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Women's Textured Sweater Novita Nalle

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A novel shade of Novita Nalle yarn is used for this sweater with various textured stitch patterns.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2016 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 17
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N031617
Pattern details
Size
XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand
Novita Nalle
fox 500(550)600(650)700 g

Needles and other supplies
Needles:
1 pair of 3.5 mm Novita knitting needles
1 x 3.0 mm (40 cm) Novita circular needle for the neckline border
1 x Novita cable needle
Or the sizes required to give the correct tension.

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Back

Cast on 104 (116) 126 (138) 150 sts and work 2 cm in rib.

Start working in double moss stitch and follow chart I from row 1. Repeat the 2 stitch pattern to end. Keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the piece measures 50 (51) 52 (53) 54 cm, start shaping the armholes:

Cast off 5 (5) 6 (6) 6 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 10 (10) 12 (12) 12 rows = 84 (96) 102 (114) 126 sts.

When the armhole measures 17 (18) 19 (20) 21 cm, on the next RS row cast off centre 36 (36) 36 (38) 38 sts for back neck and work to end. Work each side of the neck separately and shape the first side in the following way:

Next row (WS): Work to end.

Next row (RS, starting at neck edge): Cast off 2 sts, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 1 st, work to end.

Continue working straight until the armhole measures 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 cm. Cast off 21 (27) 30 (35) 41 sts for shoulder.

Work the other side to match, reversing the shapings.

Front

Cast on 109 (121) 133 (145) 157 sts and start working in rib stitch on the WS of the work by working first p1. Work 2 cm in rib stitch.

Start working in textured stitch pattern by following chart I from row 5: work the first 6 sts, repeat the 12 stitch pattern for 8 (9) 10 (11) 12 times and work the last 7 sts. Repeat rows 5-16 of chart I for 5 (5) 5 (6) 6 times. Work rows 5-10 once. After that, work 2 rows in reverse st st.

Continue working in textured stitch pattern. Start from row 17 of chart I at the point indicated for each size by an arrow. Repeat the 8 stitch pattern for 13 (15) 16 (18) 19 times and work the last 2 (0) 2 (0) 2 sts of the chart. Repeat rows 17-22 until the piece measures about 37 (38) 40 (41) 42 cm and you have just finished row 22.

Work 2 rows in reverse st st and at the same time decrease 1 st on the first row = 108 (120) 132 (144) 156 sts.

Continue working in textured stitch pattern. Start from row 23 of chart I and repeat the 12 stitch pattern for 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 times. Keep repeating rows 23-26.

When the piece measures 50 (51) 52 (53) 54 cm, start shaping the armholes:

Cast off 6 (6) 7 (7) 7 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 10 (10) 12 (12) 12 rows = 86 (98) 106 (118) 130 sts.

Note When you have repeated rows 23-26 for about 16 (16) 17 (17) 18 cm and you have just finished row 26, work 2 rows in reverse st st and decrease evenly 2 (2) 4 (4) 4 sts on the first row = 84 (96) 102 (114) 126 sts.

Change to double moss stitch starting from row 1 of chart I and repeat the two stitch pattern to end. Keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the armhole measures 10 (11) 12 (13) 14 cm, on the next RS row work to the 30 (30) 30 (32) 32 centre sts, place them on a holder or waste yarn for front neck and work to end. Then, work each side of the neck separately:

Next row (WS): Work to end.

Next row (RS, starting at neck egde): Cast off 2 sts, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 1 st, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 1 st, work to end.

Continue working straight and when the armhole measures 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 cm, cast off 21 (27) 30 (35) 41 sts for shoulder.

Work the other side to match, reversing the shapings.

Sleeves

(make 2)

Cast on 51 (53) 55 (55) 57 sts and work 2 cm in rib.

Start working in double moss stitch pattern and in lace in the following way: work 19 (20) 21 (21) 23 sts in double moss stitch starting from row 1 of chart I, work the 13 stitch lace stitch pattern once starting row 1 of chart II and finally, work 19 (20) 21 (21) 23 sts in double moss stitch. For working in double moss stitch repeat rows 1-4 of chart I and for lace repeat rows 1-12 of chart II.

When the piece measures 10 (10) 7 (15) 14 cm, increase 1 st at both ends of the next row. Keeping the double moss stitch pattern correct, repeat these increases every 2.5 (2) 2 (1.5) 1.5 cm for 14 (18) 20 (22) 23 times more = 81 (91) 97 (101) 105 sts.

When the piece measures 47 (48) 49 (49) 50 cm, start shaping the sleeve top:

Cast off 6 (6) 7 (7) 7 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 10 (10) 12 (12) 12 rows. Cast off all sts.

Finishing

Lay pieces to measures on a flat surface with the WS facing, wet with a spray bottle and let dry.

Join shoulder seams.

Neck edge: Starting from either shoulder seam and using circular needle, pick up and knit sts along both sides of the neck and sts on hold so that you have 106 (106) 108 (108) 110 sts on the needle. Work 6 cm in rib stitch in the round. Cast off all sts. Fold the rib in half on the WS of the work and sew in place.

Sew sleeves in place matching the red points marked in the drawing. Join sleeve and side seams.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Body circumference 86(96)104(114)124 cm Length of the garment 69(71)73(75)77 cm Underarm sleeve 47(48)49(49)50 cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- Rib stitch:
Row 1: *K1, p1*, repeat *-*.
Row 2: *K1, p1, repeat *-*.
Repeat these two rows.
- Reverse stocking stitch:
Row 1 (RS): P to end.
Row 2 (WS): K to end.
Repeat these two rows.
- Double moss stitch and other textured stitch patterns:
Follow the chart and written instructions.
- Rib stitch in the round:
All rounds: *K1, p1*

Back

Cast on 104 (116) 126 (138) 150 sts and work 2 cm in rib.

Start working in double moss stitch and follow chart I from row 1. Repeat the 2 stitch pattern to end. Keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the piece measures 50 (51) 52 (53) 54 cm, start shaping the armholes:

Cast off 5 (5) 6 (6) 6 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 10 (10) 12 (12) 12 rows = 84 (96) 102 (114) 126 sts.

When the armhole measures 17 (18) 19 (20) 21 cm, on the next RS row cast off centre 36 (36) 36 (38) 38 sts for back neck and work to end. Work each side of the neck separately and shape the first side in the following way:

Next row (WS): Work to end.

Next row (RS, starting at neck edge): Cast off 2 sts, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 1 st, work to end.

Continue working straight until the armhole measures 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 cm. Cast off 21 (27) 30 (35) 41 sts for shoulder.

Work the other side to match, reversing the shapings.

Front

Cast on 109 (121) 133 (145) 157 sts and start working in rib stitch on the WS of the work by working first p1. Work 2 cm in rib stitch.

Start working in textured stitch pattern by following chart I from row 5: work the first 6 sts, repeat the 12 stitch pattern for 8 (9) 10 (11) 12 times and work the last 7 sts. Repeat rows 5-16 of chart I for 5 (5) 5 (6) 6 times. Work rows 5-10 once. After that, work 2 rows in reverse st st.

Continue working in textured stitch pattern. Start from row 17 of chart I at the point indicated for each size by an arrow. Repeat the 8 stitch pattern for 13 (15) 16 (18) 19 times and work the last 2 (0) 2 (0) 2 sts of the chart. Repeat rows 17-22 until the piece measures about 37 (38) 40 (41) 42 cm and you have just finished row 22.

Work 2 rows in reverse st st and at the same time decrease 1 st on the first row = 108 (120) 132 (144) 156 sts.

Continue working in textured stitch pattern. Start from row 23 of chart I and repeat the 12 stitch pattern for 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 times. Keep repeating rows 23-26.

When the piece measures 50 (51) 52 (53) 54 cm, start shaping the armholes:

Cast off 6 (6) 7 (7) 7 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 10 (10) 12 (12) 12 rows = 86 (98) 106 (118) 130 sts.

Note When you have repeated rows 23-26 for about 16 (16) 17 (17) 18 cm and you have just finished row 26, work 2 rows in reverse st st and decrease evenly 2 (2) 4 (4) 4 sts on the first row = 84 (96) 102 (114) 126 sts.

Change to double moss stitch starting from row 1 of chart I and repeat the two stitch pattern to end. Keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the armhole measures 10 (11) 12 (13) 14 cm, on the next RS row work to the 30 (30) 30 (32) 32 centre sts, place them on a holder or waste yarn for front neck and work to end. Then, work each side of the neck separately:

Next row (WS): Work to end.

Next row (RS, starting at neck egde): Cast off 2 sts, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 2 sts, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 1 st, work to end.

Next row: Work to end.

Next row: Cast off 1 st, work to end.

Continue working straight and when the armhole measures 19 (20) 21 (22) 23 cm, cast off 21 (27) 30 (35) 41 sts for shoulder.

Work the other side to match, reversing the shapings.

Sleeves

(make 2)

Cast on 51 (53) 55 (55) 57 sts and work 2 cm in rib.

Start working in double moss stitch pattern and in lace in the following way: work 19 (20) 21 (21) 23 sts in double moss stitch starting from row 1 of chart I, work the 13 stitch lace stitch pattern once starting row 1 of chart II and finally, work 19 (20) 21 (21) 23 sts in double moss stitch. For working in double moss stitch repeat rows 1-4 of chart I and for lace repeat rows 1-12 of chart II.

When the piece measures 10 (10) 7 (15) 14 cm, increase 1 st at both ends of the next row. Keeping the double moss stitch pattern correct, repeat these increases every 2.5 (2) 2 (1.5) 1.5 cm for 14 (18) 20 (22) 23 times more = 81 (91) 97 (101) 105 sts.

When the piece measures 47 (48) 49 (49) 50 cm, start shaping the sleeve top:

Cast off 6 (6) 7 (7) 7 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows and 1 st at the beginning of next 10 (10) 12 (12) 12 rows. Cast off all sts.

Finishing

Lay pieces to measures on a flat surface with the WS facing, wet with a spray bottle and let dry.

Join shoulder seams.

Neck edge: Starting from either shoulder seam and using circular needle, pick up and knit sts along both sides of the neck and sts on hold so that you have 106 (106) 108 (108) 110 sts on the needle. Work 6 cm in rib stitch in the round. Cast off all sts. Fold the rib in half on the WS of the work and sew in place.

Sew sleeves in place matching the red points marked in the drawing. Join sleeve and side seams.


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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