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Women's cabled sweater Novita Isoveli

Breathe in the fresh northern air, feel the smooth warm rocks under foot and let your gaze wander along the shimmering distant horizon.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Isoveli (014) Ice 600(650)700(750)800(850) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles: Novita 6 mm and Novita 7 mm or sizes needed to obtain gauge Circular needle (40 cm): Novita 6 mm for the neckline

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

body circumference 98(106)114(122)130(138) cm length in front 62(64)66(68)71(74) cm the back of the sweater is 2 cm longer than the front inner sleeve length 46(47)48(49)49(50) cm

Stitch patterns:
- k2, p3 ribbing:
*k2, p3*, repeat *-* to end of row. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
- Stockinette stitch:
Right side rows: knit all stitches. Wrong side rows: purl all stitches.
- Cable pattern:
Work following the chart and the written instructions.
At the end you will drop the midmost purl st on both sides of the cable, letting it unravel down to the ribbing.
- k1, p1 ribbing in the round:
*k1, p1*

The back

Using the smaller needles, cast on 74(78)84(90)96(102) sts and begin the k2, p3 ribbing on the wrong side of the work: k1(3)1(4)2(0)0, *p2, k3*, repeat *-* 13(13)15(15)17(19) more times, p2, k1(3)1(4)2(0)0. Work in ribbing for 4,5 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the cable pattern from row 1 of the chart: k13(15)18(21)24(27), work the 48 st pattern, k13(15)18(21)24(27). Keep working 13(15)18(21)24(27) sts at both ends in stockinette st while repeating rows 2-21 of the chart in the middle.

When the piece measures 44(45)46(47)50(52) cm, bind off 1x3(3)3(4)4(4) sts at both ends for the armholes. Decrease 3(3)3(4)4(4)x1 st on every 2nd row at both ends: on the RS row, k1, skp (=slip 1, knit 1 and pass the slipped st over), and when 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. 62(66)72(74)80(86) sts on the needles after the decreases.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)20(21) cm, leave the middle 22(22)22(24)24(24) sts on hold for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. At the neckline edge, decrease 2x1 st on every 2nd row as follows: work the RS row until 3 sts remain before the neckline, then k2tog, k1.

When the armhole measures 19,5(20,5)21,5(22,5)22,5(23,5) cm, work one more WS row, dropping the midmost st in the purl section of the cable pattern off the needle and casting on 1 new st in its place. Bind off the 18(20)23(23)26(29) shoulder sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match. Work the decreases as skp.

The front

Using the smaller needles, cast on 74(78)84(90)96(102) sts and begin the k2, p3 ribbing on the wrong side of the work: k1(3)1(4)2(0)0, *p2, k3*, repeat *-* 13(13)15(15)17(19) more times, p2, k1(3)1(4)2(0)0. Work in ribbing for 2,5 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the cable pattern from row 1 of the chart: k13(15)18(21)24(27), work the 48 st pattern, k13(15)18(21)24(27). Keep working 13(15)18(21)24(27) sts at both ends in stockinette st while repeating rows 2-21 of the chart in the middle.

When the piece measures 42(43)44(45)48(50) cm, bind off 1x3(3)3(4)4(4) sts at both ends for the armholes. Decrease 3(3)3(4)4(4)x1 st on every 2nd row at both ends: on the RS row, k1, skp (=slip 1, knit 1 and pass the slipped st over), and when 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. 62(66)72(74)80(86) sts on the needles after the decreases.

When the armhole measures 14(15)16(16)16(17) cm, leave the middle 18 sts on hold for the neckline. Work the right side of the neckline first. At the neckline edge, decrease 4(4)4(5)5(5)x1 st on every 2nd row as follows: work the RS row until 3 sts remain before the neckline, then k2tog, k1.

When the armhole measures 19,5(20,5)21,5(22,5)22,5(23,5) cm, work one more WS row, dropping the midmost st in the purl section of the cable pattern off the needle and casting on 1 new st in its place. Bind off the 18(20)23(23)26(29) shoulder sts.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match. Work the decreases as skp.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles, cast on 36(38)38(38)40(40) sts and begin the k2, p3 ribbing on the wrong side of the work: k2(3)3(3)4(4)4, *p2, k3*, repeat *-* 5 more times, p2, k2(3)3(3)4(4)4. Work in ribbing for 2,5 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and begin the cable pattern from row 1 of the chart: k9(10)10(10)11(11), work the 18 st pattern, k9(10)10(10)11(11). Keep working 9(10)10(10)11(11) sts at both ends in stockinette st while repeating rows 2-21 of the chart in the middle.

When the piece measures 6(7)6(4)7(6) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 4,5(4,5)4(4)4(4,5) cm for 8(8)10(11)10(12) more times = 54(56)60(62)62(66) sts.

When the piece measures 46(47)48(49)49(50) cm, bind off 1x3(3)3(4)4(4) sts at both ends. Decrease 4(4)4(5)5(5)x1 st on every 2nd row at both ends: on the RS row, k1, skp, and when 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. When you have finished the decreases, work one more WS row, dropping the midmost st of the cable pattern's purl sections at both ends off the needle. Cast on new sts in place of the dropped ones. On the next row, bind off.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Using the circular needle, pick up the sts on hold at the neckline. Pick up and knit additional sts from the neckline edge for a total of 84(84)84(88)88(88) sts (start from one of the shoulder seams). Work k1, p1 ribbing in the round. On the 1st round, drop the midmost 1 st of the purl section off the needle at both ends of the front and back cable patterns. Cast on 3 new sts in place of the dropped ones. When the neckline edge measures 2,5 cm, bind off in pattern.

Attach the sleeves at the armholes following the red markers in the pattern.

Sew the sleeve seams and side seams. Leave the ribbing unsewn at the sides to create slits (2,5 cm in the front, 4,5 cm in the back).

Lightly steam the sweater.

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