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Alpaca Pleats Jacket

Nov 23, 2009
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Intermediate cardigan with short sleeves, V-neck, waist shaping, and unusual pleat detail along front edges. Set-in sleeves, a fine alpaca/silk yarn, and hemmed edges make for a refined sweater.

Designer Connie Chang Chinchio
Finished Size 31½ (34, 37½, 41½, 45½, 49½, 52½)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 34", modeled with zero ease.
Yarn Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yd [133 m]/50 g): #128 plum, 8 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" circular (cir). Hems and pleats—size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Waste yarn;
• markers (m) in 2 colors;
• stitch holders;
• tapestry needle;
• 5 hook-and-eye sets.
Gauge 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle.


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