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Novita Icelandic Wool: Aatto sweater

The colourwork yoke of the deep blue Aatto sweater features a combination of knit stitches and purl stitches, creating a fascinating texture. The sweater is knitted in the round from the hem up using Novita Icelandic Wool.

Size(s)

92/98(104/110)116/122(128/134) cm

Yarn demand

Novita Icelandic Wool (164) Blueberry 200(250)250(300) g (663) Bolete 50(50)50(50) g (638) Webcap 50(50)50(50) g (010) Off White 50(50)50(50) g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in; 60 cm / 24 in) and double-pointed needles Novita 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) and 4.5–5 mm (UK 6–7 / US 7–8) or sizes needed

Designer

Sisko Sälpäkivi

Finished dimensions

body circumference 68(72)76(80) cm / 26¾(28¼)30(31½) in

middle front/back length 39(42)45(48) cm / 15¼(16½)17¾(19) in

inner sleeve length 26(29)31(35) cm / 10¼(11½)12¼(13¾) in

Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2*

Body

The body is knitted in the round up to the armholes. Using Blueberry and the smaller circular needle (60 cm), cast on 124(132)140(148) sts and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm.

Switch to the larger needle and work stockinette st in the round.

When the piece measures 24(26)28(30) cm, divide the sts into two groups: bind off the first 8(8)10(10) sts of the next round for armhole, work 54(58)60(64) sts, bind off 8(8)10(10) sts for armhole, work remaining 54(58)60(64) sts. Leave the sts on hold for the yoke.

Sleeves

Using Blueberry and the smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 32(32)36(40) sts and divide them onto four needles, 8(8)9(10) sts each. Work ribbing in the round for 4 cm. Place marker for beginning of round.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st in the round.

When the piece measures 6(8)6(8) cm, increase 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k1, increase 1 (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), work to last st, increase 1, k1. Repeat the increases every 2.5(2)2.5(2.5) cm 6(8)8(8) more times = 46(50)54(58) sts.

When the piece measures 26(29)31(35) cm, bind off the first 4(4)5(5) sts and the last 4(4)5(5) sts. Leave the remaining 38(42)44(48) sts on hold for the yoke.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Yoke

Place the sts on the larger circular needle (60 cm): 54(58)60(64) back sts, 38(42)44(48) sleeve sts, 54(58)60(64) front sts and 38(42)44(48) sleeve sts = 184(200)208(224) sts.

Using Blueberry, work stockinette st in the round for 1(1)1(2) round(s).

Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I(II)III(IV). Repeat the 8 st pattern 23(25)26(28) times. Work rows 1–31(33)35(36) of the chart. 92(100)104(84) sts on the needles.

Note: Switch to the double-pointed needles when you need to.

Using Blueberry, knit 1 round and evenly decrease 16(20)20(0) sts = 76(80)84(84) sts.

Switch to the smaller double-pointed needles and work ribbing in the round for 3 cm. Loosely bind off in pattern.

Finishing

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

Sew the underarm seams.

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