Women's knitted sweater Novita Natura

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Inspired by traditional Icelandic knitwear, this sweater is knitted in the round from the hem up. The underarm seams are sewn afterwards. Knitted from Novita Natura.
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    N031815
    Size
    XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL

    Yarn demand
    Novita Natura
    (010) Off White 350(400)450(500)550 g,
    (098) Wolf 100(100)100(150)150 g and
    (045) Clay 100(100)100(150)150 g

    Needles and other supplies
    Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in and 40 cm / 16 in):
    Novita 5½-6 mm (UK 4-5 / US 9-10)

    Double-pointed needles:
    Novita 5½-6 mm (UK 4-5 / US 9-10) or
    the sizes needed to obtain the gauge

    Designer
    Lea Petäjä

    Back and Front

    Using the longer circular needle and the off-white yarn, cast on 156(168)180(192)204 sts. Work ribbing in the round for 5 cm and then 1 round of stockinette st.

    Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 26(28)30(32)34 times. Work rows 2-12. Then work stockinette st in the round with the off-white yarn.

    When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)44 cm, begin the colourwork pattern from row 13. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 26(28)30(32)34 times. Work rows 14­-16 of the chart. Work row 17 as follows: bind off the first 6(6)6(9)9 sts for an armhole, work the 66(72)78(78)84 back sts, bind off 12(12)12(18)18 sts for the other armhole, work the 66(72)78(78)84 front sts, and bind off the last 6(6)6(9)9 sts. Leave the front and back sts on hold.

    Sleeves

    Using the double-pointed needles and the off-white, cast on 36(36)40(40)40 sts and work ribbing in the round for 5 cm. Work 1 round of stockinette st and at the same time evenly increase 0(0)2(2)2 sts = 36(36)42(42)42 sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 6(6)7(7)7 times. Work rows 2-12. Then work stockinette st in the round with the off-white yarn.

    When the piece measures 14(14)15(15)15 cm, increase 1 st at both sides of the beginning of round: work 1 st, increase 1 st (= knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), and when 1 st remains, increase 1 st, work the last st. Repeat the increases every 3,5(2,5)3,5(2,5)2 cm 8(11)8(11)14 more times = 54(60)60(66)72 sts.

    When the piece measures 45(46)47(47)48 cm, begin the colourwork pattern from row 13 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 9(10)10(11)12 times. Work rows 14­-16. Work row 17 and bind off the first and last 6(6)6(9)9 sts of the round. Leave the other 42(48)48(48)54 sts on hold.

    Knit the other sleeve to match.

    Yoke

    Move the 66(72)78(78)84 back sts, 42(48)48(48)54 sleeve sts, 66(72)78(78)84 front sts, and the 42(48)48(48)54 sts of the other sleeve onto the longer circular needle = 216(240)252(252)276 sts. Continue the colourwork pattern from row 18 of the chart. 6 st pattern repeated 36(40)42(42)46 times.

    Work rows 19-36. On row 36, 1 st decreased on every pattern repeat. 180(200)210(210)230 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 37-45. On row 45, 1 st decreased on every pattern repeat, 144(160)168(168)184 sts on the needles.

    Note: Switch to the shorter circular needle when you need to.

    Work rows 46-51. On row 51, 1 st decreased on every pattern repeat, 108(120)126(126)138 sts on the needles.

    Keep repeating row 52 of the chart until the yoke measures 18(18)19(20)21 cm. Work 2 rounds of stockinette st with the off-white yarn. On the second round, evenly decrease 16(26)28(28)36 sts = 92(94)98(98)102 sts.

    Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm and bind off in pattern.

    Finishing

    Pin the sweater to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

    Sew the underarm seams.

    Finished dimensions
    body circumference 90(98)106(114)122 cm / 35½(38½)41¾(45)48 in length in the back at midpoint 60(61)63(65)68 cm / 23½(24)24¾(25½)26¾ in inner sleeve length 47(48)49(49)50 cm / 18½(19)19¼(19¼)19¾ in

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns:
    - Ribbing in the round:
    *k1, p1*

    Back and Front

    Using the longer circular needle and the off-white yarn, cast on 156(168)180(192)204 sts. Work ribbing in the round for 5 cm and then 1 round of stockinette st.

    Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 26(28)30(32)34 times. Work rows 2-12. Then work stockinette st in the round with the off-white yarn.

    When the piece measures 39(40)41(42)44 cm, begin the colourwork pattern from row 13. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 26(28)30(32)34 times. Work rows 14­-16 of the chart. Work row 17 as follows: bind off the first 6(6)6(9)9 sts for an armhole, work the 66(72)78(78)84 back sts, bind off 12(12)12(18)18 sts for the other armhole, work the 66(72)78(78)84 front sts, and bind off the last 6(6)6(9)9 sts. Leave the front and back sts on hold.

    Sleeves

    Using the double-pointed needles and the off-white, cast on 36(36)40(40)40 sts and work ribbing in the round for 5 cm. Work 1 round of stockinette st and at the same time evenly increase 0(0)2(2)2 sts = 36(36)42(42)42 sts.

    Begin the colourwork pattern from row 1 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 6(6)7(7)7 times. Work rows 2-12. Then work stockinette st in the round with the off-white yarn.

    When the piece measures 14(14)15(15)15 cm, increase 1 st at both sides of the beginning of round: work 1 st, increase 1 st (= knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), and when 1 st remains, increase 1 st, work the last st. Repeat the increases every 3,5(2,5)3,5(2,5)2 cm 8(11)8(11)14 more times = 54(60)60(66)72 sts.

    When the piece measures 45(46)47(47)48 cm, begin the colourwork pattern from row 13 of the chart. Work the 6 st pattern repeat 9(10)10(11)12 times. Work rows 14­-16. Work row 17 and bind off the first and last 6(6)6(9)9 sts of the round. Leave the other 42(48)48(48)54 sts on hold.

    Knit the other sleeve to match.

    Yoke

    Move the 66(72)78(78)84 back sts, 42(48)48(48)54 sleeve sts, 66(72)78(78)84 front sts, and the 42(48)48(48)54 sts of the other sleeve onto the longer circular needle = 216(240)252(252)276 sts. Continue the colourwork pattern from row 18 of the chart. 6 st pattern repeated 36(40)42(42)46 times.

    Work rows 19-36. On row 36, 1 st decreased on every pattern repeat. 180(200)210(210)230 sts on the needles.

    Work rows 37-45. On row 45, 1 st decreased on every pattern repeat, 144(160)168(168)184 sts on the needles.

    Note: Switch to the shorter circular needle when you need to.

    Work rows 46-51. On row 51, 1 st decreased on every pattern repeat, 108(120)126(126)138 sts on the needles.

    Keep repeating row 52 of the chart until the yoke measures 18(18)19(20)21 cm. Work 2 rounds of stockinette st with the off-white yarn. On the second round, evenly decrease 16(26)28(28)36 sts = 92(94)98(98)102 sts.

    Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm and bind off in pattern.

    Finishing

    Pin the sweater to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

    Sew the underarm seams.


    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 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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