Varpu by Jonna Hietala

Varpu

Knitting
February 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
7.0 mm
480 - 840 yards (439 - 768 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
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Varpu is worked top down, mostly as one piece. It is a very quick and effortless knit – easy enough for beginners and a nice snack for more experienced knitters. It is knitted in Børsted Alpakka (brushed alpaca) by Sandnes Garn. Even though the yarn is categorised as a bulky weight yarn, it is light and airy. Therefore a regular, thick bulky yarn would not be the best substitute for Børstet Alpakka. If you are not able to get the original yarn, try to find as similar alternative as possible.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Recommended ease: 12–16” / 30–40 cm of
positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 40 (46.5, 52.75, 58.5, 64, 70.5)” / 100 (116, 132, 146, 160, 176) cm.
Arm circumference, measured from underarm: 13 (14, 16, 18, 19, 22)” / 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 54) cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 12.5” / 31.5 cm or desired length.
Sleeve length from underarm: 10.5” / 27 cm or desired length.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 7) balls of Børstet Alpakka by Sandnes Garn (96% brushed alpaca, 4% nylon, 120 yds / 110 m – 50 g), colourway 9575.

Needles: US 15 / 10 mm 32–40” / 80–100 cm circular needle for stockinette stitch. 10.75” / 7 mm 32–40” / 80–100 cm circular needle for ribbing (and DPNs for sleeve and neck ribbing, unless you use the magic loop technique).

Notions: Locking stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
10 sts x 12 rows to 4” / 10 cm in stockinette
stitch, after blocking.