Bobbles seem to be something that people either love or hate. I happen to love them when they are used in an interesting way. For people who don’t care for them, one could always substitute a cable pattern or simply leave the front plain.
The detachable sleeves are not only a design feature but also practical for all but the most frigid climates. You can wear the sweater without the sleeves in early fall, and later they may be buttoned on or worn as arm-warmers.
This sweater is worked in two pieces to the underarm, then joined to work in the round through the neck. It is entirely possible to work the entire sweater without side seams, however the seams will help provide stability and help to mitigate the alpaca’s tendency to ‘grow’ vertically.
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X (shown in size XS)
Chest: 30, 33, 36, 40.5, 44, 48, 52.5 inches
Length: 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.75, 25, 25.5 inches
Knit Picks Andean Treasure (100% Baby Alpaca; 110yd/100.5m per 50g ball); color: Mystery Heather; 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 balls
6, 6, 6, 6, 10, 10, 10 small buttons; buy buttons after sweater is complete to ensure correct size.
21.5 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch