• Glacier Cardigan - Knitting The Cardigan
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan

    This Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan originally started out as a jumper. I had purchased the beautiful Yarn Stories FineMerino and Baby Alpaca yarn in toffee for Purl Alpaca’s Niobe Jumper, but after a couple of mishaps I had to rethink this plan!

  • Accessories,  Hat,  Knitting,  Scarf

    Winter Woollies

    Last week was a serious uphill struggle. I have the January blues, or rather, so what better way to cheer myself up (and hopefully you!) than by looking at the lovely woolly items I have knitted for winter! Last winter I remember enviously looking at all of the glorious knitted accessories that came out with a flourish during the cold months, and was determined that next year I would knit some of my own, so I did! As a newish knitter I hadn’t quite fathomed that you always need to be knitting a season ahead if you ever want to wear it during weather appropriate months! The first item I…

  • Cardigan

    A Labour Of Love

    Several months ago I started a black cardigan using Drops Nepal. I chose this Rico Design pattern as I wanted a really plain and simple cardigan. I decided to use Drops Nepal instead of Rico Design Essentials Merino Aran as I’d never knitted with alpaca before and it was a bit cheaper! This was my first attempt at an adult garment and it turned out to be a really big lesson! Soon after I began my first attempt I realised that knitting the cardigan in fisherman’s rib as the pattern wanted would end up with a much bulkier garment than I was after. So about 20 rows in I took…