Falling leaves and blustery days means that the wearing and making of cosy knits can truly start! We’ve certainly started to feel the nip of Autumn air in London, so we’re excited for the new chunky yarns that are coming to Loop. First to arrive is the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky.
Just like finding the time to enjoy your knitting at the end of the day, curling up with a magazine is the perfect little luxury. Luckily for you, Loop has a collection of the most beautiful and unique publications to inspire your creativity. So grab a cup of tea while we show you our favourites.
With his unabashed love of colour, dramatic styling and innovative techniques it’s hard to mistake the original designs of Stephen West. The latest in his series of West Knits books, the highly anticipated Midgard, is the result of a collaboration with fellow designer Cirilia Rose. Fancy a little peek at some of the patterns and finding out how you could win a copy? …Follow the thread…
Soft and floaty, Quince & Co.’s new yarn Piper might make you fall in love with mohair in a whole new way. Blended with a 50% mix of merino this yarn has a smoother texture than brushed mohair with more stitch definition, but still a gorgeous halo. With a range of pastel shades this almost lace weight is perfect for warm and light hats, jumpers and of course shawls.
A stunning new collection of shawl patterns from designer Melanie Berg arrived at Loop this week which have us reaching for our needles! We are also playing host to many of her samples, so as well as adorning our hooks and hangers we’ve been enjoying trying on these modern and wearable shawls. As her patterns say – ‘Be Inspired. Knit’ and we couldn’t agree more! For those of you who can’t pop in and see them too, we have the next best thing – a chat with the designer herself and the chance to win the pattern of your choice (be sure to read to the end of the post to find out how to enter!)Follow the thread…
Delicate and airy, Monarch Butterfly is a shawl perfect for summer. Light to knit and wear, this new Paulina P design shows off the soft glow of the silky Theseus Lace. Team this with the fantastic new blocking spray Flatter and you have your next holiday acessory (or project) ready to go.
We are welcoming warmer days at Loop and that means some summer projects (and also yarns!) to suit the season. When the new Wildflower from Knit Collage arrived we knew it would be perfect for a quick and light project, so without further ado we introduce our latest free pattern – the Wildflower Headband.
Plus we are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a skein of the beautiful Knit Collage yarn that is used in this pattern! Read to the end of the post to find out how to enter!
(This competition is now closed, Hurrah for Sue Wills who chose the Scarlet Begonia!)
We love holding classes at Loop – from guiding beginners through their first tentative stitches to revealing new skills to improve even the most experienced knitters techniques. We are also proud to have many talented designers visit from all over the world and very soon we are playing host to Kirsten Kapur. Teaching two classes, one on her classic pattern ‘Andrea’s Shawl’ and another on understanding Japanese stitch patterns, we were able to catch her for a quick chat to find out more.
*Edit - We are sorry to announce that Kirsten has had problems with her visa and so sadly
we have had to cancel all her classes on 19th July.
If you had booked a place we will be in touch to refund the full amount.*