made in britain
These are great accessories to keep you warm and the shaping is cleverly disguised. You make it 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.
The Happy Knitting Kit gives you the pattern to make both the beenie style hat and the cute cuffs, then it is up to you if you buy the yarn for both or for one or the other. The hat is reversible, on the other side it has a neat rib that looks slightly more masculine than the cable. The clever shaping is hidden in the cables and makes the hat an interesting project to make, whilst the cuffs are an easy introduction to cabling. The hat takes 2 balls of Purl Alpaca DK and the cuffs take 1 ball only. When buying the complete set of hat and cuffs it comes with 3 balls, this might stretch to a second pair of cuffs - the ideal gift!
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Dawn (fawn)
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca DK yarn
Skill level: All
One size only (Hat takes 2 balls of yarn, cuffs take 1)
Needles: Hat - 4 and 5mm circular (using magic loop) OR on 4 and 5 mm DPNs Cuffs - 4 and 5mm straight needles (needles not included)
Tension: 22sts and 24 rows to 10cm square over Cable Rib using 5mm needles
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 Happy 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 is 250g.