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Novita Isoveli: Rento knitted hoodie

The ample Rento hoodie is an ideal outfit for a brisk walk as well as for a moment of relaxation. The hoodie features a dropped shoulder and slightly baggy sleeves. With the Novita Isoveli yarn, the garment will be ready in no time.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Isoveli (043) Stone 850(900)950(1000)1050(1100) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles Novita 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) and 6–7 mm (UK 2–4 / US 10–10¾) or sizes needed; a 6–7 mm circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the hood

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

body circumference 100(108)116(124)132(140) cm / 39¼(42½)45¾(48¾)52(55) in (the garment is loose-fitting)

length 56(58)60(62)65(68) cm / 22(22¾)23½(24½)25½(26¾) in

inner sleeve length 38(39)40(40)41(41) cm / 15(15¼)15¾(15¾)16¼(16¼) in

Stitch patterns P2 k1 ribbing: *p2, k1*, repeat *–* to last 2 sts, p2. On WS rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Textured pattern: follow the chart and instructions. K1 p1 ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to end of row. On WS rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.

Gauge 16 sts and 22 rows in textured pattern = 10 cm / 4 in

Back

Using the smaller needles, cast on 83(89)95(101)107(113) sts and begin ribbing: (WS) k2, *p1, k2*, repeat *–* to end of row. Work ribbing for 2 more rows.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I: work the 2 sts at the right end, then repeat the 3 st pattern 27(29)31(33)35(37) times. Keep repeating rows 2–3 of the chart.

When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)39(41) cm, at both ends bind off 1x3(3)3(6)6(6) sts for armholes = 77(83)89(89)95(101) sts.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off at both ends for the shoulders: 3x6(7)7(7)7(8) sts and 1x10(10)12(12)14(14) sts. Leave the remaining 21(21)23(23)25(25) sts on hold for the hood.

Front

Using the smaller needles, cast on 83(89)95(101)107(113) sts and begin ribbing: (WS) k2, *p1, k2*, repeat *–* to end of row. Work ribbing for 2 more rows.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the textured pattern on row 1 of chart I: work the 2 sts at the right end, then repeat the 3 st pattern 27(29)31(33)35(37) times. Keep repeating rows 2–3 of the chart.

When the piece measures 6(6)6(8)8(8) cm, on the next RS row work 65(68)71(77)80(83) sts. Leave 18(21)24(24)27(30) sts at both ends on hold. Turn work and work textured pattern with the middle 47(47)47(53)53(53) sts for the front side of the pocket.

When the pocket measures 5(5)5(7)7(7) cm, begin decreases at both ends of the pocket: (RS) work 5 sts, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to last 7 sts, k2tog, work to end. Repeat the decreases on every 4th row 8 more times = 29(29)29(35)35(35) sts. Work the WS row and leave the sts on hold.

Place the 18(21)24(24)27(30) sts at the right end back onto the needles, pick up 47(47)47(53)53(53) sts from the back of the pocket (WS), work the 18(21)24(24)27(30) sts at the left end. With all 83(89)95(101)107(113) sts, work textured pattern.

When the piece measures 33(34)35(36)39(41) cm, at both ends bind off 1x3(3)3(6)6(6) sts for armholes = 77(83)89(89)95(101) sts.

When the armhole measures 15(16)17(18)18(19) cm, on a RS row work 25(28)31(31)34(37) sts, k2tog, work 4 sts. Turn work. Leave the 46(49)52(52)55(58) sts on the left on hold and knit the right side first. On every other row decrease 2(2)3(3)4(4)x1 st st at the neckline edge: (RS) work until 6 sts remain at the neckline edge, k2tog, work 4 sts.

Note: When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off at both ends for the shoulders: 3x6(7)7(7)7(8) sts and 1x10(10)12(12)14(14) sts.

Leave the middle 15(15)15(15)15(15) sts on hold for the hood. Place the 31(34)37(37)40(43) sts on the left back onto the needles and knit the other side in the same manner. At the neckline, decrease by skp.

Sleeves

Sew the shoulder seams.

The sleeves are knitted from armhole to cuff (see pattern for direction of knitting). Using the larger needles and with RS facing pick up and knit a total of 58(60)64(66)66(68) sts from both sides of the shoulder (marked red in the pattern).

Begin the textured pattern on row 1 chart II: (WS) work 1(2)1(2)2(0) st(s) from the left end of the chart, repeat 3 st pattern 18(18)20(20)20(22) times, work 3(4)3(4)4(2) sts from the right end. Keep repeating rows 2–3 of the chart.

When the sleeve measures 22(23)24(23)24(24) cm from the armhole, decrease 1 st at both ends: (RS) work 3(4)3(4)4(2) sts, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to last 5(6)5(6)6(4) sts, k2tog, work to end. Repeat the decreases after 4 cm and then after 3 cm = 52(54)58(60)60(62) sts.

Work the WS row. On the next RS row, begin decreases in the middle: Decrease row 1: work the first 17(18)20(21)21(22) sts, k2tog, place marker, work 14 sts, place marker, skp, work to end. Work the WS row.

Decrease row 2: (RS) work to last 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, work 14 sts, slip marker, skp, work to end.

Repeat the decreases on every other row 6(6)6(7)7(7) more times = 36(38)42(42)42(44) sts.

When the sleeve measures 37(38)39(41)42(42) cm from the armhole, work k1 p1 ribbing for 3 cm, then bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Hood

Place the 9 leftmost sts from the front piece on the circular needle and work them following the textured pattern, pick up and knit 15(15)17(17)16(16) sts from the front neckline, work the 21(21)23(23)25(25) back neckline sts following the textured pattern, pick up and knit 15(15)17(17)16(16) sts from the other end of the front neckline, work the 6 sts from the left end of the neckline following the textured pattern = 66(66)72(72)72(72) sts. Work textured pattern in the round.

After approx. 4 cm, knit all sts of the last round. Pick up 3 sts before the next round = 69(69)75(75)75(75) sts. Turn work. Now work back and forth. Keep working 4 sts at both ends in garter st.

Place a marker at the middle st. On the next RS row begin increases at the middle back: work to marker, m1R (using the left needle, pick up the strand of yarn between the sts from the back and knit it through the front loop), k1, m1L (using the left needle, pick up the strand of yarn between the sts from the front and knit it through the back loop), work to end. Repeat the increases 5 more times. Work the increased sts following the textured pattern. 81(81)87(87)87(87) sts on the needles.

When the hood measures 24 cm, begin decreases on both sides of the middle st: (RS) work to last 4 sts before middle st, k2tog, work 5 sts, skp, work to end. Repeat the decreases on every other row 20 more times = 39(39)45(45)45(45) sts. Sew or stitch the hood seam.

Finishing

Pick up and knit 31 sts from one edge of the pocket (the slanted part) and begin k1 p1 ribbing on the WS with k1. Work ribbing for 3 cm, then bind off in pattern. Knit a border to the other end of pocket in the same manner.

Stitch the top edge of the pocket to the bodice. Sew the bottom edges of the borders to the bodice.

Sew the side seams and sleeve seams. Steam the garment lightly.

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