Okapi by Judith Brien
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Okapi

Knitting
Lace ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Size 32” 34” 37” 40” 43” 46” / 81, 86, 94, 102,109,117 cm
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Okapi: (An animal - known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe with striped hindquarters and front legs. Native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa)

This is a top down and seamless sweater constructed with saddle shoulders using contiguous shaping. (The contiguous method was developed by SusieM) http://www.ravelry.com/groups/contiguous

The pattern is written for lace weight yarn held double, combined to give 4 tweedy and tonal shades.

However, you may chose to knit the sweater with a single strand of fingering weight yarn.

Whatever yarn weight you chose, your colour options are endless. All you need is enough yarn in one shade to knit the body and sleeve tops: then you can go wild with various colour combinations for the stripy sleeves!

A big thank you to my testers -

MillieMilliani popkin baggel fineknits memia juligirl clintrer bommeline baccarha ponybird chirimoya scootergal gilliangcl

MATERIALS: Lace weight yarn HELD DOUBLE

Colour A & B each =
yds 985, 1040, 1094, 1148, 1203, 1258
mtrs 900, 950, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1150
CC =
yds 219, 240, 263, 285, 307, 329
mtrs 200, 220, 240, 260, 280, 300

NEEDLES:
Main needle =
A US 6 (4.00mm) circular needle
A set of US 6 (4.00 mm) DPN
Smaller needle =
A US 4 (3,5mm)
or needles to obtain gauge

GAUGE:
(after washing/blocking)
St St: 24sts / 33 rows in 4 inches

FINISHED DIMENSIONS:
81(86,94,102,109,117) cm /32(34,37,40,43,46) inches
at bust

Sample garment has approx 2 inches ease at bust and approx 4 inches ease at hips