Iago Waistcoat Knitting Kit

by Purl Alpaca Designs


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  • Made in Britain
  • eco-friendly

The pattern and yarn to make this exceptionally easy waistcoat is sent to you with gift bag, care instructions and alpaca story.

Using our comprehensive instructions and fabulous 100% pure, British alpaca yarn, Iago will be a joy to make. Constructed without any shaping, Iago is the ideal project for a novice knitter to embark on their first garment. The variations in stitch texture using different combinations of knit and purl makes this a high end fashion item anyone would be proud to wear.

Stitch patterns: knit, purl, moss stitch, stocking stitch

Five sizes available from X-Small to X-Large

Knitted on 5, 6, and 7mm 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:

UK Sizes: X-Small: sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (7 balls yarn)

Small: sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (7 balls)

Medium: sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (9 balls)

Large: sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (10 balls)

X-Large: sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (11 balls)

This kit's contents are:

1 x Iago Waistcoat Pattern,

7, 9, 10 or 11 x 50g balls of yarn (depending on size)

1 x Postcard of Iago the alpaca (picture on one side and his 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 Iago 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 Iago 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 400 and 600g.

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2 customer reviews

  • Tue 20 Jan 2015

    Extremely helpful and accomodating

  • Wed 01 Jan 2014

    I've given the item a 'poor' rating as when the kit was opened, there was a very strong smell of stale tobacco smoke. Being a non smoker, this was very off putting. The kit had to be left out, in fresh air for 4 days, until the overriding smell left. Without the unwanted odour, the kit would have been given a 'good' rating.

    Purl Alpaca Designs's response:

    Dear Customer, I have been wondering how this could have happened as our store is a smoke-free environment. The only thing I can think of is that we had a return and the yarn was dispatched straight to you without the packer checking first if it was okay. If you would like me to send you another pattern by way of compensation, please let me know via your order enquiry. We hope you enjoyed making Iago and that you love him. Best wishes Tracy

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