Backstage Pass by Elizabeth Elliott

Backstage Pass

Knitting
October 2021
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in k4, p1 rib in yarn held double, worked flat and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2246 - 4487 yards (2054 - 4103 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9)
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Backstage Pass: a simple, #sizeinclusive sweater with great details. Its cropped shape and shallow mock turtleneck make it the perfect piece to throw on when you need a pullover that works with your ‘going to the show’ outfit.

The pattern includes illustrated tutorials for working a tubular cast on and German Short Rows, and a link to a tutorial for the sewn tubular bind off used in the neck. To make Backstage Pass, you will need to know how to knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and seam. Designed in collaboration with Camp Color.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9)

Finished bust

39 (42.75, 46.25, 49.75) (53.25, 57, 60.5) (64, 67.5) in / 99 (108.5, 117.5, 126.5) (135.5, 145, 153.5) (162.5, 171.5) cm
To be worn with approximately 5-9 in/12.5-23 cm positive ease at the bust. See schematic for more detailed measurements.

Yarn

Camp Color CC Fingering (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 190 yds/174 m per 1.76 oz/50 g)

  • MC (Solid Black): 10 (11, 12, 14) (15, 16, 18) (19, 20) skeins
  • CC1 (Digestif): 2 skeins
  • CC2 (Whiskey, Neat): 2 skeins

Yarn is held double throughout the project.

Needles

  • US 7/4.5 mm circular needle 24 in/60 cm or longer or 14 in/35 cm straight needles, or size needed for correct gauge
  • US 6/4 mm circular needle 24 in/60 cm or longer or 14 in/35 cm straight needles, or one size smaller than gauge needle
  • US 6/4 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle

Gauge

22.5 sts & 30 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Main Pattern Stitch with yarn held double, worked flat and blocked
19 sts & 28 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with yarn held double, worked flat and blocked
For a good fit, take time to check your gauge.

Notions

  • 2 regular stitch markers

  • 5 removable stitch markers, scrap yarn to hold sts

  • yarn needle