Located in the Peruvian Andes, the Mallkini Ranch breeds alpacas—and also supports its employees via the Mirasol Project, which runs a boarding school for local children. To aid this project, Jane Ellison has created 25 designs that all use Mirasol yarns. The glorious garments range from a chunky turtleneck sweater and moss-stitched mittens to a cozy bobble hat and wraparound cardigan.
Jane Ellison has designed for numerous magazines including Vogue Knitting, and worked with Debbie Bliss, the leading UK hand-knit designer. She is a designer and consultant for many yarn companies and is the author of Knitting Noro (Collins & Brown).