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Allegra

Knitting
June 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1278 - 1826 yards (1169 - 1670 m)
8-22

The Drops alpaca/silk blend creates a really luxurious fabric with excellent drape. This sweater dress is warm, silky and sexy.

This tunic is knitted in the round to the armhole, the front and back is then knitted separately to the shoulders which are joined by working a three needle cast off. The stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeve caps shaped by working short rows and the sleeves knitted in the round, which means minimal finishing.

Knit Kit:
Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% Baby Alpaca/30% Mulberry Silk, 167m/50gr, Colour: 6347
3.5mm circular needle (80cm or 100cm long for the body and 60cm for the sleeves)
2 stitch markers

Read my blogpost about Allegra.