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Yearly Archives: 2016

Testing a new recipe – Paul Hollywood’s baguettes

Written on February 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm, by

I have for a long time stuck to my trusted loaf recipe when making bread for our popular knitting workshops, but as I have made a huge vegetarian lasagna for this months workshop, I decided to go authentic and serve … Read More

Unravel 2016 – Customer Gallery

Written on February 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm, by

We were met by a fabulous sunset upon our arrival to Farnham

Unravel has been and gone and as always, we had a lovely time. The stalls are always of a fabulous quality and diversity and we get to catch up … Read More

Purl Alpaca Designs Events – February to April 2016

Written on February 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm, by

We have just updated our News and Events page on the website and realise we have a lot to do over the next few months! Here is a list to keep you all up to date:
1. Unravel – 19th – … Read More

Unravel, February 2018

Written on February 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm, by

Dates: 16th – 18st of February, 2018
We’ll be back in Farnham for Unravel again. Come wearing your Purl Alpaca Designs’ pieces and we’ll take your picture for the blog. We look forward to seeing you all soon! More info on … Read More

Meet the stars of the show – our alpacas!

Written on February 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm, by

Lily known as ‘Lillipet has a fabulous fleece, but she will roll in everything that sticks!’

We often speak of our knitting workshops, the yarn, knitting kits, what you can learn and the food, but we must not forget the real … Read More

All you need is love, and yarn, lots of yarn…

Written on February 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm, by

Pure alpaca yarn in totally natural shades

“Money can’t buy happiness, 
but it can buy yarn and that is 
kind of the same thing.”

Especially if it is soft and cuddly and made from pure, undyed alpaca fibre! We’ve heard all sorts of fancy … Read More

Errata to Juno Cardigan v.1.0

Written on February 8, 2016 at 11:59 am, by

Even after careful proof reading and test knitting technical errors can still occur. Version 1.0 of Juno Cardigan has two charts for right front and none for left. Here is the chart for the left front. If you … Read More

The start of something new – my Fair Isle journey!

Written on February 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm, by

I have long been thinking of introducing some Fair Isle patterns to the Purl Alpaca Designs collections, but years have come and gone and it has never really happened. I have pushed myself to do stripes, like in the Honesty … Read More

We’re going to Unravel!

Written on January 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm, by

Will you be joining us? Come wearing your finished Purl Alpaca Designs knitwear to be featured on our customer gallery! Buy tickets online here.
Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx
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On keeping knitters fed and happy.

Written on January 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm, by

You may know that we do knitting workshops and that we make yarn and knitting patterns, but did you know that Kari-Helene does all the cooking for our workshops? And did you know it is all homemade and from scratch?

Fresh … Read More

yup, it’s still winter…

Written on January 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm, by

This morning we woke up to snow!

Photo credit Hide Obara

It has definitely reminded us that although in our heads we are swiftly moving towards lighter and warmer days there are still a good few months of jumper wearing weather ahead!
What … Read More

Customer gallery – focus on the Esme Jumper

Written on January 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm, by

One of our all time favourite designs is the Esme Jumper. A wonderfully flattering jumper based on traditional aran knitwear using flattering features sucha as a square neckline with a princess collar and a fitted waist with a peplum.Esme is … Read More