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Yearly Archives: 2014

Customer Projects

Written on October 22, 2014 at 9:15 am, by

Did you know we have a group on Ravelry where lots of finished projects are photographed and posted by their proud knitting owners?  Take a look here
Last month, Anna H sent us these images of her beautifully made Isis and … Read More

Goldie Errata

Written on October 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm, by

Correction to Goldie Collar pattern version 1 Oct 2014.
Remove the following section from the top of column 2, page 2:Continue as set, including a further10 sts on every row for a further 4rows.
Replace with:Row 20: Purl 47 sts, WT.Row 21: … Read More

Alpacas are thriving at Burwash Manor

Written on October 7, 2014 at 11:59 am, by

The alpacas are settling into their new green fields really well and Tracy is getting used to looking after them again. The alpacas are also getting used to Tracy again, which is good! The alpacas are happy to come eat … Read More

Yarndale 2014

Written on October 7, 2014 at 11:51 am, by

Northern England is beautiful. If you haven’t been to Yorkshire or Cumbria or the surrounding areas we strongly recommend you go! And if it just happens to be on the weekend of one of the many fabulous knitting shows found … Read More

New Collection is launched!

Written on October 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm, by

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the latest Purl Alpaca Collection is unveiled for the delectation of all knitters. The collection can be viewed from 8th October at Alexandra Palace Knitting & Stitching Show and will be … Read More

Competition time!

Written on September 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm, by

We have just been given some complimentary tickets to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace between the 8th and the 12th of October. We thought we would share this with you by running a competition!
We will be running … Read More

Behind the scenes of the Wonderland Collection

Written on September 10, 2014 at 11:09 am, by

Are you curious to see the new collection? It’s not long now until the launch of the Wonderland collection; the patterns will all be out in time for The Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace in October! If you … Read More

“The Boys Are Back In Town!”

Written on August 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm, by

Referring to the lyrics of Thin Lizzy:
Guess who just got back today?Those wild-eyed boys that had been awayHaven’t changed, haven’t much to sayBut man, I still think alpacas are great

Well, okay, we have slightly amended the last line, but George, … Read More

Discounted Tickets for Alexandra Palace

Written on August 28, 2014 at 8:25 am, by

Twisted Thread and Upper Street Events are organising the The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, London and we will be there: visit us on Stand (G32).  We have organised a special discount for our customers so you can … Read More

Knitting Workshop

Written on August 19, 2014 at 9:29 am, by

Our Knitting workshop took place in July and was great fun as always.

Nina and Carol both decided to make Balboa, whilst Natalie and Rhoda chose Olivia.

Tuition is a key point for our workshops and this is tailored to individual requirements.  … Read More

A visit from the WI

Written on July 24, 2014 at 11:32 am, by

On a lovely evening in July the Mill Road WI came to visit us at Burwash Manor. The alpacas had been excited about the visit for weeks and Kari-Helene was nervous about serving home made cookies to the WI. The … Read More

Unwinding in the Brighton sunshine

Written on July 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm, by

A new yarn show has appeared and we love it when this happens! Brighton has finally got its very own knitting festival in the lovely Unwind.Dani Sunshine has been doing a fabulous job with the organising and we were really … Read More