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Women's knitted sweater Novita Nalle

The sweater is knitted top-down in one piece. No seams are sewn except for sizes XXL and 3XL which have short underarm seams.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita Nalle (712) Freesia 250(300)350(400)450(500) g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needles (60 cm and 80 cm): Novita nr 4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge Circular needles (40 cm): Novita nr 3½ for the neckline Double-pointed needles: Novita nr 3½ Novita nr 4 for the sleeves

Designer

Sisko Sälpäkivi

Finished dimensions

body circumference 92(100)108(118)130(142) cm length in the back at midpoint 54(56)58(61)64(67) cm inner sleeve length 6(6)7(8)8(9) cm

Stitch patterns:
- Stockinette stitch flat:
right side rows: knit all stitches.
Wrong side rows: purl all stitches.
- Stockinette stitch in the round:
knit all rows.
- Lace pattern:
follow the chart and the written instructions.
- Rib-bing in the round:
*k2, p2*

Neckline and upper half

Using the shorter 4 mm needles cast on 90(90)92(92)94(94) sts. Purl the WS row and at the same time mark the spot for the raglan increases: p1 in the front section, p2 to start the first raglan seam (mark the sts with e.g. a piece of yarn), purl the 19 sleeve sts, p2 at the raglan seam (mark the sts), p42(42)44(44)46(46) in the back, p2 at the raglan seam (mark the sts), p19 at the other sleeve, p2 at the raglan seam (mark the sts), and p1 in the front section. Do not start working in the round until the instructions state so.

Begin working the increases and lace pattern with the sleeve sts from row 1 of chart: (RS) knit the first front section st through the front and back loops (= 1 st + 1 st), make 1 (= knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), k2 (marked sts), with the sleeve sts work row 1 of the lace pattern (=yarn over, k1, repeat 8 st pattern twice, k2, m1), k2 (marked sts), m1, k42(42)44(44)46(46) in the back, m1, k2 (marked sts), work row 1 of the lace pattern with the other sleeve, k2 (marked sts), m1, knit the last front st through the front and back loops (=1 st + 1 st). 10 sts increased, 100(100)102(102)104(104) sts on the needles.

Work the raglan increases on both sides of the 2 marked sts on every 2nd row for 5 times in total (the increases for the sleeve sections are shown in the chart). Work rows 2-12 in the lace pattern and then keep repeating rows 1-12. Work the increased sts on the sleeves following the lace pattern. Make sure the decreases and increases on the lace pattern match so that number of stitches remains correct at all times.

Note: While you are working the raglan increases, at the same time increase 4x1 st and 2x2 sts on every 2nd row at both ends for the neckline (=knit the first and last st through the front and back loops). At the end of the next RS row cast on 22(22)24(24)26(26) sts. Now switch to working in the round.

Note: When you have worked the raglan increases a total of 5 times, continue working the decreases in the front and back 10(15)19(30)28(28) times on every 2nd round, 10(8)6(0)0(0) times on every 3rd round, and at the same time another 25(27)28(30)28(28) times on every 2nd round with sleeve sts. Switch to the longer 4 mm circular needle when you need to.

350(370)386(414)402(402) sts in total after the raglan increases and front neckline increases.

Move the markers so that they are in the middle of the raglan seams (between the 2 knit sts). Work to the marker at the left end of the back piece.

94(100)106(116)114(114) sts in the front and back pieces, 81(85)87(91)87(87) sts on the sleeves.

Sizes XXL and 3XL: keep working the 114(114) back sts and cast on at both ends on every 2nd round 1(2)x2 sts and 1x5 sts = 128(132) sts. Do the same in the front.

Sizes XXL and 3XL: on both sleeves keep working the 87(87) sts and cast on at both ends on every 2nd round 1(2)x2 sts and 1x5 sts = 101(105) sts.

Leave the sleeve sts on hold and continue working the front and back sts.

Note: Mark the row you have last worked on the chart before you leave the sleeve sts on hold.

Lower bodice

Work the 94(100)106(116)128(132) back sts, cast on 6(10)12(14)16(24) sts for the armhole in place of the sleeve sts on hold, work the 94(100)106(116)128(132) front sts, and cast on 6(10)12(14)16(24) sts for the other armhole = 200(220)236(260)288(312) sts. Remove the markers at the raglan seams.

Continue working in the round. Mark the sides with e.g. a different-coloured yarn at the midpoint of the sts you cast on at the armholes.

When the lower bodice measures 29(30)31(33)36(38) cm or the length you want, begin working in ribbing. On the first round evenly decrease 16(20)20(24)24(28) sts = 184(200)216(236)264(284) sts.

When you worked 6 cm in ribbing, bind off in pattern.

Sleeves

Using the larger double-pointed needles, place the 81(85)87(91)101(105) sts of the first sleeve onto the needles and pick up and knit 6(10)12(14)14(20) sts from the increased bodice sts at the armhole = 87(95)99(105)115(125) sts. Place a marker at the midpoint of the picked-up sts to the beginning of the round.

Continue the lace pattern from where you were before leaving the sts on hold.

When the inner sleeve measures approx. 3(3)4(5)5(6) cm and you have last worked a knit row in the lace pattern, knit 1 round and at the same time evenly decrease 19(23)23(25)31(33) sts = 68(72)76(80)84(92) sts.

Switch to the smaller double-pointed needles and work ribbing in the round for 3 cm. Bind off in pattern.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Neckline edge: Using the short circular needle, pick up 124(124)128(128)132(132) sts at the neckline edge. Begin the from one of the raglan seams in the back. Work 3 cm of ribbing in the round and bind off in pattern.

Sizes XXL and 3XL: Sew the seams at the underarms.

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