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Women's Cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä

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This multi-purpose cardigan has a loose, relaxed fit, and the sizes go up to 3XL. Knitted from Novita 7 Vel-jestä.
Magazine Novita Kesä 2017 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 3
Skill level Intermediate
Women's Cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä
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Women's Cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N02173
    Pattern details
    Size
    XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL(XXXL)

    Yarn demand
    Novita 7 Veljestä
    (069) Rye porridge 650(700)750(800)850(900) g

    Needles and other supplies
    Needles:
    - Novita 4½ mm or the size needed to obtain correct gauge.

    Other materials:
    - 6 buttons

    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Details

    The Back

    Cast on 99(105)111(117)129(141) sts and knit 3 rows in garter stitch.

    Begin the lace from row 1 of chart I: knit 2 sts from the right end of the chart, repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 16(17)18(19)21(23) times and k1 from the left end of the chart. Keep repeating rows 1-6 of the chart.

    When the piece measures 6(6)7(7)8(8) cm, decrease 1 st on both ends. Repeat the decreases every 6 cm for 7 more times = 83(89)95(101)113(125) sts.

    When the piece measures 62(63)64(66)68(70) cm, mark the lower part of the armhole on both ends of the piece, using e.g. scrap yarn of a different color.

    When the armhole measures 4 cm, increase 1 st next to the outermost st on both ends = pick up the strand between 2 sts and knit it through the back loop. Repeat the increases when you have knitted 8(8)9(9)10(10) cm more = 87(93)99(105)117(129) sts.

    When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm, bind off for the shoulder on both ends on every 2nd row 4x5(5)6(6)7(9) sts and 1x9(12)10(13)14(12) sts.

    Note: When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, securely bind off for the neckline the center 25(25)27(27)29(29) sts and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. After working 2 rows, bind of 1x2 sts on the neckline edge.

    Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

    Left Front

    Cast on 51(54)57(60)66(72) sts and work 3 rows in garter stitch.

    Begin the lace from row 1 of chart II: k2 from the right end of the chart, repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 7(8)8(9)10(11) times, knit 3(0)3(0)0(0) sts from the left end of the chart, k4. In the front edge (= the left end of the piece) work 4 sts in garter stitch and for the lace keep repeating rows 1-6 of the chart.

    When the piece measures 6(6)7(7)8(8) cm, decrease 1 st on the right end of the piece. Repeat the decrease every 6 cm for 7 more times = 43(46)49(52)58(64) sts.

    When the piece measures 56(57)58(60)62(64) cm, decrease 1 st on the front edge: knit through the RS row until 5 sts remain, k2tog, k3. Repeat the decreases in the same way every 1 cm for 3 more times and then every 2 cm 8(8)9(9)10(10) times.

    Note: When the piece measures 62(63)64(66)68(70) cm, mark the lower part of the armhole on both ends of the piece, using e.g. scrap yarn of a different colour.

    When the armhole measures 4 cm, increase 1 st next to the outermost st on the right end of the piece = pick up the strand between the 2 first sts and knit it through the back loop. Continue knitting for 8(8)9(9)10(10) cm and then repeat the increase.

    When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm, bind off for the shoulder on the right end of the piece every 2nd row 4x5(5)6(6)7(9) sts and 1x9(12)10(13)14(12) sts. 4 border sts remain on the needles. Increase 1 st (= seam allowance) on the shoulder edge. Continue working in garter st with these 5 sts for approx. half the width of the neckline on the back piece (when stretched lightly). Bind off.

    Next, mark the places for the buttons onto the front piece. The top button is placed where the neckline decreases begun and the rest of the buttons evenly below that one, each button approx. 9 cm from the previous one.

    Right front

    Knit as the left front but reverse all the shapings (mirror image). Make the buttonholes to match the marked button places: beginning from the front edge, k1, k2tog, yarn over, knit to end.

    Make the decreases for the neckline as follows: slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over (= the slip knit pass decrease).

    Sleeves

    Cast on 41(41)45(45)47(47) sts and work 3 rows in garter stitch.

    Begin the lace from row 1 of chart I: knit 3(3)2(2)3(3), repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 6(6)7(7)7(7) times, knit 2(2)1(1)2(2). Work in stockinette stitch on both ends of the piece and for the lace repeat rows 1-6 of the chart.

    When the piece measures 11(13)14(13)10(14) cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increase every 6(5)5(4)5(4) cm for 5(6)6(8)7(8) more times = 53(55)59(63)63(65) sts. Work the increased sts according to the lace pattern.

    When the piece measures 47(48)49(49)50(50) cm, bind off on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x3(3)5(5)5(6) sts, 4(4)4(5)5(5)x2 sts, 1x3 sts and 1x4 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

    Knit the other sleeve to match.

    Finishing

    Lay the pieces to measurements wrong side up on a surface, mist with a spray bottle and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the middle back seam of the neckline border and attach the border to the neckline of the back piece. Attach the sleeves according to the red marks on the pattern.

    Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams. Sew the buttons onto the front edge.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    Body circumference 96(104)112(120)132(144) cm Length of the cardigan 83(85)87(90)92(95) cm Inner sleeve length 47(48)49(49)50(50) cm

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns:
    - Garter stitch:
    Knit all rows.
    - Lace pattern:
    Knit according to the chart and the written instructions.
    - Stockinette stitch:
    On the right side (RS) rows, knit all sts. On the wrong side (WS) rows, purl all sts.

    Gauge:
    - 17 sts and 27 rows in the lace pattern = 10 cm

    The Back

    Cast on 99(105)111(117)129(141) sts and knit 3 rows in garter stitch.

    Begin the lace from row 1 of chart I: knit 2 sts from the right end of the chart, repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 16(17)18(19)21(23) times and k1 from the left end of the chart. Keep repeating rows 1-6 of the chart.

    When the piece measures 6(6)7(7)8(8) cm, decrease 1 st on both ends. Repeat the decreases every 6 cm for 7 more times = 83(89)95(101)113(125) sts.

    When the piece measures 62(63)64(66)68(70) cm, mark the lower part of the armhole on both ends of the piece, using e.g. scrap yarn of a different color.

    When the armhole measures 4 cm, increase 1 st next to the outermost st on both ends = pick up the strand between 2 sts and knit it through the back loop. Repeat the increases when you have knitted 8(8)9(9)10(10) cm more = 87(93)99(105)117(129) sts.

    When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm, bind off for the shoulder on both ends on every 2nd row 4x5(5)6(6)7(9) sts and 1x9(12)10(13)14(12) sts.

    Note: When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, securely bind off for the neckline the center 25(25)27(27)29(29) sts and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. After working 2 rows, bind of 1x2 sts on the neckline edge.

    Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

    Left Front

    Cast on 51(54)57(60)66(72) sts and work 3 rows in garter stitch.

    Begin the lace from row 1 of chart II: k2 from the right end of the chart, repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 7(8)8(9)10(11) times, knit 3(0)3(0)0(0) sts from the left end of the chart, k4. In the front edge (= the left end of the piece) work 4 sts in garter stitch and for the lace keep repeating rows 1-6 of the chart.

    When the piece measures 6(6)7(7)8(8) cm, decrease 1 st on the right end of the piece. Repeat the decrease every 6 cm for 7 more times = 43(46)49(52)58(64) sts.

    When the piece measures 56(57)58(60)62(64) cm, decrease 1 st on the front edge: knit through the RS row until 5 sts remain, k2tog, k3. Repeat the decreases in the same way every 1 cm for 3 more times and then every 2 cm 8(8)9(9)10(10) times.

    Note: When the piece measures 62(63)64(66)68(70) cm, mark the lower part of the armhole on both ends of the piece, using e.g. scrap yarn of a different colour.

    When the armhole measures 4 cm, increase 1 st next to the outermost st on the right end of the piece = pick up the strand between the 2 first sts and knit it through the back loop. Continue knitting for 8(8)9(9)10(10) cm and then repeat the increase.

    When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm, bind off for the shoulder on the right end of the piece every 2nd row 4x5(5)6(6)7(9) sts and 1x9(12)10(13)14(12) sts. 4 border sts remain on the needles. Increase 1 st (= seam allowance) on the shoulder edge. Continue working in garter st with these 5 sts for approx. half the width of the neckline on the back piece (when stretched lightly). Bind off.

    Next, mark the places for the buttons onto the front piece. The top button is placed where the neckline decreases begun and the rest of the buttons evenly below that one, each button approx. 9 cm from the previous one.

    Right front

    Knit as the left front but reverse all the shapings (mirror image). Make the buttonholes to match the marked button places: beginning from the front edge, k1, k2tog, yarn over, knit to end.

    Make the decreases for the neckline as follows: slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over (= the slip knit pass decrease).

    Sleeves

    Cast on 41(41)45(45)47(47) sts and work 3 rows in garter stitch.

    Begin the lace from row 1 of chart I: knit 3(3)2(2)3(3), repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 6(6)7(7)7(7) times, knit 2(2)1(1)2(2). Work in stockinette stitch on both ends of the piece and for the lace repeat rows 1-6 of the chart.

    When the piece measures 11(13)14(13)10(14) cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increase every 6(5)5(4)5(4) cm for 5(6)6(8)7(8) more times = 53(55)59(63)63(65) sts. Work the increased sts according to the lace pattern.

    When the piece measures 47(48)49(49)50(50) cm, bind off on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x3(3)5(5)5(6) sts, 4(4)4(5)5(5)x2 sts, 1x3 sts and 1x4 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

    Knit the other sleeve to match.

    Finishing

    Lay the pieces to measurements wrong side up on a surface, mist with a spray bottle and allow to dry.

    Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the middle back seam of the neckline border and attach the border to the neckline of the back piece. Attach the sleeves according to the red marks on the pattern.

    Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams. Sew the buttons onto the front edge.


    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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