HANDMADE FROM START TO FINISH

cashmere baby slippers

Here at Purl English, We pride ourselves on making everything in-house, using the very best, simple materials sourced in a sustainable way from these great British Isles. Our Pure Cashmere Baby Pompom slippers are made from lightly milled knitted cashmere, the fabric is cut and then stitched together, the edges are finished off with a […]

A NEW WAY TO PERSONALISE

embossed leather fastening for cashmere shawl

The perfect personalised cashmere gift. We are excited to reveal our embossed leather band, a new way to personalise our pure cashmere gift collection. Seen here in a “sneak-peak” preview attached to one of our “Mindfulness” lap blankets, a new product which will be launched at the end of the Summer for Autumn/Winter season 20/21 […]

NEW FOR SPRING

cashmere shawl with leather fastening

With the lockdown keeping us all at home, there has been plenty of time and energy here at Purl English HQ to develop some new ideas for the forthcoming Autumn season. We are excited to show you our new pure cashmere shawl which has been knitted with a buttonhole style opening allowing the use of […]

A TASTE OF SUMMER

cashmere lemon teether

Within a matter of weeks, here in the Cotswold countryside our day-to-day life has altered beyond all recognition. The pause button has been pressed. Corona-virus has caused us to shut up our doors and stay home. We at Purl English continue to work, Kitchen tables once again in use developing next seasons’ ideas. The country […]

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR

cones of coloured cashmere

Working with colour is one of the pure pleasures of knitwear design. It is interesting to see how different people respond to colour combinations. For some Bright orange and Cerise Pink will make their hearts sing, for others the colour clash jars on their senses. Here in the studio that particular combination gives us a […]

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

VALENTINE cashmere bunny

My goodness – January has come and gone in the blink of an eye. The Purl English studio has been buzzing with the development of New products for 2020. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we are preparing some of our Limited Edition ” Cashmere Love Bunnies ” to send out into the world with the […]

WINTER WARMER

As I am sure many of you realise, Purl English Knitwear is based in Oxfordshire, to be precise our studio is in the Cotswolds. Knowing that many will have read the classic book “Cider With Rosie” written by Laurie Lee (if you haven’t read it you will love it) I am sure you will know […]

NEW IDEAS FOR AUTUMN

cashmere snood hat

Summer is most delinitely drawing to a close here in the Cotswolds, the leaves are tumbling from the trees and that Cotswold nip is in the air. We really have had the most almighty Summer – we could not have dreamed for more amazing weather. We are busy gearing up for the Autumn/Winter season – […]

BRIDESMAID COUTURE

custom made cashmere bridesmaid shrug

With a fantastic response to our Pure cashmere Bridal shrugs and shawls, we are now offering bespoke sizes for the entire bridal party. Shown here is the prettiest blush pink cashmere bridesmaid shrug, made especially to order for a two year old. Each piece is made to measure at our Cotswold Studio. Please contact us […]

A VERY SPECIAL MONOGRAM

Monogram of bride and grooms" initials

As part of our new Bridal Collection we have developed a pure cashmere shrug and also a pure cashmere shawl, these are knitted in 2/28’s cashmere in soft subtle tones of Swan, Champagne, Stone, Blush and Earl Grey. These accessories are made all the more luxurious by the addition of a pure silk trim. The […]

CASHMERE FOR THE BRIDE

cashmere bridal shawl

It is May, the sun is shining and the bells at our local church are ringing to herald a Summer filled with wonderful weddings. The Cotswolds are a well know destination for wedding parties, with a myriad of options available to suit all tastes. As a resident amoungst this honeyed landscape, it is pure joy […]

MOTHER’S DAY 2019

pure cashmere bunny

It’s Spring, it’s Mother’s Day – Who doesn’t love a pure cashmere bunny ? Our special gift set for Mother’s Day 2019 is our sweet little bunny packaged with a one of our pure cashmere ponchos. Swathes of cosy cashmere for the new mummy, great for those night feeds – a little luxury goes a […]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

cotswold countryside

Spring is on the way. The sun has made an appearance giving the Cotswolds a fresh golden glow. Our mornings here have been frozen and frosty – well under zero while daytime temperatures have risen well into double figures, breaking all records for February since records began ! Leading to the question – what on […]