made in britain
Havana cape is a great way to jazz up a raincoat; fabulously warm and convenient garment to 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.
The Havana Cape is a great project to work on; it is a very repetative pattern and can get quite meditative to do! The shaping is disguised within the pattern creating a practically invisible change. Havana’s luxurious roll neck will keep you warm and the stunning cable detail creates a contemporary statement which is sure to attract the attention of anyone you meet. The added bonus is that Havana is reversible, the other side showing a plain rib pattern. Havana goes really well with the Happy Hat and Cuffs set.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Earth (Brown)
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca DK yarn
Skill level: intermediate
One size only (5 balls of yarn)
Needle size: 4mm circular and 5mm circular needles with 60cm cord (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 Havana 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 350g.