Alpaka Tunic by Deborah Newton

Alpaka Tunic

July 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in lace and seed stitch pattern on larger needle
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1314 - 1752 yards (1202 - 1602 m)
43 (48½, 54)" bust circumference
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2009: “Outsize lace panels create long vertical lines that flatter in the Alpaka Tunic. Deborah Newton designed an A-line shilhouette that works equally well with minimal or plenty of positive ease. A gently felted roving-style alpaca yarn makes for crisply defined lace patterns in a silky and fluid fabric.”

Finished Size: 43 (48½, 54)“ bust circumference. Dress shown measures 43”, modeled with plenty of positive ease.

Yarn: Schoppel Wolle Baby Alpaka Naturbelassen (50% wool, 50% alpaca; 219 yd 199 m/100 g): #8870 charcoal, 6 (7, 8) skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel.

Needles: Sizes 9 (5.5 mm) and 10 (6 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge: 23 sts of lace chart measures 5½“ wide on larger needle.

Note: Keep track of number of rows worked throughout to aid in placing decreases.

The dress is knitted flat in 4 pieces (front, back, sleeves) which are then assembled and seamed. The pattern has charted lace and includes a schematic.