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Yearly Archives: 2013

Have a pattern? Want some yarn?

Written on December 17, 2013 at 11:21 am, by

Moyra bought some of our black yarn at Harrogate less than a month ago, she had a project in mind and couldn’t wait to get started.  This week she emailed us with her finished creation (with a little help from … Read More

Illustrated alpaca greeting cards

Written on December 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm, by

Need ideas for stocking fillers? Know someone who needs cheering up? We have just the thing for you! Kari-Helene has hand drawn 5 different humorous alpaca cards and on the back they have a little saying or greeting to compliment … Read More


Written on December 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm, by

Heather has sent us her photograph of Florence.  She said: “Attached photo of finished cowl.  It was a dream to knit.”

Thank you Heather, we think you’ve made a lovely Florence and hope you enjoy wearing her! 
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Harrogate 2013

Written on November 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm, by

It was cold, wet and grey when we set off on our journey to Harrogate last Wednesday. But we are not ones to let the weather affect us and spirits were high! We picked up Karen on the way and … Read More

Aoki Errata

Written on November 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm, by

Correction on version 1.0 of Aoki Headband
Row 2: Sl1p, k1, p1, inc2, p1, k1, p1.Row 4: Sl1p, k1, p1, inc1k, p1, inc1k, p1, k1, p1.
Last row: Sl1k, p1, k1, p1, p3tog, p1, k1, p1, k1.2 additional rows: Next row: Sl1p, … Read More

Clever Bunch

Written on November 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm, by

We have received the following pictures and stories from customers happily showing us their completed projects.  We just love to see them and hope you do too.
Jude was delighted to show us the three Berkhamsted Duchesses!! She is the one in the Dew … Read More

Eloise Errata

Written on November 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm, by

Correction on version 1.0 of Eloise Circular Shawl
Row 1 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k5, p5, k4,p3, k9, p1, k1, p1, k1, p23, k1, p1,k1, p1, k5, p5, k4, p3, k9, p1, k1, p1.

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Letter from Tracy’s Alpacas

Written on October 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm, by

Happy xx

This letter comes from us, the alpacas who belong to Tracy – you may have heard of us if you’ve bought any of the Purl Alpaca Designs’ kits.  As each design is named after one of us, you may … Read More

Paris Spring/Summer 2014

Written on October 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm, by

Kari-Helene had the ambition of gathering amazing knitwear pieces from all the top 4 fashion weeks this year and started with New York. Then October came and the Purl girls got super busy! The new collection launched and has gone … Read More

New collection

Written on October 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm, by

Well, here’s the moment you’ve heard about and we’ve strived to create!  We’d like to introduce you to the Manor Farm Collection.  This blog has been written with the patterns in alphabetical order, and we’ve tried to include something for … Read More


Written on October 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm, by

Last Friday Tracy and Kari-Helene drove to Skipton to attend new kid on the block amongst yarn shows – Yarndale! Held in an auction mart set in glorious surroundings in the Yorkshire Dales it had promise of mimicking successful shows … Read More

New York Fashion Week SS14

Written on September 25, 2013 at 11:05 am, by

When it comes to knitwear the Spring/Summer collections are really never quite as exciting as the Autumn/Winter ones. Kari-Helene has nevertheless selected her favourite knitted looks from the major fashion weeks and compiled them here on the blog. New York … Read More