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Knitting for Valentine’s Day – hand made with love!

Valentine’s day is coming up rather quickly! Are you giving your loved one a home made present? There are of course lots of traditional presents you could get them; flowers, chocolate, perfume, but how about something a little more hand made? We have a few ideas for really quick knit ideas that might just be the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

1. Misty Wrist Warmers Knitting Kit

So quick and easy to make and so warm and cosy to wear! These fabulous garter stitch wrist warmers are great for men and women and a perfect speedy project even a beginner knitter.

To make just the wrist warmers take only one ball of yarn and is done on 5 mm needles.  The kit includes yarn, pattern, care instructions, alpaca biography card  and a handy project bag. The kit costs £13.50. Should you wish to make the matching turban as well you need two balls of yarn and price is £ 22.75.

misty turban and wristwarmers kit purl alpaca

2. Alfie Hat Knitting Kit

The Alfie Hat is a wonderfully easy and fast knitting project made in our Chunky Yarn. It’s knitted in the round, so requires no other finishing than fastening your two yarn ends. It’s a unisex pattern that is incredibly warm and lovely!

The kit needs one 100g ball of our Chunky yarn and is knitted on 7 mm needles. The kit includes yarn, pattern, care instructions, alpaca biography card  and a handy project bag. The cost for the kit is £17.

Alfie Hat

Alfie Hat man

3. L’Automne Cowl Knitting Kit

The only design from Purl Alpaca Designs that contains an actual heart; the L’Automne Cowl is a fun Fair Isle knitting project that can be made in as many colours as you would like. It’s perfect for using up any scraps of yarn you might have too! If you are thinking of using scrap yarn, a sport weight or DK yarn should work well.

The kit is listed as a 2 ball kit, but you can of course add individual balls should you wish to add more colours.The kit includes 2 balls of yarn in your choice of colours, knitting pattern, care instructions , an alpaca biography card and a handy project bag.  The cost for the kit is £13.50.

L'Automne Cowl flat image

L'Automne Cowl - purlalpacaclaptontram639

4. Crochet Necklace Kit

If your preferred craft is crochet, fear not, we have a perfect quick gift kit for you! This stunning flower necklace is made in no time at all and consists of a central flower with soft beads stuffed with fluff or yarn craps on either side.

The crochet kit consists of 1 50g ball of yarn, the instructions, care instructions and a handy project bag. The cost of the kit is £13.50.

crochet necklace

5. Darcy Cowl Knitting Kit

The Darcy Cowl is another unisex knitting kit and is made on 8mm circular needles using our chunky yarn. It knits up in no time at all and you can easily finish this in time for Valentines Day! This kit is perfect for someone who wants an uncomplicated knit with some texture and stitch variation.

The kit includes 2 100g balls of chunky yarn, the knitting pattern, care instructions, an alpaca biography card and a handy project bag. The cost of the kit is £27.50.

Darcy Cowl ivory

Darcy Cowl Knitting Kit Man

We hope this has given you lots of inspiration for some speedy gift knits!

Happy Knitting!

Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx

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