Telegraph by Joan Forgione


by Joan Forgione
January 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Slip-stitch pattern, with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
162 - 205 yards (148 - 187 m)
One size: 20¼” / 51cm
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Slip-stitch dots and dashes form a cable illusion in the cozy Telegraph cap (or slouch). The hat is constructed in the round from the brim to the crown. Modifications for a slightly slouchier version are provided in the pattern. The slip-stitch colorwork motif uses only one color per round and is a perfect way to add color to your knits without stranding.

The colorwork pattern is the same one used in the Endpapers cardigan. You can practice on the hat, and then “graduate” to the cardi!

The slip-stitch pattern is both written and charted.

• Hat Circumference: 20¼” / 51cm to fit size Adult Medium

Hat shown as a cap.

• Stolen Stitches Nua
60% Merino wool, 20% yak, 20% linen
153 yds / 140m / 50g
1 skein each of 2 colors

Shown in color Late Night Blues –9811 (MC) and Frog on the Wall – 9802 (CC)


• 115 yds / 105m sportweight yarn (MC)
• 57 yds / 52m sportweight yarn (CC)
• optional: extra 40 yds / 37m sport weight yarn (CC) for pom pom

• US 4 3.5mm needles*
• US 6 4mm needles*
• Set of US 6 4mm double-pointed needles (if using shorter circular needle)

* Set of double-pointed or 16” 40cm circular or 32” 80cm circular needles for working magic loop, as preferred, to work in the round.

• stitch marker
• tapestry needle

• 22 sts and 48 rnds = 4” / 10cm in slip- stitch pattern with larger needles

Skills Used
• knitting in the round
• decreasing
• reading charts (optional)