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Women's cardigan Novita Baby Merino ja Novita Venla

This cardigan is knitted with two strands of yarn throughout, with the neckline edge worked in seed stitch. From Novita Baby Merino and Novita Venla.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Baby Merino (011) White 450(500)550(600)650(700) g, (099) Black 100(100)150(150)150(150) g and Novita Venla (539) Willowherb 50 (50) less than 100 (less than 100) 100 (100) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles Novita 6-6½ mm (UK 3-4 / US 10-10½) or size needed

Designer

Saara Toikka

Finished dimensions

body circumference 84(92)100(108)116(124) cm / 33(36¼)39¼(42½)45¾(48¾) in length in the back at midpoint 82(84)86(88)90(92) cm / 32¼(33)33¾(34¾)35½(36¼) in inner sleeve length 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm / 17¾(18)18½(19)19(19¼) in

Stitch patterns
- Seed stitch: Row 1: *k1, p1*, repeat *-*. On the wrong side rows

Back

With the white yarn held double, cast on 79(87)93(101)109(115) sts and work 7 cm of seed stitch.

Then work 4 rows of stockinette st, evenly increasing 8(8)10(10)10(12) sts on the last row = 87(95)103(111)119(127) sts.

Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart: work the 4 sts at the right edge, repeat the 8 st pattern 10(11)12(13)14(15) times, work the 3 sts at the left. Work rows 2-50 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 1-50.

When the piece measures 62(63)64(65)67(68) cm, on every other row bind off 1x4 sts and 4x1 sts at both ends for the armholes = 71(79)87(95)103(111) sts.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, securely bind off the middle 33 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. On every other row bind off 2x6(7)8(10)11(12)and 1x5(7)9(9)11(13) shoulder sts and 1x2sts at the neckline at the same time.

Work the other side of the neckline in the same manner.

Left front

With the white yarn held double, cast on 48(52)55(59)63(66) sts and work 7 cm of seed stitch.

Now switch to working 33(37)40(44)48(51) sts at the right end in stockinette st. Keep working 15 sts at the front edge (left end) in seed st.

On the 4th stockinette st row, evenly increase 3(3)4(4)4(5) sts to the stockinette st section = 51(55)59(63)67(71) sts.

Continue working seed stitch with the white yarn at the front edge. On the stockinette st section, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart: work the 4 sts at the right edge of the chart, then keep repeating the 8 st pattern to start of seed st. Work seed st section. Work rows 2-7 of the chart.

Continue working seed st. Using white begin stockinette st at the colourwork section. Evenly decrease 3(3)4(4)4(5) sts at the stockinette st section on the second row = 48(52)55(59)63(66) sts.

When the piece measures 62(63)64(65)67(68) cm, on every other row bind off 1x3 sts and 4x1 st at the right end for the armhole = 41(45)48(52)56(59) sts.

When the armhole measures 12(13)14(15)15(16) cm, leave 15 sts at the front edge on hold for the neckline. On every other row bind off 2x3 sts and 4x1 st at the neckline edge.

Note: When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)22(23) cm, on every other row bind off at the right end 2x5(7)7(9)10(11) sts and 1x6(6)9(9)11(12) sts for the shoulder.

Right front

Mirror the left front.

Sleeves

With the white yarn held double, cast on 38(38)40(42)42(44) sts and work 7 cm of seed stitch. Then work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 12(9)10(8)8(11) cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 2,5 cm 12(14)14(15)15(16) more times and a further 10 times every 2 cm on size XXL = 64(68)70(74)74(78) sts.

When the piece measures 45(46)47(48)48(49) cm, on every other row bind off 1x3 sts and 4x1 st at both ends. Then bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

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

Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline edge: Place the sts on hold back on the needle and using white pick up and knit additional sts from the neckline edge for 103(103)105(105)107(107) sts in total. Work seed st. Make sure the pattern stays unbroken at both edges (if needed, decrease 1 st at the stockinette st section). When the border measures 2 cm, bind off.

Attach the sleeves following the red markings on the pattern. Sew the side seams and sleeve seams.

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