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Below is a close-up of shoulder

Below is a close-up of the
seaming of the cuff

Crystal Palace Yarns
Meringue Pullover in Roman Stitch
knit from side-to-side

Super soft texture with Meringue (frothy wool blend)Meringue is a new wool blend with elastic fibers for Fall 2006 - the first shipment has arrived.
The Meringue sample card is

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns
"Rosewater" model knit by Nancy Duda.

Sizes: XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
Garment Measurements:
33.50 (36) (37.75) (41.25) (44.50) ”

This is a fairly close fitting sweater, for a looser fit use the next size up.

[Note: Some small editing was done to this pattern Aug 25, 2006 - if you printed it prior to that time, reprint it. Thanks to Nancy Duda for edits.]

Crystal Palace Meringue: 8 (9) (10) (11) (12) - 50 grm balls #1015 "natural white" or #9576 "rosewater"
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY Needles
US size 8, 16” or 26” circular for sleeve cuffs and neckline;
US size 10, 35-40” circulars to accommodate the large number of stitches after sts for Body are Cast On since the sweater is knit side-to-side.
1 stitch marker

17sts=4” and 28 rows= 4”
Note: Both stitch and row gauge are important since this piece is worked sideways. Stitch gauge determine the length and row gauge determines the width of the garment Be sure to do a gauge swatch.

Abbreviations: BO-bind off; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; estab-established; Inc-increase; k-knit; meas-measures; p-purl; rem-remain; rep-repeat; rem-remain; RS-right side; WS-wrong side.

Sweater is knit sideways from left cuff to right cuff. Read through the entire pattern before beginning to knit.

Note: When changing to a new ball of yarn, join between the body and seed stitch border.

Lower Left Cuff
Using size 8 needles CO 34 (34) (38) (40) (42) sts. Work in seed stitch as follows:
Row 1: *K1, p1.
Row 2: *P1, k1.
Rep these 2 rows for 5”. Note: Cuff will be folded up.

Sleeve Body
Change to size 10 needle and Begin Roman Stitch Pattern as follows:
Row 1 & 3 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 & 4: Purl.
Row 5: *K1, pl; rep from *.
Row 6: *P1, k1; rep from *.
Note: Rows 5 and 6 form the raised stitch pattern.
Rep these 6 rows and at the same time Inc 1 st at each end every row 3, once; every 4th row, 13 (12) (17) (18) (15) times, then every 6th row 5 (6) (5) (5) (7) times. 72 (72) (84) (88) (88) sts.
Work even in pattern 5 (9) (1) (3) (3) rows. 15 (16) (17) (17) (18) raised pattern rows have been worked, end after working row 6.
Sleeve should meas 18.25 (19.25) (20) (21) (21)” from CO. Do not fasten off.

Left Body
Leaving the 72 (72) (84) (88) (88) sts on left needle, using a separate ball of yarn CO 54 (56) (56) (58) (58) sts on right needle for left back body; join and work across 36 (36) (42) (44) (44) sts of sleeve, PM for center of shoulder; work rem 36 (36) (42) (44) (44) sleeve sts, CO 54 (56) (56) (58) (58) sts for right front body. This counts as row 1 of pattern st. 180 (184) (196) (204) (204) sts on needle.
Keep the first and last 6 sts in seed stitch for bottom trim, work even in pattern as established, until 6 (7) (7) (8) (9) raised pattern rows have been worked from CO sts for the back and front; ending with row 6.

Medium Size Only: Work rows 1 and 2 once more, before starting neck shaping.

Shape Neck

Left Front Neck Shaping:
Continuing in pattern as established, work back and front at the same time using 2 balls of yarn. (RS) Divide for neck and Dec Row 1:Work to shoulder marker, remove marker, with 2nd ball of yarn, BO 1st, complete row.
(WS) Dec Rows 2,4,6,8,10: Work to 2 sts before front neck edge, Dec 1. Complete row for back.
(RS) Dec Row 3,5: Work across back sts. At neck edge BO 1 st, complete row for front
(RS) Dec Row 7,9: Work across back sts. BO 2 sts at neck edge, complete row for front.
12 sts have been decreased on left front neck edge.
Work 20 (20) (22) (26) (26) rows even, end after working (WS) row.

Right Front Neck Shaping:
Note: Shaping is the reverse of the left side.
(RS) Inc Row 1: Work across back sts; beg right front, CO 1 st; complete row for front.
(WS) Inc Row 2,4: Work across sts for right front, CO 2 sts at neck edge; work across row for back.
(RS) Inc Row 3,5,7,9: Work across back sts; Inc 1 st at right front neck edge, complete row for front.
(WS) Inc Row 6,8 10: Work across sts for right front; CO 1 st beg right front neck edge; work across row for back. 12 sts have been increased on right front neck edge.

Right Body
Work across sts for back, join and work sts for front. 180 (184) (196) (204) (204) sts. Working across all sts, work in patt as estab until 6 (7) (7) (8) (9) Raised pattern rows from back and front join have been completed. Work rows 1 and 2 once more.

Sleeve Body
BO 54 (56) (56) (58) (58) sts at beg next 2 rows. 72 (72) (84) (88) (88) sts rem.
Work 6 (8) (0) (2) (2) even in patt as established. Dec 1 st at each end; then every 6th row, 5 (6) (5) (5) (7) times; every 4th row, 13 (12) (17) (18) (15) times, end with row 6 of pattern. Work rows 1-3 once more. 34 (34) (38) (40) (42) sts.

Lower Right Sleeve Cuff:
Change to size 8 needles, work Seed Stitch same as for left cuff. BO in pattern.

Neck Band
Using size 8 needles, beg at left shoulder, PU 12 sts along left shoulder, 14 (16) (16) (20) (20) sts at neck opening, PU 12 sts along right shoulder, 31, (33) (33) (37) (37) sts along back neck, PM and join into rnd. 69 (73) (73) (81) (81) sts. Work in seed stitch as follows: Rnd 1 *K1, P1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rnd 2: *P1, K1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep these 2 rnds for a total of 8 rnds. BO loosely in pattern.

Sew side, sleeve and cuff seams, sewing last ½ of cuff seam with WS together, so when cuff is folded up the sewn part of the seam does not show [See bottom photo at right for cuff detail]. Work in all ends.

copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Meringue are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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