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Women's colourwork cardigan Novita Nalle

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This cardigan, simple in shape, features a colourwork pattern inspired by conifer branches. Knitted from Novita Nalle.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2018 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 44
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N031844
Pattern details
Size
XS(S)M(L)XL/XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Nalle
(061) Linen 400(400)450(500)550 g and
(044) Graphite 100(150)150(150)200 g

Needles and other supplies
Needles:
Novita 3½-4 mm (UK 8-9½ / US 4-6) or
size needed to obtain gauge

Other supplies:
6 buttons

Designer
Saara Toikka

Details

Back

Using the linen-coloured yarn, cast on 110(122)134(146)158 sts and work garter st for 11 rows. Then switch to stockinette st.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(21,5)23 cm, begin the colourwork stripes from row 1 of the chart: k1, work the 6 st pattern repeat 18(20)22(24)26 times, k1. Work rows 2-16. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 17-32 of the chart. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 1-16 of the chart. Work 2 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and begin decreases for the armholes. Work in stockinette st and on every 2nd row bind off at both ends 0(0)1(1)1x6 sts, 1(1)0(1)1x4 sts, 2(3)3(3)4x2 sts, and 2(2)2(2)3x1 st for the armholes = 90(98)106(110)116 sts.

Note: When you have worked 14 rows with the linen-coloured yarn, work rows 17-32 of the chart. Then use the linen colour for the rest of the piece.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20,5)22 cm, bind off the middle 40(40)40(42)42 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. On every 2nd row bind off 4x5(6)7(7)7 sts and 1x3(3)3(4)7 sts at the shoulder and at the same time bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge after 2 rows.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Left front

Using the linen-coloured yarn, cast on 56(62)68(74)80 sts and work garter st for 11 rows. Then switch to stockinette st.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(21,5)23 cm, begin the colourwork stripes from row 1 of the chart: k1, work the 6 st pattern repeat 9(10)11(12)13 times, k1. Work rows 2-16. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 17-32 of the chart. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 1-16 of the chart. Work 2 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and begin decreases for the armhole. Work in stockinette st and on every 2nd row bind off at the right end 0(0)1(1)1x6 sts, 1(1)0(1)1x4 sts, 2(3)3(3)4x2 sts, and 2(2)2(2)3x1 st = 46(50)54(56)59 sts.

Note: When you have worked 14 rows with the linen-coloured yarn, work rows 17-32 of the chart. Then use the linen colour for the rest of the piece.

When the armhole measures 9(10)11(12,5)14 cm, leave 15(15)15(16)16 sts from the front edge (= left end) on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn. Bind off on every 2nd row 2x2 sts and 4x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20,5)22 cm, bind off at the shoulder on every 2nd row 4x5(6)7(7)7 sts and 1x3(3)3(4)7 sts.

Right front

Work as the mirror image of the left front but follow the colourwork pattern as is.

Sleeves

Using the linen-coloured yarn, cast on 54(56)56(58)58 sts and work garter st for 11 rows. Then switch to stockinette st.

When the piece measures 10(13)10(14)9 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3)2,5(2)2 cm 9(10)14(16)19 more times = 74(78)86(92)98 sts.

Note: When the piece measures 18(19)20(21,5)23 cm, begin the colourwork stripes from row 1 of the chart: k1, repeat the 6 st pattern as needed, k1. Work rows 2-16. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 17-32 of the chart. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 1-16 of the chart. Use the linen-coloured yarn for the rest of the sleeve.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)49 cm, on every 2nd row bind off at both ends 1x4(4)6(6)6 sts, 2(3)3(3)4x2 sts, 9(10)11(13)13x1 st, 1x2 sts, and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Using the linen-coloured yarn, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts from between the sts, 5 sts per each 3 cm. Work 10 rows of garter st and securely bind off.

Buttonband (left front): Using the linen-coloured yarn, pick up and knit sts from the front edge of the left front piece, 5 sts per each 3 cm. Work 10 rows in garter st and bind off.

Now place markers for buttons on the edge. The topmost button will be 2 cm from the top edge, the lowest 2 cm from the bottom edge, and the other 4 in between, equally spaced.

Buttonhole band (right front): Work as you did the buttonband but work buttonholes at the marked spots after 3 rows. Buttonhole: k2tog, cast on 2 sts, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over).

Sew the side seams and sleeve seams. Attach the sleeves. Attach the buttons.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
chest circumference 90(100)110(120)130 cm / 35½(39¼)43¼(47¼)51¼ in length 64(66)68(71)74 cm / 25¼(26)26¾(28)29¼ in inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)49 cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19¼ in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Garter stitch:
knit all rows.
- Stockinette stitch:
Right side rows: knit all sts.
Wrong side rows: purl all sts.
- Colourwork pattern:
work stockinette st following the chart and the written instructions.

Gauge:
24 sts and 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in

Back

Using the linen-coloured yarn, cast on 110(122)134(146)158 sts and work garter st for 11 rows. Then switch to stockinette st.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(21,5)23 cm, begin the colourwork stripes from row 1 of the chart: k1, work the 6 st pattern repeat 18(20)22(24)26 times, k1. Work rows 2-16. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 17-32 of the chart. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 1-16 of the chart. Work 2 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and begin decreases for the armholes. Work in stockinette st and on every 2nd row bind off at both ends 0(0)1(1)1x6 sts, 1(1)0(1)1x4 sts, 2(3)3(3)4x2 sts, and 2(2)2(2)3x1 st for the armholes = 90(98)106(110)116 sts.

Note: When you have worked 14 rows with the linen-coloured yarn, work rows 17-32 of the chart. Then use the linen colour for the rest of the piece.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20,5)22 cm, bind off the middle 40(40)40(42)42 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. On every 2nd row bind off 4x5(6)7(7)7 sts and 1x3(3)3(4)7 sts at the shoulder and at the same time bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge after 2 rows.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Left front

Using the linen-coloured yarn, cast on 56(62)68(74)80 sts and work garter st for 11 rows. Then switch to stockinette st.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(21,5)23 cm, begin the colourwork stripes from row 1 of the chart: k1, work the 6 st pattern repeat 9(10)11(12)13 times, k1. Work rows 2-16. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 17-32 of the chart. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 1-16 of the chart. Work 2 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and begin decreases for the armhole. Work in stockinette st and on every 2nd row bind off at the right end 0(0)1(1)1x6 sts, 1(1)0(1)1x4 sts, 2(3)3(3)4x2 sts, and 2(2)2(2)3x1 st = 46(50)54(56)59 sts.

Note: When you have worked 14 rows with the linen-coloured yarn, work rows 17-32 of the chart. Then use the linen colour for the rest of the piece.

When the armhole measures 9(10)11(12,5)14 cm, leave 15(15)15(16)16 sts from the front edge (= left end) on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn. Bind off on every 2nd row 2x2 sts and 4x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20,5)22 cm, bind off at the shoulder on every 2nd row 4x5(6)7(7)7 sts and 1x3(3)3(4)7 sts.

Right front

Work as the mirror image of the left front but follow the colourwork pattern as is.

Sleeves

Using the linen-coloured yarn, cast on 54(56)56(58)58 sts and work garter st for 11 rows. Then switch to stockinette st.

When the piece measures 10(13)10(14)9 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3)2,5(2)2 cm 9(10)14(16)19 more times = 74(78)86(92)98 sts.

Note: When the piece measures 18(19)20(21,5)23 cm, begin the colourwork stripes from row 1 of the chart: k1, repeat the 6 st pattern as needed, k1. Work rows 2-16. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 17-32 of the chart. Work 14 rows of stockinette st with the linen-coloured yarn and then work rows 1-16 of the chart. Use the linen-coloured yarn for the rest of the sleeve.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)49 cm, on every 2nd row bind off at both ends 1x4(4)6(6)6 sts, 2(3)3(3)4x2 sts, 9(10)11(13)13x1 st, 1x2 sts, and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Using the linen-coloured yarn, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts from between the sts, 5 sts per each 3 cm. Work 10 rows of garter st and securely bind off.

Buttonband (left front): Using the linen-coloured yarn, pick up and knit sts from the front edge of the left front piece, 5 sts per each 3 cm. Work 10 rows in garter st and bind off.

Now place markers for buttons on the edge. The topmost button will be 2 cm from the top edge, the lowest 2 cm from the bottom edge, and the other 4 in between, equally spaced.

Buttonhole band (right front): Work as you did the buttonband but work buttonholes at the marked spots after 3 rows. Buttonhole: k2tog, cast on 2 sts, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over).

Sew the side seams and sleeve seams. Attach the sleeves. Attach the 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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