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Lempi sweater Novita Hygge Wool

Looking for that chunky, cosy go-to sweater? Sari Nordlund's Lempi just might be it, a perfect beginner project from chunky Hygge Wool yarn. Seamless design with raglan sweater, sleeves above wrist height and a high turtleneck.

Size(s)

XS(S)M(L)XL(XXL)

Yarn demand

Novita Hygge Wool (075) Fog 750(800)850(900)1000(1100) g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needle (80 cm / 32 in) and double-pointed needles Novita 8 mm (UK 0 / US 11) and 10 mm (UK 000 / US 15); circular needle (60 cm / 24 in) Novita 10 mm

Designer

Sari Nordlund

Finished dimensions

body circumference 96(104)112(120)128(136) cm / 37¾(41)44(47¼)50½(53½) in middle back length 48(50)52(54)57(60) cm / 19(19¾)20½(21¼)22½(23½) in inner sleeve length 28(29)30(30)31(32) cm / 11(11½)11¾(11¾)12¼(12½) in

Stitch patterns
- Ribbing in the round: *knit 1

Body

Using the 8 mm circular needle (80 cm) cast on 88(94)100(108)114(122) stitches, place 1st stitch marker for beginning of round. Work ribbing in the round, alternating knit 1 and purl 1.

After 5 cm, switch to the 10 mm circular needle (80 cm). Work stockinette st in the round (knit all stitches on all rounds) and place 2nd marker (side marker) at the midpoint of the round, with 44(47)50(54)57(61) sts each on the front and back pieces.

When the piece measures 28(30)30(31)34(36) cm, on the next round work to last 1(2)2(2)3(4) sts before 2nd marker, then bind off next 2(4)4(4)6(8) sts for an armhole and remove the marker.

Bind off as follows: knit 2 sts onto the right-hand needle, then pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. 1 stitch bound off. If you're binding off more stitches, knit 1 more st onto the right-hand needle, then pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. Repeat as needed.

On the same round work to last 1(2)2(2)3(4) sts before 1st marker (beginning of round), bind off the last 1(2)2(2)3(4) sts for the other armhole, remove marker, bind off the first 1(2)2(2)3(4) sts of the next round. 42(43)46(50)51(53) sts each on the front and back pieces. Break the yarn and leave the stitches on hold.

Sleeves

Using the 8 mm double-pointed needles cast on 32(34)36(36)38(40) stitches, place marker for beginning of round. Work ribbing in the round.

After 5 cm, switch to the 10 mm double-pointed needles. Knit 1 round. On sizes L, XL and XXL increase 1 st at the beginning and midpoint of the round (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop). 2 sts increased, 32(34)36(38)40(42) sts now on the needles.

Work stockinette stitch in the round: knit all stitches on all rows.

When the piece measures 28(29)30(30)31(32) cm, on the next round work to last 1(2)2(2)3(3) sts, bind off the last 1(2)2(2)3(3) sts for the armhole, remove marker and bind off the first 1(2)2(2)3(3) sts of the next round.

Break the yarn and leave the 30(30)32(34)34(36) sleeve stitches on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner but do not break the yarn.

Top

Move the previous 30(30)32(34)34(36) sleeve sts onto the 10 mm circular needle (80 cm). Place marker for beginning of round (1st raglan seam at the right back shoulder) and work stockinette st. Knit the 42(43)46(50)51(53)back sts. Place marker (2nd raglan seam, left back shoulder) and knit the other 30(30)32(34)34(36) sleeve sts onto the circular needle. Place marker (3rd raglan seam, left front shoulder) and knit the 42(43)46(50)51(53) front sts. Place marker (4th raglan seam, right front shoulder) and knit the 30(30)32(34)34(36) sleeve sts. 144(146)156(168)170(178) sts on the needles.

With all sts work 2 rounds in stockinette st. Keep working stockinette st in the round and begin raglan decreases:

Round 1 (decrease round): *Work the skp decrease (= slip 1 st knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over the knit st). Work to last 3 sts before next marker, knit 2 sts together, knit 1*, repeat *-* 3 more times. 8 sts decreased, 136(138)148(160)162(170) sts on the needles. 40(41)44(48)49(51) sts each on the front and back pieces and 28(28)30(32)32(34) sts on the sleeves.

Round 2: knit all sts.

Repeat rounds 1-2 11(11)13(14)14(15) more times.

Note: Switch to the shorter circular needle and then to the double-pointed needles when you need to.

48(50)44(48)50(50) sts now on the needles. 18(19)18(20)21(21) sts front and back, 6(6)4(4)4(4) sts on the sleeves.

Knit 1 round removing markers and evenly decreasing 4(6)0(2)2(2)x1 st by k2tog (don't decrease at the raglan seams). 44(44)44(46)48(48) sts on the needles.

Switch to the smaller double-pointed needles. With all sts work ribbing in the round until the collar measures 12 cm.

Loosely bind off in pattern.

Finishing

Sew the underarm seams using a tapestry needle. Securely weave in.

Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry, or steam lightly.

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