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Women's colourwork sweater Novita Nordic Wool

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This ravishing Novita Nordic Wool sweater is knitted from the hem up. Decorations and tassels add a finishing touch.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2017 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 6
Skill level Expert
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Availability:In stock
SKU N04176
Pattern details
Size
XS(S/M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Nordic Wool
(532) Pomegranate 250(250)300(350)350 g
(010) Off-white 200(200)200(250)250 g
(099) Black 150(150)150(150)200 g
(048) Rock 50 g

Needles and other supplies
Circular needles (80 cm):
Novita 4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
Circular needle (40 cm):
Novita 4 mm for the neckline edge

Designer
Susanna Mertsalmi

Details

The back

Using the pomegranate yarn, cast on 95(104)110(119)128 sts and begin the ribbing on the wrong side of the work: *p2, k1*, repeat *-*. At the end of row, p2. Work in ribbing for 6 cm.

Then switch to stockinette st, increasing 1(0)0(1)0 st on the 1st row = 96(104)110(120)128 sts.

When the piece measures 19(20)20(21)21 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increase after 15 cm = 100(108)114(124)132 sts.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)43 cm, cast on a further 61(61)63(63)65 sts at both ends for the sleeves = 222(230)240(250)262 sts.

Begin the short rows:

Row 1: on the RS row, knit 209(220)228(240)253 sts, leave the other 13(10)12(10)9 sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 2: yarn over, purl 196(210)216(230)244, leave the other 13(10)12(10)9 sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 3: on the RS row, knit 183(200)204(220)235, leave another 13(10)12(10)9 sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 4: yarn over, purl 170(190)192(210)226, leave 13(10)12(10)9 more sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 5: on the RS row, knit 159(180)182(201)216 sts, leave 11(10)10(9)10 more sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 6: yarn over, purl 148(170)172(192)206, leave 11(10)10(9)10 more sts on hold, and turn work.

Switch to the grey yarn and continue in the same manner, leaving 11(10)10(9)10 more sts on hold at both ends every two rows. Work until 82(90)92(102)106 sts remain. Turn work, yarn over. Move the sts on hold at the right end onto the left-hand needle.

Switch to the off-white yarn, and cast on 31(33)33(36)36 sts at the beginning of the row. Knit all 222(230)240(250)262 sts, working the yarn overs as follows: At the right end, slip the st before the yarn over, knit the yarn over and pass the slipped st over. At the left end, knit the yarn over together with the following st. Cast on another 31(33)33(36)36 sts at the end of the row = 284(296)306(322)334 sts. Purl all WS sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 34 st pattern repeat as needed. Then work rows 2-10 of the chart.

Continue the colourwork pattern from row 11 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work pattern repeat A (= 40 sts) 3(3)3(4)4 times, and then keep repeating pattern repeat B (= 40 sts) to end of round as needed. Then work rows 12-22 of the chart.

Continue the colourwork pattern from row 23 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work pattern repeat A (= 24 sts) 5(6)6(6)6 times, and then keep repeating pattern repeat B (= 24 sts) to end of round as needed. Work rows 24-31 of the chart. Then work rows 30-31 for 0(0(1)1(2) more times.

Note: When you have finished row 26(26)28(28)30(30), tightly bind off the middle 56 sts on the next row for the neckline. Working one side of the neckline at a time, decrease 2x1 st every 2nd row at the neckline edge. At the same time, on every 2nd row bind off 2x37(39)41(44)46 sts for the sleeve. Then bind off the remaining 38(40)41(43)45 sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

The front

Work as you did on the back until you have finished row 18(18)20(20)22 of the chart. On the next row, bind off the middle 42 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. On every 2nd row, bind off 2x3 sts and 3x1 st at the neckline edge. Bind off the shoulder sts at the same point as you did on the back.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams.

Cuffs Using the black yarn, pick up 41(41)43(43)45 sts from the RS of the sleeve. Work stockinette st for 3 rounds. Using the off-white yarn, knit one RS round, and then work 4 rounds in reverse stockinette st. With the black yarn, purl one WS round, and then work 4 rounds in stockinette st. Bind off.

Work a matching edge for the other cuff.

Neckline edge: Using the black yarn, pick up 101(101)103(103)105 sts from the neckline edge and knit 4 rounds. Switch to the off-white yarn, knit 1 round, purl 4 rounds. With the black yarn, knit another 4 rounds. Bind off.

Stitch the decorations onto the sweater. Attach the tassels as pictured.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Body circumference 98(106)114(122)130 cm Length 57(59)61(63)65 cm Inner sleeve length 46(47)48(49)50 cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing:
*k2, p1*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side rows

The back

Using the pomegranate yarn, cast on 95(104)110(119)128 sts and begin the ribbing on the wrong side of the work: *p2, k1*, repeat *-*. At the end of row, p2. Work in ribbing for 6 cm.

Then switch to stockinette st, increasing 1(0)0(1)0 st on the 1st row = 96(104)110(120)128 sts.

When the piece measures 19(20)20(21)21 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increase after 15 cm = 100(108)114(124)132 sts.

When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)43 cm, cast on a further 61(61)63(63)65 sts at both ends for the sleeves = 222(230)240(250)262 sts.

Begin the short rows:

Row 1: on the RS row, knit 209(220)228(240)253 sts, leave the other 13(10)12(10)9 sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 2: yarn over, purl 196(210)216(230)244, leave the other 13(10)12(10)9 sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 3: on the RS row, knit 183(200)204(220)235, leave another 13(10)12(10)9 sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 4: yarn over, purl 170(190)192(210)226, leave 13(10)12(10)9 more sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 5: on the RS row, knit 159(180)182(201)216 sts, leave 11(10)10(9)10 more sts on hold, and turn work.

Row 6: yarn over, purl 148(170)172(192)206, leave 11(10)10(9)10 more sts on hold, and turn work.

Switch to the grey yarn and continue in the same manner, leaving 11(10)10(9)10 more sts on hold at both ends every two rows. Work until 82(90)92(102)106 sts remain. Turn work, yarn over. Move the sts on hold at the right end onto the left-hand needle.

Switch to the off-white yarn, and cast on 31(33)33(36)36 sts at the beginning of the row. Knit all 222(230)240(250)262 sts, working the yarn overs as follows: At the right end, slip the st before the yarn over, knit the yarn over and pass the slipped st over. At the left end, knit the yarn over together with the following st. Cast on another 31(33)33(36)36 sts at the end of the row = 284(296)306(322)334 sts. Purl all WS sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Keep repeating the 34 st pattern repeat as needed. Then work rows 2-10 of the chart.

Continue the colourwork pattern from row 11 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work pattern repeat A (= 40 sts) 3(3)3(4)4 times, and then keep repeating pattern repeat B (= 40 sts) to end of round as needed. Then work rows 12-22 of the chart.

Continue the colourwork pattern from row 23 of the chart. The starting point for each size is marked with an arrow. Work pattern repeat A (= 24 sts) 5(6)6(6)6 times, and then keep repeating pattern repeat B (= 24 sts) to end of round as needed. Work rows 24-31 of the chart. Then work rows 30-31 for 0(0(1)1(2) more times.

Note: When you have finished row 26(26)28(28)30(30), tightly bind off the middle 56 sts on the next row for the neckline. Working one side of the neckline at a time, decrease 2x1 st every 2nd row at the neckline edge. At the same time, on every 2nd row bind off 2x37(39)41(44)46 sts for the sleeve. Then bind off the remaining 38(40)41(43)45 sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

The front

Work as you did on the back until you have finished row 18(18)20(20)22 of the chart. On the next row, bind off the middle 42 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. On every 2nd row, bind off 2x3 sts and 3x1 st at the neckline edge. Bind off the shoulder sts at the same point as you did on the back.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams.

Cuffs Using the black yarn, pick up 41(41)43(43)45 sts from the RS of the sleeve. Work stockinette st for 3 rounds. Using the off-white yarn, knit one RS round, and then work 4 rounds in reverse stockinette st. With the black yarn, purl one WS round, and then work 4 rounds in stockinette st. Bind off.

Work a matching edge for the other cuff.

Neckline edge: Using the black yarn, pick up 101(101)103(103)105 sts from the neckline edge and knit 4 rounds. Switch to the off-white yarn, knit 1 round, purl 4 rounds. With the black yarn, knit another 4 rounds. Bind off.

Stitch the decorations onto the sweater. Attach the tassels as pictured.


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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