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Royale pullover knitting pattern

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Royale is a striking, vintage style pullover with a distinctive large collar and three-quarter length sleeves. It’s seamless and worked top down, making it easy to customize the body or sleeve length.

It’s a relaxing and easy knit throughout most of the pullover, but gets a little more intriguing when you get to the collar. The collar remains entirely seamless, through a clever technique to overlap the stitches at the front.

The pattern is clearly written and very detailed, and includes several customization tips, plus an alternate easier way to overlap the collar, if desired. It’s such a charming vintage sweater, you’ll have a hard time knitting just one!

** Watch the Royale intro video on YouTube! **


Choose a size that is approx. 1 – 3” / 2.5 – 7.5cm smaller than your full bust.

31.5 (33.25, 36.5, 39.5) [42, 45.25, 48.5, 51.5] (55.5, 58, 62]” / 80 (84.5, 92.5, 100.5) [106.5, 115, 123, 131] (141, 147.5, 157.5]cm

Shown in size 33.25, with about 2” negative ease at bust. Full schematic of all garment measurements can be downloaded here.

Full yarn requirements

775 (820, 890, 950) [1005, 1075, 1160, 1220] (1315, 1400, 1475] yds / 710 (750, 815, 870) [920, 985, 1065, 1120] (1205, 1285, 1350] m

Yarn requirements in recommended yarn

Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK (218yds / 200m per 3.5oz / 100g skein)

4 (4, 5, 5) [5, 5, 6, 6] (7, 7, 7] skeins


20 sts / 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette st using (US 5) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.


-Stitch markers, including locking st markers

-Scrap yarn, to place sts on hold

Techniques needed

cast on, bind off, knit in the round and flat, German short rows (instructions provided), double ribbing increase (instructions provided) knit, purl, basic increases and decreases, picking up stitches.

Pattern has been professionally tech edited by Brambles and Bindweed.

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