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Novita Merino 4PLY: Louna Round-yoke top

The short-sleeved Louna round-yoke top is like a timed work of art. Louna is worked in the round from the bottom up. The airy and soft Novita Merino 4PLY yarn feels great on the skin.

Size(s)

XS/S(M)L(XL)

Yarn demand

Novita Merino 4PLY (006) Semolina 150(200)200(250) g, (724) Fog 50(100)100(100) g and (649) Chanterelle, (305) White Cabbage and (388) Pine, 50 g each

Needles and other supplies

Needles: Novita Circular needles (40, 60 and 80 cm/16, 24 and 32”) size 3 mm (US 2.5/UK 11) or size needed to fit gauge, a set of dpns size 3 mm (US 2.5/UK 11) for armhole borders. Crochet hook: 3–4 mm (US 2.5-6/UK 11-8)

Designer

Sisko Sälpäkivi

Finished dimensions

Finished measurements:

Chest circumference: 94(102)110(118) cm/37(40)43.3(46.5)”

Length mid back: 49(51)53(55) cm/19.3(20.1)21(21.7)”

Stitch patterns: Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2, rep from *. Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all sts. Colourwork pattern: work acc to written instructions and charts. Stockinette stitch worked flat: knit the RS rows, purl the WS rows.

Gauge/Tension: 27 sts and 39 rows in colourwork pattern = 10 cm/4” square, in the yoke 37 rows in colourwork pattern = 10 cm/4” square

Note: The yoke is worked in one piece, from the bottom up.

Back and front, lower part

The top is worked in one piece, up to the armholes.

CO 256(276)300(320) sts using color Semolina and circ. ndl size 3 mm (US 2.5/UK 11) and work ribbing in the round for 3 cm/1.2”. Work 2 rows in st st.

Continue working colourwork pattern acc to chart I, row 1 and work patt rep of 4 sts 64(69)75(80) times. Rep rows 1-8 of the chart, until work measures approx. 29(30)31(32) cm/11.4(11.8)12.2(12.6)” , ending with row 6 of the chart. Place markers on both sides of the work, one at the beg of the rnd and one at the middle of the rnd.

At the beg of the next rnd, BO 12(16)20(24) sts for the armhole, work in pattern to the last 12(16)20(24) sts before next M, BO 24(32)40(48) sts for second armhole, work in pattern to the last 12(16)20(24) sts of the rnd and BO these sts. Cut yarn. There are now 104(106)110(112) each, for front and back.

Yoke

For the armholes, provisionally CO 80(90)94(104) sts using a crochet chain, cut yarn and repeat once more.

Using color Semolina, work 104(106)110(112) back-sts, PUK 80(90)94(104) sts from the back of the crochet chain, work 104(106)110(112) front-sts and PUK 80(90)94(104) sts from the back of the second crochet chain = 368(392)408(432) sts. This is now the beg of rnd, between right armhole and back.

Continue working in colourwork pattern acc to chart II(III)IV(V), row 1 (make sure, the colourwork motifs of chart 1 match the motifs of chart II(III)IV(V) ) and work patt rep of 8 sts 46(49)51(54) times.

Work rows 2–62(66)69(73) and at the same time, work dec’s as indicated in chart. Per patt rep, 5 sts are decreased, i.e. a total of 230(245)255(270) sts. There are now138(147)153(162) sts on the ndl and the length of the yoke measures approx. 17(18)19(20) cm/6.7(7.1)7.5(7.9)”.

Using color Semolina, knit 1 row.

Work in ribbing in the round for 3 cm/1.2” and in the first rnd, dec 2(7)9(14) sts, evenly spaced = 136(140)144(148) sts. Loosely BO all sts in pattern.

Armhole borders

Carefully unzip the crochet chain of the provisional CO and place 80(90)94(104) live sts of armhole back onto the ndl. Subsequently, PUK 24(30)40(48) sts along underarm CO edge = 104(120)134(152) sts. Knit 1 rnd and at the same time, dec 12(20)22(28) sts, evenly spaced = 92(100)112(124) sts. Work ribbing for 3 cm/1.2” and loosely BO all sts.

Work border around second armhole in the same way.

Finishing

Place work inside out onto a flat surface, dampen and leave to dry, or steam lightly.

Abbrevations

acc = according

beg = begin(ning)

BO = bind off

circ. = circular

CO = cast on

dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)

dec(‘s) = decrease(s)

inc(‘s) = increase(s)

k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

M = marker

ndl(s) = needle(s)

p = purl

patt = pattern

PUK = pick up and knit

rem = remaining

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

skp = slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over

st(s) = stitch(es)

st st = stockinette st

WS = wrong side

Translations charts and legend:

1 M re in Farbe Griesbrei (006) = k1 in color Semolina (006)

1 M re in Farbe Kohlweissling (305) = k1 in color White Cabbage (305)

1 M re in Farbe Schleier (724) = k1 in color Fog (724)

1 M re in Farbe Kiefer (388) = k1 in color Pine (388)

1 M re in Farbe Pfifferling (649) = k1 in color Chantarelle (649)

2 M re zusammen in Farbe des Kästchens = k2tog in color of square

1 M ungestrickt abheben, 1 M re in Farbe des Kästchens und die abgehobene M über die gestrickte M heben = skp in color of square

Diagramm = Chart

.. M Musterrapport wiederholt sich = ... sts pattern repeat

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