Modification Monday: Royale

Original Pattern: Georgetown

Knitter Extraordinaire: Melissa (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Changed the original plain collar for a cable pattern from Norah Gaughan’s Cable Sourcebook. Great details on how she substituted the cable chart can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: So many of us come across amazing cables in stitch dictionaries, and I know so many of us have been really interested in that particular cable or combination, but didn’t know how to apply it? Melissa had a great solution- using the lovely but very simple Georgetown cardigan pattern, she swapped out the plain collar and used a cable design that she really liked, and flanked it on either side with some ribbing. It’s an elegant and simple way to balance out the complexity of the cables, and adjust the stitch count to match the original stitch count for the collar. Each cable version would look very different, and of course you could try lace as well.  Time to revisit all those cable designs you’ve bookmarked over the years!


  1. miss agnes   •  

    Beautiful! The color, the cables, the shape, what a great knit.

  2. Melissa Littlefield   •  

    Thanks so much for sharing the sweater, Julie 🙂 It was so fun to plan and knit!

  3. Wanda   •  

    beautiful sweater and yarn! and, my favorite knitting book this year is definitely Gaughan’s cable book she referred to; I have spent what surely amounts to hours just oogling the cables in that book and also making swatches of several of them in different yarns – it is just a fantastic book!

  4. Alina   •  

    Such a great mod! Melissa did a great job!

  5. Bronchitikat   •  

    That is a lovely cardigan, and that blue . . . Want one! Specially that colour!

  6. Hannah   •  

    Julie again a beautiful post, i just love your work, and today again after reading your post, i am getting an urge to knit the cardigan and same in blue color. This is just so gorgeous pattern. I am really a big fan of your blog posts, i like the way you go in detail. It would be a great pleasure for me to invite you to write a blog for my website if you have time and interest..


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