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Novita Woolly Wood: Luottopaita (Wardrobe Staple) polo neck sweater Example 1Novita Woolly Wood: Luottopaita (Wardrobe Staple) polo neck sweater Example 1
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Novita Woolly Wood: Luottopaita (Wardrobe Staple) polo neck sweater

This simple and elegant polo neck sweater is a veritable wardrobe staple. The Woolly Wood yarn comes in ten different colours, so it’s easy to choose one that suits your style the best.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

stitch_patterns= Stitch patterns Ribbing: *k2, p2*, repeat *–* to end of row. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Stockinette stitch: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows. Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2*

Needles and other supplies

other_supplies= Needles Novita 3½ mm (US 4) and 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or sizes needed; a 3½ mm circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) for the neckline

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

finished_dimensions=

body circumference 106(114)122(130)142(154) / 41¾(45)48(51¼)56(60¾) in (the sweater is loose-fitting)

length 53(55)57(59)62(65) cm / 20¾(21¾)22½(23¼)24½(25½) in

inner sleeve length 40(41)42(42)43(43) cm + 8 cm (fold) / 15¾(16¼)16½(16½)17(17) in + 3¼ in (fold)

yarn_demand=

Novita Woolly Wood

(169) Storm 500(550)600(650)700(750) g

Back

Using the smaller needles, cast on 116(124)132(140)152(164) sts and begin ribbing: (WS) k3, p2, *k2, p2*, repeat *–* to last 3 sts, k3.

After 6 cm, switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st. On the first row evenly decrease 2 sts = 114(122)130(138)150(162) sts.

When the piece measures 30(31)32(33)36(38) cm, place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at both ends.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm, on every other row bind off for shoulders at both ends: 3x4 sts and 5x5 sts (7x5 sts and 1x6 sts) 3x5 sts and 5x6 sts (8x6 sts) 2x6 sts and 6x7 sts (4x7 sts and 4x8 sts).

Bind off the remaining 40(40)40(42)42(42)sts for the neckline.

Front

Work like back until the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm. At the beginning of a RS row bind off 1x4(5)5(6)6(7) sts, 1 st on right needle, work 36(39)43(45)51(56) sts, at the neckline edge k2tog, k1, leave next 26(26)26(28)28(28) sts (middle sts) on hold for neckline. Leave the left-hand sts on hold and knit the right side first. WS: purl all sts. On each RS row bind off at the right end: 2x4 sts and 5x5 sts (6x5 sts and 1x6 sts) 2x5 sts and 5x6 sts (7x6 sts) 1x6 sts and 6x7 sts (3x7 sts and 4x8 sts); at the same time decrease 6x1 st at the neckline edge as established.

Knit the other side in the same manner. At the neckline, work skp decreases (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over).

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles, cast on 72(76)76(80)80(80) sts and work ribbing for 15 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st. On the first row evenly decrease 10(10)10(12)12(10) sts = 62(66)66(68)68(70) sts.

Note: When the piece measures 18(19)17(14)14(16) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 5(5)4,5(3)2,5(2) cm 2(2)3(6)8(9) more times = 68(72)74(82)86(90) sts.

When the piece measures 48(49)50(50)51(51) cm, bind off.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

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

Neckline: Place the neckline sts you left on hold on the circular needle and with RS facing pick up and knit additional sts from the neckline for 100(100)104(104)108(108)sts in total. Start at one of the shoulder seams. Work ribbing in the round for 19 cm, then bind off in pattern.

Attach the sleeves (see the red marks in the pattern). Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.

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