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Women's Knitted Cardigan Novita Cotton Soft and Cotton Soft Color

The material for this classic twinset is soft cotton. The cardigan is knitted combining the single-coloured Novita Cotton Soft yarn and the multi-coloured Novita Cotton Soft Color yarn. The top underneath the cardigan is knitted with Novita Cotton Soft.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Cotton Soft (010) Off-white 400(450)500(550)600(650) g and Novita Cotton Soft Color (890) Rock 100(150)150(200)200(200) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles: Novita 3 mm and 3½ mm or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge Other supplies: 6 buttons

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

Body circumference 78(88)94(104)112(122) cm Length of the garment 51(53)54(56)58(60) cm Inner sleeve length 46(47)48(49)49(50) cm

Stitch patterns:
- Garter stitch:
Knit every row.
- Stockinette stitch:
Knit all stitches on right side (RS) rows

The Back

Using the smaller needle and the multi-colored yarn, cast on 95(107)113(125)137(149) sts and knit 5 rows in garter stitch. Change to the larger needle and to the off-white yarn and knit 4 rows in stockinette stitch.

Begin the textured colorwork pattern from row 5 of the chart: knit 2 sts from the right end of the chart, then repeat the 6 st pattern repeat 15(17)18(20)22(24) times and then knit the 3 sts on the left end. Knit through rows 5-12 and then repeat rows 1-12.

When the piece measures 33(34)34(35)37(38) cm, bind off for the armholes on both ends on every 2nd row 1x4(5)5(6)7(7) sts, 0(1)1(2)2(2)x3 sts, 2(1)2(2)2(3)x2 sts and 2(3)3(3)4(5)x1 sts = 75(81)83(87)95(101) sts.

When the armhole measures 16(17)18(19)19(20) cm, bind off the center 35(35)35(37)37(37) sts securely for the neckline and then switch to working each side of the neck separately. Bind off 1x2 sts and 1x1 st on the edge of the neckline on every 2nd row.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, bind off the remaining 17(20)21(22)26(29) shoulder sts. Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Left front

Using the smaller needle and the multi-colored yarn cast on 47(53)56(62)68(74) sts and knit in garter stitch for 5 rows. Change to the larger needle and to the off-white yarn and knit in stockinette stitch for 4 rows.

Begin the textured colorwork on row 5 of the chart: knit 2 sts from the right end of the chart, then repeat the 6 st pattern repeat until the end of row. Knit through rows 5-12 of the chart and then repeat rows 1-12.

When the piece measures (34)34(35)37(38) cm, bind off for the armhole on the right edge on every 2nd row 1x4(5)5(6)7(7) sts, 0(1)1(2)2(2)x3 sts, 2(1)2(2)2(3)x2 sts and 2(3)3(3)4(5)x1 sts = 37(40)41(43)47(50) sts.

When the armhole measures 8(9)10(11)11(12) cm, put 1x14(14)14(15)15(15) sts on hold for the neckline on the front edge (the left end). Bind off 2x2 sts and 2x1 st on every 2nd row at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, bind off the remaining 17(20)21(22)26(29) shoulder sts.

Right front

Knit as the left front reversing all the shapings.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needle and the multi-colored yarn, cast on 51(53)53(57)57(59) sts and knit 5 rows in garter st. Change to the larger needle and to the off-white yarn and knit 4 rows in stockinette stitch.

Begin the textured colorwork pattern from row 5 of the chart. Choose the starting point for your size according to the arrows below the chart. Repeat the 6 st pattern repeat until the end of row. Knit through rows 5-12 and the repeat rows 1-12.

When the piece measures 13(11)13(12)15(12) cm, increase 1 st on both ends. Repeat the increases every 3(3)2,5(2,5)2(2) cm for another 10(11)13(14)16(18) times = 73(77)81(87)91(97) sts.

When the piece measures 46(47)48(49)49(50) cm, bind off on every 2nd row and on both ends 1x4(5)5(6)7(7) sts, 1x3 sts, 1(2)2(2)2(2)x2 sts, 12(13)14(15)16(17)x1 st, 1x2 sts and 1x3 sts. Bind off the remaining stitches.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Lay the pieces wrong side up on a surface, stretching them to measurements, mist with a spray bottle and let dry. Sew the shoulder seams.

Neckline border: Move the neckline stitches back on the smaller needle and using the multi-colored yarn pick up and knit additional stitches from the neckline so that you will have 104(106)106(110)110(114) sts in total on the needle. Knit 7 rows in garter stitch and bind off.

Left front edge: With the right side facing you, pick up and knit stitches from the front edge of the left front. Using the smaller needle and the multi-colored yarn, pick up approx. 23 sts for every 10 cm. Work 5 rows in garter stitch and bind off.

Mark the places for the buttons to the left front so that the first button is 1,5 cm from the top edge and the lowest button approx. 6 cm up from the hem and the remaining buttons evenly in between.

Knit the right front edge to match and make the buttonholes to correspond with the marked spots on row 4 (RS row). Buttonhole: k2tog, yarn over.

Sew the side seams and the sleeve seams. Attach the sleeves. Sew in the buttons.

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