Iago Waistcoat Knitting Kit

by Purl Alpaca Designs


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The Iago Waistcoat Kit includes pattern, 100% pure British alpaca yarn, care instructions and the biography/image of Iago; packed together in a gift bag.

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 knitting kits 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.

As a beginner, making the step from knitting small accessories to making your first garment can seem daunting. The Iago waistcoat would be the ideal place to start! The waistcoat is knitted completely without shaping and with only three seams. Can’t get much easier! 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.

Photographed in the colour Alpaca Mist Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca DK yarn

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)

Knitted on 5, 6 and 7mm straight needles.

Tension: 16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 6mm needles and one strand of DK yarn. 14 sts and 24 rows to 10 cm square over Garter Stitch using 7mm needles and two strands of DK yarn.

If you’re not interested in knitting this yourself, we can make it for you. Our experienced team of superb knitters are waiting with needles poised. Knitted in the UK for a total price £293.00.

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The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper 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 your garment 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 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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