We offer an exclusive collection of alpaca garments you can either knit yourself, by buying one of our highly desireable kits, or have made to order where they are knitted in the UK by our highly skilled knitters.
Our 100% pure alpaca yarn is made from low micron fibre, source from alpacas known to us where they are well looked after and the owners have an excellent husbandry regime. Some is from our own award winning herd. Once Co-founder, Tracy Birch, has selected and prepared the necessary colours and weights, she takes it to Cornwall where it is washed, blended, carded and spun into two thickness over 10 natural colours.
Purl Alpaca Designs' are exclusive to us and created by the other Co-founder, Kari-Helene Rane. Once returned as yarn, Kari-Helene knits swatch samples of different stitches which in turn, inspire her to create a design which complements both the natural drape and lustre of the yarn, plus the intricacies of the stitch. With both tailoring and knitting as her specialist subjects, Kari-Helene’s designs make truly statement pieces. Each pattern is rigorously tested and we launch a new collection in October of each year.
The names for Purl Alpaca Designs' are chosen from cria (baby alpacas) born to our own herd and alpacas whose fleece was used in making our yarn. Their photograph and story is included in each kit.