Novara by Elizabeth Helmich

Novara

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Knitting
May 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
630 - 1885 yards (576 - 1724 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)(44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54)” / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5)(112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137) cm
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For a while I’ve wanted to make a fun, smock-type pullover with little pockets, and this sweet sweater fits the bill.

The deeply textured borders are worked in a simple slipped stitch pattern, and then the main body has waist shaping and features a puckered stitch that slowly gets smaller.

The yoke has a split neckline with raglan shaping that allows you add your own buttons for closure.

This lightweight, bamboo blend yarn is soft and cozy next to the skin and has a slightly marled look and great drape.

This is an intermediate pattern, you need to be able to increase, decrease, be comfortable working in the round, as well as follow a stitch pattern. All the textured stitches in the pattern as easy to achieve and no cabling is involved.

Yarn
Fibra Natura Exquisite Bamboo 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9)(10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16) balls of MC (main color),
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1)(2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls of CC (contrast color) or approx 565 (630, 700, 780, 870, 960)(1050, 1155, 1270, 1400, 1540, 1695) yds / 515 (575, 640, 710, 790, 875)(955, 1050, 1155, 1275, 1400, 1540) m (MC) and 65 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110)(120, 130, 145, 160, 175, 190) yds / 60 (65, 75, 80, 90, 100)(110, 120, 130, 145, 160, 175) m (CC) of a dk weight yarn
Shown in colorways #40661 (MC – Cream) #40156 (CC – Sable)
- Pocket Linings – Araucania Lonco Solid – 100% mercerized cotton, 440 yds / 402 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g;
1 skein or approx 50 (50, 50, 50, 50, 50)(50, 55, 55, 60, 60, 65) yds / 45 (45, 45, 45, 45, 45)(45, 50,
50, 55, 55, 60) m of a fingering weight yarn, shown in colorway #3002

Needles
Size US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles in appropriate length for your size and DPNs or desired needles for working small circumferences in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
24 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch and Puckered stitch
24 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Clasped Rolls pattern

Notions Tapestry needle (3) ¾” buttons

Pattern Notes

  • Pullover is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The body is worked first, the sleeves are worked to the underarm, and then they are joined together and worked in rnds to the split neckline. At that point, the yoke is worked in rows to the top border.
  • The pockets stitches are placed on a holder; they are picked up and worked last.