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Novita 7 Veljestä: Marja cardigan

Knitted from Novita 7 Veljestä, Marja is a relaxed and ample cardigan which is easy to wear over any piece of clothing.

Size(s)

S(M/L)XL/XXL(3XL/4XL)

Yarn demand

Novita 7 Veljestä (053) Berry Porridge 1250(1300)1350(1400) g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) and double-pointed needles (for the sleeves) Novita 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) or size needed for gauge

Designer

Sisko Sälpäkivi

Finished dimensions

top width approx. 98(104)110(116) cm + sleeves 32 cm / 38½(41)43¼(45¾) in + sleeves 12½ in

length approx. 74(77)80(83) cm / 29¼(30¼)31½(33) in

Stitch patterns Ribbing: Row 1: *k1, p1*, repeat *-*. Row 2: knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Seed stitch: Row 1:*p1, k1*

Back

Cast on 141(151)163(173) sts and begin ribbing with k1 (WS). Work 1 st at both ends in garter st; with the other sts work ribbing for 2,5 cm and finish with a WS row.

Work ribbing at both ends and seed st with the other sts: work 1 st in garter st, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, work seed st to last 7 sts, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, work 1 st in garter st.

On the next RS row begin increases at both ends: work 7 sts, increase 1 (knit or purl the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop, maintaining seed st pattern), work to last 7 sts, increase 1. Repeat the increases every 3(3)3,5(3,5) cm 17 more times = 177(187)199(209) sts.

When the piece measures 62(65)68(71) cm, on every other row bind off 4(0)0(0)x2 sts, 16(19)17(12)x3 sts and 0(1)3(8)x4 sts at both ends.

Note: When you have worked the shoulder decreases 17 times at both ends and there are 79(85)93(93) sts in total, switch to working ribbing with the middle 33(33)37(37) sts and seed st with the other sts.

After you have completed the shoulder decreases, on the next row bind off 16(16)18(18) sts, place marker, bind off next 33(33)37(37) sts, place marker, bind off remaining 16(16)18(18) sts. The back neckline is now between the markers.

Left front

Cast on 121(127)135(141) sts and begin ribbing with k1 (WS). Work 1 st at both ends in garter st; with the other sts work ribbing for 2,5 cm and finish with a WS row.

Work ribbing at both ends and seed st with the other sts: work 1 st in garter st, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, work seed st to last 7 sts, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, work 1 st in garter st.

On the next RS row begin increases at the right end: work 7 sts, increase 1 (knit or purl the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop, maintaining seed st pattern), work to end of row. Repeat the increase every 3(3)3,5(3,5) cm 17 more times = 139(145)153(159) sts.

When the piece measures 62(65)68(71) cm, on every other row bind off 4(0)0(0)x2 sts, 16(19)17(12)x3 sts and 0(1)3(8)x4 sts at the right end.

Note: When you have worked the shoulder decrease 4 times and there are 131(133)141(147) sts on the needles, begin short rows at the neckline edge. Work next RS row to last 6 sts. Turn work, yarn over, slip 1st st pulling the yarn backwards and creating a double stitch), work to end of row. Next row: work to last 6 sts before first yo, turn work and yo, double stitch. Work to end. Work as established. On every other row turn work 6 sts before the previous double stitch 0(1)5(6) more times and then 11(10)6(5) times when 5 sts remain before the previous double stitch.

After you have completed the short rows, at the right end work seed st and shoulder decreases, at the left end work 67(68)72(73) sts in ribbing and work the loops of the double sts together to form one st. After you have completed the shoulder decreases, on the next WS row bind off the rib sts in pattern, work to end. Bind off the remaining 16(16)18(18) shoulder sts.

Right front: mirror left front.

Sleeves

Cast on 54(58)60(64) sts and divide them onto four double-pointed needles. Work ribbing in the round.

When the sleeve measures approx. 32 cm, bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the side seam, leaving 18(19)20(21) cm wide sleeve opening.

Sew the sleeves to the wrong side of the work, at the edge between the ribbing and seed st, lightly stretching the fabric. On the right side, the ribbing of the sleeve opening will remain detached from the sleeve.

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