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Women's Colourwork Sweater Novita Nordic Wool

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The classic round yoke sweater is knitted seamlessly using the Novita Nordic Wool yarn.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2016 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 13
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N041613
Pattern details
Size
S(M)L(XL)

Yarn demand
Novita Nordic Wool
A rock 500(550)600(650)700 g,
B off white 50(50)50 (slighty less than 100) slightly less than 100 g
C soot 50(50)50(50)50 g

Needles and other supplies
Needles
1 pair of knitting needles Novita 4.5 mm
1 x Circular needle Novita 4.5 mm (80 cm)
1 x Circular needle Novita 4.5 mm (40 cm)
1 x Circular needle Novita 3.5 mm (40 cm)
Or the sizes to give you the correct tension.

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Lower portion of back

Using yarn A cast on 101(107)117(127) sts. Work 1 cm in rib stitch. Next, work 4 rows in st st.

Start following Chart I at row 1 starting in each size at the point indicated by an arrow in the chart. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern repeat. (Note that the stitch count of the pattern repeat may not line up with the total number of stitches.) Then, work rows 2-7.

Continue with yarn A and work in st st. On the 2nd row decrease 1 st = 100(106)116(126) sts.

When the piece measures 13(13)14(14) cm, decrease 1 at each end of the next row. Repeat these decreases every 7 cm for 3 times more = 92(98)108(118) sts.

When the piece measures 54(55)57(58) cm, start following Chart II at row 1 starting in each size at the point indicated by an arrow in the chart. Keep repeating the 12 st pattern repeat. (Note that the stitch count of the pattern repeat may not line up with the total number of stitches.) Then, work rows 2-10. At the same time start shaping the armholes at row 3 in the following way:

Cast off 4(5)5(7) sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 3 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 2 sts at the beginning of next 0(0)2(2) rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 2 rows. Leave 76(80)86(92) sts on hold for a while.

Lower portion of front

Work as the lower portion of back.

Sleeves

Using yarn A cast on 47(49)51(53) sts. Work 1 cm in rib stitch. Next, work 4 rows in st st.

Start following Chart I at row 1. The centre line of the sleeve is indicated by an arrow in the bottom of the chart. Use it as a guideline to count the point where you should start following the chart. Then, work rows 2-7.

Continue with yarn A and work in st st. On the 2nd row increase 1 st = 48(50)52(54) sts.

When the piece measures 14(12)14(12) cm, increase 1 at each end of the next row. Repeat these increases every 4(3.5)3(3) cm for 7(9)10(11) times more = 64(70)74(78) sts.

When the piece measures 45(46)46(47) cm, start following Chart II at row 1. The centre line of the sleeve is indicated by an arrow in the bottom of the chart. Use it as a guideline to count the point where you should start following the chart. Then, work rows 2-10. At the same time start shaping the sleeve top at row 3 in the following way:

Cast off 4(5)5(7) sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 3 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 2 sts at the beginning of next 0(0)2(2) rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 2 rows. Leave 48(52)52(52) sts on hold for a while.

Work another sleeve to match.

Yoke

Take all sts onto one circular needle: 76(80)86(92) sts of the back + 48(52)52(52)6 sts of one sleeve + 76(80)86(92) sts of the front + 48(52)52(52) sts of another sleeve = 248(264)276(288) sts.

With yarn A start working in the round and knit 1(1)2(2) round(s).

Next round: Start following Chart II at row 11 and at the same time decrease 3(5)10(8 sts evenly = 245(259)266(280) sts.

Next, work row 12 and work the 7 st repeat for 35(37)38(40) times. Then, work rows 13-34. You will be decreasing 35(37)38(40) sts on rows 19, 26, and 34 and after completing the decreases you will have 140(148)152(160) sts on the needle.

With yarn A knit 0(1)1(1) row.

Work rows 35-42 and on the last row decrease 18(20)20(22) sts evenly = 122(128)132(138) sts.

Work rows 43-46 and on the last row decrease 17(17)18(21) sts evenly = 105(111)114(117) sts.

Work rows 47-49.

Continue with yarn A and knit 3(3)4(4) rows.

Neck ribbing: Using smaller circular needle start working in rib stitch in the round. On the first round decrease 1(3)6(5) st(s) evenly = 104(108)108(112) sts. Work 2 cm in rib and cast off in pattern.

Finishing

Join side, sleeve and underarm seams. Lay the finished piece to measurements on a flat surface with the WS facing and steam block gently.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Body circumference 94(102)112(122) cm Length at centre back 73(75)77(79) cm Underarm sleeve 46(47)47(48) cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns
Rib stitch
Row 1: *K1, p1*, repeat *-* to end.
Row 2: *K1, p1*. repeat *-* to end.
Repeat rows 1-2.

Stocking stitch
Row 1: K to end.
Row 2: P to end.
Repeat rows 1-2.

Colourwork
Follow the chart and written instructions working in patterned stocking stitch.

Stocking stitch in the round
All rounds: K to end.

Rib stitch in the round
All rounds: *K1, p1*

Lower portion of back

Using yarn A cast on 101(107)117(127) sts. Work 1 cm in rib stitch. Next, work 4 rows in st st.

Start following Chart I at row 1 starting in each size at the point indicated by an arrow in the chart. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern repeat. (Note that the stitch count of the pattern repeat may not line up with the total number of stitches.) Then, work rows 2-7.

Continue with yarn A and work in st st. On the 2nd row decrease 1 st = 100(106)116(126) sts.

When the piece measures 13(13)14(14) cm, decrease 1 at each end of the next row. Repeat these decreases every 7 cm for 3 times more = 92(98)108(118) sts.

When the piece measures 54(55)57(58) cm, start following Chart II at row 1 starting in each size at the point indicated by an arrow in the chart. Keep repeating the 12 st pattern repeat. (Note that the stitch count of the pattern repeat may not line up with the total number of stitches.) Then, work rows 2-10. At the same time start shaping the armholes at row 3 in the following way:

Cast off 4(5)5(7) sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 3 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 2 sts at the beginning of next 0(0)2(2) rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 2 rows. Leave 76(80)86(92) sts on hold for a while.

Lower portion of front

Work as the lower portion of back.

Sleeves

Using yarn A cast on 47(49)51(53) sts. Work 1 cm in rib stitch. Next, work 4 rows in st st.

Start following Chart I at row 1. The centre line of the sleeve is indicated by an arrow in the bottom of the chart. Use it as a guideline to count the point where you should start following the chart. Then, work rows 2-7.

Continue with yarn A and work in st st. On the 2nd row increase 1 st = 48(50)52(54) sts.

When the piece measures 14(12)14(12) cm, increase 1 at each end of the next row. Repeat these increases every 4(3.5)3(3) cm for 7(9)10(11) times more = 64(70)74(78) sts.

When the piece measures 45(46)46(47) cm, start following Chart II at row 1. The centre line of the sleeve is indicated by an arrow in the bottom of the chart. Use it as a guideline to count the point where you should start following the chart. Then, work rows 2-10. At the same time start shaping the sleeve top at row 3 in the following way:

Cast off 4(5)5(7) sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 3 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows, 2 sts at the beginning of next 0(0)2(2) rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 2 rows. Leave 48(52)52(52) sts on hold for a while.

Work another sleeve to match.

Yoke

Take all sts onto one circular needle: 76(80)86(92) sts of the back + 48(52)52(52)6 sts of one sleeve + 76(80)86(92) sts of the front + 48(52)52(52) sts of another sleeve = 248(264)276(288) sts.

With yarn A start working in the round and knit 1(1)2(2) round(s).

Next round: Start following Chart II at row 11 and at the same time decrease 3(5)10(8 sts evenly = 245(259)266(280) sts.

Next, work row 12 and work the 7 st repeat for 35(37)38(40) times. Then, work rows 13-34. You will be decreasing 35(37)38(40) sts on rows 19, 26, and 34 and after completing the decreases you will have 140(148)152(160) sts on the needle.

With yarn A knit 0(1)1(1) row.

Work rows 35-42 and on the last row decrease 18(20)20(22) sts evenly = 122(128)132(138) sts.

Work rows 43-46 and on the last row decrease 17(17)18(21) sts evenly = 105(111)114(117) sts.

Work rows 47-49.

Continue with yarn A and knit 3(3)4(4) rows.

Neck ribbing: Using smaller circular needle start working in rib stitch in the round. On the first round decrease 1(3)6(5) st(s) evenly = 104(108)108(112) sts. Work 2 cm in rib and cast off in pattern.

Finishing

Join side, sleeve and underarm seams. Lay the finished piece to measurements on a flat surface with the WS facing and steam block gently.


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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