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Introducing The Terrarium Collection – a capsule knitwear collection

Yes it’s that time of year again when we introduce you to our new collection.

With the Terrarium collection our in house designer, Kari-Helene Rane is moving in a new and fresh direction. We know that a hand knitting a garment is a labour of love and believe it deserves a prominent place in the modern capsule wardrobe.
The current trends are moving towards a minimalist approach to fashion with consumers making considered choices both when purchasing finished garments and when they decide what to knit themselves.

Going for a more streamlined look, Kari-Helene has created an imagined capsule wardrobe where the knitted pieces form important garments to combine with jeans, party dresses or office looks. We chose a stunning indoor setting with white fixtures and green plants as the backdrop for The Terrarium Collection in Clapton Tram, a gorgeous East London oasis. Our photographer Tiffany Mumford has as always captured the look perfectly, and the fabulous Tahira did a wonderful job with hair and make up. We hope you love the new look as much as we do!


Malachi, the gorgeous vest top with fairisle detail, made in our medium yarn and named after our first cria born this year. Malachi is the same beautiful deep brown colour as the waistcoat is knitted in.


Mayan is next, this beautiful cable knit jumper is made in our fine yarn and named after our smallest alpaca baby born this year.



We think the Miko Dress is one of the show stoppers for this season.  A stunning cable knit dress with exquisite detail including cabling down the sleeves, side panels, swirly skirt and pockets.  Now Miko, the alpaca is terribly shy, but we think she’ll love her namesake.



We just love the casual practicality of the Muna Fisherman’s Rib Jumper; it just seems to exude an effortless chic and Muna the alpaca is such a friendly little soul



Then we have the L’Automne Cowl, our only accessory in this collection, but what a great way to use up all those left over pieces of yarn!  Not only a fun garment to knit, but you’ll wish for a cold windy day so you can wear it.  L’Automne the alpaca was a surprise autumn birth last year, she’s adorable.



Our penultimate piece is the Masika Skirt, this fabulous skirt utilises the cable designs to such great effect and the bedraggled little fella was born in a thunderstorm.



Finally, we introduce you to the other show stopper, Mdina Cardigan, originally designed by Kari-Helene as part of her wedding outfit, we just love the shape and sophistication of this stylish box cardigan.  Mdina the alpaca is a honey, in every sense of the word.



This collection is being launched at The Knitting & Stitching Show next week and will be available for purchase from the 5th of October with all parcels going out the week following Alexandra Palace. We hop eyou have enjoyed this little preview and introduction, more images and details will follow over the next few weeks!

Love from Kari-Helene, Tracy and the alpacas




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