made in britain
Diana Headband is another great project for the new knitter; a confidence building introduction to cables to make from our 100% pure British alpaca yarn,
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.
Diana is a spot on trend, but still a true classic. A stunning headband and a great introduction to cable knitting. Not only a quick project to finish and good fun to knit, it is possible to make 2 Dianas from one kit - perhaps a great gift idea?
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Light.
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn
Skill level: all
One size only (1 ball of yarn)
Needle size 4mm straight needles, plus cable needle (not supplied)
Tension: 20sts and 26 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 Diana 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 (30cm x 15cm); the final posting weight is 150g.