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Novita Woolly Wood: Ajatus (Thought) knitted sweater Example 1Novita Woolly Wood: Ajatus (Thought) knitted sweater Example 1
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Novita Woolly Wood: Ajatus (Thought) knitted sweater

This short-sleeve knitted sweater from soft Novita Woolly Wood yarn features a beatiful texture, accomplished by 2-stitch cables.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Woolly Wood (043) Stone 400(450)500(550)600(650) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles Novita 3.5 mm (US 4) or size needed; a 3.5 mm circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

body circumference 90(98)106(114)130(138) cm / 35½(38½)41¾(45)51¼(54¼) in

length 55(57)59(61)63(65) cm / 21¾(22½)23¼(24)24¾(25½) in

inner sleeve length 16(17)17(18)18(18) cm / 6¼(6¾)6¾(7)7(7) in

Stitch patterns
Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–* to end of row. On WS rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
Textured pattern: follow the chart and instructions.
Reverse stockinette stitch:
purl the right side rows and knit the wrong side rows.
Ribbing in the round:
*k1, p1*, repeat *–*.

Gauge
24 sts and 29 rows in textured pattern = 10 cm / 4 in

Front

Cast on 119(129)139(149)169(179) sts and begin ribbing on the WS row with k1. Work ribbing for 2 more rows.

Keep working ribbing at both ends. In the middle, begin the textured pattern on row 1 of the chart: p1, *k1, p1*, repeat *–* 2 more times, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), repeat the 10 st pattern 10(11)12(13)15(16) times, work 1 st on the left end of the chart, k2tog, *p1, k1*, repeat *–* 2 more times, p1. 2 sts decreased, 117(127)137(147)167(177) sts on the needles.

At both ends, keep working 8 sts in ribbing. In the textured section, work rows 2–18 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 5–18.

When the piece measures 36(37)38(39)40(41) cm, on every other row bind off for armholes at both ends: 1x10(11)13(15)15(17) sts, 1x3 sts, 1(1)2(2)3(3)x2 sts and 2(2)1(1)2(2)x1 st = 83(91)95(101)115(121) sts.

When the armhole measures 12(13)14(15)16(17) cm, leave the middle 29(29)31(31)33(33) sts on hold for the neckline. Work one side at a time. On every other row, bind off 5x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, bind off the 22(26)27(30)36(39) shoulder sts. Knit the other side in the same manner.

Back

Cast on 103(113)123(133)153(163) sts and begin ribbing on the WS row with k1. Work ribbing for 2 more rows.

Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of the chart: p1, repeat the 10 st pattern 10(11)12(13)15(16) times, work 1 st on the left end of the chart, p1.

At both ends, keep working 1 st in reverse stockinette st. In the textured section, work rows 2–18 of the chart, then keep repeating rows 5–18.

When the piece measures 36(37)38(39)40(41) cm, on every other row bind off for armholes at both ends: 1x3(4)6(8)8(10) sts, 1x3 sts, 1(1)2(2)3(3)x2 sts and 2(2)1(1)2(2)x1 sts = 83(91)95(101)115(121) sts.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21(22) cm, bind off the middle 35(35)37(37)39(39) sts for the neckline. Work one side at a time. On every other row, bind off 2x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23(24) cm, bind off the 22(26)27(30)36(39) shoulder sts. Knit the other side in the same manner.

Sleeves

Cast on 65(71)77(83)89(95) sts and begin ribbing on the WS row with k1. Work ribbing for 5.5 cm.

Begin the textured pattern on row 1 of the chart. The midpoint of the piece is marked with an arrow, use that to determine the starting point. Work rows 2–18, then keep repeating rows 5–18.

When the piece measures 7(7)7(8)8(8) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 1.5(2)2(2.5)2(2.5) cm 5(4)4(3)4(3) more times = 77(81)87(91)99(103) sts.

When the piece measures 16(17)17(18)18(18) cm, on every other row bind off for sleeve cap at both ends: 1x6(7)9(10)10(11) sts, 1x3 sts, 2(2)2(2)3(3)x2 sts, 11(12)13(15)15(16)x1 sts, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Finishing

Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry. Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline: Place the neckline sts on the circular needle and with RS facing pick up and knit additional sts for 116(116)120(120)124(124) sts in total.

Work ribbing in the round for 2 cm, then bind off in pattern.

Attach the sleeves. Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.

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