Made in Britain
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Duchess is a wonderful garment to make from our100% pure British alpaca yarn; we guarantee you will be complimented by strangers!
Knitting is the most popular craft hobby in the UK. This wonderful pastime is being taken up by celebrities, youngsters, people from both sexes and all ethnicities.
The Purl Alpaca Designs products are exclusive, design-led and upmarket. Our fleece is sourced from local breeders (and our own herd); it is hand sorted and graded before being made into yarn by a specialist spinning mill. Only the best quality is used and we blend the natural fibres to create our wonderful colour range. We don’t dye the yarn. Environmentally aware; even our packaging is made from recycled materials.
Duchess is a flowing, romantic cardigan with cable detailing at the back and unusual draped front. This creates a soft outline, enhancing the feminine shape. Duchess is a perfect compliment to wear with dresses and skirts in the summer, although she is equally ideal for rollneck jumpers and jeans for the autumn/winter season.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Light,
Knitted in Purl Alpaca designs Fine 100% alpaca yarn
Skill level: intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29" bust (7 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33" bust (8 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37" bust (8 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102.5cm/41" bust (9 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44" bust (9 balls of yarn)
Needle Size: 5mm straight (not supplied) Tension: 18sts and 24 rows to 10cm square over Stocking Stitch
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl Alpaca Designs' 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders. It is spun in England by a specialist spinning mill.
Once returned as yarn, Kari-Helene Rane 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.
The names for Purl Alpaca Designs are chosen from cria (baby alpacas) born to our own herd and alpacas at Houghton Hall Alpacas in Cambridgeshire. The fleece from this award winning herd makes our yarn.
Once made, we recommend hand-washing as the best way to ensure Duchess 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 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 450g and 550g.