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Women's long cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä

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A long cardigan with a 90s look and a colour scheme inspired by graffiti. The strong colours are complemented by the bold black. From Novita 7 Veljestä.
Magazine Novita Kevät 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 18
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N011918
Pattern details
Size
XS/S(M/L)XL(XXL)3XL

Yarn demand
Novita 7 Veljestä
(043) Stone 250(250)300(300)350 g,
(366) Nettle 150(200)200(250)250 g,
(550) Peony 150(150)200(200)200 g,
(355) Turquoise 100(150)150(150)200 g,
(099) Black 100(150)150(150)200 g,
(278) Orange 100(150)150(150)150 g and
(011) White 50(less than 100)less than 100(less than 100)100(100) g

Needles and other supplies
Needles Novita 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) or size needed

Other supplies 3 buttons

Designer
Sisko Sälpäkivi

Details

Right back

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 48(52)55(59)65 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections with two colours: work 24(26)27(30)33 with Peony and 24(26)26(29)32 sts with Turquoise. Work for 36 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 36 rows.

Work 48 rows with Orange and 24 rows with Nettle.

Work the chequered colourwork section: **0(0)2(2)1 st(s) with White, *4 sts White, 4 sts Black*, repeat *-* 6(6)6(7)8 times in total, 0(4)5(1)0 st(s) White. Work 4 rows in this manner, then switch the order and work another 4 rows**. Repeat **-** 3 times in total (= 24 rows).

Now work 22(24)24(26)26 rows with Turquoise.

*4 rows Stone, 4 rows Peony*, repeat *-* 3 times in total (= 24 rows).

Note: After the first Stone stripe, place a marker at the right end for the bottom of the armhole.

Use Nettle for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the right end for the shoulder. Bind off the remaining 18 sts at the neckline.

Left back

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 48(52)55(59)65 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 12(13)14(15)16 sts with Black, 12(13)13(14)16 sts White, 12(13)13(14)16 sts Black, 12(13)15(16)17 sts White. Work for 18 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 18 rows.

*6 rows Nettle, 6 rows Stone*, repeat *-* 7 times in total (= 84 rows).

Work 70(72)72(74)74 rows with Peony and 4 rows with Black.

Note: Place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at the left end.

Alternate 8 rows Turquoise and 8 rows Orange for the rest of the piece.

Note: When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the left end for the shoulder. Bind off the remaining 18 sts at the neckline.

Left front

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 54(58)61(65)71 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with k1. When the piece measures 4 cm, work ribbing with 10 sts and p44(48)51(55)61. Leave the 10 rib sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn. The border is knitted afterwards.

Join Turquoise and knit 1 row, increasing 1 st at the left end (edge stitch) = 45(49)52(56)62 sts.

Work 71 rows of stockinette st with Turquoise.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 11(12)13(14)16 sts Black, 11(12)13(14)15 sts Peony, 11(12)13(14)15 Black, 12(13)13(14)16 sts Peony. Work for 16 rows, then replace Peony with Black and Black with Orange. Work for another 16 rows, then replace Orange with Black and Black with White. Work for 16 rows.

Now work 8 rows Stone, 8 rows Nettle, 8 rows Orange, 8 rows Turquoise, 8 rows Stone, 8 rows Orange, 8 rows Black.

Use Nettle for the rest of the piece.

Note: After 2(4)4(6)6 rows with Nettle, begin the slanted neckline at the left end: work a RS row until 4 sts remain, k2tog, k2. Repeat the decrease on every 4th row 14 more times = 30(34)37(41)47 sts.

Note: After 18(20)20(22)22 rows with Nettle, place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at the right end.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the right end for the shoulder.

Right front

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 54(58)61(65)71 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with p1. When the piece measures 4 cm, on a WS row work as follows: p44(48)51(55)61, increase 1 st for seaming, leave the remaining 10 sts on hold. The border is knitted afterwards. 45(49)52(56)62 sts on the needles.

Work the chequered colourwork section: **0(0)1(1)1 st(s) with White, *5 sts White, 5 sts Nettle*, repeat *-* 4(4)5(5)6 times in total, 5(5)0(5)0 sts White, 0(4)1(0)1 sts Nettle. Work for 6 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 6 rows.** Repeat **-** 3 times in total (= 36 rows).

4 rows Black, *4 rows Stone, 4 rows Black*, repeat *-* 10 times in total (= 84 rows).

Work 74(76)76(78)78 rows with Peony.

Note: After 58(60)60(62)62 rows with Peony, begin the slanted neckline at the right end: on a RS row, k2, skp (=slip 1 st knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to end. Repeat the decreases on every 4th row 14 more times = 30(34)37(41)47 sts.

Note: After all 74(76)76(78)78 rows with Peony, place a marker for the armhole at the left end.

*6 rows Turquoise, 6 rows Orange, 6 rows Nettle*, repeat *-* for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the left end for the shoulder.

Left sleeve

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 40(42)42(44)44 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Join Nettle and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 6(7)7(6)11 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3,5)3(3)2,5 cm 9(9)11(10)12 more times = 60(62)66(66)70 sts.

Note: After 11(12)13(13)14 cm with Nettle, alternate 4 rows Black and 4 rows Stone for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(43)44 cm, bind off.

Right sleeve

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 40(42)42(44)44 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 8(9)9(10)10 sts Black, 8(8)8(8)8 sts White, 8(8)8(8)8 sts Black, 8 sts White, 8(9)9(10)10 sts Black. Work for 12 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 12 rows.

Note: When the piece measures 6(7)7(6)11 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3,5)3(3)2,5 cm 9(9)11(10)12 more times = 60(62)66(66)70 sts.

After the chequered section, work 8 rows Nettle, *8 rows Stone, 8 rows Nettle*, repeat *-* once more.

Use Orange for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(43)44 cm, bind off.

Finishing

Sew the middle back seam and the shoulder seams.

Buttonband: Place the 10 left front sts back onto the needles and cast on 1 st for seaming on the bodice edge = 11 sts. Work ribbing as far as the midpoint of the back neckline, lightly stretching the border. Leave the sts on hold.

Place markers for buttons on the border. The topmost button will be at the start of the slanted neckline, and the other two below it at 12 cm intervals.

Work the right border in the same manner. Work buttonholes at the spots you marked. Buttonhole: work 4 sts, work 2 sts together, yo, work 5 sts.

Attach the sleeves. Sew the sleeve seams and side seams. Sew or stitch the back neck seam. Attach the buttons.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
body circumference 112(120)128(136)144 cm / 44(47¼)50½(53½)56¾ in length approx. 104(106)107(108)109 cm / 41(41¾)42¼(42½)43 in inner sleeve length 41(42)43(43)44 cm / 16¼(16½)17(17)17¼ in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns
- Ribbing: Row 1: *k1, p1*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side rows

Right back

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 48(52)55(59)65 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections with two colours: work 24(26)27(30)33 with Peony and 24(26)26(29)32 sts with Turquoise. Work for 36 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 36 rows.

Work 48 rows with Orange and 24 rows with Nettle.

Work the chequered colourwork section: **0(0)2(2)1 st(s) with White, *4 sts White, 4 sts Black*, repeat *-* 6(6)6(7)8 times in total, 0(4)5(1)0 st(s) White. Work 4 rows in this manner, then switch the order and work another 4 rows**. Repeat **-** 3 times in total (= 24 rows).

Now work 22(24)24(26)26 rows with Turquoise.

*4 rows Stone, 4 rows Peony*, repeat *-* 3 times in total (= 24 rows).

Note: After the first Stone stripe, place a marker at the right end for the bottom of the armhole.

Use Nettle for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the right end for the shoulder. Bind off the remaining 18 sts at the neckline.

Left back

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 48(52)55(59)65 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 12(13)14(15)16 sts with Black, 12(13)13(14)16 sts White, 12(13)13(14)16 sts Black, 12(13)15(16)17 sts White. Work for 18 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 18 rows.

*6 rows Nettle, 6 rows Stone*, repeat *-* 7 times in total (= 84 rows).

Work 70(72)72(74)74 rows with Peony and 4 rows with Black.

Note: Place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at the left end.

Alternate 8 rows Turquoise and 8 rows Orange for the rest of the piece.

Note: When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the left end for the shoulder. Bind off the remaining 18 sts at the neckline.

Left front

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 54(58)61(65)71 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with k1. When the piece measures 4 cm, work ribbing with 10 sts and p44(48)51(55)61. Leave the 10 rib sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn. The border is knitted afterwards.

Join Turquoise and knit 1 row, increasing 1 st at the left end (edge stitch) = 45(49)52(56)62 sts.

Work 71 rows of stockinette st with Turquoise.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 11(12)13(14)16 sts Black, 11(12)13(14)15 sts Peony, 11(12)13(14)15 Black, 12(13)13(14)16 sts Peony. Work for 16 rows, then replace Peony with Black and Black with Orange. Work for another 16 rows, then replace Orange with Black and Black with White. Work for 16 rows.

Now work 8 rows Stone, 8 rows Nettle, 8 rows Orange, 8 rows Turquoise, 8 rows Stone, 8 rows Orange, 8 rows Black.

Use Nettle for the rest of the piece.

Note: After 2(4)4(6)6 rows with Nettle, begin the slanted neckline at the left end: work a RS row until 4 sts remain, k2tog, k2. Repeat the decrease on every 4th row 14 more times = 30(34)37(41)47 sts.

Note: After 18(20)20(22)22 rows with Nettle, place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at the right end.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the right end for the shoulder.

Right front

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 54(58)61(65)71 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with p1. When the piece measures 4 cm, on a WS row work as follows: p44(48)51(55)61, increase 1 st for seaming, leave the remaining 10 sts on hold. The border is knitted afterwards. 45(49)52(56)62 sts on the needles.

Work the chequered colourwork section: **0(0)1(1)1 st(s) with White, *5 sts White, 5 sts Nettle*, repeat *-* 4(4)5(5)6 times in total, 5(5)0(5)0 sts White, 0(4)1(0)1 sts Nettle. Work for 6 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 6 rows.** Repeat **-** 3 times in total (= 36 rows).

4 rows Black, *4 rows Stone, 4 rows Black*, repeat *-* 10 times in total (= 84 rows).

Work 74(76)76(78)78 rows with Peony.

Note: After 58(60)60(62)62 rows with Peony, begin the slanted neckline at the right end: on a RS row, k2, skp (=slip 1 st knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to end. Repeat the decreases on every 4th row 14 more times = 30(34)37(41)47 sts.

Note: After all 74(76)76(78)78 rows with Peony, place a marker for the armhole at the left end.

*6 rows Turquoise, 6 rows Orange, 6 rows Nettle*, repeat *-* for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the left end for the shoulder.

Left sleeve

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 40(42)42(44)44 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Join Nettle and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 6(7)7(6)11 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3,5)3(3)2,5 cm 9(9)11(10)12 more times = 60(62)66(66)70 sts.

Note: After 11(12)13(13)14 cm with Nettle, alternate 4 rows Black and 4 rows Stone for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(43)44 cm, bind off.

Right sleeve

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 40(42)42(44)44 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 8(9)9(10)10 sts Black, 8(8)8(8)8 sts White, 8(8)8(8)8 sts Black, 8 sts White, 8(9)9(10)10 sts Black. Work for 12 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 12 rows.

Note: When the piece measures 6(7)7(6)11 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3,5)3(3)2,5 cm 9(9)11(10)12 more times = 60(62)66(66)70 sts.

After the chequered section, work 8 rows Nettle, *8 rows Stone, 8 rows Nettle*, repeat *-* once more.

Use Orange for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(43)44 cm, bind off.

Finishing

Sew the middle back seam and the shoulder seams.

Buttonband: Place the 10 left front sts back onto the needles and cast on 1 st for seaming on the bodice edge = 11 sts. Work ribbing as far as the midpoint of the back neckline, lightly stretching the border. Leave the sts on hold.

Place markers for buttons on the border. The topmost button will be at the start of the slanted neckline, and the other two below it at 12 cm intervals.

Work the right border in the same manner. Work buttonholes at the spots you marked. Buttonhole: work 4 sts, work 2 sts together, yo, work 5 sts.

Attach the sleeves. Sew the sleeve seams and side seams. Sew or stitch the back neck seam. Attach the buttons.


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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