Al Paca Toy Knitting Kit
Possibly the cutest knitted toy you will ever make! Anatomically correct, Al Paca even has toes on his feet. He is quite intricate to knit and techniques include different increasing and decreasing stitches, short row shaping, picot bind off and a structurally sturdy, loop stitch.
Unlike most knitted toys, Al Paca is joined together whilst knitting the body. This means that there is only the back seam to sew up when finished.
Designed by Tracy Birch, Al Paca has taken a year to perfect, but we are sure you will be delighted with the results.
Lucy and Sarah’s published story is on our blog: they’ve told us: “We are very pleased with his face and cute expression, and the yarn is beautifully soft.”
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Light
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Medium yarn (2 balls)
Skill level: Advanced
One Size Only
Needle size: 4.5 and 5 mm circular needles (with 40mm flexible cable; option for 60mm cable to make the body). Needles not included.
Tension: 20sts and 24 rows to 10cm square over Stocking Stitch using 4.5mm needles
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, stuffing, safety eyes, pipe cleaners, contrasting yarn for the eyes & mouth detail, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.