Alpaca Alpaca Sweater by Sam Barsky

Alpaca Alpaca Sweater

Knitting
May 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2180 - 3052 yards (1993 - 2791 m)
XS, S/M, L/XL, 1X/2X
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Around January 2017 something happened and we, and the Internet, were never quite the same. We came to know the artist-cum-knitter Sam Barsky and his incredible canon of sweaters. Barsky knits sweaters of places throughout the world, then travels to those places and takes a photo of himself wearing the sweater. It’s amazing. The internet exploded about it—and we couldn’t wait to make one of our own. So, here is his alpaca sweater, knit to be worn in a field of alpacas. Happy pronking!

Yarn
4 (5, 6, 7) 3.5oz/100g (218y/200m) skeins of Misti Alpaca Best of Nature Worsted (100% naturally dyed baby alpaca) in #BW08 Wetlands (MC)

2 (2, 3, 3) skeins in #BW03 Napa (CC)

1 skein each in #BW01 Gold Coast (A1), #BW11 Burgundy Sparkle , #BW06 Sequoia (A3), and #BW23 Amaranth (A4)

Gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch

Needles
One pair US 8 (5mm) needles, or size needed to get gauge
One pair US 7 (4.5mm) 16” + 24” circular needles

Sizes
X-Small (Small/Medium, Large/XL, 1X/2X), piece shown in size Large/XL

Bust 35 (39, 44, 49.5)” Length 22 (23, 24, 24)” Armhole 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5)”