Endpapers by Joan Forgione

Endpapers

Knitting
January 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1126 - 1998 yards (1030 - 1827 m)
37 (39¾, 45¼, 48, 53½, 56½, 62)” / 92.5 (99, 113, 120, 134, 141, 155)cm
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What could be better than a cozy cardi in a super soft yarn? Slightly oversized with a splash of color at the hem and cuffs, Endpapers combines style and comfort in this open-front, top-down cardigan. The slip-stitch colorwork pattern uses only one color in each row. It’s a perfect way to get started in colorwork without stranding.

The cardigan is worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down. Stitches for the front band are picked up and knit.

The Telegraph hat uses the same stitch patterns. You can practice on the hat and then “graduate” to the cardigan.

The slip-stitch pattern is both written and charted.

The pattern includes an increase row chart table for each size.

Sizes
• Finished Bust: 37 (39¾, 45¼, 48, 53½, 56½, 62)” / 92.5 (99, 113, 120, 134, 141, 155)cm

Cardigan shown measures 39¾” / 99cm and is modeled with 3¾” / 9.5cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Stolen Stitches Nua
60% Merino, 20% yak, 20% linen
153 yds 140m/50g
• 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins (MC)
• 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins (CC)

Shown in Bare Necessities (MC) & Unexpected Macaw (CC)

or

• 1031 (1163, 1291, 1406, 1556, 1676, 1827) yds / 943 (1064, 1181, 1286, 1424, 1534, 1672)m sportweight yarn (MC)
• 95 (104, 119, 129, 143, 154, 168) yds / 87 (95, 109, 118, 131, 141, 154)m sportweight yarn (CC)

NEEDLES
• US 6 4mm circular needles for body and sleeves*
• US 4 3.5mm circular needles for ribbing*

* It is recommended to have various lengths of circular needles on hand. As the yoke increases are worked, the length of your circular needle may need to be adjusted to accommodate changing numbers of stitches worked back and forth. For the sleeves, any method of working in the round (double-pointed needles, two circulars or a long circular for magic loop) may be used. A long circular in the smaller size is required to work the collar and front bands all in one piece..

Notions
• stitch markers (4)
• waste yarn
• tapestry needle

Gauge
• 23 sts and 34 rows/rnds = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked

Skills Used
• knitting flat and in the round
• increasing
• decreasing
• reading charts (optional)
• picking up stitches