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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Knitting for Valentine’s Day – hand made with love!

Written on January 30, 2017 at 11:16 am, by

Valentine’s day is coming up rather quickly! Are you giving your loved one a home made present? There are of course lots of traditional presents you could get them; flowers, chocolate, perfume, but how about something a little more hand … Read More

Make Do and Mend – the era of New Materialism

Written on January 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm, by

Last week I finally got my act together and dug out my favourite Purl Alpaca Designs garment, the Duchess Cardigan, from the mending pile. Long neglected due to wearing thin under the arms it had been left in the to-do … Read More

Knitting event calendar – February to April 2017

Written on January 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm, by

We’ve got some exciting events for you over the next three months, both in terms of three new workshop dates and also three of our most favourite knitting shows! We’re visiting Scotland for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wales for Wonderwool … Read More

5 cosy knitting kits to make and wear in winter

Written on January 12, 2017 at 10:42 am, by

Watching the weather forecast this morning we realise that although the days are getting every so little brighter and longer winter is still very much upon us! Snow has fallen in Scotland and the forecast is threatening to bring us … Read More

Design Focus – Venus Coat Knitting Pattern and Kit

Written on January 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm, by

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you have had a fabulous holiday and are springing into the new year feeling refreshed and energised.
Did you get any yarn related gifts this year? Any Purl Alpaca Designs’ products under the tree? We … Read More