Cardigan by Mira and Cheeks, our resident alpacas

shapely boyfriend cardigan from resident alpacas yarn unbuttoned viewThis 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.horizontal view of shapely boyfriend cardigan in resident alpacas yarn
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!

 

hanging view of shapely boyfriend cardigan in resident alpacas yarn  hands in pockets view of shapely boyfriend cardigan in resident alpacas yarn  buttoned view of shapely boyfriend cardigan in resident alpacas yarn

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