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Novita Isoveli: Taiga cardigan

Taiga, knitted from Novita Isoveli, is a long and relaxed unisex cardigan suitable for many outfits.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Isoveli (044) Graphite 850(900)950(1000)1050(1100) g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (80 cm / 32 in) Novita 4½ mm (UK 7 / US 7) and 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) or sizes needed; a second 4½ mm circular needle (80 cm / 32 in) for the border; 4½ mm and 5 mm double-pointed needles for the sleeves if you don't use the Magic Loop technique

Designer

Sari Nordlund

Finished dimensions

body circumference 104(112)120(128)140(152) cm / 41(44)47¼(50½)55(59¾) in

length 99(101)103(105)108(111) cm / 39(39¾)40½(41¼)42½(43¾) in

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

Stitch patterns Ribbing (flat): Row 1: (WS) p1, *k1, p1*, repeat *-* to end of row. Row 2: k1, *p1, k1*, repeat *-* to end of row. Keep repeating rows 1-2. Stockinette stitch (flat): knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows. Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows. Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

Body

Using the smaller circular needle cast on 151(163)175(187)203(219) sts and begin ribbing: (WS) p1, *k1, p1*, repeat *-* to end of row. Work until the ribbing measures approx. 10 cm and finish with a WS row.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st back and forth. On the first row place 2 markers: work 36(39)42(45)49(53) sts,place right side marker, work 79(85)91(97)105(113) sts, place left side marker, work to end. 36(39)42(45)49(53) sts in the fronts and 79(85)91(97)105(113) sts in the back.

When the piece measures 73(74)75(76)79(81) cm, separate the fronts and back.

Top right front

With the 36(39)42(45)49(53) right front sts begin neckline decreases: (RS) k1, skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), work to right side marker. Turn work and leave the other sts on hold. Repeat the decrease every 2,5(2,5)2(2,5)2(2) cm 8(8)9(9)10(10) more times.

Note: When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)23(24) cm, on every other row bind off at the left end: 3x4 sts and 3x5 sts (6x5 sts) 4x5 sts and 2x6 sts (1x5 sts and 5x6 sts) 4x6 sts and 2x7 sts (6x7 sts).

Top back

Work as established with the 79(85)91(97)105(113) back sts.

When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)23(24) cm, on every other row bind off at both ends: 3x4 sts and 3x5 sts (6x5 sts) 4x5 sts and 2x6 sts (1x5 sts and 5x6 sts) 4x6 sts and 2x7 sts (6x7 sts). Leave the remaining 25(25)27(27)29(29)sts on hold for the neckline.

Top left front

Mirror the right front but work the neckline decreases by k2tog.

Border

Sew the shoulder seams.

Using the smaller needles and with RS facing, pick up and knit sts for the border. Start at the bottom corner of the right front piece and pick up 13 sts per 10 cm. Knit the 25(25)27(27)29(29) back sts and at the same time decrease 0(0)2(2)0(0) sts. Pick up 13 sts per 10 cm from the left front piece.

Work garter st back and forth until the border measures 6 cm. Bind off loosely.

Sleeves

Use either the Magic Loop technique or double-pointed needles. Using the larger needles and with RS facing, pick up sts from the armhole. Start at the bottom edge and pick up 28(30)31(33)33(34) sts from one end and 28(30)31(33)33(34) sts from the other = 56(60)62(66)66(68) sts. Work stockinette st in the round.

When the sleeve measures 3 cm, decrease 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round: k1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, skp, k1. Repeat the decreases every 8(7)7(5)6(5) cm 4(5)5(7)6(7) more times = 46(48)50(50)52(52) sts.

When the sleeve measures 38(39)40(40)41(41) cm from the armhole, switch to the smaller needles and work ribbing in the round.

When the sleeve measures 46(47)48(48)49(49) cm, bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Steam and shape.

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