This is my first major project with the yarn from our alpacas – it’s sportweight yarn, so I double-stranded yarns from two of our girls, Mira and Cheeks, and I got a gauge of 16 sts / 22 rows = 4”. This put me right on gauge with the recommended US 9s for the Shapely Boyfriend Sweater.
I used the exact same sizing and modifications as I did the first time I knit this pattern, and again got a perfect fit. This time, I added the two additional buttonholes, for a total of nine. Also, I did go down one needle size (to US 8s) for the ribbing. Great fit – I love it!