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Novita Hygge Wool: Helge cardigan

The chunky Helge cardigan works particularly well with dresses and high-waist trousers. It is knitted in fisherman’s rib using knit stitches only. The garment is knitted in pieces which are then sewn together. From Novita Hygge Wool.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Hygge Wool (075) Fog 700(800)900(1000)1100(1200) g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 7 mm (UK 2 / US 10¾) and 10 mm (UK 000 / US 15) or sizes needed for gauge

Designer

Reetta Pellikka

Finished dimensions

width of front pieces 24(26)29(32)34(36) cm + border, approx. 2.5 cm / 9½(10¼)11½(12½)13½(14¼) in + border, approx. 1 in

back width 46(51)54(59)64(66) cm / 18(20)21¼(23¼)25¼(26) in

length 47(49)51(53)55(57) cm / 18½(19¼)20(20¾)21¾(22½) in

inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)49(50) cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19¼(19¾) in

Stitch patterns Fisherman’s rib: Follow the instructions and knit all sts on both RS and WS rows, alternating k1 and k1b stitches as instructed. The first and last st of each row is a knit st. Ribbing: *k1, p1*

Left front

Using the smaller needles, cast on 21(23)25(27)29(31) sts and work ribbing:

Row 1: (WS) *k1, p1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Row 2: (RS) k2, *p1, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Keep repeating rows 1–2 until you have completed 7 rows in total.

Switch to the larger needles and begin fisherman’s rib:

Row 1: (RS) *k1, k1b (knit 1 below = knit into the st on the row below, slipping the st on the left-hand needle*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. Turn work.

Row 2: (WS) k2, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. Turn work.

Keep repeating rows 1–2.

Work until the piece measures 28(29)30(31)32(33) cm. On the next WS row, begin neckline decreases:

Decrease row 1: (WS) k2, skp (= slip 1 st knitwise without knitting the st below, k1, pass the slipped st over), *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge.

Keep working the neckline decreases at the left end and begin armhole decreases at the right end:

Decrease row 2: (RS) bind off the first 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts [= knit 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, *k1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one*, keep repeating *–* until you have bound off 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts], *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 5 sts remain, skp, k1, k1b, k1. 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts decreased at the armhole, 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge. 17(19)21(21)23(25) sts on the needles.

Next row (no decreases): (WS) k2, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Next row (no decreases): (RS) k1, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* to end of row.

Decrease row 3: (WS) k2, skp, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge.

Decrease row 4: (RS) bind off the first 2(2)2(2)2(2) sts [= knit 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, *k1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one*, keep repeating *–* until you have bound off 2(2)2(2)2(2) sts], *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 5 sts remain, skp, k1, k1b, k1. 2(2)2(2)2(2) sts decreased at the armhole, 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge. 13(15)17(17)19(21) sts on the needles.

Work 2 rows without decreasing as established.

Decrease row 5: (WS) k2, skp, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge.

Decrease row 6: (RS) k1, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 5 sts remain, skp, k1, k1b, k1. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge, 11(13)15(15)17(19) sts on the needles.

Work 2 rows without decreasing as established.

Repeat decrease rows 5–6 and two rows without decreasing two more times. 4 sts decreased at the front edge, 7(9)11(11)13(15) sts on the needles.

Work fisherman’s rib until the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, then bind off. Bind off as follows: K2, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. *K1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one.* Repeat *–* until 1 st remains. Break the yarn and pull it through the st.

Right front

Work like left front until the piece measures 28(29)30(31)32(33) cm.

On the next WS row, begin armhole decreases and neckline decreases:

Decrease row 1: (WS) bind off the first 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts [= knit 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, *k1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one*, keep repeating *–* until you have bound off 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts], *k1, k1b*, keep repeating *–* until 4 sts remain, k2tog (knit the knit st together with the st on the row below), k2. 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts decreased at the armhole, 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge.

Decrease row 2: (RS) k1, k1b, k1, k2tog, *k1, k1b*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge, 17(19)21(21)23(25) sts on the needles.

Next row (no decreases): (WS) k2, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Next row (no decreases): (RS) k1, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* to end of row.

Decrease row 3: (WS) bind off the first 2(2)2(2)2(2) sts [= knit 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, k1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one], *k1, k1b*, keep repeating *–* until 4 sts remain, k2tog, k2. 2(2)2(2)2(2) sts decreased at the armhole, 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge.

Decrease row 4: (RS) k1, k1b, k1, k2tog, *k1, k1b*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge, 13(15)17(17)19(21) sts on the needles.

Work 2 rows without decreasing as established.

Decrease row 5: (WS) k2, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 4 sts remain, work 2 sts together, k2. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge.

Decrease row 6: (RS) k1, k1b, k1, k2tog, *k1, k1b*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. 1(1)1(1)1(1) st decreased at the front edge, 11(13)15(15)17(19) sts on the needles.

Work 2 rows without decreasing as established.

Repeat decrease rows 5–6 and two rows without decreasing two more times. 4 sts decreased at the front edge, 7(9)11(11)13(15) sts on the needles.

Work fisherman’s rib until the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, then bind off.

Back

Using the smaller needles, cast on 39(43)45(49)53(55) sts and work ribbing:

Row 1: (WS) *k1, p1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Row 2: (RS) k2, *p1, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Keep repeating rows 1–2 until you have completed 7 rows in total.

Switch to the larger needles and begin fisherman’s rib:

Row 1: (RS) *k1, k1b*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. Turn work.

Row 2: (WS) k2, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. Turn work.

Keep repeating rows 1–2.

When the piece measures 28(29)30(31)32(33) cm, begin armhole decreases:

Decrease row 1: (RS) bind off the first 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts [= knit 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, *k1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one*, keep repeating *–* until you have bound off 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts], work to end of row.

Decrease row 2: (WS) bind off the first 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts [= purl 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, *p1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one*, keep repeating *–* until you have bound off 2(2)2(4)4(4) sts], work to end of row. 35(39)41(41)45(47) sts on the needles.

Work 2 rows without decreasing.

Decrease row 3: (RS) bind off the first 2(2)2(2)2(2) sts [= knit 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, k1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one], work to end of row.

Decrease row 4: (WS) bind off the first 2(2)2(2)2(2) sts [= purl 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, p1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one], work to end of row. 31(35)37(37)41(43) sts on the needles.

Work fisherman’s rib until the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, then bind off.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles, cast on 19(21)23(25)27(29) sts and work ribbing:

Row 1: (WS) *k1, p1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Row 2: (RS) k2, *p1, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

Keep repeating rows 1–2 until you have completed 7 rows in total.

Switch to the larger needles and begin fisherman’s rib:

Row 1: (RS) *k1, k1b*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. Turn work.

Row 2: (WS) k2, *k1b, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 1 st remains, k1. Turn work.

Keep repeating rows 1–2.

When you have worked for approx. 3 cm after the ribbing, keep working fisherman’s rib and begin increases at both ends:

Increase row 1: (WS) k1, yarn over, work until 1 st remains, yarn over, k1.

Next row: (RS) k1, knit the yarn over through the back loop, work to other yarn over and knit it through the back loop, k1.

Work all increased sts following the fisherman’s rib pattern. Repeat the increase row and the following row every 6 cm 3 more times. 27(29)31(33)35(37) sts now on the needles.

Work fisherman’s rib until the sleeve measures 45(46)47(48)49(50) cm (or length of your arm from wrist to underarm.

Decrease row 1: (RS) bind off the first 4(4)4(4)4(4) sts [= knit 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, *k1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one*, keep repeating *–* until you have bound off 4(4)4(4)4(4) sts], work to end of row, turn work.

Decrease row 2: (WS) bind off the first 4(4)4(4)4(4) sts [= purl 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, *p1, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one*, keep repeating *–* until you have bound off 4(4)4(4)4(4) sts], work to end of row, turn work. 19(23)25(27)29(31) sts on the needles.

Work fisherman’s rib for 2 rows.

On the next 2 rows, bind off 2(2)2(2)2(2) more sts at both ends.

With the remaining 15(19)21(23)25(27) sts, work fisherman’s rib for 4 more rows, then bind off.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Pin to measurements and steam lightly. Sew the shoulder seams and side seams.

Border: Using the smaller circular needle (80 cm) and with RS facing, pick up sts for the border. Pick up sts from the right front edge, back neckline and left front edge for approx. 97(101)105(109)113(117) sts in total. Make sure the number of sts is divisible by 2 + 1 st.

Begin ribbing: (WS) p2, k1, *p1, k1*, keep repeating *–* until 2 sts remain, p2.

On further rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Work ribbing for 4 more rows, then bind off loosely.

Sew the sleeve seams. Sew the sleeves. The beginning of round should be at the bottom edge of armhole.

Steam the cardigan lightly.

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