made in britain
The pattern and yarn to make this beautiful, feminine and romantic cardigan is sent to you with gift bag, care instructions and alpaca story.
Using our comprehensive instructions and fabulous 100% pure, British alpaca yarn, Duchess will be a joy to make. The loose waterfall front is complimented with cable detailing at the back and this creates a soft outline. A mixture of techniques makes Duchess a great project for the confident knitter
Stitch patterns: knit, purl, cabling
Five sizes available from X-Small to X-Large
Knitted on 5mm straight 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 (7 balls) Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (8 balls) Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (8 balls) Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (9 balls) X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (9 balls)
This kit's contents are:
1 x Duchess Cardigan Pattern,
7, 8 or 9 x 50g balls of yarn (depending on size)
1 x Postcard of Duchess 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 Duchess for you, our highly skilled knitters are waiting with needles poised.
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 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 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 450g and 550g.