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Yearly Archives: 2016

What we’re up to – events and workshops August – October 2016

Written on August 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm, by

August is here and with it comes the start of the official knitting season. It may not feel like it yet, but the evenings are getting shorter and although we may have some amazing summer days ahead still the autumnal … Read More

Design Focus – Allegro Shawl

Written on July 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm, by

Although looking through my window today you could easily think it was mid November, we have had some amazing summer days and I expect we will have more to come so I thought we should take a quick look at … Read More

Baby alpacas are the cutest things

Written on July 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm, by

I usually wait until a baby alpaca is born before thinking of a new name.  This year is M, so we’ve already introduced Malachi and Masika, the two boys, and we have been brain storming to think of lovely options … Read More

Customer Gallery – Balboa Waistcoat

Written on July 11, 2016 at 12:22 pm, by

We asked you to send us your pictures of your finished Balboa Waistcoats and we have selected this fabulous photo of Rachel Ardise wearing the Balboa Waistcoat her mother Rosemarie knitted for her after they saw the knitted sample at … Read More

Yarn news – brand new batch of Alpaca Rain has arrived!

Written on July 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm, by

After being out of stock for a long time we are super happy to have a brand new batch of one of our favourite colours back in stock! The colour is called Alpaca Rain (Taupe) and is best known for … Read More

Design Focus – Balboa Waistcoat

Written on June 29, 2016 at 11:27 am, by

What do you do when you have 4 days until your annual photo shoot, no styling ready and a developing tennis elbow from knitting too much? You start work on a new design, of course! This is exactly what I … Read More

Alpacas getting their annual haircut

Written on June 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm, by

You may have noticed that some of our alpacas have been looking rather fluffy lately? Here is Louisianna looking like a cute and cuddly teddy bear!

The weather was getting warmer and it was time for the annual hair cut. Our regular … Read More

Foraging in June – preparations for a workshop

Written on June 14, 2016 at 3:09 pm, by

I love making the most of what grows around me and being able to share it with you at our popular knitting workshops. June means there are flowers everywhere, and some of these are great for cordial making. Last week … Read More

Introducing Masika – baby alpaca number 2 of 2016!

Written on June 10, 2016 at 8:46 am, by

Born on on the stormy and wet morning of Wednesday the 8th of June, this little bundle of white alpaca fluff was born. He is the second cria of the year and is the son of Fantasia. His big sister … Read More

Customer Gallery – Maddie Children’s Dress

Written on June 7, 2016 at 10:24 am, by

If you were reading our blog last week, you’d have seen one of our best selling patterns; Maddie Dress. You may know we do adult knitting patterns, but did you know we also have children’s versions of some of our … Read More

Design Focus – Maddie Dress

Written on June 2, 2016 at 11:10 am, by

Our knitted dresses have become something Purl Alpaca Designs’ is known for. Our Icon dress has been a firm favourite since the launch in 2012. Following the success of the first dress design Kari-Helene started working on a way of … Read More

Introducing Malachi

Written on May 31, 2016 at 11:35 am, by

Whenever we are at shows, a lovely young lady called Ella looks after my alpacas.  I had a day off on Sunday to drive to Southend on Sea for my niece’s BBQ.  It was a lovely afternoon and I just … Read More