 7 cm. Change to larger needles. Take another strand of grey yarn and work with yarn held double 2 rows and dec evenly 6[8:10:10:14:14] sts =66[72:76:82:86:92] sts. Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart I. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 2 strands of off-white yarn and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of grey yarn.

Row 1: Rep 6 st pattern until the end of the row. Rep rows 1-6. Work until fair isle patt meas 12[13:13:14:14:15] cm.

Change main color (MC) to 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of grey yarn. and contrasting color (CC) to 1 strand of black and 1 strand of grey yarn. Work this color combination for 13[13:14:14:15:15] cm.

Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart II. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 2 strands of off-white yarn and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of light pink yarn.

Row 1: Rep 4 st pattern until the end of the row. Rep rows 1-4. Work this color combination for 13[13:13:14:14:15] cm, end with row 4 of chart II.

Change contrasting color (CC) to 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of dark blue yarn. Main color (MC) remains the same. Rep rows 5-8. Work until back meas 46[47:48:50:51:53] cm.

Shape Armholes

Keeping patt correct cast off 3[3:4:5:6:6] sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 0[0:0:0:0:4] rows, 2 sts at beg of next 0[0:0:1:1:0] rows. Dec 1 st at each end of foll alt rows 22(24)25(24)25(24) times. AT THE SAME TIME when last fair isle stripe meas 13[13:14:14:14:14] cm, cont in moss st using 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of black yarn. Cast off rem sts after finishing armhole decreases.

Front

Work as back. Start front neck shaping when armhole meas 21[22:23:23:24:24] cm.

Shape Front Neck

Put 10[12:12:14:14:14] sts in the middle of front for neck on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Cast off 2 sts at neck edge. Work 1 row. Dec 1 st at neck edge. Rejoin yarn to sts on a holder (left end) and patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

Sleeves

With one strand of grey yarn and smaller needles cast on 35[35:37:37:39:39] sts. Work sleeves in moss st. Work until sleeve meas 7 cm. Change to larger needles. Take another strand of grey yarn and work with yarn held double 8[9:9:9:8:8] cm. AT THE SAME TIME when sleeve meas 11[10:11:12:12:13] cm inc 1 st at each end. Repeat increases in 5[4:4:3,5:4:3,5] cm intervals 5(7)7(8)7(8) times = 47[51:53:55:55:57] sts.

When double grey yarn stripe has been finished, beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart I. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of grey yarn. and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of black and 1 strand of grey yarn.

Row 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st and rep 6 st pattern until the end of the row. Cont in patt and rep rows 1-6. Work until fair isle patt meas 13[13:14:14:15:15] cm.

Beg and ending rows as indicated, cont in fair isle patt from chart II. as folls:

Use for main color (MC): 2 strands of off-white yarn and for contrasting color (CC): 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of light pink yarn.

Row 1: Sleeve middle stitch is marked in chart with an arrow, count from there your starting st and rep 4 st pattern until the end of the row. Rep rows 1-4. Work this color combination for 13[13:13:14:14:15] cm, end with row 4 of chart II.
Change contrasting color (CC) to 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of dark blue yarn. Main color (MC) remains the same. Rep rows 5-8. Work until sleeve meas 41[42:43:44:44:45] cm.

Shape Top

Cast off 3(3)4(5)6(6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row 12(12)11(9)6(8) times and every 4th row 5(6)7(8)10(9) times. AT THE SAME TIME when last fair isle stripe meas 13[13:14:14:14:14] cm, cont in moss st using 1 strand of off-white and 1 strand of black yarn. Cast off rem sts after finishing decreases.

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 raglan seams.

Neckband

Using 40cm circular needle rejoin yarn to 10[12:12:14:14:14] sts from a holder, using doble yarn (1 strand of black and 1 strand of off-white) pick up and knit 50[50:52:50:52:52]sts evenly from neck edge =60[62:64:64:66:66] sts. Work flat in moss st 3 cm.

Next row: Inc evenly 8 sts = 68[70:72:72:74:74] sts.

When neckband meas 8 cm, cast off sts loosely. Fold the neckband in half and sew it to the WS.

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

Tassels

Cut for each tassel 3 18cm long strands. Fold strands in half and using crochet hook pull folded end through bottom edge from RS to WS and pull ends of tassel through folded end. Tighten it.

Attach tassels to every st in between two lowest fair isle stripes (2 strands of light pink and 1 strand of off-white yarn).

Attach tassels to every st in between 2nd and 3rd fair isle stripe (1 strand of dark blue, 1 strand of grey and 1 strand of off-white yarn).

Attach tassels to every st in between 4th fair isle stripe and black & off-white moss st stripe (2 strands of black and 1 strand of off-white yarn).

Attach tassels to same spots on the 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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