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About: kari.helene

Design Focus – Venus Coat Knitting Pattern and Kit

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

Last post dates for Christmas!

December is disappearing fast and some of the last recommended postal dates for parts of the world has already past!
Here are some of the important ones to keep in mind! Please also place your order in some time before the … Read More

Small Business Saturday came to Cambridge!

As a small business it can sometimes be tough to find your place in the vast sea of chain stores and big brands. This is why it is so important and so wonderful that there are brilliant initiatives such as … Read More

Knitting Event Calendar November & December 2016

Autumn is always a busy time for us with lots of different knitting events, and October flew by with the new collection launch, the Knitting and Stitching Show and a fully booked knitting workshop! We have had so much fun … Read More

Foraging in September – Elderberry vinegar for salads!

I know it is not September anymore, and I miss the warming sunshine already, although wrapping up in warm knitwear, cosy cups of tea and coffee and knitting on the sofa wrapped up in blankets has its charm too! I … Read More

Customer Gallery – Duchess Cardigan

Huge thank you to everyone who entered the last customer gallery competition! Our focus this time was on the Duchess Cardigan, a popular and versatile knitting pattern. This design was a part of our Seashore collection in 2009 and has … Read More

Foraging in August – Blackberry picking!

Life has been getting a little bit hectic this summer with collection work, ultimate frisbee tournaments, lots of workshops and events as well as deciding to add a new member to my family. My husband and I (we got married … Read More

Design Focus – Duchess Cardigan

Have you ever looked for that perfect cardigan that you can just put on over anything? Look no further. The Duchess Cardigan provides amazing versatility and ease of wear whilst still looking really stylish. This week we will be looking … Read More

Customer Gallery – Allegro Shawl

Thank you so much for the wonderful photos featuring our Allegro Shawl. We have our winner and it is Jeanne Rayment! She has sent us these fabulous photos of her wearing her shawl and this is what she said in … Read More

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

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

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

Customer Gallery – Balboa Waistcoat

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