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  • A vintage-y baby blanket, reminiscent of the cellular woollen blankets of the 60s and 70s. Knitted in individual squares and then knitted together, there is no seaming to do and you only have ends to darn in. i-cord border is optional, but does give a nice ‘finished’ finish.
    Tension: 17.5 sts and 35 rows in garter stitch to 10cm on 4mm needles.
    Finished size: 75cm (29½”) square.
    Yarn: Town End Alpacas 100% Alpaca DK .
    8 x 50g balls. Shown in Light Fawn.
    4mm with 4.5mm circular needles for joining and a spare dpn (or two) for the option i-cord edging, OR the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in.

  • The is a blend of 70% white UK alpaca with 30% natural silk.  The unbleached silk has imparted a cream colour to the yarn.  The fibres have been woollen spun in the UK to give a light, bouncy yarn. Knits to standard 4ply patterns , but always do a tension swatch first to check your needle size.

    Sold in 50g balls.  50g is approximately 150m.

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  • The is a blend of 70% UK alpaca with 30% tussah silk, dyed Soft Mint. The fibres have been woollen spun to give a light, bouncy yarn. Spun and dyed in the UK.  Knits to standard 4ply patterns , but always do a tension swatch first to check your needle size.

    Sold in 50g balls.  50g is approximately 150m.

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  • The is a blend of 70% UK alpaca with 30% tussah silk, dyed Bluebell. The fibres have been woollen spun to give a light, bouncy yarn. Spun and dyed in the UK.  Knits to standard 4ply patterns , but always do a tension swatch first to check your needle size.

    Sold in 50g balls.  50g is approximately 150m.

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  • The is a blend of 70% UK alpaca with 30% tussah silk, dyed Clotted Cream. The fibres have been woollen spun to give a light, bouncy yarn. Spun and dyed in the UK.  Knits to standard 4ply patterns , but always do a tension swatch first to check your needle size.

    Sold in 50g balls.  50g is approximately 150m.

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  • Blackett is suitable for boys or girls, a classic, textured cardi in moss st, garter stitch and a fleck stitch, again with a slightly vintage  feel.

    Sizing: Five – to fit ages 2(3, 4, 5, 6) years, actual chest size: 64(68, 73, 78, 82)cm / 25(26¾, 28¾, 30¾, 32¼)”, buttoned.

    Tension: 16.5 sts and 33 rows to 10cm / 4” over garter stitch (every row knit). Yarn: Town End Alpacas Alpaca with Shetland Aran, 90% Pure Alpaca, 10% Shetland Wool, 74m(80yds) / 50g ball. 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls, shown in Ivory. OR Town End Alpacas Pure Alpaca Aran, 100% Pure Alpaca, 66m(71yds) – 82m(88yds) / 50g ball (metreage is dependant on colour, yarn quantities given for lowest metreage available) 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls. Buttons: 5. Ours were 2cm diameter. Pattern is written, with spec drawing for easy mods.

  • London Cowling is a simple, unisex cowl – and we can say that because men have asked for the sample. It is, apparently, ‘perfect’ for cycling in. It’s knitted on biggish needles for this weight of yarn, but that makes it super-squooshy and warm. We use a provisional cast-on (whichever one you like, we’re not fussy) and then finish off with a 3-needle cast-off so you should really only have 2 ends to sew in and you’re done. Simple, but extremely effective.
    Tension: 21sts and 32 rows to 10cm over garter slip stitch pattern on 6mm nds after steaming / wet blocking, but as this is a cowl it’s probably more important that you have a fabric you like rather than struggle to match one that we specify. Be aware though that if your tension is very different then your yarn requirements will differ, too.
    Finished size: approximately 29cm (11½”) deep and 64cm (25¼”) circumference after steaming / wet blocking.
    Yarn: Town End Pure Alpaca DK yarn – you will need 2 50g balls.
    6mm needles, or the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in

  • The pattern has two sizes given and two different weights.  So you can knit a small cowl that will pull over your head and give a snug, tuck-into-your-coat cowl (like the London Cowling) if you knit the smallest size in the DK. The larger one gives a cowl that you can twist and wrap round twice for warmth / effect. The Chunky yarn will give cowls that are slightly bigger in circumference than the DK ones, measurements given below. We have knitted the cowl in our DK yarn – you will need 2 x 50g balls for the small size and 4 x 50g balls for the large. We have also knitted it in Town End Pure Natural Aran Alpaca and you will need 3 50g balls for the small size. The pattern is easily adapted for any yarn if you knit a tension square first.

    Finished measurements: For the DK (and our Aran version) cowl: 58(116)cm / 23(45¾)” circumference, depth 31cm / 12¼”.

     

  • 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

  • The Walker Cardigan is more feminine than the Blackett Cardigan, a classic, slightly lacy cardi in moss st and a leafy lace with a few bobbles thrown in on the sleeves. We like to think that the Walker girls would have been dressed in similar cardis when they were dreaming of being explorers in the Lakes aboard the Swallow. The bobbles are very easy, as is the leafy lace pattern on the fronts and the sleeves.

    Sizing: Five – to fit ages 2(3, 4, 5, 6) years, actual chest size: 64(68, 73, 78, 82)cm / 25(26¾, 28¾, 30¾, 32¼)”, buttoned.

    Tension: 17.5 sts and 24 rows to 10cm / 4” over stocking stitch.

    Yarn: Town End Alpacas Alpaca / Shetland Aran, 90% Pure Alpaca, 10% Shetland Wool, 74m(80yds) / 50g ball. 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls, shown in Ivory. OR Town End Alpacas Pure Alpaca Aran, 100% Pure Alpaca, 66m(71yds) – 82m(88yds) / 50g ball (metres are dependant on colour, yarn quantities given for lowest meterage available) 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls. Buttons: 5. Ours were 2cm diameter.

  • A blend of our naturally coloured alpaca fleece spun with white bamboo fibre. The woollen spun yarn is soft and smooth with great stitch definition making it ideal for cables and other patterns.

    Composition : 75% Town End alpaca, 25% bamboo fibre.

    Sold in 50g balls. Approximately 112m per 50g.

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  • Ishbel is a simple shawl pattern that can be worked in two sizes and two different yarn weights. The smaller, 4ply version makes a cosy, but pretty scarf while the larger, 2ply version can be worn as a scarf or draped elegantly around the shoulders. The solid stockinette centre lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth when knitted in thicker yarn. Ishbel is edged with a beautiful vine pattern and finished with elegant scalloped points. The shawl begins at the centre and is worked outwards to the edging. working increases at both ends of every row, rather than every second, creates a relatively shallow triangular shawl that makes the perfect shape to wear as a scarf. Either size can of course be worked in either yarn weight.
    The small version is approximately 123 cm wide and 37 cm long at the centre. It takes two 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca, or one skein of our sock weight yarn.
    The larger version is approximately 168 cm wide and 50 cm long at the centre. It takes three 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca.

  • This is our finest, softest alpaca yarn for hand knitting, crochet or weaving. The yarn is warm yet light and durable.  These fleeces are purchased from UK alpaca breeders and carefully sorted and blended at Town End before being sent for spinning in Britain. This natural grey yarn has been semi-worsted spun, which gives it a silky drape.

    Our alpaca yarn can be knitted using 4ply standard patterns, but we recommend that you make a tension square first.

    As we only produce small quantities and batches vary, please ensure that you order sufficient to finish your project.

    Approximately 160m per 50g.  Sold in 50g balls.

     

  • This is our finest, softest alpaca yarn for hand knitting, crochet or weaving. The yarn is warm yet light and durable.  These fleeces are purchased from UK alpaca breeders and carefully sorted and blended at Town End before being sent for spinning in Britain. This natural mid fawn yarn has been semi-worsted spun, which gives it a silky drape.

    Our alpaca yarn can be knitted using 4ply standard patterns, but we recommend that you make a tension square first.

    As we only produce small quantities and batches vary, please ensure that you order sufficient to finish your project.

    Approximately 149m per 50g.  Sold in 50g balls.

     

  • This is our finest, softest alpaca yarn for hand knitting, crochet or weaving. The yarn is warm yet light and durable.  These fleeces are purchased from UK alpaca breeders and carefully sorted and blended at Town End before being sent for spinning in Britain. This natural Ivory yarn has been semi-worsted spun, which gives it a silky drape.

    Our alpaca yarn can be knitted using 4ply standard patterns, but we recommend that you make a tension square first.

    As we only produce small quantities and batches vary, please ensure that you order sufficient to finish your project.

    Approximately 165m per 50g.  Sold in 50g balls.

  • An Aran weight blend of 90% alpaca with 10% Shetland sheep wool. We bought the Shetland fleeces from a local  farmer.  The fine, crimpy Shetland blended with UK alpaca has been woollen spun to trap air for a warm, bouncy yarn.

    The yarn has been spun for us in the UK.

    Approximately 74 metres per 50g.

    Sold in 50g balls and 100g hanks

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