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Women's lace sweater Novita Nalle

Knitted from Novita Nalle, this lace sweater is a versatile companion that goes with jeans or dresses alike.

Size(s)

XS(S/M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand

Novita Nalle (011) White 400(450)500(550)600 g

Needles and other supplies

Novita 2½ mm (UK 12½ / US 1½) and 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) or sizes needed to obtain gauge. For the neckline edge a circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½).

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

body circumference 92(100)108(116)124 cm / 36¼(39¼)42½(45¾)48¾ in length 60(62)64(66)68 cm / 23½(24½)25¼(26)26¾ in inner sleeve length 51(52)53(53)54 cm / 20(20½)20¾(20¾)21¼ in

Stitch patterns
- Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *-* to end of row. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
- Stockinette stitch: Right side rows: knit all stitches.
- Wrong side rows: purl all stitches.
- Lace pattern: follow the chart and the written instructions.
- Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

Back

Using the smaller needles, cast on 117(125)137(145)153 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with p1.

After 5 rows, continue ribbing on row 6 of chart I: work the 3 sts at the right end of the chart, repeat the 4 st pattern 27(29)32(34)36 times, work the 6 sts on the left. Work rows 7-21 of the chart.

Switch to the larger needles. Begin the lace and stockinette st on row 1 of chart II: work the 2 sts at right, repeat the 7 st pattern 4(4)4(5)5 times, k57(65)77(71)79, p1, repeat the 7 st pattern 4(4)4(5)5 times, work the 1 st at left. Keep working the middle 57(65)77(71)79 sts in stockinette st. At the lace sections, work rows 2-18 and then keep repeating rows 3-18.

When the piece measures 40(41)42(43)44 cm, on every 2nd row bind off 1x3 sts and 2x2 sts at both ends for the armholes = 103(111)123(131)139 sts.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)22 cm, bind off the middle 41(41)45(45)45 sts for the neckline. Work one side of the neckline at a time. After 2 rows, bind off 1x2 sts at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)24 cm, bind off the remaining 29(33)37(41)45 shoulder sts.

Work the other side of the neckline to match.

Front

Work in the same manner as on the back piece but leave the middle 29(29)33(33)33 sts on hold for the neckline when the armhole measures 12(13)14(15)16 cm. Work one side of the neckline at a time. Bind off 4x2 sts on every 2nd row at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 20(21)22(23)24 cm, bind off the remaining 29(33)37(41)45 shoulder sts.

Work the other side of the neckline to match.

Sleeves

Using the smaller needles, cast on 63(67)71(71)75 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with p1.

After 5 rows, continue ribbing on row 6 of chart III: work the 5 sts at the right end of the chart, repeat the 4 st pattern 13(14)15(15)16 times, work the 6 sts on the left. Work rows 7-31 of the chart.

Switch to the larger needles. Begin the lace and stockinette st on row 1 of chart IV: k7(9)11(11)13, work the 1 st at the right edge, repeat the pattern (= 6 + 1 sts) 8 times, k7(9)11(11)13. 8 sts increased, 71(75)79(79)83 sts on the needles.

Keep working stockinette st at both ends while following the chart for the middle 57 sts. Work rows 2-18 of the lace pattern, then keep repeating rows 3-18.

Note:When the piece measures 15(16)12(17)18 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 4(4)4,5(3)3 cm 8(8)8(11)11 more times = 89(93)97(103)107 sts. Work the increased sts in stockinette st.

When the piece measures 51(52)53(53)54 cm, bind off on every 2nd row 1x3 sts and 4x1 st at both ends. Bind off the remaining sts.

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.

Neckline edge: Using the circular needle, pick up and knit the sts on hold as well as additional sts from the neckline edge for 96(98)98(100)100 sts in total. Start from one of the shoulders. Work ribbing in the round for 1,5 cm, then bind off in pattern.

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

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