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Royale

Knitting to Stay Sane
Knitting
May 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in twisted moss stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
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This pattern is now updated with 2 sleeve lengths and 2 scoop-neck depths, for your knitting flexibility. Sample shown in pattern file (top photos on this page) is worn with zero ease at bust - i.e. bust measures same circumference as garment at bust. Zero or negative ease is recommended for modern style, no more than 2 inches positive ease if looser comfort is desired. A close fit shows off all of your fantastic cabled work!

Have you ever wanted to knit a sweater that will instantly “wow” the crowd? That will make you feel just a little bit regal, like the fantastically skilled knitter you are? The Royale pullover is here for you. Featuring twisted-stitch cable motifs, this is a complex but satisfying knit that will build your skills as well as your wardrobe. These many cabled twists will speed along if worked without a cable needle as per instructions included in the pattern notes. Knitted in your preferred worsted weight or DK, this will be a welcome part of your wardrobe for many seasons to come.

MATERIALS
• Worsted wool yarn, 1250(1350, 1450, 1550, 1700, 1900, 2100) yards
(If working ¾ sleeves instead of full sleeves, decrease yarn requirements by 75 yds)
Samples shown in Cascade 220 Heathers (full sleeves)
• 4.5mm 24” circular needle (for working body) –OR size required to obtain gauge
• 4.0mm 24” circular needle (for working ribbing and collar on body) – OR one size smaller than size required to obtain gauge
• 4.5mm DPNs (OR 32-40” circular for Magic Loop), for working sleeves
• 4.0mm DPNs (OR 32-40” circular for Magic Loop), for working ribbing on sleeves
• stitch markers
• stitch holders or waste yarn
• tapestry needle
• cable needle (unless working cables without cable needle – method described in notes below)

SIZING
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
• Finished garment measures 31(34, 38, 42, 45, 49, 53) ins around at bust.
• Best fit is close to the body, at either zero ease or negative ease, depending on personal preference

GAUGE
• 21 sts/28 rounds over 4 ins in twisted moss stitch over 4.5mm needles (OR needle size required to obtain pattern gauge.)

Take time to save time – knit, wash and dry a small gauge swatch in the round in twisted moss stitch, or a flat “speed swatch,” before choosing size.

SKILLS
To execute this pattern, knitters will be required to:
• Work in the round
• Work ktbl and purl sts
• Work cable twists
• Work increases and decreases
• Pick up sts (for working neck band)
• Work 3-needle bind off (for shoulders)
• Seam set-in sleeves into armholes