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The shape of things to come, Obi Easy Top

I thought that new knitters would like something easy to make and so came up with this really simple to knit top.  Flattering, understated and by layering, not just for the summer.  Made in my new worsted spun yarn, this … Read More

The shape of things to come, Ophelia Top

This cable and lace top is so versatile in how it can be worn to create a different look as well as going over practically anything from a swimsuit to evening dress.  It is made using my gorgeous worsted spun … Read More

The shape of things to come, Ophelia Camisole

I’m just adding the finishing touches to my new collection being launched at the end of this month.
Firstly Ophelia – designed as a two-piece ensemble, made using my gorgeous worsted spun yarn.  At 270m per 100g, it goes a long … Read More

Errata for Mayan

Oops, sometimes things are missed and it is only by someone like you letting us know that we can correct a pattern error.
Mayan: On Rounds 6 and 12 one of the graded numbers are missing.  This is what it should … Read More

Sewing up service

Tracy C asked me to put her Mdina together and this is what I did.  On receiving her jacket back, Tracy said “It looks stunning, thank you so much, worth every penny”.  I really enjoy finishing things off and making … Read More

Remodelling Knitwear

Sometimes ideas just don’t work.  This happened recently with a new Champagne Top with a lace and cable pattern.  It just didn’t hang right and I’d made the neck way too big.  As it was all knitted in one piece, … Read More

One woman and her sink – part II

I got bored.  I used laundry bags and the washing machine….

I did use 2nd grade fleece to test this

And it is lovely and clean

These two rolled and, conceptually, maybe a forerunner of a draught excluder; however, in the meantime, does … Read More

Workshop dates for 2019

Here are the dates for the next few months, either book online or email tracy@purlalpacadesigns.com to be put on the register:
20th July 2019
10th August 2019
14th September 2019
5th October 2019
16th November 2019
7th December 2019
Tracy and the alpacas are looking forward to … Read More

Knitting workshops – dates announced

These are the first three:
20th April 2019
18th May 2019
22nd June 2019
“This is just to thank you from both me and Alison for a great day at the Purl Alpaca Workshop on Saturday. I picked up some excellent tips and can’t … Read More