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Women's textured cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä and 7 Veljestä Polaris Example 1
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Women's textured cardigan Novita 7 Veljestä and 7 Veljestä Polaris

The fronts and the back of this cardigan, knitted in Novita 7 Veljestä and 7 Veljestä Polaris, are worked in moss stitch.

Size(s)

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

Yarn demand

Novita 7 Veljestä (047) Lichen 350(400)400(450)450(500) g and 7 Veljestä Polaris (859) Dawn 150(150)200(200)250(250) g

Needles and other supplies

Needles: Novita 3½-4mm and 4-4½mm or the size needed to obtain gauge. For the ribbing Novita 80 cm Circular needles 3½-4mm. Other supplies: 5 buttons

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

Body circumference 80(88)96(104)112(120) cm Length of the garment 50(52)54(56)58(60) cm Inner sleeve length 46(47)48(49)49(50) cm

Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing:
*k2, p2, repeat from * to end. On the wrong side knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
- Moss stitch:
*k1, p1

Back

Using the smaller needles and the Lichen colourway, cast on 78(86)94(102)110(118) sts and begin the ribbing on the wrong side row with a p2 (p2) p2 (p2) k2 (k2). When the ribbing measures 7 cm, purl through the next wrong side row.

Change to the larger needle and the multi-coloured yarn. Work 2 rows in moss stitch and decrease 8(10)12(12)14(14) sts on the 1st round as follows: k2, knit 2 together in pattern, *k3, knit 2 together in pattern, repeat from * for an additional 2(3)4(4)5(5) times and when you have 19(24)29(29)34(34) sts remaining continue and knit 2 together in pattern, *k3, knit 2 together in pattern, repeat from * for an additional 2(3)4(4)5(5) times and k2. 70(76)82(90)96(104) sts on the needles.

Continue working in moss stitch and knit stripes alternating working 2 rows with the Lichen colourway and 2 rows with the multi-coloured yarn.

When the piece measures 32(33)34(35)37(38) cm, start shaping the armholes. Bind off on both ends of the row on every 2nd row 1x3(5)5(5)6(6) sts, 1(1)1(2)3(3)x2 sts and 2(2)3(3)2(3)x1 sts = 56(58)62(66)68(74) sts.

When the armhole measures 16(17)18(19)19(20) cm, securely bind off the center 22 sts for the neckline and switch to working each side of the neck separately. Shape the first side by binding off on the edge of the neckline 1x2 sts and 1x1 st on every 2nd row.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, bind off 14(15)17(19)20(23) sts for the shoulder.

Knit the other side of the neckline to match.

Left front

With the smaller needle and using the Lichen coloured yarn, cast on 39(43)47(51)57(61) sts and start working the ribbing on the wrong side row: k3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to end. When the ribbing measures 7 cm, purl the next wrong side row.

Change to the larger needle and the multi-coloured yarn. Work 2 rows in moss stitch and decrease 4(4)4(4)6(6) sts on the 1st round: knit 20(24)28(32)28(32) sts, k2 together in pattern, *k3, knit 2 together in pattern, repeat from * for an additional 2(2)2(2)4(4) times and k2. 35(39)43(47)51(55) sts on the needles.

Continue working in moss stitch and knit stripes alternating working 2 rows with the Lichen colourway and 2 rows with the multi-coloured yarn.

When the piece measures 28(29)30(31)33(34) cm, begin shaping the front neck: knit through the RS row until there are 3 sts remaining on the front edge (= the left side), k2 together, k1. Repeat the decreases every 1,5 cm for another 14(14)15(15)16(16) times.

When the piece measures 32(33)34(35)37(38) cm, shape the armhole by binding off 1x3(5)5(5)6(6) sts, 1(1)1(2)3(3)x2 sts and 1(2)3(3)2(3)x1 sts on the right end of the row on every 2nd row.

When the armhole measures 18(19)20(21)21(22) cm, bind off 14(15)17(19)20(23) sts for the shoulder.

Right front

Knit as left front making all the shapings as mirror images. Make the decreases for the neckline as follows: slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over (= the slip knit pass decrease)

Sleeves

With the smaller needles and using the Lichen coloured yarn, cast on 38(38)40(40)42(42) sts and work in ribbing until the piece measures 7 cm.

Change to the larger needle and work in stockinette stitch and increase 4 sts evenly on the first row = 42(42)44(44)46(46) sts.

When the piece measures 14(11)12(11)13(15) cm, increase 1 st on both ends of the row. Repeat the increases every 4,5(4,5)4(3,3)3(2,5) cm for another 6(7)8(10)11(13) times = 56(58)62(66)70(74) sts.

When the piece measures approx. 46(47)48(49)49(50) cm, bind off on both ends of the row on every 2nd row 1x4(5)5(5)6(6) sts, 0(0)1(1)1(1)x3 sts ja 3(3)2(2)2(2)2x2 sts. Decrease on both ends of the row on every 2nd row 7(8)9(11)11(12)x1 sts as follows: on a RS row, k1, make the slip knit pass decrease and knit until you have 3 sts remaining, k2 together, k1. Bind off 1x2 sts ja 1x3 sts on both ends of the row on every 2nd row. Bind off the remaining stitches.

Knit the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Lay the pieces to the measurements wrong side up on a surface, mist with a spray bottle and leave to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Finishing the front edges and the neckline: Using the Lichen colored yarn and the circular needle, pick up and knit from the right side of the work approx. 22 sts for every 10 cm. The stitch count should be dividable by 4. Pick the stitches up from the right front and the neckline, from the back neckline and to end from the left neckline and front. Start working in ribbing on a WS row: p3, k2, *p2, k2, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, p3.

When the edging measures 1 cm, make button holes on the next row to the front edge of the right front. The first buttonhole is placed where the neckline shaping begun, the last buttonhole 2 cm from the hem and the rest of the buttons evenly between. Buttonhole: k2 together in ribbing and do a yarn over. When the edging measures 3cm, bind off loosely in pattern.

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

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