Hooded Alpaca Parka by Michael del Vecchio
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Hooded Alpaca Parka

Knitting
October 2006
DK / Sport ?
22.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in 5 x 2 broken rib pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1540 - 2860 yards (1408 - 2615 m)
40.5", 44.25", 48", 51.75", or 60.5" finished chest.

From Knitting with Balls:



Picture it: an October morning, you’re up early and ready to go for a run - or maybe just walk the dog. It’s too chilly outside for a sweatshirt and too warm for a coat. What do you wear? Made from 100% alpaca, a fiber warmer than wool and at least as waterproof, the Hooded Alpaca Parka is exactly what you need. With sleeve cuffs that fold over to make fingerless mitts, a dual-direction zipper, and option sew-on fluorescent fabric, this garment’s got it all. Take that, Mother Nature!



Gauges:

22 sts x 30 rows = 4" in St st

22.5 sts x 36 rows = 4" in 5 x 2 broken rib pattern