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8000 Feet Hoodie

Knitting
June 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in colorwork pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1300 - 1800 yards (1189 - 1646 m)
34 (37½, 40¼, 43, 45¾, 48¾, 52¼)" bust circumference
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A unique hood construction allows working the colorwork in the round while strategically placed increases and decreases create its shape.

Finished Size 34 (37½, 40¼, 43, 45¾, 48¾, 52¼)” bust circumference, buttoned. Sweater shown measures 37½”, modeled with 4” of ease.

Yarn Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino (60% baby suri, 40% merino; 164 yd 150 m
/3½ oz 100 g): #418 dusk (MC), 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins; #416 meadow (A), #420 autumn (B), #415 harvest (C), and #417 seamist (D), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 40” cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; waste yarn; six¾” buttons.

Gauge 23 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles; 23 sts and 24 rows = 4” in colorwork patt on larger needles.