Spinni is here!

At Loop we try to balance your desire for new, exciting yarns with your need for reliable favourites. This can be tricky; our stock room is bursting, as we try to bring it all to you.

Isager Spinni at Loop London

Spinni in colours (L to R): 40s tweed, 22s tweed, 1s tweed and 26

Isager’s Spinni yarn has a foot in both camps. It’s new-to-us, but from a familiar stockist, Isager.

We used to carry Isager Tvinni yarn, which was similar in weight, colour and composition, however Spinni is a single-ply that is new to our shop.

We have long stocked our other beloved Isager yarns such as Highland Wool, Alpaca 1, Silk Mohair and Japansk Cotton. At one time we had Tvinni, in all its’ shades but it has been a while. There was a resounding cry, amongst its loyal followers, to get it back in. We listened, and have brought in all 51 colours of Isager Spinni to fill the need.

Spinni Yarn

Spinni is a single-ply, lace weight wool that comes in an incredible palette of muted and heathered tones, reminiscent of vintage textiles. It’s strong and hard-wearing, but delicate looking.

Isager Spinni Tweed at Loop London

Isager Spinni Tweed in 61s, a favourite colour, with Flower Power scissors and Posy brooch in Silver Rose.

The beautiful thing about Isager yarns is their versatility when blended in combinations. Spinni or Highland can be held together with Alpaca 1 or Silk/Mohair to create airy, blooming fabrics in a variety of tonal palettes, or they can be doubled-up to create sport-weight yarns. Using two different colours together makes gentle colour variations. Spinni, with its single-ply, is particularly easy to work with, in this way.

Artisan pattern book by Isager at Loop London

New English version of Helga Isager’s “The Artisan” pattern book

Many of the Isager knitting patterns feature two different strands of yarn. The sweater pictured below is “Ivory” from the new Helga Isager pattern book, The Artisan. It is made in a combination of Spinni held together with Silk Mohair.

Ivory from Artisan Book at Loop London

Ivory Pattern from Artisan Book by Helga Isager. Knit in Spinni and Silk Mohair.

The yarns also work beautifully on their own. This next pattern is “Lace”, from the same book. See how delicate it looks, yet the pattern has strong stitch definition.

Lace Pattern from Isager Artisan pattern book at Loop London

The Spinni colours that are followed by the letter S are tweed colours, meaning they are blended with the natural-greyish sheep colour to give a heathered look.

Spinni-13s-40s-27s at Loop London

Spinni in 13s tweed, 40s tweed and 27s

Spinni by Isager at Loop London

Isager Spinni in 13s tweed and 22s tweed; our beloved Grellow combination!

Our Thursday Knit Nighters went crazy for the Isager Tokyo shawl pattern!

Isager Tokyo shawl with Spinni yarns at Loop London

Isager Tokyo Shawl pattern

This giant, easy-to-knit wrap is made by knitting a strand of Spinni together with a strand of Alpaca 1. The colour of the Alpaca yarn, is held with most of the varying tones of the Spinni, helping them to blend together into a subtly toning palette.

Isager Tokyo shawl with Isager yarns at Loop London

Tokyo Shawl in Isager Spinni in colours: 10s, 13s, 23s, 6s, 32s, 61 and 40. Held together with Alpaca 1 in 7s.

At least 5 examples have been knit by our group and there are more on the needles as we write this! Up until now, the pattern was only available as a kit, but it is now available separately from the yarns, so you can choose your own colours. Spinni is sold in 50g hanks, allowing for a wide variety of colours to be used in one shawl.

Isager Tokyo shawl with Isager yarns at Loop London

Many of the examples on Ravelry have been knit from the kit, but you can see some other effective variations of colour on the project pages.

The Artisan Book Giveaway

Explore and experiment with the Isager yarns; try them together in combinations. We think you may become a convert and devoted follower too. To encourage you, we will give a copy of The Artisan Pattern Book to one lucky winner. Comment on the blog with your experiences or ideas about Isager yarn or use the hashtag looplovesisager on instagram. Entries will close at midnight on Wednesday May 17th (UK time). Good luck and happy knitting!

Isager Spinni and Haberdashery at Loop London

Isager Spinni yarns with Bronze Bunny and Acorn Brooches and Loop wooden butterfly gauge

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89 comments on “Spinni is here!
  1. Thanh says:

    I have loved Marianne Isager’s Japanese-inspired designs, and have knit with her bomulin, tvinni alpaca and Isager 2 before. It’s now on my list to try Spinni.

  2. Michi says:

    I would love to make a striped tunic with this yarn.

  3. Morgen S. Daily says:

    Oh how beautiful that Tokyo shawl is! I love knitting things from the All You Knit Is Love book using the Isager yarns.

  4. Ceri Norman-Rogers says:

    So so beautiful. The artisan looks like such a great book (twine in particularly is swoonworthy).

    But I’ve also seen a lovely piece of silver (from Laine) in isager, and now I’m desperate to try it.

    Time to clear some needles.

  5. Judith Hawley says:

    The combinations work so perfectly together. It is like alchemy.

  6. Andre says:

    Would love to make an heirloom shawl for a wee one in the softest pink x

  7. Karen Kayes says:

    I love using their mohair/silk with other yarn. The combination lifts the results to a sophisticated, other level and improves the comfort too.

  8. Sue Bone says:

    I don’t know this yarn but I will be buying some on my next trip to London

  9. Inês says:

    I’ve never knit with any Isager yarn but the patterns written for it are so perfect – they always have the perfect amount of drape and structure!

  10. Tamara Snell says:

    I have been dying to get this book The Artisan! I have checked out all the sterns on Ravelry and love them all! I want to knit them all! I haven’t had a chance to knit with the Isager yarn yet, but am equally desperate to add it to my stash. I just think the designs in The Artisan are true classics and so wearable and understatedly feminine. LOVE !! Thank you, Loop, for this fabulous giveaway! I am keeping everything crossed

  11. Tamara Snell says:

    I have been dying to get this book The Artisan! I have checked out all the patterns on Ravelry and love them all! I want to knit them all! I haven’t had a chance to knit with the Isager yarn yet, but am equally desperate to add it to my stash. I just think the designs in The Artisan are true classics and so wearable and understatedly feminine. LOVE !! Thank you, Loop, for this fabulous giveaway! I am keeping everything crossed

  12. Laura says:

    This yarn is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to try the shawl pattern.I think I would live in it once made.It’s so beautiful.

  13. Emilie Gate says:

    Oh my, I would love to win this! My mother in law and sister and law are coming to Loop this weekend to buy me some Isager yarn for my birthday. I live in America and it’s really hard to get hold of it, or super expensive. I’m building up by stash when family visit from the UK. These designs are timeless classics, I love everyone of them, can’t wait to build a wardrobe full
    Of them!! I would love to win this and I don’t own the book yet! Would be a perfect Birthday present and surprise for me!

  14. Kelly says:

    That shawl is beautiful & the yarn is stunning! On my shopping list! So keen to use that pattern with this gorgeous yarn!

  15. Alison T says:

    I love Isager yarn, I’ve knitted with Highland and Alpaca 1 and love them both and have some Spinni in stash. I’ve been wanting to make the Tokyo shawl for a while and so I’m really pleased the pattern is available on its own now.

  16. Julia Fitzsimmons says:

    Tokyo is stunning. Would love to make one of my own. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of The Artisan.

  17. Jenny says:

    Wow! I saw a picture of Juju wearing hers and she looked amazing! I would seriously do justice to this pattern and bring the finished shawl to show you in the shop! Love Jenny xxx

  18. Tambi Dalman says:

    This looks amazing. I have not used these yarns before bit I think the book would inspire me to try, as if us addicted knitters need an excuse

  19. Leanne says:

    I would certainly put this glorious book to good use if I won!

  20. Beautiful shawl, would love to try the silk mohair

  21. Deborah C says:

    Those colors are gorgeous! I’d love to try out Spinni with one of Marianne Isager’s kimono-inspired patterns, it would be beautiful.

  22. Martina Bisping says:

    The pattern on the title would be lovely in the heathery pink

  23. Teresa Day says:

    The book and the yarn all look amazing (I’m so tempted to buy the scissors and pin too!) – all the pictures are so lovely and tempting! Definitely would love to knit the Ivory and the Lace, love the cardigan with detail on the shoulders too, basically want to knit everything!

  24. Heidi Nerurkar says:

    I would love to make “Ivory”. Very pretty !

  25. Melanie Wright says:

    Love Love Love the Isager yarn and story – that Tokyo shawl just went to the top of my project list!

  26. Kaat neesen says:

    I love all the Isager yarns and have knitted several designs of Marianne Isager and other designers working with Isager yarn in a Isager dedicated knitting group. I have pattern books of Marianne Isager, Katrine Hannibal and Annette Danielsen and the Artisan is on my wishing list so I would be so happy to win this book!

  27. Alison T Badger says:

    This shawl is simply gorgeous and I would love to make it, especially with Tvinni, which I have used before for a smaller neck scarf. What a wonderful idea for a GIVEAWAY. Thank you LOOP!

  28. stacy abernathy says:

    I really can’t wait to visit you this summer. I used Isager yarn on 2 hats that I wear all of the time. They are my go to accessories.

  29. Iva says:

    I love Isager Tweed yarn. It´s the best. I´d love to try Spinni and the shawl looks awesome!

  30. Lia says:

    I love Alpaca1 and find the idea of blending Alpaca1 with tweedy Spinni intriguing! Will have to try it!

  31. Ruth Nichols says:

    everyone’s Toykos look so lovely, I need to try this yarn for myself

  32. Karen D. says:

    I would love to try this yarn!

  33. Helen says:

    This is one of my favorite yarns.

  34. Linda Rumsey says:

    The Tokyo Shawl is beautiful and the yarns look gorgeous, too!

  35. Beverley says:

    I have only just discovered Isager yarn and to see this shawl has emphasised to me the splendour of the colours! I have a longing to knit something holding too different yarns together and this will be made possible with Isager yarn. The photo is wonderful.
    I can only dream to visit Loop to see all the colours before my eyes, breathtaking!

  36. Julie M says:

    I’ve not used this wool before, but I am so tempted by that array of beautiful colours!

  37. Wanda says:

    I have Knit Pop Spots in this yarn and it is a dream ! Love Isager yarn and patterns and I will be choosing yarn for Tokyo next time I am in London. Saw The Tokyo Shawl at Sommerflugen in Copenhagen but they only had the Danish version of the pattern.

  38. Cathy B says:

    Would love to make Twine for the Fall! Maybe I’ll get lucky!

  39. karen stickle says:

    I have never used this yarn but would love to be able to try it if I was lucky enough to win. Thanks.

  40. Caroline Jones says:

    This is the type of book with patterns using such beautiful yarn that is a real inspiration! I would love to work with this delightful yarn and create a beautiful shawl in this pattern. What a lovely giveaway!

  41. Monika says:

    nothing in this world helps me to wind down better than knitting with a fine yarn in subtle and neutral shades – I love Skandinavia and I love the Isager Yarns

  42. Aara Suksi says:

    This yarn/pattern combination is absolutely gorgeous!

  43. Sue Goecker says:

    Love how many rich colors the yarn co es in, and how beautiful the finished products look with this yarn.

  44. lori says:

    all so utterly gorgeous. i don’t have any experience with isager yet but am anxious to say that i have! would love love love to have this book! xx

  45. Dianne says:

    I had yet another wee look in Loop the other day. I find it impossible to walk past the shop! As I walked in the door, my eyes were drawn to the beautiful “Birch” cardi, which I recognised straight away from the new Isager pattern book, “The Artisan”. I tried it on and let’s just say I walked away with some Isager yarn…
    Thank you for being such a beautiful Islington haven.

  46. Kari HB says:

    Perfection :)

  47. FranF says:

    I love Isager’s colors and style. What a wonderful giveaway!

  48. Sarah says:

    I loved making my grellow Rockefeller shawl by Stephen West in Isager Alpaca. Would adore the chance to experiment more with their yarns and patterns!

  49. Stina says:

    I’ve only used Isager’s wool for a hat, so would love to try some of that lovely yarn for the beautiful jumpers in the book.

  50. Faye says:

    I have the beautiful book, Amimono the Bird Collection but have yet to try Isager yarn. I may have to put in an order soon! Such lovely colours!

  51. Annie Wells says:

    I would love to knit any of Stephen West’s shawls in this beautiful yarn XX

  52. Ellen Waymouth says:

    I would love to try out the Isager yarn and love the way the spinning yarn looks in Tokyo. I would choose a warm pattern from the book and knit it for my grandmother as gets cold easily in fer retirement village.

  53. Bordergirl says:

    I love using the Alpaca 1. I have knit a few baby vests and sweaters from Isager’s patterns. So lovely. Artisan is a beautiful addition to their patterns.

  54. Eli says:

    So happy to see you are stocking Spinni! More Isager yarn is always a good thing. :D

  55. Emma says:

    A Tokyo out of spinni is the perfect combination! I have wanted to knit one for a ages.

  56. Trish Giles says:

    I have yet to try Isager yarn; that Tokyo shawl is certainly something I would love to knit.

  57. Rose-marie says:

    Hello !
    I have just discovered this beautiful wool and I would like to make the very beautiful pull has twists that is in the artisans book ! Thank you very much !!

  58. Marisa Spehar says:

    I love all the Isager yarns. In fact, they are my fave, especially Spinni. I have in mind to make a big squishy throw with it. :)

  59. Deanna says:

    I have never used Isager yarn, though I would love to. I have been drooling over it online! It is gorgeous.

  60. I would love to make the Polka dress for my granddaughter, who is two years old. It looks gorgeous!

  61. Jill says:

    Very exciting – Isager yarn is new to me and it looks beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing it in person next time I’m down in London.

  62. helle kjær hvidtfeldt says:

    I have knowm known and knitted Marianne Isager patterns since the 1980’s. I used spinni and tvinni together. I have always loved the perfect design and the luxury yarn. The models and the yarn lasts forever. Since then Helga, her daughter has taken the designs in a different direction, love her designs.
    I have joined a Summer course in the Isager shop in Denmark.knitting and handdyeing yarn with plants. I love the colour pallette, all the colours go together.If you have the opportunity, go visit the shop, it is recently refurbished with a cafe added to it.

  63. Julia Hawkins says:

    Saw this in the flesh at the shop it’s fantastic

  64. Maya says:

    I absolutely adore Isager yarns and still regret not getting Tokyo kit when they were in Alexandra Palace last year, I am so pleased Loop is now stocking more bases!!

  65. Yvonne Kolesar says:

    The Isager yarn is simply gorgeous and the Tokyo pattern looks like a dream knit. As much as I’d love to win the yarn, with so many of us similarly being hopeful the prize might not come my way, so please could you let me know the quantities of yarn requires to make the gorgeousness which is Tokyo?
    Best of luck everyone!

  66. Sue Robinson says:

    I have twin granddaughters and have knitted them each a small Andreas Shawl in Alpaca 1 and Tvinni and for myself the Camomile Shawl and they were all beautiful. Already bought the Tokyo pattern so raring to use this new Svinni yarn.

  67. Andrea says:

    I adore the 22’s tweed colour. It would make a wonderful shawl to throw over the shoulders on summer evenings and wrap around the neck any time in the year when chilly enough.

  68. Anne Westbrook says:

    Love the shawl made with Isager. I would love to give it a try as it’s a new yarn for me. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. Helen says:

    I really love the Heather Colours, especially the grays and blues, and the shawl is a gorgeous way to show them all off

  70. Orla Brady says:

    This is a beautiful yarn. I would absolutely love to knit with it. It’s hard to choose a pattern from the book but I think the Tokyo shawl might be mine.

  71. Marnie Troeth says:

    I have recently discovered this beautiful yarn. Such classic colours.

  72. Helen Phippard says:

    I’ve never used the yarn but I love lace-weight yarn and the colours here are to die for. I’d love to use the 13s tweed and 22s tweed to make a wide crochet scarf/shawl. The advantage of something made with laceweight yarn is that if you make it wide enough it will serve you well through both summer and winter – in the summer as a shawl and in the winter worn double as a scarf.

  73. Elaine kemp says:

    I’ve not yarn but would love to and I adore the Tokyo shawl. The colour combinations are dreamy!

  74. suej says:

    I really rate Isager yarns, and love the creative versatility of knitting different strands together! I might try some with Habu stainless steel…..

  75. Debra Virgens says:

    I have recently fallen in love with Spinni and plan to combine Spinni with the silk mohair to make a brioche scarf – I’m excited to start. Just love the colors and feel of this yarn.

  76. Tricia Kidd says:

    How beautiful is the Lace sweater in the BEAUTIFUL Isager yarn! Would, love, love to knit this project!

  77. Sue says:

    The Tokyo shawl is absolute perfection. I would love to win a copy of Artisan, thank you four the chance of winning. Hope to visit you in London one day.

  78. kelli winter says:

    This yarn and the shawl look just my style. Thank you for the opportunity to win. And now to order some spinni! I just love the muted colors. And the name!

  79. Maria says:

    Wow beautiful unknown wool I had never seen! Would definitely love to win… and must look into these patterns more!

  80. Debbie says:

    It is hard to choose a favourite, but the Isager wools and patterns are mine!

  81. Rene says:

    I haven’t come across this yarn before-it looks gorgeous! I would love to try some of Marianne Isager’s patterns using this wool.

  82. Joanna says:

    Couture, tailoring, expressive, simplicity – meet through Isager. Artisan looks no less!

  83. Johanna says:

    I am knitting a Northmavine Hoody in Isager Tvinni and its turning out so well! Absolutely love the yarn and the tonal colours melt together perfectly in the hoody. On my list is also a summer card in Japanese cotton. But…the Ivory jumper pictured above on the blog is just begging to be cast on.

  84. Jane says:

    I had the pleasure of visiting the isager shop in northern denmark last summer and it was amazing. Spinni has to be my favourite yarn, the colours are gorgeous and it’s lovely to knit with. So happy it’s available in london too now!

  85. Hanna says:

    I have knitted several of Isagers sweaters and if my budget allowed, I would only knit in Isager yarns, they are such a you to knit with and wear.

  86. Susie Blake says:

    I would love to crochet a shawl using Spinni. Imagine how light and delicate it would look!

  87. Davina Gray says:

    I have a soft spot for lace yarn and would love to give this one a go. And as I bought the Botanical Dying Book on a recent visit to Loop I’d love to try mixing it with some home-dyed yarn!

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