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Women's knitted dress Novita Nordic Wool and Nordic Wool Flow

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The dress of Novita Nordic Wool and Nordic Wool Flow-yarns is knitted sideways in one piece.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2017 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 4
Skill level Expert
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Availability:In stock
SKU N04174
Pattern details
Size
S/M(L/XL)

Yarn demand
Novita Nordic Wool
(060) Sand 400(450) g and
Novita Nordic Wool Flow
(090) Rocky Ground 500(550) g

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

Designer
Susanna Mertsalmi

Details

Using the grey yarn, loosely cast on 136(142) sts and knit 1 row.

Begin the garter stitch from row 1 of chart I: using the grey yarn, k11 from the beginning of the row, change to the sand-coloured yarn and knit the stitches between A and B (= 41 sts) from the chart, knit B-C (= 1(7) sts), knit C-D (= 5 sts) and D-E (= 78 sts). Turn work and begin the shorter rows from row 2 of chart I. K78. Turn work and k77 from the 3rd row. Turn work and k73 from the 4th row. Continue working the short rows from rows 5-35 of the chart. Work row 36.

Using the grey yarn, continue from row 37 (on row 1 you've worked 11 sts with the grey yarn and now you'll continue from there). Work rows 38-106 of chart I using the grey yarn.

Repeat rows 1-106 for 8(9) more times and then work rows 1-36 of chart I.

Using the grey yarn, begin working the sleeve from row 1 of chart II: you already have 11 sts on the right-hand needle (= the 11 sts knitted with the grey yarn on row 1 of chart I), continue from there to row 1 of chart II and knit the remaining 34(40) sts. 45(51) sts on this row. Turn work and leave the remaining side sts on hold. Knit rows 2-44 of chart II with these sleeve sts. Repeat rows 1-44 2 more times, work rows 1-28 and then work 11 sts from the beginning of the next row using the grey yarn (= the first 11 sts knitted on row 1 of chart I). Break the yarn and leave the sleeve sts on hold on e.g. a piece of scrap yarn.

Continue with the side sts that were left on hold earlier and work 8(12) rows in garter st using the grey yarn (knit the 1st row on the right side of the work from the armpit to the hem).

Break the yarn. Place all of the sts on the same needle and using the grey yarn continue working from row 37 of chart I (you already have the 11 sts knitted on row 1 on the needle, continue to row 37). Work rows 38-106 and then repeat rows 1-106 9(10) times.

Work rows 1-36 of chart I.

Using the grey yarn, begin the other sleeve from row 1 of chart II: you already have the first 11 sts on the right-hand needle (= the 11 sts knitted with the grey yarn on row 1 of chart I), continue from there to row 1 of chart II and knit the remaining 34(40) sts. 45(51) sts on this row. Turn work and leave the remaining side sts on hold. Knit rows 2-44 of chart II with these sleeve sts. Repeat rows 1-44 for 2 more times, work rows 1-28 and then work 11 sts from the beginning of the next row using the grey yarn ( = the first 11 sts knitted on row 1 of chart I). Break the yarn and leave the sleeve sts on hold on e.g. a piece of scrap yarn.

Continue with the side sts that were left on hold earlier and work 8(12) rows in garter st using the grey yarn (knit the 1st row on the right side of the work from the armpit to the hem).

Break the yarn. Place all of the sts on the same needle and using the grey yarn continue working from row 37 of chart I (you already have the 11 sts knitted on row 1 on the needle, continue to row 37). Loosely bind off the sts.

Finishing

Sew the cast-on edge and the bind-off edge together (= the other side seam).

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Bust circumference 90(100) cm Length in the back at midpoint 72(75) cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
-Garter stitch:
knit all rows

Gauge:
19 sts and 38 rows in garter stitch = 10 cm

Note The dress is knitted sideways in one piece.

Using the grey yarn, loosely cast on 136(142) sts and knit 1 row.

Begin the garter stitch from row 1 of chart I: using the grey yarn, k11 from the beginning of the row, change to the sand-coloured yarn and knit the stitches between A and B (= 41 sts) from the chart, knit B-C (= 1(7) sts), knit C-D (= 5 sts) and D-E (= 78 sts). Turn work and begin the shorter rows from row 2 of chart I. K78. Turn work and k77 from the 3rd row. Turn work and k73 from the 4th row. Continue working the short rows from rows 5-35 of the chart. Work row 36.

Using the grey yarn, continue from row 37 (on row 1 you've worked 11 sts with the grey yarn and now you'll continue from there). Work rows 38-106 of chart I using the grey yarn.

Repeat rows 1-106 for 8(9) more times and then work rows 1-36 of chart I.

Using the grey yarn, begin working the sleeve from row 1 of chart II: you already have 11 sts on the right-hand needle (= the 11 sts knitted with the grey yarn on row 1 of chart I), continue from there to row 1 of chart II and knit the remaining 34(40) sts. 45(51) sts on this row. Turn work and leave the remaining side sts on hold. Knit rows 2-44 of chart II with these sleeve sts. Repeat rows 1-44 2 more times, work rows 1-28 and then work 11 sts from the beginning of the next row using the grey yarn (= the first 11 sts knitted on row 1 of chart I). Break the yarn and leave the sleeve sts on hold on e.g. a piece of scrap yarn.

Continue with the side sts that were left on hold earlier and work 8(12) rows in garter st using the grey yarn (knit the 1st row on the right side of the work from the armpit to the hem).

Break the yarn. Place all of the sts on the same needle and using the grey yarn continue working from row 37 of chart I (you already have the 11 sts knitted on row 1 on the needle, continue to row 37). Work rows 38-106 and then repeat rows 1-106 9(10) times.

Work rows 1-36 of chart I.

Using the grey yarn, begin the other sleeve from row 1 of chart II: you already have the first 11 sts on the right-hand needle (= the 11 sts knitted with the grey yarn on row 1 of chart I), continue from there to row 1 of chart II and knit the remaining 34(40) sts. 45(51) sts on this row. Turn work and leave the remaining side sts on hold. Knit rows 2-44 of chart II with these sleeve sts. Repeat rows 1-44 for 2 more times, work rows 1-28 and then work 11 sts from the beginning of the next row using the grey yarn ( = the first 11 sts knitted on row 1 of chart I). Break the yarn and leave the sleeve sts on hold on e.g. a piece of scrap yarn.

Continue with the side sts that were left on hold earlier and work 8(12) rows in garter st using the grey yarn (knit the 1st row on the right side of the work from the armpit to the hem).

Break the yarn. Place all of the sts on the same needle and using the grey yarn continue working from row 37 of chart I (you already have the 11 sts knitted on row 1 on the needle, continue to row 37). Loosely bind off the sts.

Finishing

Sew the cast-on edge and the bind-off edge together (= the other side seam).


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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