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Nuppu sweater Novita Natura

Flowers embellish this classic, elegant pullover from Novita Natura yarn.

Size(s)

XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand

Novita Natura (010) Off White 450(500)550(600)650 g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in and 80 cm / 32 in) Novita 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) or size needed; Novita 5 mm double-pointed needles for the sleeves

Designer

Sari Nordlund

Finished dimensions

body circumference 92(100)108(116)124 cm / 36¼(39¼)42½(45¾)48¾ in length 56(58)60(62)64 cm / 22(22¾)23½(24½)25¼ in inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)49 cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19¼ in

Stitch patterns
- Ribbing in the round: *knit 1, purl 1*, keep repeating *-*. On the next rounds knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.
- Stockinette stitch flat: knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.
- Double seed stitch in the round:
Rounds 1-2: *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat *-* to end of round.
Rounds 3-4: *purl 1

Body

Using the longer circular needle cast on 148(160)172(184)200 sts and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm. Then work stockinette st in the round.

When the piece measures 37(38)39(40)41 cm, divide the sts into two groups: knit the first 74(80)86(92)100 sts (back) and leave the remaining 74(80)86(92)100 sts on hold for the front piece. The top is knitted in two pieces.

Top back

Work stockinette st flat with the 74(80)86(92)100 back sts.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21 cm, on the next RS row k27(30)33(36)40, bind off the next 20 sts (= middle sts), knit remaining sts. Bind off as follows: knit 2 sts, then pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one. Knit another st and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one again. Continue in this manner until you have bound off 20 sts.

Work the left side of the neckline first:

Row 1: (WS) purl 27(30)33(36)40.

Row 2: (RS) bind off 2 sts at the neckline edge (knit 2 sts, then pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, knit another st and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one again), knit the remaining sts.

Work stockinette st until the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm and bind off the 25(28)31(34)38 shoulder sts.

Right side of the neckline: begin at the neckline edge.

Row 1: (WS) bind off 2 sts, purl remaining sts.

Row 2: (RS) knit 25(28)31(34)38.

Work stockinette st until the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm and bind off the 25(28)31(34)38 shoulder sts.

Top front

Place the 74(80)86(92)100 front sts back onto the needles and work stockinette st flat.

When the armhole measures 10(11)12(13)14 cm, on the next RS row knit 45(48)51(54)58, leave the next 16 sts on hold for the neckline, knit remaining sts.

Work the left side of the neckline first:

Row 1: (WS) purl 29(32)35(38)42.

Row 2: (RS) bind off 2 sts at the neckline edge, knit remaining sts.

Row 3: (WS) purl 27(30)33(36)40.

Row 4: (RS) bind off 1 st at the neckline edge, knit remaining sts.

Row 5: (WS) purl 26(29)32(35)39.

Row 6: (RS) bind off 1 st at the neckline edge, knit remaining sts.

Work stockinette st until the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm and bind off the 25(28)31(34)38 shoulder sts.

Right side of the neckline: begin at the neckline edge.

Row 1: (WS) bind off 2 sts at the neckline (purl 2 sts, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one, purl 1 st, pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one), purl remaining sts.

Row 2: (RS) knit 27(30)33(36)40.

Row 3: (WS) bind off 1 st at the neckline edge, purl remaining sts.

Row 4: (RS) knit 26(29)32(35)39.

Row 5: (WS) bind off 1 st at the neckline edge, purl remaining sts.

Row 6: (RS) knit 25(28)31(34)38.

Work stockinette st until the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm and bind off the 25(28)31(34)38 shoulder sts.

Sleeves

Cast on 36(36)38(38)40 sts and divide them across four double-pointed needles. Work ribbing in the round for 7 cm.

On the next round increase 22(24)26(30)30sts:

Size XS/S: knit 1, *increase 1 st (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), knit 2, increase 1 st, knit 1*, repeat *-* 10 more times, knit 2.

Size M: knit 1, increase 1 st (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), *knit 1, increase 1 st, knit 2, increase 1 st*, repeat *-* 10 more times, knit 1, increase 1 st, knit 1.

Size L: knit 1, increase 1 st (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), knit 1, increase 1 st, *knit 1, increase 1 st, knit 2, increase 1 st*, repeat *-* 10 more times, knit 1, increase 1 st, knit 1, increase 1 st, knit 1.

Size XL: knit 4, increase 1 st (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), *knit 1, increase 1 st*, repeat *-* 27 more times, knit 2, increase 1 st, knit 4.

Size XXL: knit 4, increase 1 st (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), knit 2, increase 1 st, *knit 1, increase 1 st*, repeat *-* 25 more times, knit 2, increase 1 st, knit 2, increase 1 st, knit 4.

58(60)64(68)70 sts now on the needles.

Work double seed st in the round. Rounds 1-2: *knit 1, purl 1*, repeat *-* to end of round. Rounds 3-4: *purl 1, knit 1*, repeat *-* to end of round.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm, bind off in double seed st: work 2 sts onto the right-hand needle and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand st. Work another st and pass the right-hand st over the left-hand one again. Repeat until 1 st remains. Break the yarn and pull it through the st.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams using a tapestry needle.

Collar: place the 16 sts onto the shorter circular needle and pick up additional sts from the neckline edge for 76(76)78(78)80sts in total. Work ribbing in the round for 16 cm, then bind off in pattern.

Fold the collar once and sew the edge to the WS.

Attach the sleeves.

Embroider some flowers onto the sweater using French knots and detached chain stitches (https://www.novitaknits.com/fi/fi/kirjonta).

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