made in britain
The pattern and yarn to make this stunning lace knit coat is sent to you with gift bag, care instructions and alpaca story.
Using our comprehensive instructions and fabulous 100% pure, British alpaca yarn, Olivia will be a joy to make; this is much easier than it looks and because Olivia is knitted on large needles, with a thick yarn, she grows quickly and is wonderful to wear. Olivia is a piece of knitwear which guarantees you will be complimented by friends and strangers alike!
Stitch patterns: knit, purl, k2tog, yarn over,
Five sizes available from X-Small to X-Large
Knitted on 7.5 mm straight needles (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: sizes 4-6, to fit 75cm/30" bust (12 balls)
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 (15 balls)
This kit's contents are:
1 x Olivia Jacket Pattern,
12, 13, 14 or 15 x 50g balls of yarn (depending on size)
1 x Postcard of Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Olivia 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 700g and 850g.