Endorphins by Kim McBrien Evans

Endorphins

Knitting
April 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in sport weight yarn. (gauge for sock below)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1312 - 3280 yards (1200 - 2999 m)
81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112) [117, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5] cm/ 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) [46, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68]’’ Sample version is worn with 2.5 cm/1” positive ease in upper torso
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This pattern is available for C$10.00 CAD buy it now

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Pattern purchase includes:

  • Endorphins sweater pattern
  • Endorphins: A Sweater Course (choosing colours, choosing a size, modifications, adapting the cardigan to a pullover, adding pockets, collar modifications and much more) - starts April 8 2020

Current version: 1.0

KAL Thread



Endorphins is the third design in the Neurotransmitters pattern series whichexplores stripes, colour and value, and how they can be used to “shape” your body.
Placement of colour and stripe heights are used to create or enhance an hourglass shape. A single skein of each colour is used, making this an excellent pattern for colourplay!

SIZE

(see photo 2 for size chart)
if your size is outside the range of current sizes, purchase the pattern and email orders@indigodragonfly.ca and I will draft your size free of charge

YARN

Indigodragonfly R.O.U.S. Sport 100% superwash merino;
300 m/328 yds per 100 g
;
Total skeins per size: 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10)

OR

Indigodragonfly Cariboubaa 100% superwash merino; 398 m/435 yds per 100 g;
Total skeins per size: 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9)

GAUGE

Sock: 31 sts and 41.5 rows per 10 cm/4” in stockinette stitch stripes pattern (swatch 4 row stripes), after blocking.

OR

Sport: 25 sts and 34rows per 10 cm/4” in stockinette stitch stripes pattern (swatch 4 row stripes), after blocking.

In order to ensure the stripes line up in your sweater, I’ve indicated row counts instead of lengths in sections with stripes. For this reason, matching row gauge is essential to a successful sweater.

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

  • Sock: 2.75 mm/US 2 or size needed to get gauge. 80 cm/
32” minimum circular needle is recommended for working the collar OR
  • Sport: 3.25 mm/US 3 or size needed to get gauge. 80 cm/
32” minimum circular needle is recommended for working the collar

For both weights:

  • stitch markers: both stationary and removable
  • stitch holder, spare needle or scrap yarn for holding sts
  • tapestry/yarn needle

In Endorphins, colours are divided into lights, mediums and darks. While the stripe pattern remains constant through each piece of the sweater, the dark and medium colours can be interchanged from piece to piece. Only light stripes remain consistent (same colour, same placement) throughout the sweater. Because the eye is naturally drawn to light colours, these stripes appear closer, so capture our attention first, pushing the medium and dark stripes into the background. With light colour stripes acting as one consistent element to focus on, differences in dark and medium colour stripes throughout the sweater are less noticeable.