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Our top 5 choices for spring knitting!

The sun warming on your skin. Wearing thin soled shoes. Leaving the jacket at home. Spring is here! There is no better feeling than leaving winter hibernation behind and heading outside to enjoy the warmer spring weather! As an alpaca knitting company winter is definitely our high season; but did you know that alpaca is also excellent spring and summer clothing as well?

Alpaca fibres are very lightweight and because of the way we spin our yarn we provide a lofty and lightweight 100% alpaca yarn. Alpaca regulates heat very well and will keep you warm in winter, yet in summer won’t feel too clammy or hot.

Here are our top 5 knits for spring and summer:

1. Allegro 


Allegro is a clever hybrid between a shawl and a wrap top. With a wrap around the shoulder shawl attached to a waistband this is a clever piece of knitwear to pull over your summer dress on a chilly evening. Allegro is one of our easier knitting kits and would suit even  fairly novice knitter.

2. Devon

Devon Top by Purl Alpaca Designs

From our newest collection comes Devon Top, a romantic and open knit, ideal for the warmer months. The cable knit is set off by dropping stitches either side to create the open and lacey look. Devon is also ideal for party wear; black slim fit jeans and heels creates an instantly glamorous evening look!

3. Lillian

Lillian Top by Purl Alpaca Designs

Lillian is one of our most versatile garments. It can be worn as an off the shoulder top, a boob tube dress, fishtail skirt and a cowl neck poncho! The intricate stitch patterns grows organically with the shape of the garment and creates a botanical inspired knit. Very unique and individual this garment is bound to get you lots of “where did you get that?”.

4. Sherri 

Sherri Shrug by Purl Alpaca Designs

A shrug is always handy. Sherri is one of those quick knits to give instant gratification! The lace pattern is straight forward and worked on large needles to make it a speedy garment to finish. Perfect for layering in winter, but also ideal to slip on if there is a cold breeze in the warmer months.

5. Grace 

Grace Shrug by Purl Alpaca Designs

Whilst on the topic of shrugs, we can’t leave Grace out! Grace Shrug is also from our newest collection, Wonderland, and is an incredibly romantic and pretty garment. The concept is the same as with Sherri, a long tube with an opening in the middle, but with Grace Kari-Helene has eliminated all seams! Sleeves are worked in the round, an opening is left in the middle, and stitches are picked up to knit the collar in the round to finish off! Ideal for those who just can’t stand sewing up!

So there you go, our 5 favourite knits for spring and summer! Which ones are yours?

Tracy and Kari-Helene xxx

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  1. wendy: April 9, 2015 3:01 pm

    Well, I'm still hankering after a Balboa waistcoat since becoming emotionally attached to the sample during the workshop:) I think it's a great pattern for spring.

  2. Purl Alpaca Designs: April 9, 2015 3:55 pm

    I think you are right! It was a toss up between Balboa and Grace for the top 5!

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