Telegraph by Joan Forgione

Telegraph

Knitting
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 colorwork pattern is the same one used in the Endpapers cardigan. You can practice on the hat, and then β€œgraduate” to the cardi!

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 colorwork pattern uses only one color per round and is a perfect way to add color to your knits without stranding.

The slip-stitch pattern is both written and charted.

SIZES
β€’ Hat circumference: 20¼” / 51cm to fit size Adult Medium
Shown as a cap.

YARN
β€’ 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)
or
β€’ 115 yds / 105m MC and 57 yds / 52m CC sportweight yarn
β€’ plus extra 40 yds / 37m CC for optional pom pom

NEEDLES
β€’ US 4 3.5mm needles*
β€’ US 6 4mm needles*
β€’ 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.

NOTIONS
β€’ stitch markers
β€’ tapestry needle

SKILLS USED

β€’ knitting in the round
β€’ decreasing
β€’ reading charts (optional)

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.