Royal Cabled Pullover

The Royal Cabled Pullover is an endlessly customizable pattern that’s bound to be your go-to holiday sweater. You can choose to make this sweater fitted or oversized, to add a lower back hem or even to play with the waist shaping in order to make this versatile sweater the perfect choice for anyone.

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Size: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL); Bust circumference =  34.25” (36, 40, 43.75, 47, 52.75)” [87 (92, 102, 111, 120, 134) cm] to fit bust 30-31.5” (31.75-34.5”, 35-38.5”, 39-42.5”, 43-46.5”, 46.75-51”) [76-80 (81-88, 89-98, 99-108, 109-118, 119-130) cm]; positive ease = 1.5-5” [3-12 cm] 

Gauge: Fiori pattern = 20 sts x 26 rows, using larger needles, blocked, unstretched; 1×1 rib = 18 sts x 27 rows, using larger needles, blocked, unstretched; This yarn relaxes after washing and blocking, so make sure you get the gauge AFTER blocking 

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 (220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): #781 (4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) hanks)
Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 40” circular needles (for tubular cast on), US size 7 (4.5 mm) 60” circular needles and DPNs (for sleeves), US size 9 (5.5 mm) 80” circular needles (or more for larger sizes, if preferred), and DPNs (for sleeves)
Notions: Markers, cable needle, additional needle for 3-needle bind off, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Sl1wyif: Slip next st with yarn in front
Sl1wyib: Slip next st with yarn in back
W&T: Bring working yarn to front of work, slip next st on RN, bring working yarn to back, “wrapping” this slipped stitch, slip stitch from RN back to LN, turn work
“wrapped st”: A stitch, that has been slipped and “wrapped” when you did W&T
SBOR: Slip beginning of the round marker

Pattern Notes

This sweater is designed to be worn in two ways: fitted and oversize.
If you want a fitted sweated, take a size using “finished garment bust circumference” measurement, it should be as close to your actual bust measurement as possible, and work waist shaping.
If you want an oversize fit, choose a size depending on what positive ease you would like to get, using a table with measurements below “Materials” section. Don’t work waist shaping.
Both styles can be knitted with lower back hem (which is an optional feature), and both of them have fitted sleeves.
Be sure to read the entire pattern before beginning and mark your size.

Pattern

Body Hem

For tubular cast on (if you don’t want to make a tubular cast on, cast on 166 (176, 194, 212, 230, 256) sts, using US size 6 (4.0 mm) needles and main yarn, go to ribbing section), using US size 6 (4.0 mm) needles, 40” length, and waste yarn, loosely cast on 84 (89, 98, 107, 116, 129) sts.
With main yarn, purl 1 row.
Next row (RS, increases): (k1, pick up a thread between just worked st and next st on LN, from back to front, and place it on ON, purl it without twisting the leg) repeat to last st, k1, PM (BOR marker).
Join to knit in the round, being extra careful not to twist the sts.
You have 167 (177, 195, 213, 231, 257) sts on the needles.
Tubular rnd 1 (RS, slipping purls): (k1, sl1wyif) to 1 st to BOR, move marker here, k2tog.
You have 166 (176, 194, 212, 230, 256) sts on the needles
Tubular rnd 2 (RS, slipping knits): (p1, sl1wyib) to BOR, SM.
Tubular rnd 3 (RS, slipping purls): (k1, sl1wyif) to BOR, SM.
Tubular rnd 4 (RS, slipping knits): (sl1wyib, p1) to BOR, SM. 

Ribbing

Change needles to US size 7 (4.5 mm).
Rnd 1 (set up sts): (k1, p1) 40 (42, 46, 51, 55, 61) times, k1, PM, (p1, k1) to last st to BOR, p1.
You have 81 (85, 93, 103, 111, 123) sts for back and 85 (91, 101, 109, 119, 133) sts for front on the needles.
Rnd 2: (k1, p1) to BOR.
Repeat last round, working 1×1 rib until piece measures 2” (5cm) from cast on edge.

Lower Back Hem (optional)

If you don’t want working lower hem, go to MAIN BODY section.
Next row 1: Work in rib to next M, work rib over next 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts (next st should be a purl st), W&T.
Next row 2: (work in rib to next M) twice, work rib over next 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts (next st should be a knit st), W&T.
Next row 3: Work in rib to 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12) sts to next “wrapped st”, slipping markers when you come to them, W&T.
Repeat last row 5 times more.
Next row 9: Work in rib to BOR, working wraps together with wrapped sts.
Next rnd 10: Work in rib to last 2 sts to BOR, working wraps together with wrapped sts, p2tog.
You have 165 (175, 193, 211, 229, 255) sts on the needles: 81 (85, 93, 103, 111, 123) sts for back, and 84 (90, 100, 108, 118, 132) sts for front. 

Main Body

Rnd 1 (set up): Work in rib to next M, SM, p 0 (3, 8, 0, 5, 0), PM, work chart A (repeating the pattern between red lines 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) times), PM, p 2 (5, 10, 2, 7, 2) sts, SBOR.
Change needles to US size 9 (5.5 mm) needles.
NOTE: When knitting front, work Fiori Patterns in following sequence: work CHART A once, then CHART B 4 times, then work CHART C to shoulders.

Without Waist Shaping – Choice

Repeat last round until piece measures 13.5 (14.25, 15, 15.25, 15.75, 16.25)” in [34 (36, 38, 39, 40, 41) cm] from cast on edge measuring along front center.
Go to ARMHOLE SHAPING section.

Waist Shaping – Choice

Repeat last round until piece measures 5 in (13 cm) from cast on edge, measuring along front center.
Waist Decrease Rnd 1: Ssk, work in rib to 2 sts to next M, k2tog, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Work 2 rounds in pattern.
Waist Decrease Rnd 2: K1, ssk, work in rib to 3 sts to next M, k2tog, k1, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Waist Decrease Rnd 3: K2, ssk, work in rib to 4 sts to next M, k2tog, k2, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Work 2 rounds in pattern.
Waist Decrease Rnd 4: K3, ssk, work in rib to 5 sts to next M, k2tog, k3, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Work 2 rounds in pattern.
Waist Decrease Rnd 5: K4, ssk, work in rib to 6 sts to next M, k2tog, k4, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR. 

Sizes M, L, XL, XXL Only
Work 2 rounds in pattern.
Waist Decrease Rnd 6: k5, ssk, work in rib to 7 sts to next M, k2tog, k5, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR. 

Sizes XL, XXL Only
Work 2 rows in pattern.
Waist Decrease Rnd 6: K6, ssk, work in rib to 8 sts to next M, k2tog, k6, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.

All Sizes
NOTE: when shaping, you will have two clusters of knit sts on both sides of the back. When working plain rounds, without decreases, knit these clusters, and work 1x rib (as was set up by previous rounds) between them (knit k sts and purl p sts for back, and work chart A for front).
Work in pattern 8 rounds.

Waist Increase Rnd 1: Knit to 1 st to next purl st, M1, work in rib to 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts to next M, M1, knit to next M, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Work 2 rows in pattern.
Waist Increase Rnd 2: Knit to 1 st to next purl st, M1, work in rib to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts to next M, M1, knit to next M, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Work 2 rows in pattern.
Waist Increase Rnd 3: Knit to 1 st to next purl st, M1, work in rib to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts to next M, M1, knit to next M, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Work 2 rows in pattern.
Waist Increase Rnd 4: Knit to 1 st to next purl st, M1, work in rib to 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts to next M, M1, knit to next M, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.
Work 2 rows in pattern.
Waist Increase Rnd 5: Knit to 1 st to next purl st, M1, work in rib to 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) sts to next M, M1, knit to next M, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.

Sizes M, L, XL, XXL Only
Work 2 rows in pattern.

Waist Increase Rnd 6: Knit to 1 st to next purl st, M1, work in rib to – (–, 1, 1, 2, 2) sts to next M, M1, knit to next M, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.

Sizes XL, XXL Only
Work 2 rows in pattern.

Waist Increase Rnd 7: Knit to 1 st to next purl st, M1, work in rib to – (–, –, –, 1, 1) sts to next M, M1, k1, SM, purl to next M, SM, work next row of CHART B to next M, SM, purl to next M, SBOR.

All Sizes

Work in pattern until piece measures 13.5 (14.25, 15, 15.25, 15.75, 16.25)” [34 (36, 38, 39, 40, 41) cm] from cast on edge measuring along front center, ending with even row.

Armhole Shaping

Next rnd (dividing for front and back): Work in rib to 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts to next M, bind off 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts (removing markers), work in pattern to 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts to 2nd marker, bind off 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts.
You have 77 (81, 87, 97, 103, 115) sts for back and 80 (86, 94, 102, 110, 124) sts for front on the needles.
Transfer live front sts on to stitch holder.

Back Yoke

With RS facing, start working back yoke as follows, beginning with RS row:
Bind off 1 st at the beginning of next two rows.
Repeat 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2) times.
Place two markers at the beginning and the end of a row (these markers will be used for sleeves later).
You have 75 (79, 83, 93, 97, 109) sts on the needles.
Work in rib until armhole measures 5.3 (5.5, 6, 6.5, 7.25, 8)” [13.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 18.5, 20.5) cm], ending with RS row, measuring along armhole edge, beginning with where a side seam should be (a point where front meets back).

Back Shoulder Shaping

Short Row 1 (RS): Work in rib to 3 sts to end, W&T.
Short Row 2 (WS): Work in rib to 3 sts to end, W&T.
Short Row 3 (RS): Work in rib to 2 sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Short Row 4 (WS): Work in rib to 2 sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Repeat last two rows 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) times more.
Next Short Row 1 (RS): Work in rib to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Next Short Row 2 (WS): Work in rib to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Repeat last two rows 2 times more.
Work 2 rows in rib.
Next Row (RS): Work in rib 24 (25, 27, 31, 33, 37) sts, transfer them on to stitch holder; bind off next 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 41) sts, work in rib to end; transfer live sts for second shoulder on to other stitch holder.

Front Yoke

Rejoin yarn, and start knitting front yoke, beginning with RS row, and following chart B, as follows:
Bind off 1 st at the beginning of next two rows.
Repeat 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2) times.
Place two markers at the beginning and the end of a row (these markers will be used for sleeves later).
78 (84, 90, 98, 104, 118) sts on the needles.
Start working Chart C, beginning with next row of corresponding chart B row. (i.e. if you have worked row 10 of chart B, start working
row 11 of Chart C). Follow Chart C further.
Work straight until armhole measures 5.3 (5.5, 6, 6.5, 7.25, 8)” [13.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 18.5, 20.5) cm], ending with WS row, measuring along armhole edge, beginning with where a side seam should be (a point where front meets back).

Shoulders Shaping and Neckline

Next row (WS): Work 29 (30, 32, 35, 38, 43) sts, bind off next 20 (24, 26, 28, 28, 32) sts, work in pattern to end.
NOTE: If there is not enough sts to make a fiore (diamond filled with seed stitch), keep working cables to shoulders, crossing cable every 4th row; when there is not enough sts to make a cable, just knit k sts and purl p sts.

Left Shoulder Shaping

Work 1 row in pattern.
Short row 1 (WS): B.off 1 st., work in pattern to 3 sts to end, W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Short row 2 (WS): B.off 1 st., work in pattern to 2 sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Repeat last 2 rows 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) times more.
Next short row 1 (WS): B.off 1 st (b.off 1 st., b.off 1 st, -, -, -), work in pattern to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”. W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Next short row 2 (WS): B.off 1 st (-, -, -, -, -), work in pattern to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”. W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Next short row 3 (WS): Work in pattern to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Work 1 rows in pattern.
Knit 5 rows. Cut thread, leaving 1 meter tail.
Transfer live sts on st.holder.

Right Shoulder Shaping

Rejoin yarn. Begin with RS row.
Short row 1 (RS): B.off 1 st., work in pattern to 3 sts to end, W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Short row 2 (RS): B.off 1 st., work in pattern to 2 sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Repeat last 2 rows 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) times more.
Next short row 1 (RS): B.off 1 st (b.off 1 st., b.off 1 st., -, -, -), work in pattern to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”. W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Next short row 2 (RS): B.off 1 st. (-, -, -, -, -), work in pattern to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”. W&T.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Next short row 3 (RS): Work in pattern to 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sts to “wrapped st”, W&T.
Work 2 rows in pattern.
Knit 5 rows. Cut thread, leaving 1 meter tail.
Transfer live sts on st.holder.
Transfer right back shoulder sts and right front shoulder sts on two 5mm needles, and, with garment’s wrong side up, holding these needles parallel, tips facing one side, and using 3rd needle, bind off the sts, as follows:

3-Needle Bind Off Row (Wrong Sides Up, Right Sides Inside): Insert tip of RN into 1st st on 1st needle, insert tip of RN into 1st st on 2nd needle, knit them together, (insert tip of RN into 1st st on 1st needle, insert tip of RN into 1st st on 2nd needle, knit them together, pass 1st st over 2nd on RN (1st decrease)) repeat to the end of row.

No sts left.
Repeat for second shoulder.

Sleeves

Using US size 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs, pick up and knit between markers (along longer edge) 40 (42, 42, 48, 50, 58) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Work in rib (for 1st row of a sleeve – (k1, p1)) to the end of row, pick up and purl 1 st.
Row 2 (RS): Work in rib to the end of row, pick up and knit 1 st.
Repeat last two rows 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2) times more. Don’t turn work on WS, go on knitting in the round on RS, as follows:
Rnd 1: Pick up and knit 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts, PM (BOR marker), pick up and knit 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts, work in rib as was set up by previous rows, to M (BOR).
46 (48, 52, 58, 64, 72) sts on the needles.
Work in rib straight for 4” (10 cm).
Decrease round: Work in rib to 2 sts to M

If next st is a… (1)purl st, p3tog, move M here; (2)knit st, k3tog, move M here.
Repeat decrease round every 8 (8, 8, 6, 6, 6) round 5 (5, 6, 6, 8, 10) times total.
Work in rib straight until sleeve measures 18.75 (19.25, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5)” [48 (49, 50, 50, 50, 50) cm] from underarm, OR work in rib to desired length.
Bind off all sts in rib, or use Tubular bind off method (see below).

Neck Binding

Right side facing, beginning from right shoulder and using US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, pick up and knit along back neckline 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 41) sts, 5 sts along garter section of front, 7 sts along rounded edge, 21 (25, 27, 29, 29, 33) sts along front neckline, 7 sts along rounded edge, 5 sts along garter section, PM.
74 (80, 84, 88, 90, 98) sts on the needles.
Work in rib (k1, p1) for 6 rows.
Bind off all sts in rib, or using Tubular bind off.

Tubular Bind-Off Method (Knit 1, Purl 1 Bind Off)

Row 1: (k1, sl1wyif) to end.
Row 2: (sl1wyib, p1) to end.
Row 3: Cut a thread 4 times longer than the edge you have to bind off, pull it through tapestry needle, and go on as follows (next st should be a knit st): insert the needle into 1st st as if to purl, pull  the thread through (don’t pull it too tight or too loose), behind the 1st st, insert the needle into 2nd (purl) st, as if to knit, pull the thread through, off the LN these two sts, go on as follows:
Insert the needle into 1st (knit) st on LN as if to purl (and off this st from LN), pull the thread through (don’t pull it too tight or too loose).
Insert the needle into next knit st as if to knit, pull the thread through.
Insert the needle into 1st purl st as if to knit (and off this st from LN) pull the thread through.
Behind knit sts, insert the needle into next purl st on LN as if to purl, pull the thread .
Repeat steps 1-4 until there is no sts left.

Chart Pattern

Work CHART A once, then CHART B 4 times, then CHART C to shoulders. yarn ball

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