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Women's knitted sweater with lace borders Novita Venla

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A lacing on the hem and cuffs adorns this simple sweater. From Novita Venla.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2018 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 47
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N041847
Pattern details
Size
XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Venla
(499) Charcoal 300(300)350(400)450 g

Needles and other supplies
Needles:
Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) or size needed to obtain gauge

Circular needle (40 cm / 16 in):
Novita 3 mm for the neckline edge and

Crochet hooks:
Novita 2 mm (UK 14 / US A-0) and
Novita 2½ mm (UK 12 / US B-1 or C-2) for the lace borders

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Back

Cast on 125(135)145(155)165 sts and purl the WS row. Continue in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 3(3)4(4)5 cm, decrease 1 st at both ends: on a RS row, k1, work the skp decrease (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. Repeat the decreases every 3,5 cm 6 more times = 111(121)131(141)151 sts.

When the piece measures 26(27)28(29)30 cm, bind off on every 2nd row at both ends 1x5(5)7(7)9 sts, 1(2)2(3)4x2 sts and 3(3)3(4)3x1 st for the armholes = 91(97)103(107)111 sts.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21 cm, bind off the middle 41(41)45(45)47 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off 2x2 sts on every other row at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 21(24)25(27)28 shoulder sts.

Work the other side of the neckline to match.

Front

Work as you did the back until the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm. Bind off the middle 31(31)35(35)37 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off 3x3 sts on every other row at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 21(24)25(27)28 shoulder sts.

Work the other side of the neckline to match.

Sleeves

Cast on 74(74)82(82)82 sts and purl the WS row. Continue in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 6(3)4(5)4 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 6(4)6(3)2,5 cm 2(5)3(6)8 more times = 80(86)90(96)100 sts.

When the piece measures 24(25)26(26)27 cm, bind off at both ends on every 2nd row 1x5(5)6(7)8 sts, 1x3 sts, 2(2)2(3)3x2 sts, 14(16)17(17)18x1 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 and side seams. Sew the inner sleeve seams and attach the sleeves.

Neckline edge: Using the circular needle, pick up the additional sts from the neckline edge for 102(102)106(106)110(110) sts in total. Work garter st in the round (*purl 1 round, knit 1 round*, repeat *-*) for 5 rounds. On the next knit round, work a stretchy bind-off.

Lace border on the hem: (see chart) Using the 2½ mm crochet hook, join the yarn with 1 dc to one of the side seams and chain 2 (= 1st treble). Crochet a total of 248(272)288(312)328 trebles to the hem. Close the round with 1 slip st. Switch to the 2 mm hook and continue crocheting from row 2 of the chart. 31(34)36(39)41 pattern repeats in total. Work rows 3-11 from the chart. Break the yarn.

Lace border on the cuffs: (see chart) Using the 2½ mm crochet hook, join the yarn with 1 dc to the seam and chain 2 (= 1st treble). Crochet a total of 72(72)80(80)80 trebles to the cuff. Close the round with 1 slip st. Switch to the 2 mm hook and continue crocheting from row 2 of the chart. 9(9)10(10)10 pattern repeats in total. Work rows 3-11 from the chart. Break the yarn.

Work the lace border to the other cuff in the same manner.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 84(92)100(108)116 cm / 33(36¼)39¼(42½)45¾ in length 52(54)56(58)60 cm / 20½(21¼)22(22¾)23½ in inner sleeve length 31(32)33(33)34 cm / 12¼(12½)13(13)13½ in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern:
- Stockinette stitch:
Right side rows: knit all stitches.
Wrong side rows: purl all stitches.

Crochet pattern:
- Work following the chart and the written instructions.

Gauge:
26 sts and 35 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in

Back

Cast on 125(135)145(155)165 sts and purl the WS row. Continue in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 3(3)4(4)5 cm, decrease 1 st at both ends: on a RS row, k1, work the skp decrease (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. Repeat the decreases every 3,5 cm 6 more times = 111(121)131(141)151 sts.

When the piece measures 26(27)28(29)30 cm, bind off on every 2nd row at both ends 1x5(5)7(7)9 sts, 1(2)2(3)4x2 sts and 3(3)3(4)3x1 st for the armholes = 91(97)103(107)111 sts.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21 cm, bind off the middle 41(41)45(45)47 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off 2x2 sts on every other row at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 21(24)25(27)28 shoulder sts.

Work the other side of the neckline to match.

Front

Work as you did the back until the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm. Bind off the middle 31(31)35(35)37 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off 3x3 sts on every other row at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(21)22 cm, bind off the 21(24)25(27)28 shoulder sts.

Work the other side of the neckline to match.

Sleeves

Cast on 74(74)82(82)82 sts and purl the WS row. Continue in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 6(3)4(5)4 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 6(4)6(3)2,5 cm 2(5)3(6)8 more times = 80(86)90(96)100 sts.

When the piece measures 24(25)26(26)27 cm, bind off at both ends on every 2nd row 1x5(5)6(7)8 sts, 1x3 sts, 2(2)2(3)3x2 sts, 14(16)17(17)18x1 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 and side seams. Sew the inner sleeve seams and attach the sleeves.

Neckline edge: Using the circular needle, pick up the additional sts from the neckline edge for 102(102)106(106)110(110) sts in total. Work garter st in the round (*purl 1 round, knit 1 round*, repeat *-*) for 5 rounds. On the next knit round, work a stretchy bind-off.

Lace border on the hem: (see chart) Using the 2½ mm crochet hook, join the yarn with 1 dc to one of the side seams and chain 2 (= 1st treble). Crochet a total of 248(272)288(312)328 trebles to the hem. Close the round with 1 slip st. Switch to the 2 mm hook and continue crocheting from row 2 of the chart. 31(34)36(39)41 pattern repeats in total. Work rows 3-11 from the chart. Break the yarn.

Lace border on the cuffs: (see chart) Using the 2½ mm crochet hook, join the yarn with 1 dc to the seam and chain 2 (= 1st treble). Crochet a total of 72(72)80(80)80 trebles to the cuff. Close the round with 1 slip st. Switch to the 2 mm hook and continue crocheting from row 2 of the chart. 9(9)10(10)10 pattern repeats in total. Work rows 3-11 from the chart. Break the yarn.

Work the lace border to the other cuff in the same manner.


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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