Classic Alpaca Sweater

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Classic Alpaca Sweater is a minimalistic, oversized design that will perfectly complete any of your outfits. This sweater has lowered shoulders’ line. It is knitted with a premium yarn, a mix of alpaca, cotton and merino.

This design is knitted in the top-down technique, partially in the round and in flat using a half fisherman’s rib stitch.

Classic Alpaca Sweater is  designed to have approx. 28 cm [11 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 28 cm [11 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement.

Available sizes:   S ( M ) L 

The sizes S ( M ) L are designed to fit approx. bust circumference of  80-88 (88-96) 96-104 cm [ 31-35 (35-38) 38-41 in ]

Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part on your upper body) you should knit a size M. A size M sweater has a bust circumference of 124 cm [39.5 inches] which in the given example would give you 34 cm [13.5 inches] of positive ease.

Bust circumference:  114 ( 124 ) 134 cm  [ 45 ( 49 ) 52.75 in ] 

Length: measured mid back excluding folded neckband 57 ( 59 ) 61 cm [  22.50 ( 23.25 ) 24 in ]

gauge (after blocking) 10 cm (4 in) x 11 (4 in) cm, 10 s x 20 r in a half fisherman’s rib stitch on 5mm (US8) needles 

  • row 1: k until the end of the row
  • row 2: *p, k1b, repeat * until the end of the row
  • yarn:
    • Snefnug by CaMaRose 50g/110m,  total yardage needed ~  S (M) L  400 (425) 500g, colour 7310 Askegra.
  • knitting needles: circular needles 5mm (US8) with 50cm +  2 x 100cm cable or double pointed needles 5mm (US8)
  • other accessories: wool needle, 5 markers ( 1 in contrasting colour or shape), 2 safety pins, elastic thread

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