Allegro Shawl Knitting Kit

by Purl Alpaca Designs

5 customer reviews(5)

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  • Made in Britain
  • eco-friendly

The pattern and yarn to make this unusual, wrap around top is sent to you with gift bag, care instructions and alpaca story.

Using our comprehensive instructions and fabulous 100% pure, British alpaca yarn, Allegro will be a joy to make. With ribbed waistband and open back, this top is extremely lightweight due to its open lace stitch. Allegro is very easy to make and knits up really fast and with only one seam, Allegro will be a quick project to sew up.

Stitch patterns: knit, purl,

Five sizes available from X-Small to X-Large

Knitted on 7 mm straight needles and 4 mm circular needles (needles not included)

There are 10 natural colour options to choose from and all are made with 100% pure British Alpaca fibre (some from our own herd).

Available sizes are:

X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (5 balls)

Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (5 balls)

Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (6 balls)

Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (7 balls)

X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (7 balls)

This kit's contents are:

1 x Allegro Shawl Pattern,

5, 6 or 7 x 50g balls of yarn (depending on size)

1 x Postcard of Allegro the alpaca (picture on one side and her story on the other)

1 x Care Instructions

1 x Recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles.

If you would like us to make Allegro for you, our highly skilled knitters are waiting with needles poised.

made from:

Purl Alpaca Designs' are exclusive to us and created by Co-Founder, Kari-Helene Rane; they are named after baby alpacas born to our herd or alpacas whose fleece makes our yarn for that year.

Our 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from English breeders who look after their animals well. It is spun in Cornwall by a specialist spinning mill.

Once made, we recommend hand-washing as the best way to ensure Allegro keeps shape and lasts for years. We do however provide Care Instructions which gives extra tips on how to look after your Purl Alpaca Design.


Packed together in a clear plastic, resealable bag (useful for final garment storage) and posted in a blue mail bag (40cm x 28cm); the weight will depend on the size ordered as this has an incremental effect. Final posting weight ranges between 350g and 400g.

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5 customer reviews

  • Wed 01 Oct 2014

    My mum loved it.

  • Sat 04 Jan 2014

    Would prefer if needles were included - when it's a present it's hard to know if the recipient has the right needles. Maybe packaging could be better to look more of a gift set, but lovely idea and wool special.

  • Wed 10 Apr 2013

    looks great cant wait to get started

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