made in britain
The pattern and yarn to make this beautiful, stylish and flattering jumper is sent to you with gift bag, care instructions and alpaca story.
Using our comprehensive instructions and fabulous 100% pure, British alpaca yarn, Esme will be a joy to make. Esme is a stunningly beautiful jumper with cable knit detail, flattering shaping, square neckline (with a fold-back collar) and long sleeves. The pleated hem is emphasized with textured panels and picot edging.
Stitch patterns: knit, purl, moss stitch, stocking stitch, ssk, sskpo, yarn over and cabling technique
Five sizes available from X-Small to X-Large
Knitted on 4mm circular needles are recommended for picking up stitches around the neck) (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:
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (9 balls)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (10 balls)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (11 balls)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (12 balls)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (13 balls)
This kit's contents are:
1 x Esme Jumper Pattern,
9, 10, 11, 12 or 13 x 50g balls of yarn (depending on size)
1 x Postcard of Esme the alpaca (picture on one side and her 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 Esme for you, our highly skilled knitters are waiting with needles poised.
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 Esme 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 650 and 900g.