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Women's cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä Pohjola

This simple cardigan is knitted seamlessly using Novita 7 Veljestä Pohjola yarn.

Size(s)

XS(S)M/L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand

Novita 7 Veljestä Pohjola (867) Salla 750(800)850(900)950 g

Needles and other supplies

Needles Novita 4-4½ mm (UK 7-8 / US 6-7) or size needed; for the sleeves double-pointed needles 4-4½ mm or size needed to obtain gauge Other supplies 1 button

Designer

Minttu Wikberg

Finished dimensions

body circumference 108(116)124(132)140 cm / 42½(45¾)48¾(52)55 in length 88(90)92(94)96 cm / 34¾(35½)36¼(37)37¾ in inner sleeve length 38(38)39(39)39 cm / 15(15)15¼(15¼)15¼ in

Stitch patterns
- K2 p2 ribbing: *k2, p2*, repeat *-*. 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. K1 p1 ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. K2 p2 ribbing in the round: *k2, p2*

Back

Cast on 98(106)114(122)130 sts and begin k2 p2 ribbing on the WS with p2. Work for 6 cm, then switch to stockinette st.

When the piece measures 80(82)83(85)87 cm, on every other row bind off at both ends 10x3 sts (6x3 sts and 4x4 sts) 7x3 and 4x4 sts (3x3 sts and 8x4 sts) 10x4 sts and 1x5 sts for the shoulders.

Securely bind off the remaining 38(38)40(40)40 neckline sts.

Left front

Cast on 61(65)69(73)77 sts and begin ribbing on the WS: p1, *k1, p1*, repeat *-* 3 more times, **k2, p2**, repeat **-** to end of row. After 6 cm, switch to stockinette st but keep working 10 sts at the front edge (= left end) in ribbing.

When the piece measures 34(34)35(35)36 cm, on a RS row work 5(5)5(7)7 sts and begin the pocket: work the next 25(25)25(27)27 sts, cast on 1 st for seaming and turn work. P26(26)26(28)28 and cast on 1 st for seaming. Turn work. Work stockinette st with these 27(27)27(29)29 sts for 34(34)34(36)36 cm. On the next WS row, bind off 1 st and p26(26)26(28)28. Turn work, bind off 1 st, work the 25(25)25(27)27 pocket sts and work to end of row. Continue working stockinette st while working the 10 sts in ribbing.

When the piece measures 60(62)63(64)66 cm, switch to working all sts in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 80(82)83(85)87 cm, on every other row bind off at the right end 10x3 sts (6x3 sts and 4x4 sts) 7x3 sts and 4x4 sts (3x3 sts and 8x4 sts) 10x4 sts and 1x5 sts for the shoulder. 31(31)32(32)32 sts remaining. Cast on 1 st at the shoulder for seaming. Continue working stockinette st for half the length of the back neckline, lightly stretching the fabric. Loosely bind off.

Right front

Mirror the left front. Work a buttonhole to the front edge when the piece measures 58(60)61(62)64 cm. Buttonhole: on a RS row, work 4 sts, bind off the next 3 sts, work to end. On the next row, cast on 3 sts at the bind-off.

Sleeves

The sleeves are knitted in the round. Cast on 36(40)40(40)44 sts and distribute them to four double-pointed needles. Work k2 p2 ribbing in the round for 6 cm. Then switch to stockinette st. On the first round, evenly increase 2(0)0(2)0 sts = 38(40)40(42)44 sts.

When the piece measures 8(8)7(9)9 cm, begin increases: work 1 st, make 1 (= knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), and when 1 st remains, make 1, k1. Repeat the increases every 4(3,5)3(2,5)2,5 cm 7(8)10(11)11 more times = 54(58)62(66)68 sts.

When the piece measures 38(38)39(39)39 cm, bind off.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams. Stitch or sew the back neck seam and sew on the collar.

Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern.

Sew the side seams. Sew the side seams of the pockets.

Sew on the button.

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