Moondrake Co. Arupaka
The fluffiest Baby Suri Alpaca blended with the glorious sheen of Mulberry Silk and the impeccable dye work of Rachelle of Moondrake results in this one-of-a-kind yarn that adds that extra pizzazz as a carry-along yarn and an amazing lightweight and lofty fabric when held doubled.
Fiber: 75% Brushed Baby Suri Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk
Weight/Length: 50 g, 328 yds (300m)
Gauge Designation: Lace
Gauge/Needle Size: 32 sts = 4 in (10cm) on US #0-1 (2-2.25mm) needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.
"Balloon Cardigan" by PetiteKnit @petiteknit
Here's what Shelley is knitting now—a luxurious and lightweight knitted cardigan from PetiteKnit with an undeniably stylish silhouette! The elegant and eye-catching design features on-trend puffy sleeves and a boxy fit that work up quickly on size US 6 (4mm) needles into a feather-light and airy fabric.
The cardigan has about 6 in (15cm) of positive ease built into the pattern instructions. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL correspond to a bust circumference of about 33 (35) 37 (39) 43 in / 85 (90) 95 (100) 110 cm (note that the final measurements of the cardigan are 6 inches larger). Measure your bust circumference before deciding which size will fit you the best.
Shelley is using Urth Sweet 16 Non-Superwash as her base yarn in colorway Sand and Moondrake Co. Arupaka in colorway Rose Quartz as her carry-along.
Yardage requirements for your base yarn for the above sizes are 1150 (1380) 1380 (1380) 1610 yds. Yardage requirements for your carry along yarn are the same--1150 (1380) 1380 (1380) 1610 yds.