A feminine button-up with eye-catching colorwork on the sleeve cuffs, View Royal will be a go-to garment. The fit is relaxed and flattering, aided by set-in sleeves, waist shaping, and short row shoulder shaping. The aran weight yarn makes it a quick-knit project that looks more complicated than it is. The body and sleeves are knit in one piece from the bottom up, with a knit-on button band and I-Cord neckline edging.
Sizes and Finished Measurements
Bust Circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) in/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm
Intended to be worn with +2–4 in/5–10 cm of ease at bust for standard fit; shown in size 34 in/86.5 cm with +3 in/7.5 cm of ease on model
Aran weight yarn in two colors
Main Color: 1010 (1129, 1248, 1367, 1486, 1605, 1723) yd/924 (1032, 1141, 1250, 1359, 1468, 1576) m Contrast Color: 75 (75, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95) yd/69 (69, 69, 73, 78, 82, 87) m
Shown in Neighborhood Fiber Company Skyline Aran (100% Targhee Wool; 210 yd/192 m per 4oz/114 g skein) in Esquimalt (MC): 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins and Roland Park (CC): 1 skein
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
16 sts/24 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in St st and stranded Stitch Pattern with Needle B or D (suggested size US #8/5 mm)
Needles & Notions
Needle sizes are recommendations only; always use needle size necessary to achieve given gauge.
32 in/80 cm circular needle:
Needle A: US #7/4.5 mm, Needle B: US #8/5 mm
Set double-pointed needles (dpns), long circular for magic loop method, or two circular needles (preferred small- circumference circular knitting method):
Needle C: US #7/4.5 mm, Needle D: US #8/5 mm, Needle E: US #9/5.5 mm (optional for color work)
spare 32 in/80 cm or longer circular needle in the same size or slightly smaller than Needle A (for tubular BO): 2 US #7/4.5 mm dpns for I-Cord Neckline Edging
7 stitch markers
seven .75 in/2 cm buttons needle and thread
working in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, seaming, including setting in sleeve caps, 3-needle-bind-off, stranded colorwork in the round, reading colorwork chart