The Royal Sweater by Breien in Oost

The Royal Sweater

Knitting
December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1039 - 1094 yards (950 - 1000 m)
Medium (NL size 40, 90-86-98 cm chest-waist-hip width)
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The pattern is available in English and in Dutch.

The main feature of this sweater is the intricate intarsia design inspired by an old vintage pullover long vanished.

The knitting itself is plain stockinette with some ribbing at the bottom of the body and the sleeves. The sweater is knit in flat pieces, except from the point in the yoke where the intarsia ends. From there up it is knit in the round. The sleeves are raglan, shaped nicely around the shoulders. The collar is a low funnel neck, which could easily be extended to be a bit higher.

The main colour (black) requires 300 grams, the secondary colour 200 grams. This sweater is done in a fine super soft alpaca. A smooth yarn that helps the model set nicely into its shape.

You will need two single pointed needles size 3,5 mm and one circular needle in the same size. Loads of markers are helpful, as well as auxiliary needles to park to different parts until all of them can be joined together for the yoke.