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eBook : 12 patterns

The Manor Farm Collection has been added into one book containing all 12 patterns from the simplest of accessories to the complicated and stunning dresses. All patterns contain 2 images of each design, detailed instructions, diagrams and charts where needed.

eBook : 13 patterns

A fabulous collection of 13 cute children’s garments and accessories based on Purl Alpaca Designs adult patterns. Each garment has been specifically chosen as it makes an adorable but still practical piece of children’s clothing. All patterns have 2 images, clear written descriptions and charts and schematics were needed.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Bryony has a fitted back and cascade front that creates an effortless casual chic. Deceptively easy to make, Bryony can be worn loose or with a belt and when layered, has a simple look of sophistication. The ribbed detail on the back gives an added extra detail to make this a striking garment.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Cyrene is a beautifully fitted, tailored jacket which exudes sophisticated urban chic (and looks just as good in the country). The collar can be worn turned up (as on the image) or laying flat in a more traditional way and the lapels are created within the front and stand out by using distinctive stitch pattern. This creates a certain panache wh...
Knitting: Cowl
Dilly is a scrumptiously soft, cosy and feminine cowl which will keep your neck and throat warm this winter. Deliberately loose fitting with slightly tighter edges, this creates a blouson effect which shows off the stitching beautifully. Dilly can be worn either over or under a top layer as it is light weight and not bulky.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Glacier is a seriously warm winter jacket made especially for our Chunky yarn. It is much easier to make than it looks and with thick yarn and big needles – it’ll grow quickly and be ready to wear faster than you’d think. The top of the body and sleeves are made in one piece which is later attached to the bottom of the body. With the moss stitch...
Knitting: Collar
An alternative to a scarf or a cowl, the Goldie Collar is a great neck warmer to wear without too much bulk. The striking pattern detail which is enhanced with three buttons, makes this a cosy, quick project to make.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Grace is a seriously romantic, graceful and beautifully shaped shrug. The wonderful detailing on the collar is knitted in one piece with the circumference of the body so it is much easier to make than it looks. The ribbed detail across the back and sleeves creates a striped effect and is wonderfully cosy for wearing when those dark winter evenin...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Holly is a wonderfully warm and stylish hat, with lace detail stitching and enough fabric to tease into a beret shape (like on the image) or a casual, baggy beanie. Effortlessly elegant, Holly will be a delightful accessory for any age.
Knitting: Pullover
The structure of this fabulous jumper is an art form in itself. Although appearing seamless, there is one grafted join on the Niobe Jumper (which can be sewn if you prefer) and only the underarm seams to do up. The moss stitch hem against the simplicity of the stocking stitch body has an effortless elegance which combined with the beautiful lace...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Kari-Helene was being playful at a show and put Florence on her head, she held up the brim with two fingers and said “What do you think”? Tracy loved it and so Ophira is born! Reminiscent of walking in corn fields, running your hand against the gently waving seeds… then again, Tracy’s inner hippy might be trying to break free. She thinks that Op...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Wrist warmers are increasingly popular as they keep your pulse point warm, so your fingers don’t get cold, and you can still swipe the screen on your electronic devices. The Rhea wrist warmers are practical and pretty; on one side there is the feminine lace detail and the practical ribbed part makes them fit snugly. Knitted on circular needles, ...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
The Venus coat is a stylish, elegant garment and is Kari-Helene’s favourite piece of the new collection. Inspired by the ‘empire line’ in costume history, the skirt of the coat flows from the bust line into a fabulous flared skirt. The body is knitted in one piece (so there are no side seams) and the neckband and button edging is included within...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Olivia is designed to be a mini-me version of the adult Olivia Coat by Purl Alpaca Designs. With a nod to a classic matinee jacket, this updated version is both cute and traditional as well as trendy and practical. Lots of lovely details to keep the knitter happy and the wearer looking adorable!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Devon is a fabulous lightweigh blouson top with cable detail throughout and drop stitch detail. The shoulders and neckline are edged in moss stitch, to create a romantic, floating garment that is pretty and feminine to wear. For the more adventurous novice, Devon is a great way to understand how cables are formed as the twists are uniformly one ...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
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Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Scarf, Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Dress
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Knitting: Cardigan
Drambuie is a wonderful cardigan for either a little boy or a little girl. Cute details such as basketweave stitch details, raglan seams and tiny pockets add ‘aww’ factor to a straight forward cardie. Add cute factor for a little girl with different buttons or even embroidery!
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Cuffs, Beanie, Toque
Happy hat and cuffs are ideal for a quick and easy project for a little one in your life. Cute and functional at the same time they make a great gift for a little girl or a little boy. The hat is snug fitting and very warm and the cuffs adds crucial insulation around the wrists.
Knitting: Cape
Havana Cape is a great accessory for kids to pull over their clothes if they are just a little cold. Easier to manage than a scarf and comfortable to wear, this will quickly become a favourite. Knitted in the round with a 4 row repeat this is perfect knitting whilst watching the last Scandi drama.
Knitting: Dress
Ultimate winter comfort comes in this stunning knitted dress. Gorgeous cable details and fabulous flare creates instant princess-factor. Pattern includes details on how to make both the long sleeved version and the sleeveless.
Knitting: Dress
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Knitting: Vest
Solo Tank Top is a useful slip over to give extra warmth on a chilly day. The textured pattern running all through both front and back makes it a beautiful piece and an interesting knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quick and fun project to make, Alfie is a great way to practice using bigger needles and a scrumptiously chunky yarn. Suitable for men or women, Alfie is knitted in the round and designed to be slouchy although it can also be worn as a fitted beanie.
Knitting: Headband
Aoki Headband is a great way to practice knitting embossed motifs. This is a perfect kit for a novice knitter who is starting to experiment with left and right decreases and the difference each makes to a finished item. Only a one ball kit, Aoki is an elegant design and is tied at the back to create a slightly different look.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Chelsea is a cropped waistcoat which can be worn in a couple of ways that each create a cosy and stylish garment. The close fitting and textured back is complemented by the triangular folding drapes at the front. Wrapped around the waist, Chelsea is worn as a double layer ensuring complete warmth for the throat, chest and body area, whereas worn...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Coco is a beautiful fitted hat with fantastic lace knit detail. It not only makes a great addition to any wardrobe, but also compliments the Hero Boot cuffs perfectly. Designed to meet customer demand, the Coco hat is fun to make and a great project for the intermediate knitter who wants to learn a few advanced techniques (such as picot edge) w...
Knitting: Cowl
Chunky knits have been a favourite on the catwalks this season and Darcy is a great way to experiment with thicker yarn, big needles and a textured pattern. Imagine knitting with 3 strands of 4-ply or 2 strands of an Aran weight yarn, this is the thickness of our fabulous new Chunky yarn which has been made with a crepe twist, adding an extra te...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Eloise is a beautiful, soft and feminine garment which can be worn in a variety of ways; over the head (like a scarf), protecting your ears without flattening your hair, around the neck (like a chunky throat protector), or our favourite, across the shoulders creating a loose cowl effect at the front. The leaf motif is subtly blended with a lace ...
Knitting: Pullover
Esme is the statement piece of our new collection! A stunningly beautiful jumper with cable knit detail, gorgeous shaping, flattering neckline and long sleeves. The pleated hem is emphasized with textured panels creating simple sophistication and an hourglass figure and the neckline is enhanced further with a wonderful fold-back collar.
Knitting: Cowl
Florence is a beautifully shaped, roll-necked cowl combining a leaf motif with eyelet rib. This detailing creates a statement whilst keeping your neck, throat and upper chest really cosy and warm. A stylish autumn accessory which is easy to wear over shirts or jumpers and then a winter layer worn under jackets and coats. Florence is the sort of ...
Knitting: Dress
Maddie is an exquisitely shaped design with a fabulously full and swirly skirt. The dress has half length sleeves, a round neckline and drop waist skirt. The leaf motif is the feature of this design and it carries through from the skirt to an emblem on the sleeves and cluster on the back. Anyone wearing Maddie will truly make a statement where e...
Knitting: Cardigan
Persephone is a delightful cardigan with textured stripes, 3/4 length sleeves and button front. The classic shape is instantly enhanced with the fabulous elongated hem which creates a panel detail at the front and gathered skirt effect at the back.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Purdy is the name given to these exceptionally pretty and different fingerless gloves which are made in an easy to knit lace pattern. Anchored with a loop around the middle finger, the gloves are significantly enhanced by unusual rib and the frilled edging. Whether attending a night at the opera or a day at a garden party, Purdy will be the ulti...
Knitting: Dress
Dottie is a simple, elegant, easy to make dress with two-tone features at the elbow and a frilled hem. The option of a pocket adds a sophisticated touch and is great for keeping your mobile and lipstick handy! A chic garment to wear at work or any occasion where style and elegance are the buzz words for the event.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This tailcoat will be a statement piece in any wardrobe. It’s got a touch of old fashioned glamour with the curved edge, yet is still completely on trend with the chunky collar and central large button. The shape is very flattering, accentuating the hour glass figure. Fabulous as outerwear for the autumn or spring, lovely and warm as a cardigan ...
Knitting: Cowl
Jerri Cowl is the ultimate in urban chic! This fantastic ribbed cowl is quick to make but includes interesting details such as seed stitch and bobbles. The detailed edge creates a statement whilst keeping your neck, throat and upper chest really cosy and warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A slouchy beanie that looks great and keeps you warm. The Camilla hat has lots of texture and pattern making it a fun project to work on and a truly standout piece to wear. There are cables, bobbles and lace knit as well as easier sections in between and a neat ribbing. The hat is knitted on circular needles but can easily be made using double p...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Helene is a fantastic garment. Knitted on circular needles, it has only one seam/graft and no shaping what so ever! The clever cable detail at the waist creates all the shaping needed, and the lovely seed stitch details adds texture to an otherwise simple top. Sometimes the simplest is often the best and that was also our approach when styling t...
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other
This is the ultimate winter accessory! The perfect way to make the boots from last winter look stylish and exciting again. These little cuffs are both cute and fun to make. A great project for the intermediate knitter to learn a few advanced techniques such as picot edge and lace pattern and a quick project for those really experienced knitting ...
Knitting: Vest
As a beginner, making the step from knitting small accessories to making your first ever garment can seem daunting. The Iago waistcoat would be the ideal place to start! The waistcoat is knitted completely without shaping and with only three seams. Can’t get much easier than that! The variations in stitch texture using different combinations of ...
Knitting: Hats - Other
Here is something you might never have seen before! A clever combination of a scarf/snood and a hat! Why has no one ever thought of this! The perfect thing to wear on a cold and windy day – maybe even to go skiing! Nice and quick to knit, the Icicle Hood requires 2 balls of Purl Alpaca Fine yarn.
Knitting: Dress
This is truly an iconic piece of hand knitting! A large project with beautiful cables, textured panels and a stunning shape that really gives this dress an edge. The neckline is very flattering and the way it nips in at the waist give a proper hourglass silhouette. If you’re not feeling the “knitted dress on bare skin” thing, wear it layered wi...
Knitting: Headband
This is a perfect kit for the improved beginner starting to experiment with variations on the knit and purl theme. The diamond shape makes a decorative and textured pattern and definitely looks more impressive than it is difficult! Headbands are ever useful, keeping ears warm without flattening the hair!
Knitting: Pullover
The Isadora Jersey is a great staple piece for the winter wardrobe. Easy to combine with trouser and skirts alike, dress it up with a pencil skirt and statement necklace for the office, down with jeans and scarf for a Sunday walk. For knitters, it includes a variety of techniques to keep it interesting with plenty of stocking stitch for knitting...
Knitting: Mittens
The Lass Mittens have a snugly fitting cuff and a shaped hand and thumb point which is unusual to see outside the Scandinavian countries. With the alpaca yarn working as a duvet, these mittens will certainly allow your hands to be comfortably warm, enveloped in the most cosy way.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a project that will keep you interested. The striking textures and detailing are created by a mixture of stitches combining lace, bobbles, cables, patterning and frills. The end result is an accessory that will keep you warm and cosy and be a delight to wear. Medley is long enough to wrap round your neck, keep your chest warm and soft en...
Knitting: Belt, Neck / Torso - Other
The Tansy Tie is a great accessory for all seasons; it can be worn in multiple ways to reflect your mood. There are few better or more useful accessory patterns than this. Wear it as a belt, a tie or as a scarf, or be experimental and wear it as a headband! The Tansy Tie is an easy pattern to make and a great introduction to cabling.
Knitting: Pullover, Vest
The Solo Tank Top is a very striking garment; wear it over shirts and pencil skirts for the ultimate office look, or with a polo neck and flares for everyday. Solo can be worn in combination with Hope Wrist Warmers but looks great on its own. The pattern offers enough challenge to keep experienced knitters interested but is still fairly straight...
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
The Sherri Knitting Kit is the perfect way to keep your shoulders warm and upper arms covered. This is an ideal solution for sleeveless tops or short sleeved dresses and can be worn throughout the year. The intricate lace detail is easy to achieve and because Sherri is knitted on large needles using Purl Alpaca DK 100% alpaca yarn, she knits up ...
Knitting: Legwarmers
The Melody Leggings are a very stylish and comfortable thing to wear this winter. Knitted in Purl Alpaca Fine they are very lightweigth yet really warm. The striking stripe pattern and cute buttons make them stand out as truly special.
Knitting: Poncho, Clothing - Other
The Lillian Top is a truly versatile and fabulous garment. Originally designed as a top, it can also be worn as a poncho, a strapless dress and even a fish-tail skirt! Lillian is an intricate knit and is suitable for the experienced knitter. It is advisable to knit the Fantasia Cowl before making Lillian as it is a great introduction to the stit...
Crochet: Scarf
Never before have we seen so much crochet on the catwalks and Lacey is an easy to make scarf which is a great way to add a bit of the latest trend to your own wardrobe. The stitch pattern is easy to follow and gives a great effect and if you want to be even more creative, it is easy to adapt the pattern for a shorter or wider scarf.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Cuffs
The Hope Wrist Warmers are chunky and warm; knitted in a lovely, textured pattern, they are perfect with this season’s 3/4 lenght sleeves. Wear them over shirts in the office for extra warmth, or whilst knitting in front of the telly. You have total freedom of movement whilst your hands are toasty warm. The wristwarmers are easy to make but incl...
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
The Havana Cape is a great project to work on; it is a very repetative pattern and can get quite meditative to do! The shaping is disguised within the pattern creating a practically invisible change. Havana’s luxurious roll neck will keep you warm and the stunning cable detail creates a contemporary statement which is sure to attract the attenti...
Knitting: Cuffs, Beanie, Toque
The Happy Knitting Kit gives you the pattern to make both the beenie style hat and the cute cuffs, then it is up to you if you buy the yarn for both or for one or the other. The hat is reversible, on the other side it has a neat rib that looks slightly more masculine than the cable. The clever shaping is hidden in the cables and makes the hat an...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
The Dusty Snood is a great accessory for all seasons and can be worn in multiple ways. Dusty is equally stylish as a scarf, snood or both and can be worn as a shrug to keep off the evening chill. Dusty is easy and quick to make because she is knitted on big needles, in thick yarn and with a very open stitch, it grows quickly and gives a great se...
Knitting: Hair accessories, Headband
Bring out the cute side of you with the Candy Stripe Headband. Knitted in Purl Alpaca Fine it will keep your ears warm without weighing you down or Candy can be given as a ‘must have’ for all those young people in your life! A really popular headband that is suitable for decoration as well as practical purposes (like jogging). The shaping part a...
Crochet: Beret, Tam
The Cagney Beret is an easy and fun project for beginner and experienced crocheters alike. Using simple techniques you will quickly whip up this stylish and cute winter accessory. The Beret is graded for Ladies, Children and Toddlers, so why not make a matching set for you and your daughter? The beret also makes a perfect present for a loved one!
Knitting: Cardigan
The Honesty Cardigan is a classic garment with a contemporary twist. With a traditional V neck, Honesty gets an instant update by using the wrong sides of the stripes on the main body and the right side on the sleeves. The fit is classic, but with added length to the cuffs a contemporary feel is maintained. If your seams are good, Honesty can be...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw, Bedspread, Clothing - Other
Feel like approaching a bigger project, but not sure about your abilities? Poppy is a great way to gain confidence in your knitting! Made on very large needles and with 3 strands of yarn, it grows very fast and gives a fantastic sense of achievement. Equally as nice as a wrap/shawl for yourself or as a blanket for enveloping you on the sofa. Pop...
Knitting: Cuffs, Headband
Misty is a perfect first project to give a new knitter confidence. Warm, fashionable and easy to make, this uncomplicated design is made using garter stitch and gives an introduction to finishing techniques which gives Misty a professional edge. Knitted in garter stitch only and on medium sized needles, Misty is quickly finished but still looks ...
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
George is a great project for developing skills in novice knitters because the basket weave pattern introduces use of the purl stitch and gives a good understanding of the right and wrong side of the work. There is no shaping involved, but the construction of the hat still looks very accomplished! The lovely tweed effect is achieved by knitting ...
Knitting: Skirt
Gaia is a fabulous knitted skirt, created with short row shaping and integrated blackberry stitch hem; the cable waistband and seed stitch bow gives this skirt an extra feature! The construction of Gaia means she holds her shape and doesn’t ‘seat’, making this skirt an up to date addition to any wardrobe. Knitted skirts have featured heavily wit...
Knitting: Headband
Diana is a spot on trend, but still a true classic. A stunning headband and a great introduction to cable knitting. Not only a quick project to finish, Diana is fun to knit.
Knitting: Scarf
Named after the cheekiest little alpaca of the Purl herd, the Charlie scarf has a humorist aspect. With two large pompoms and a clever loop-through fastening it is certain to attract attention! What nobody needs to know is just how easy and quick it is to make… This scarf is another great developing project for a novice knitter. It introduces in...
Knitting: Vest
Balboa is an unusual waistcoat design, which is superb for protecting your neck and back against chilly evenings and is so light, you almost forget you are wearing it (apart from the copious amounts of compliments you’re getting)! Knitted on 7mm needles with Purl Alpaca DK yarn, Balboa grows quickly and the constant shaping and edge pattern make...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These clever little fingerless gloves are both fun and quick to knit. Superb for keeping your hands warm and your fingers free to do – eh – more knitting? The unusual shaping technique makes Alexis an interesting project, whilst being really quick to finish! Alexis makes a great set with the Fantasia Cowl.
Knitting: Cowl
Witness a little miracle on your needles as this clever cowl takes shape. Fantasia is great to wear with V-neck jackets as she keeps your throat and upper chest not only snug and warm, but maintains your style throughout the autumn, winter and spring seasons! A really interesting project to make as the intricate drop stitch pattern is easier tha...
Knitting: Cardigan
Beauty is a lovely, little cardigan with lots of interesting knitting techniques and stitches. The pattern includes horizontal and vertical knitting, blackberry stitch, seed stitch, rib and 3D shaping on sleeves. All the small panels and different stitches makes Beauty a very fun project to work on, but with few seams to sew up at the end!
Knitting: Pullover
Bjelle is a simple, yet striking design with the 3D shaping on the sleeves! This style is a spot on trend this winter when worn with a maxi skirt and boots. A long sleeved T-shirt or roll-neck can be worn underneath for extra warmth and dramatic impact! Bjelle is the Norwegian word for bell, echoing the shape of the sleeves and named after a gor...
Knitting: Cardigan
A gentleman’s cardigan that looks equally as good on her! Drambuie is classically shaped with contemporary detailing and traditional buttons. The basketweave pattern and the integrated pockets makes it interesting and fun (whilst still being moderately easy to make).
Knitting: Cardigan
Duchess is a flowing, romantic cardigan with cable detailing at the back and unusual draped front. This creates a soft outline, enhancing the feminine shape. Duchess is a perfect compliment to wear with dresses and skirts in the summer, although she is equally ideal for rollneck jumpers and jeans for the autumn/winter season.
Knitting: Cardigan
Knitting: Pullover
Geronimo is an exquisitely warm, chunky, yet lightweight jumper. Knitted on big needles, in two colours, for extra impact. Although designed as menswear, Geronimo can look equally good when worn by females. The cable detailing is subtle but striking and creates an instant impression.
Knitting: Cardigan
Neptune is a super cute “Mini-Me” version of Drambuie and the design is one of Kari-Helene’s favourites as a toddler/child’s cardigan. The traditional style with contemporary detailing (particularly the basket weave pattern) creates a stylish and tactile garment that works equally well for a little girl as well as little boy. We’ve added the rec...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Olivia is a stunning lace knit coat, with draping front panels and a close fitting back. The design incorporates different techniques including lace knit, ribbing and Feather & Fan stitch. Olivia has a very flattering shape and can also be worn with a belt to emphasize the waist further (pattern for belt included). Olivia is a piece of knitw...
Knitting: Skirt
Cleo is a fabulous, versatile garment that can be worn in a variety of ways – as a skirt; as a poncho (with the ribbing making the roll neck), or as a “boob-tube” dress (accessorised with a belt). Cleo is really interesting to make as it includes several techniques such as circular knitting, ribbing, cabling and short row shaping. With only one ...
Knitting: Pullover
Breeze is a beautiful boat-neck top that is loose fitting, has an elegant drape and very flattering neckline. The shape works especially well with the natural drape of the alpaca yarn, and the cable detail really makes this a stunning piece. Wear it as a top with a skirt or for the office with trousers and a formal shirt. Stunning either way! Br...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Bonnie is a stunning little bolero jacket with cable edging and central tie. The body is knitted in two pieces, starting from the central back and using short-row shaping to create this fabulous sweep round the front. Not only is Bonnie fun and a quick project to knit, the design includes interesting techniques such as integrating the cable, sho...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero, Shawl / Wrap
Allegro is an unusual, wrap around top, with ribbed waistband and open back. This top is extremely lightweight due to its open lace stitch. It is very easy to make and knits up really fast, with very little finishing needed. A superb piece to wear over a summer dress or t-shirt with jeans or as a layering piece for winter. Allegro is superb for ...