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Women's knitted sweater with crocheted lace details Novita Cotton Soft and Cotton Crochet

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This sweater features trendy bell sleeves adorned by beautiful, crocheted lace sections.
Magazine Novita Kesä 2017 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 12
Skill level Expert
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Availability:In stock
SKU N021712
Pattern details
Size
XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Cotton Soft
(010) Off-white 400(450)500(550)600 g and

Novita Cotton Crochet
(010) Off-white 50(50)50(50)50 g

Needles and other supplies
Needles:
Novita 3½ mm or the size needed to obtain gauge
Crochet hook:
Novita 1½ mm

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

The back

Using the Cotton Soft yarn, cast on 102(110)120(130)142 sts and purl the wrong side row. Begin the stockinette stitch.

When the piece measures 9(10)10(11)11 cm, decrease 1 st on both ends of the piece: on the RS row k2, skp (=slip 1, knit 1 and pass the slipped st over) and when 4 sts remain, k2tog, k2. Repeat the decreases every 5 cm 3 more times = 94(102)112(122)134 sts.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(45)46 cm, bind off for the armhole on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x5(5)6(6)8 sts, 1(1)2(3)3x2 sts and 2(4)3(3)3x1 st = 76(80)86(92)100 sts.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(19)20 cm, bind off the middle 32 sts for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off on the neckline edge on every 2nd row 2x2 sts.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 18(20)23(26)30 shoulder sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

The front

Knit as you did on the back until the armhole measures 9(10)11(11)12 cm. Bind off the middle 28 sts for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. Decrease on the neckline edge on every 2nd row 4x1 st and on every 4th row 2x1 st.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 18(20)23(26)30 shoulder sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Sleeves

Using the Cotton Soft yarn, cast on 59(59)63(63)67 sts for the upper part of the sleeve and purl through the WS row. Begin the stockinette st.

When the piece measures 5(4,5)5(2)3 cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increases every 4,5(3,5)3,5(3)3 cm for 4(6)6(8)8 more times = 69(73)77(81)85 sts.

When the piece measures 27(28)29(29)30 cm, bind off on both ends on every 2nd row 1x5(5)6(6)8 sts, 1x3 sts, 3x2 sts, 10(11)12(13)14x1 sts, 1x2 s and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the upper part of the second sleeve to match.

1st lace section (see diagram I): Using Novita Cotton Crochet, chain 29 and crochet:

1st row: 1 treble (tr) into the fourth chain from the hook. Ch 1, skip 3 sts, work 2 trs + ch 2 + 2 trs + ch 1 into the next st, skip 3 sts and work 1 tr into the next st. Ch 3, skip 3 sts and work 1 tr + ch 5 + 1 tr into the next st. Ch 3, skip 3 sts, 1 tr into the next st. Ch 1, skip 3 sts, work 2 trs + ch 2 + 2 trs + ch 1 into the next st, skip 3 sts and work 2 trs.

Continue crocheting from row 2 of diagram I. First work rows 2-4 and then keep repeating rows 5-8 until the length of the lace is approx. 26(26)28(28)30 cm. Break the yarn. Crochet a matching lace section for the second sleeve.

Lay the lace sections to measurements and steam lightly.

Sew the lace sections into the bottom edges of the sleeves.

Using the Cotton Soft yarn, pick up 60(60)64(64)66 sts from the bottom edge of the lace for the lower part of the sleeve. Work 3 rows in stockinette st and on the next row increase 5 sts:

1st increase row: on the RS row, k10(10)10(10)11 sts, make 1 (=pick up the strand of yarn between the sts and knit it though the back loop), *k10(10)11(11)11 sts, m1*, repeat from * to * 3 more times and k10(10)10(10)11 sts = 65(65)69(69)71 sts. Knit 5 rows.

2nd increase row: on the RS row k11(11)11(11)12 sts, m1, *k11(11)12(12)12 sts, m1*, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k10(10)10(10)11 sts = 70(70)74(74)76 sts. Knit 3 rows.

3rd increase row: on the RS row k11(11)11(11)12 sts, m1, *k12(12)13(13)13 sts, m1*, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k11(11)11(11)12 sts = 75(75)79(79)81 sts.

Work in stockinette st until the lower part of the sleeve measures 8,5 cm. Bind off.

Knit the lower part of the other sleeve to match.

Lace edging (see diagram II): Using the Cotton Crochet yarn, chain 141(141)157(157)157 and work 1 tr into the 4th chain from the hook, *skip 1 st, ch 1 and 1 tr into the next st*, repeat from * to * and work 1 tr into the last st.

Continue crocheting from row 2 of diagram II. 17(17)19(19)19 treble groups in total. Crochet rows 3-7. Break the yarn. Crochet the other lace edging to match.

Lay the lace edgings to measurements and steam lightly.

Sew the lace sections into the sleeves.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams and the side seams. Sew the inner sleeve seams and attach the sleeves.

The lace edging on the neckline: Join the Cotton Crochet yarn with 1 double crochet (dc) into one of the shoulder seams and work 1 row of dc into the neckline edge. Close the round with 1 slip stitch (sl st) into the first dc on the round. Next work the picot round: Work 1 dc into the dc on the previous round, *work the picot (= ch 3, 1 dc into the first chain), skip 2 dc from the previous round and work 1 dc into the next dc*, repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Close the round by working 1 sl st into the beginning of the round. Break the yarn.

The lace edging on the hem: Join the Cotton Crochet yarn into one of the side seams with 1 dc and work 1 dc into each st on the hem. Close the round by working 1 sl st into the first dc of the round. Work the picot round as you did on the neckline and break the yarn.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 84(92)100(110)120 cm length of the garment 60(62)64(66)68 cm inner sleeve length 46(47)48(48)49 cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern:
- Stockinette stitch:
on the right side rows knit all sts. On the wrong side rows purl all sts.
- Crochet pattern
crochet according to the diagrams and the written instructions.

Gauge:
22 sts and 28 rows in stockinette stitch using Cotton Soft yarn = 10 cm

The back

Using the Cotton Soft yarn, cast on 102(110)120(130)142 sts and purl the wrong side row. Begin the stockinette stitch.

When the piece measures 9(10)10(11)11 cm, decrease 1 st on both ends of the piece: on the RS row k2, skp (=slip 1, knit 1 and pass the slipped st over) and when 4 sts remain, k2tog, k2. Repeat the decreases every 5 cm 3 more times = 94(102)112(122)134 sts.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(45)46 cm, bind off for the armhole on both ends of the piece on every 2nd row 1x5(5)6(6)8 sts, 1(1)2(3)3x2 sts and 2(4)3(3)3x1 st = 76(80)86(92)100 sts.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(19)20 cm, bind off the middle 32 sts for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off on the neckline edge on every 2nd row 2x2 sts.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 18(20)23(26)30 shoulder sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

The front

Knit as you did on the back until the armhole measures 9(10)11(11)12 cm. Bind off the middle 28 sts for the neckline and switch to working one side of the neckline at a time. Decrease on the neckline edge on every 2nd row 4x1 st and on every 4th row 2x1 st.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 18(20)23(26)30 shoulder sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Sleeves

Using the Cotton Soft yarn, cast on 59(59)63(63)67 sts for the upper part of the sleeve and purl through the WS row. Begin the stockinette st.

When the piece measures 5(4,5)5(2)3 cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increases every 4,5(3,5)3,5(3)3 cm for 4(6)6(8)8 more times = 69(73)77(81)85 sts.

When the piece measures 27(28)29(29)30 cm, bind off on both ends on every 2nd row 1x5(5)6(6)8 sts, 1x3 sts, 3x2 sts, 10(11)12(13)14x1 sts, 1x2 s and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the upper part of the second sleeve to match.

1st lace section (see diagram I): Using Novita Cotton Crochet, chain 29 and crochet:

1st row: 1 treble (tr) into the fourth chain from the hook. Ch 1, skip 3 sts, work 2 trs + ch 2 + 2 trs + ch 1 into the next st, skip 3 sts and work 1 tr into the next st. Ch 3, skip 3 sts and work 1 tr + ch 5 + 1 tr into the next st. Ch 3, skip 3 sts, 1 tr into the next st. Ch 1, skip 3 sts, work 2 trs + ch 2 + 2 trs + ch 1 into the next st, skip 3 sts and work 2 trs.

Continue crocheting from row 2 of diagram I. First work rows 2-4 and then keep repeating rows 5-8 until the length of the lace is approx. 26(26)28(28)30 cm. Break the yarn. Crochet a matching lace section for the second sleeve.

Lay the lace sections to measurements and steam lightly.

Sew the lace sections into the bottom edges of the sleeves.

Using the Cotton Soft yarn, pick up 60(60)64(64)66 sts from the bottom edge of the lace for the lower part of the sleeve. Work 3 rows in stockinette st and on the next row increase 5 sts:

1st increase row: on the RS row, k10(10)10(10)11 sts, make 1 (=pick up the strand of yarn between the sts and knit it though the back loop), *k10(10)11(11)11 sts, m1*, repeat from * to * 3 more times and k10(10)10(10)11 sts = 65(65)69(69)71 sts. Knit 5 rows.

2nd increase row: on the RS row k11(11)11(11)12 sts, m1, *k11(11)12(12)12 sts, m1*, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k10(10)10(10)11 sts = 70(70)74(74)76 sts. Knit 3 rows.

3rd increase row: on the RS row k11(11)11(11)12 sts, m1, *k12(12)13(13)13 sts, m1*, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k11(11)11(11)12 sts = 75(75)79(79)81 sts.

Work in stockinette st until the lower part of the sleeve measures 8,5 cm. Bind off.

Knit the lower part of the other sleeve to match.

Lace edging (see diagram II): Using the Cotton Crochet yarn, chain 141(141)157(157)157 and work 1 tr into the 4th chain from the hook, *skip 1 st, ch 1 and 1 tr into the next st*, repeat from * to * and work 1 tr into the last st.

Continue crocheting from row 2 of diagram II. 17(17)19(19)19 treble groups in total. Crochet rows 3-7. Break the yarn. Crochet the other lace edging to match.

Lay the lace edgings to measurements and steam lightly.

Sew the lace sections into the sleeves.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams and the side seams. Sew the inner sleeve seams and attach the sleeves.

The lace edging on the neckline: Join the Cotton Crochet yarn with 1 double crochet (dc) into one of the shoulder seams and work 1 row of dc into the neckline edge. Close the round with 1 slip stitch (sl st) into the first dc on the round. Next work the picot round: Work 1 dc into the dc on the previous round, *work the picot (= ch 3, 1 dc into the first chain), skip 2 dc from the previous round and work 1 dc into the next dc*, repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Close the round by working 1 sl st into the beginning of the round. Break the yarn.

The lace edging on the hem: Join the Cotton Crochet yarn into one of the side seams with 1 dc and work 1 dc into each st on the hem. Close the round by working 1 sl st into the first dc of the round. Work the picot round as you did on the neckline and break the yarn.


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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