English Patterns Ohjeet Unikkoneuleet

Unikko sweater

Sweater in the picture: size S/M, Drops Air Medium Grey (04), Sandnes Garn Kos Marsipan (2310)

SIZE: XS-S/M-L/XL-XXL/XXXL

YARN: Drops Air or Sandnes Garn Kos, knitting gauge about 17 stitches x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4” (50 g = 150 m). You need 200-200-250-300 g for the background ja 250-250-300-350 g for the flowers.

NEEDLES: Circular needles size 4,5 mm (US 7), length 40 or 60 cm.
Cirlular needles size 5,5 mm (US 9), length 60 or 80 cm.
If you want, you can also use double pointed needles for the sleeves.

MEASUREMENTS: length 77 cm, chest and waist 90-98-114-136 cm, sleeve 49-48-44-40 cm.

Body

Cast on  86-90-98-114 stitches on circular needle size 4,5 mm (US 7) with the flowers color. Work rib (= knit 1/purl 1) for 4 cm.

Switch to circular needle size 5,5 mm (US 9). Knit stockinette stitch. Start knitting short rows to make the neckline fit better. Use the flowers color. Knit like this:

Work from beginning of round (= mid back) as follows: knit 7-8-9-10 sts. Bring the yarn forward, slip the stitch from the left needle to the right needle, bring the yarn back, slip the stitch from the right needle back to the left needle. Turn the work.

On the wrong side purl 14-16-18-20 sts. Bring the yarn back, slip the stitch from the left needle to the right needle, bring the yarn forward, slip the stitch from the right needle back to the left needle. Turn the work.

On the right side knit 21-24-26-30 sts. Bring the yarn forward, slip stitch, bring the yarn back, slip stitch. Turn the work.

On the wrong side purl 28-32-34-40 sts. Bring the yarn back, slip stitch, bring the yarn forward, slip stitch. Turn the work.

On the right side knit 35-40-43-50 sts. Bring the yarn forward, slip stitch, bring the yarn back, slip stitch. Turn the work.

On the wrong side purl 42-48-52-60 sts. Bring the yarn back, slip stitch, bring the yarn forward, slip stitch. Turn the work.

Knit 21-24-26-30 sts. You are now mid back.

Knit next row with flowers color and place 4 markers in piece. Knit 14-15-17-21 sts, insert marker, knit 14 sts, insert marker, knit 29-31-35-43 sts, insert marker, knit 14 sts, insert marker, knit 15-16-18-22 sts.

Start knitting the Unikko pattern. Use invisible stranding and use it after every 5 stitches.

Knit pattern in the following order: starting mid back A.1, sleeve, A.2, sleeve, A.3. On even rows (2., 4., 6. and so on) make raglan increases by using Make one increase. Work before and after every marker like this: work until 1 sts remain before marker, increase 1 sts, knit 1 sts, slip marker, knit 1 sts, increase 1 sts. (On the pattern increased stitches are marked with a little circle.)

Make one increase

Below you can download another file where all the sections of the yoke are displayed in order (A.1, sleeve, A.2, sleeve, A.3). This is especially useful if you are following pattern on your phone or tablet.

After knitting row 40-42-52-62 of the pattern, work the next row like this: knit up to first marker (half back piece), slip the sleeve stitches on a stitch holder and cast on 8-10-10-12 on needle, knit up to next marker (front piece), slip the sleeve stitches on a stitch holder and cast on 8-10-10-12 on needle, knit till mid back (half back piece).

There are now 154-166-194-232 stitches on round. Body and sleeves are finished separately. Work the body first and continue following the Unikko pattern.

After knitting pattern row 118-118-120-121 (if you want a shorter sweater, you can go to this step earlier), work pattern with the next 38-41-48-58 sts. Switch to circular needle size 4,5 mm (US 7). Cut the background yarn. Work one row (change of layer now on the side edge of the work) with flowers color and AT THE SAME TIME increase evenly 30-30-38-44 stitches (knit 4-10-4-8 sts, increase sts, from now on increase sts after every 5 stitches, knit last 5-11-5-9). At the same time finish the invisible stranding stitches by knitting them together with the next regular sts. After increases there are 184-196-232-276 sts on round.

Cuff

Start knitting cuff. Separate cuffs are made on the front and back of the work, creating slits on the sides of the work.

Now work the cuff of the front piece on first 92-98-116-138 stitches as follows: Slip edge stitch, work rib (k1p1), knit last stitch. Turn the work. Slip edge stitch, work rib (k1p1), knit last stitch. Continue like this until the length of the cuff is 8 cm. Cast off stitches.

Work back piece as above (start on the right side of the work).

Sleeves

Knit sleeves in the round.

Slip the sleeve stitches from stitch holder back on a circular needle/double pointed needles size 5,5 mm (US 9).

Following the sleeve pattern pick up 4-5-5-6 sts under the sleeve. Work the sleeve according to the pattern and finally pick up another 4-5-5-6 sts under the sleeve. Continue knitting and decrease according to pattern.

After knitting the last row of the pattern switch to circular needle size 4,5 mm (US 7). Cut the background yarn. Work one row with flowers color and increase evenly 4 stitches. Finish the invisible stranding stitches by knitting them together with the next regular sts. Work rib (k1p1) 8 cm. Cast off stitches.

Assembly

Weave in yarn ends. Finish using steam blocking.

Ready! Now just enjoy your new awesome shirt!

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