Alpaca with Bikini by Barbara Prime

Alpaca with Bikini

August 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
90 - 110 yards (82 - 101 m)
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Even an alpaca likes to be properly dressed for summer! Get your toy ready for the beach with a simple bikini, and knit the pretty lace dress to cover up afterwards.

The toy and clothes are knit flat and seamed. Knitting techniques include stockinette and garter stitch, left and right decreases, m1 and yo increases, and changing colours.

Alpaca: 50g of alpaca worsted weight yarn (main colour - MC), 10 g of worsted weight yarn (contrasting colour - CC), black yarn for embroidering face, two 10 mm black buttons or safety eyes, stuffing, pair of 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, tapestry needle
Beach Dress: 15 g of fingering weight yarn, pair of 3.75 mm and 3.25 mm (US sizes 5 and 3) needles, tapestry needle.
Bikini: 10 g of fingering weight yarn, pair of 3.25 mm (US size 3) needles, tapestry needle, button (optional).