made in britain
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Duchess is a fabulous cardigan with dramatic cable back and romantic waterfall front; hand knitted in the UK from 100% pure British alpaca yarn.
The Duchess Cardigan suits females of any age and shape and the natural white yarn complements ivory and eggshell fabrics beautifully. Duchess creates a soft outline and enhances the feminine shape. The cropped back works really well with fishtail dresses or big skirts as well as those that are closer fitting.
Five sizes available from X-Small to X-Large
As this will be knitted for you, please allow 28 days from date of order to delivery to your door.
Many people have commented on the luxurious texture of our yarn and the exquisitely soft garments it makes. Comparable to top grade cashmere, Duchess is incredibly warm to wear but weighs little.
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
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33" bust
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37" bust
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102.5cm/40" bust
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44" bust
Included with the Duchess Cardigan is a postcard of Duchess the alpaca (picture on one side and her story on the other) and Care Instructions, so your garment lasts for years. It will be packed in a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles, then a plastic resealable bag (which you keep for garment storage).
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 600g.