A beautifully fitted, tailored jacket to make using 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.
Glacier is a seriously warm winter jacket made especially for our Chunky yarn. It is much easier to make than it looks and with thick yarn and big needles – it’ll grow quickly and be ready to wear faster than you’d think. The top of the body and sleeves are made in one piece which is later attached to the bottom of the body. With the moss stitch edging and fabulous collar, Glacier will be a highly versatile garment which will quickly become a favourite.
Photographed in Alpaca Light
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs Chunky 100% alpaca yarn (100g per ball)
Skill level: Intermediate
X-Small: sizes 4-6, to fit 75cm/30" bust (11 balls of yarn)
Small: sizes 8-10, to fit 83cm/33" bust (13 balls)
Medium: sizes 12-14, to fit 88cm/34.5" bust (14 balls)
Large: sizes 16-18, to fit 97cm/38" bust (15 balls)
X-Large: sizes 20-22,to fit 107cm/42" bust (16 balls)
Knitted on 7 and 8 mm circular needles (needles not included)
Tension: 11 sts and 15 rows to 10 cm square over stocking stitch using 8 mm needles.
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions.
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 £449.00.
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 living in East Anglia. The fleece from this award winning herd makes our yarn.
Once made, we recommend hand-washing as the best way to ensure Glacier 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 recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles, then in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage. Finally sent to you 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 700g and 850g.