made in britain
Drambuie is a traditional design with a contemporary twist which adds panache and sophistication to a man's wardrobe. Make from our 100% pure 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.
A gentleman’s cardigan that looks equally as good on her! Drambuie is classically shaped with contemporary detailing and traditional buttons. The basketweave pattern and the integrated pockets makes it interesting and fun (whilst still being moderately easy to make).
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.
Photographed in Alpaca Dawn
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn
Skill level: Intermediate
UK Menswear Sizes: Small: To fit 92cm/36″ chest (11 balls of yarn)
Medium: To fit 100cm/39″ chest (12 balls of yarn)
Large: To fit 108cm/43″ chest (13 balls of yarn)
X-Large: To fit 116cm/46″ chest (13 balls of yarn)
(Ladies, if making this for yourselves, make your normal size as this cardigan looks good being oversized.)
Needle Size: 3.25mm straight, 4mm straight (not supplied)
Tension: 20sts and 26 rows to 10cm square over Stocking Stitch using 4mm needles
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 £359.00.
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 in Cambridgeshire. The fleece from this award winning herd makes our yarn.
Once made, we recommend hand-washing as the best way to ensure Allegro 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 resealable, clear plastic bag (which you can later use for garment storage), then in a blue mail bag (40cm x 28cm); the final posting weight is 750-1000g.