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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

What we’re up to June – August 2016

Summer is finally here, weather is warming up a little and the alpacas are fluffier than ever! It’s nearly time for them to have their annual haircut and we’re planning what to do with their fleeces!
Even though it’s summer, it … Read More

Design focus – Sherri Shrug

One of our all time favourite quick knits is the classic piece Sherri Shrug. Sherri was designed in 2011 as a part of our Country Garden collection and quickly became a popular piece. Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs’ Medium yarn … Read More

Yarn Shop Day 2016 – celebrating our stockists!

Happy Yarn Shop Day everyone! We have decided to celebrate the day by taking a look at 3 fabulous stockists of our yarn!
Knit With Attitude – Stoke Newington, London, UK

Knit With Attitude in Stoke Newington, London

A gem of a … Read More

We went to Wales and had a wonderful time! – Wonderwool 2016

Somehow we always manage to get lost on the way to Builth Wells and Wonderwool and this year was no exception. Our Sat Nav and phone map thinks that picturesque B-roads across the Welsh countryside is our preferred route, and … Read More

Customer Gallery – April 2016

We continue to receive so many stunning photos of you in your finished knitted garments and we love seeing them. Thank you to everyone sending us their pictures.
First up is Elizabeth who has knitted the Glacier Cardigan for her daughter-in-law. … Read More