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Women's long cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä

A long cardigan with a 90s look and a colour scheme inspired by graffiti. The strong colours are complemented by the bold black. From Novita 7 Veljestä.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita 7 Veljestä (043) Stone 250(250)300(300)350 g, (366) Nettle 150(200)200(250)250 g, (550) Peony 150(150)200(200)200 g, (355) Turquoise 100(150)150(150)200 g, (099) Black 100(150)150(150)200 g, (278) Orange 100(150)150(150)150 g and (011) White 50(less than 100)less than 100(less than 100)100(100) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles Novita 5 mm (UK 6 / US 8) or size needed Other supplies 3 buttons

Designer

Sisko Sälpäkivi

Finished dimensions

body circumference 112(120)128(136)144 cm / 44(47¼)50½(53½)56¾ in length approx. 104(106)107(108)109 cm / 41(41¾)42¼(42½)43 in inner sleeve length 41(42)43(43)44 cm / 16¼(16½)17(17)17¼ in

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

Right back

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 48(52)55(59)65 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections with two colours: work 24(26)27(30)33 with Peony and 24(26)26(29)32 sts with Turquoise. Work for 36 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 36 rows.

Work 48 rows with Orange and 24 rows with Nettle.

Work the chequered colourwork section: **0(0)2(2)1 st(s) with White, *4 sts White, 4 sts Black*, repeat *-* 6(6)6(7)8 times in total, 0(4)5(1)0 st(s) White. Work 4 rows in this manner, then switch the order and work another 4 rows**. Repeat **-** 3 times in total (= 24 rows).

Now work 22(24)24(26)26 rows with Turquoise.

*4 rows Stone, 4 rows Peony*, repeat *-* 3 times in total (= 24 rows).

Note: After the first Stone stripe, place a marker at the right end for the bottom of the armhole.

Use Nettle for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the right end for the shoulder. Bind off the remaining 18 sts at the neckline.

Left back

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 48(52)55(59)65 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 12(13)14(15)16 sts with Black, 12(13)13(14)16 sts White, 12(13)13(14)16 sts Black, 12(13)15(16)17 sts White. Work for 18 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 18 rows.

*6 rows Nettle, 6 rows Stone*, repeat *-* 7 times in total (= 84 rows).

Work 70(72)72(74)74 rows with Peony and 4 rows with Black.

Note: Place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at the left end.

Alternate 8 rows Turquoise and 8 rows Orange for the rest of the piece.

Note: When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the left end for the shoulder. Bind off the remaining 18 sts at the neckline.

Left front

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 54(58)61(65)71 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with k1. When the piece measures 4 cm, work ribbing with 10 sts and p44(48)51(55)61. Leave the 10 rib sts on hold on e.g. a piece of yarn. The border is knitted afterwards.

Join Turquoise and knit 1 row, increasing 1 st at the left end (edge stitch) = 45(49)52(56)62 sts.

Work 71 rows of stockinette st with Turquoise.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 11(12)13(14)16 sts Black, 11(12)13(14)15 sts Peony, 11(12)13(14)15 Black, 12(13)13(14)16 sts Peony. Work for 16 rows, then replace Peony with Black and Black with Orange. Work for another 16 rows, then replace Orange with Black and Black with White. Work for 16 rows.

Now work 8 rows Stone, 8 rows Nettle, 8 rows Orange, 8 rows Turquoise, 8 rows Stone, 8 rows Orange, 8 rows Black.

Use Nettle for the rest of the piece.

Note: After 2(4)4(6)6 rows with Nettle, begin the slanted neckline at the left end: work a RS row until 4 sts remain, k2tog, k2. Repeat the decrease on every 4th row 14 more times = 30(34)37(41)47 sts.

Note:After 18(20)20(22)22 rows with Nettle, place a marker for the bottom of the armhole at the right end.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the right end for the shoulder.

Right front

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 54(58)61(65)71 sts and begin ribbing on the WS with p1. When the piece measures 4 cm, on a WS row work as follows: p44(48)51(55)61, increase 1 st for seaming, leave the remaining 10 sts on hold. The border is knitted afterwards. 45(49)52(56)62 sts on the needles.

Work the chequered colourwork section: **0(0)1(1)1 st(s) with White, *5 sts White, 5 sts Nettle*, repeat *-* 4(4)5(5)6 times in total, 5(5)0(5)0 sts White, 0(4)1(0)1 sts Nettle. Work for 6 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 6 rows.** Repeat **-** 3 times in total (= 36 rows).

4 rows Black, *4 rows Stone, 4 rows Black*, repeat *-* 10 times in total (= 84 rows).

Work 74(76)76(78)78 rows with Peony.

Note: After 58(60)60(62)62 rows with Peony, begin the slanted neckline at the right end: on a RS row, k2, skp (=slip 1 st knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), work to end. Repeat the decreases on every 4th row 14 more times = 30(34)37(41)47 sts.

Note:After all 74(76)76(78)78 rows with Peony, place a marker for the armhole at the left end.

*6 rows Turquoise, 6 rows Orange, 6 rows Nettle*, repeat *-* for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 18(19)20(20)21 cm after the marker, on every other row bind off 5x5(6)6(7)8 sts and 1x5(4)7(6)7 sts at the left end for the shoulder.

Left sleeve

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 40(42)42(44)44 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Join Nettle and work stockinette st.

When the piece measures 6(7)7(6)11 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3,5)3(3)2,5 cm 9(9)11(10)12 more times = 60(62)66(66)70 sts.

Note: After 11(12)13(13)14 cm with Nettle, alternate 4 rows Black and 4 rows Stone for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(43)44 cm, bind off.

Right sleeve

Using the Stone yarn, cast on 40(42)42(44)44 sts and work 4 cm of ribbing. Purl the last WS row.

Working in stockinette st, begin the intarsia sections: work 8(9)9(10)10 sts Black, 8(8)8(8)8 sts White, 8(8)8(8)8 sts Black, 8 sts White, 8(9)9(10)10 sts Black. Work for 12 rows. Then switch the order of the colours and work another 12 rows.

Note: When the piece measures 6(7)7(6)11 cm, increase 1 st at both ends. Repeat the increases every 3,5(3,5)3(3)2,5 cm 9(9)11(10)12 more times = 60(62)66(66)70 sts.

After the chequered section, work 8 rows Nettle, *8 rows Stone, 8 rows Nettle*, repeat *-* once more.

Use Orange for the rest of the piece.

When the piece measures 41(42)43(43)44 cm, bind off.

Finishing

Sew the middle back seam and the shoulder seams.

Buttonband: Place the 10 left front sts back onto the needles and cast on 1 st for seaming on the bodice edge = 11 sts. Work ribbing as far as the midpoint of the back neckline, lightly stretching the border. Leave the sts on hold.

Place markers for buttons on the border. The topmost button will be at the start of the slanted neckline, and the other two below it at 12 cm intervals.

Work the right border in the same manner. Work buttonholes at the spots you marked. Buttonhole: work 4 sts, work 2 sts together, yo, work 5 sts.

Attach the sleeves. Sew the sleeve seams and side seams. Sew or stitch the back neck seam. Attach the buttons.

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