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Women's cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä Pohjola

This cozy cardigan from Novita 7 Veljestä Pohjola yarn is knitted in a combination of mock fisherman's rib and broken seed stitch.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita 7 Veljestä Pohjola (800) Saana 900(950)1000(1050)1100(1150) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles: Novita 4½ mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Designer

Saara Toikka

Finished dimensions

body circumference 90(98)106(114)122(130) cm length 86(88)90(92)94(96) cm inner sleeve length 35(36)37(38)38(39) cm + 18 cm ribbed cuff, folded twice

Stitch patterns:
- Mock fisherman's fib:
work following the chart and written instructions.
- Broken seed stitch:
work following the chart and written instructions.

Gauge:
19 sts and 30 rows in broken seed stitch = 10 cm

The back

Cast on 85(93)101(109)117(125) sts and begin the mock fisherman's rib from row 1 of chart I (WS row): repeat the 4 st pattern repeat 21(23)25(27)29(31) times. K1 at right end. Work row 2 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-2.

When the piece measures 5 cm, begin the broken seed stitch from row 1 of chart II. Keep repeating the 2 st pattern repeat to end of row. Work rows 2-4 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the piece measures 65(66)67(68)70(71) cm, bind off at both ends 1x3(3)3(4)4(4) sts and 3(3)3(4)4(4)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole =73(81)89(93)101(109) sts.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, securely bind off the middle 31(31)33(33)33(33) sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off on every 2nd row 2x3 and 3x4 sts (2x5 and 3x4sts) 5x5sts (2x6 and 3x5 sts) 1x7and 4x6sts (5x7 sts). At the same time decrease 3x1st at neckline.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Right front

First work the pocket lining. Cast on 29(29)29(33)33(33) sts and begin the broken seed stitch from row 1 of chart II. Keep repeating the 2 st pattern repeat to end of row. Work row 2 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-2.

When the piece measures 16(16)16(18)18(18) cm, leave the sts on hold on e.g. a piece of scrap yarn.

Cast on 64(68)72(76)80(84) sts for the front and begin the mock fisherman's rib from row 1 of chart I (WS row): repeat the 4 st pattern 16(17)18(19)20(21) times. Work row 2 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-2.

When the piece measures 5 cm, continue working mock fisherman's rib at the right end (= front edge). With the rest of the sts, begin the broken seed stitch from row 1 of chart II: work 20 sts on the RS row in mock fisherman's rib, then keep repeating the 2 st pattern repeat from chart II to end of row. On the broken seed st section, work rows 2-4 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the piece measures 39(39)40(40)41(41) cm, begin the mock fisherman's rib for the pocket in the middle of the piece from row 1 of chart I. On the WS row, work 7(9)9(9)11(13) sts at the beginning, repeat the 4 st pattern repeat from chart I for 7(7)7(8)8(8) times, k1 from the right end of chart, work to end of row. Mock fisherman's rib: work row 2 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-2.

When you have worked 5 cm of mock fisherman's rib for the pocket, bind off the pocket sts and pick up the 29(29)29(33)33(33) pocket lining sts on hold. Work in broken seed st. With 20 sts at the front edge, work in mock fisherman's rib.

When the piece measures 55(56)57(58)60(61) cm, begin the decreases for the neckline: on the RS row, work 20 sts at the edge, skp (=slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over), work to end of row. Repeat the decrease every 1,5 cm for 19(19)20(20)20(20) more times.

Note: When the piece measures 65(66)67(68)70(71) cm, bind off at the left end 1x3(3)3(4)4(4) sts and 3(3)3(4)4(4)x1 st every 2nd row for the armhole.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm bind off at the shoulder on every 2nd row 2x3 and 3x4 sts (2x5 and 3x4 sts) 5x5 sts (2x6 and 3x5 sts) 1x7 and 4x6 sts (5x7 sts). 20 sts at the front edge remaining. Increase 1 extra st on the shoulder end for seaming. Work these sts in mock fisherman's rib for half the width of the back piece, stretching the edge. Bind off.

Left front

Work as the mirror image of the right front. Neckline decreases: k2tog.

Sleeves

Cast on 45(45)49(49)53(53) sts and begin the mock fisherman's rib from row 1 of chart I (WS row): repeat the 4 st pattern repeat 11(11)12(12)13(13) times. K1 at right end. Work row 2 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-2.

When the piece measures 18 cm, begin the broken seed stitch from row 1 of chart II. Keep repeating the 2 st pattern repeat to end of row. Work rows 2-4 of chart and then keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the piece measures 23(22)23(20)20(21) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 5(4)4(3,5)3,5(3) cm for 5(7)7(9)9(11) more times = 57(61)65(69)73(77) sts. Work the increased sts in broken seed st as well.

When the piece measures 53(54)55(56)56(57) cm, bind off at both ends on every 2nd row 0(0)0(1)1(1)x4 sts, 3(2)3(1)1(1)x3 sts, 2(3)2(3)3(3)x2 sts, 3(3)5(5)6(7)x1 sts, 1(3)3(4)3(4)x2 sts and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Lay the pieces to measurements wrong side up and mist with a spray bottle.

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the middle back seam of the edge and attach the edge to the neckline of the back piece.

Sew the pocket linings onto the wrong side of the front pieces.

Sew the side seams. Sew the sleeve seams. Attach the sleeves by sewing them to the armholes.

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