We have made no secret of the fact that we love Town End Alpacas’ yarns. A truly, totally English set of yarns in gorgeous natural alpaca colours. Kim sorts and grades the fleeces herself and only the best gets sent off to be spun. Last year we designed for the Alpaca DK, this year we’ve used her Alpaca with Shetland Aran for 3 garments for slightly older children.
Ransome is suitable for boys or girls, a classic British jumper (sweater, to those of you not from these isles!). Moss st edgings and a neat stripe and slip stitch pattern for small sailors (or landlubbers). The neck here is wider, partly for ease of putting on and partly to make it easier to fit a nice shirt underneath.
As the yarn comes in 50g balls then you’ll have leftovers after working the stripe pattern, we’re working on a pattern for those…
Sizing: To fit age 2(3, 4, 5, 6) years.
Actual size 64(68, 73, 78, 82)cm / 25(26¾, 28¾, 30¾, 32¼)”.
Tension: 17.5 sts and 26 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch after washing / blocking.
Yarn: Town End Alpacas Alpaca / Shetland Aran, 90% Pure Alpaca, 10% Shetland Wool, 74m(80yds) / 50g ball.
Shown in Tea, Almond and Ivory:
3(3, 3, 4, 4) balls Tea
2(2, 2, 3, 3) balls Almond
2(2, 2, 3, 3) balls Ivory