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Novita Icelandic Wool: Kaamos colourwork sweater

The Kaamos sweater, designed by Ronja Hakalehto and knitted using Novita Icelandic Wool, will keep you warm whether you’re walking in the snowy forest or roasting marshmallows by the fire. The sweater is knitted in the round from neckline to hem, after which the short underarm seams are sewn.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Icelandic Wool (044) Graphite 400(450)500(550)600(650) g (010) Off White

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in; 80 cm / 32 in) Novita 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) and 4.5 mm (UK 7 / US 7) or sizes needed; 4 mm and 4.5 mm double-pointed needles for the sleeves, if you don’t use the Magic Loop technique

Designer

Ronja Hakalehto

Finished dimensions

body circumference 88(96)104(112)120(128) cm / 34¾(37¾)41(44)47¼(50½) in

middle back length 59(61)63(65)67(69) cm / 23¼(24)24¾(25½)26½(27¼) in

inner sleeve length 47(48)49(49)50(51) cm / 18½(19)19¼(19¼)19¾(20) in

Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

Yoke

Using the smaller circular needle (40 cm) and the Graphite yarn, cast on 68(70)72(74)76(78) sts, place marker for beginning of round and work ribbing in the round for 8 cm.

Switch to the larger needles. Knit 1 round, evenly increasing 22(23)30(34)38(42) sts = 90(93)102(108)114(120) sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I. Repeat the 3 st pattern 30(31)34(36)38(40) times.

Work rows 2–25 of the chart; sizes XS(S)M: skip row 6. On rows 4, 8, 15 and 25, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat. 210(217)238(252)266(280) sts on the needles.

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

Work rows 26–48; size XS: skip rows 33 and 47. On row 32, 1 st increased in each pattern repeat. 240(248)272(288)304(320) sts on the needles.

After row 48, work stockinette st using Graphite for 2 rounds.

Resume the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart II. Repeat the 4 st pattern 60(62)68(72)76(80) times. Work rows 2–8, then keep repeating rows 1–8.

Note: When the yoke measures 20(21)21(22)22(23) cm from the ribbing, separate the sleeves: 71(74)83(88)94(99) back sts + 49(50)53(56)58(61) sleeve sts + 71(74)83(88)94(99) front sts + 49(50)53(56)58(61) sleeve sts.

Body

Keep working the colourwork pattern and work the 71(74)83(88)94(99) back sts, cast on 9(12)11(13)14(16) sts for armhole, work 71(74)83(88)94(99) front sts, cast on 9(12)11(13)14(16) sts for armhole = 160(172)188(202)216(230) sts. Keep working the colourwork pattern in the round.

When the body measures approx. 31(32)34(35)37(38) cm from the armhole and you have last worked either row 2 or row 6 of chart II, work 1 round and evenly decrease 4(4)2(4)0(2) sts = 156(168)186(198)216(228) sts.

Resume the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart III. Repeat the 6 st pattern 26(28)31(33)36(38) times. Work rows 2–9 of the chart.

Using Graphite, work stockinette st for 2 rounds, then switch to the smaller needles and work ribbing in the round for 5 cm. Loosely bind off in pattern.

Sleeves

Use either the double-pointed needles or the circular needles and the Magic Loop technique.

Work the 49(50)53(56)58(61) sleeve sts following the colourwork pattern and pick up 7(10)11(12)14(15) additional sts from the armhole cast-on = 56(60)64(68)72(76) sts.

Keep working the colourwork pattern in the round. The beginning of round is at the midpoint of the armhole cast-on.

When the sleeve measures 3(3)2(1)1(2) cm from the armhole, decrease 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), k1. Repeat the decreases every 3.5(3)3.5(3)3(2.5) cm 8(10)10(12)12(14) more times = 38(38)42(42)46(46) sts. After 2 cm, decrease 1 st = 37(37)41(41)45(45) sts.

When the sleeve measures approx. 37(38)39(39)40(41) cm from the armhole and you have last worked either row 3 or row 7 of chart II, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart III. The midpoint of the sleeve is marked at the bottom of the chart, use that to determine the starting point. Keep repeating the 6 st pattern to end of round. Work rows 2–9.

Using Graphite, work stockinette st for 2 rounds, then switch to the smaller needles and work ribbing in the round for 5 cm. Bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

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

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