Alpaca

  1. Throwback Thursday –
    Wrap Me Up Cardigan

    What better project to reminisce about now the weather is beginning to turn and the chill of autumn is in the air.  For this edition of Throwback Thursday we have the Wrap Me Up Cardigan. A massively inviting, cosy oversized cardigan designed by Maya and knit in the oh so soft Du Store Alpakka Hexa. This cardigan combines the magical softness...
    Throwback Thursday – Wrap Me Up Cardigan
  2. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Issue 21 - Summer 2017

    Can you believe that it's been 5 years of Pom Pom Quarterly?! This issue 21 marks the 5 year anniversary of the independent East London publication, and we couldn't be more pleased for them! They have loads of celebrations planned for the year, with lots of announcements still on their way, we can't wait to hear about them all! Their...
    Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Issue 21 - Summer 2017
  3. What Natalie Knits - Maude Sweater

    I have recently been casting a critical eye over my wardrobe, especially my handmade wardrobe and have been thinking a lot on how it can be improved. I have a good stash of hand knit sweaters, and they do the job of keeping me warm, so I can't complain too much in that department. However, I have slowly lost some weight...
  4. Yarn Pairings for PomPom Issue 19 Winter 2016

    Crispy leaves underfoot, a bite in the air, and there are mince pies for sale in the shops. Sounds like it's time for the Autumn issue of PomPom! Issue 19 of the quarterly magazine is in the shop and online and once again it is a knockout. The 11 beautiful patterns include accessories and garments for cold weather, keeping you...
  5. Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 18 Autumn 2016

    We may still be experiencing summer temperatures, but it can be hard for a knitter to not cast their eye ahead to the next season, when it may only be a few weeks away! What better time to get a head start on cooler weather garments and accessories than long summer days? Here at the shop we have the shade...
  6. Yarn of the Week: Serena

    We would like to reintroduce an old favourite of ours, Yarn of the Week! We will highlight one yarn from the shop every week, with an offer and inspiration for projects. Our first yarn is Serena, from Manos del Uruguay. This yarn is a 4ply/fingering weight blend of alpaca and cotton. It makes for a lightweight yarn with plenty of...
  7. Fibre Fridays: Alpaca

    This week we want to talk about Alpaca! Alpaca is a great fibre originally from South America. The alpaca animal comes from the camelid family. The fibre is long and lustrous, with no lanolin or barbs that wool has. Alpaca is known for having fantastic drape and a bit of shine as well. Alpaca fibre is very warm, but can...
  8. Some news

    Remember that nice and tidy workshop area I showed you in the "Welcome to my world' post, well sometimes it looks like that, and sometimes it looks like this: As winter is on our door steps we're trying to get everything sorted and stocked up for Christmas, and as you can see we've had deliveries, plenty of them. We are...
  9. News from Purl Alpaca Designs

    The high season of knitting is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than to fill up our stock with lovely, delicate and luxurious knitting kits from Purl Alpaca Designs? Each of Purl Alpaca Designs' kits includes the pattern, yarn, a postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after. Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is...
  10. A Hank of Art

    Oh what a wonderful sunny week we've had in London, and it was in due time, the winter seemed to be going on forever. At Knit with attitude we have monthly knit nights, the second Thursday of every month, and this week we decided to move outside. After having spent the whole day at work inside, it was absolutely lovely...

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