Blink Prize Giveaway

Next Friday, we’ll see you (those of you who are lucky enough to be going) at Edinburgh Yarn Festival! This is our last post and last Prize Giveaway to celebrate the road to Edinburgh!

We’re launching a few kits at EYF and this week we’d like to introduce you to Blink, our Isager Japansk Cotton Tape and Ito Sensai Mohair pullover in collaboration with designer Ragnhild Vaaland.

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London

Ragnhild Vaaland wearing her Blink and holding the Pop Pink Kit version of Blink

Last Autumn one of our lovely regular customers from Norway, Ragnhild Vaaland, came into Loop wearing a beautiful sweater. We loved the slightly cropped and boxy shape and the light textured fabric with the sweet pockets. When Susan asked her what the pattern was, she said that she made it up. Ragnhild had never written a pattern before but with very little persuasion agreed to work with Loop to make it come to life. With the help of Juju Vail and Rachel Atkinson (pattern writing and tech editing), Blink was born!

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London


Ragnalhild is a friend of Julie Arkell, who suggested the name “Blink”, when the pockets reminded her of the house in Jacques Tati’s film “Mon Oncle”.

Still from film Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati

Still from Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati

Blink at Loop London

At Loop we love a casual knit, that is great for layering. This piece is perfect! It’s oversized enough to fit over most garments, but lightweight; it won’t weigh you down and the plant fibre from the Japansk Cotton means it is a cool and light sweater. This is also a super easy knit as it is pretty much all garter stitch!

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London

Blink Layered over a collared white shirt

The fabric is a beautiful combination of Mohair and Isager Japansk Cotton Tape.

Blackberry Blink pocket detail at Loop London

Blackberry kit version of Blink pocket detail

We’ll have four kit versions for you to buy at EYF: Blackberry, Pop Pink, Bordeaux and Duck Egg! The kits include a printed copy of the Blink pattern and enough yarn to make the small/medium or the medium/large version of the sweater and it all comes in a Loop cotton shopper bag.

The kit comes with all of the yarn you will need but the provisional cast-on pockets means that you can also have a play deciding on the colour of your own pockets using a little stash yarn to customise the kit if you like. While we have been test knitting the pattern we have seen so many lovely versions that we can’t wait to share with you in a few weeks!

Pink Pop Blink Kit at Loop London

Pink Pop Blink Kit

Duck Egg Blink Kit at Loop London

Duck Egg Blink Kit

Bordeaux Blink Kit at Loop london

Bordeaux Blink Kit

Blackberry Blink Kit at Loop London

Blackberry Blink Kit

Each kit includes five balls of Ito Sensai Mohair and 4 balls of Isager Japansk Cotton Tape as well as Lang Jawoll yarn to make the matching pocket (seen in the middle of each photo above), the pattern and a bag. These kits are a great savings as the real value of them is over £93 but they will be £84 as a treat to you. These are limited editions – there aren’t tons of them, so try and come to our stand, E5, early if you can.

If you are not going to EYF, no worries- we’ll be launching both the single pattern as well as a lot more beautiful Blink kits in just a few weeks!

Blink will be available as an individual pattern after EYF! Stay tuned for more details about that later in March. Thank you to Ragnhild and to all of the test knitters!!! We’re so excited about this beautiful knit and can’t want to start seeing all of your blinks!!!

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London

Ragnhild Vaaland in Blink. Holding Pop Pink kit version.

Prize Winner and New Prize Draw!

This week is our last  prize giveaway on the road to Edinburgh Yarn Festival! We’ve had a great time offering prizes for those who don’t have the chance to see us at EYF! Thanks for being involved!

Last week we offered a kit, in the colour of your choice, of our new free patten: Tiny Tassels!

Tiny Tassels shawlettes at Loop London

Tiny tassels and its kits have been hugely popular. Thanks for making them such a success. We’ll have more kits available online after EYF.

The lucky winner of the kit is Susan, who commented on the blog. Congratulations! We’ll be in touch to get your address and colour choice.

Our final giveaway is a kit, in colourway of your choice for Blink! We will draw the winner on March 21st and announce the winner on March 23rd. (If you should buy a kit before then, and win, we’ll find a nice alternative prize for you!)

Blink at loop London


There are two ways to win! You can do both, if you want to double your chances!

  1. Follow us on Instagram and either repost our image (above) in a post of your own (this is very important – it is not enough to leave a comment in our post with the hashtag, it has to be in a post in your IG feed), or use an image of your own, but be sure to tag it with #LoopEYF18Gift.
  2. Leave a comment here, on our blog.

One winner is drawn from the total combined entries. Good luck! And we hope to see you at EYF!

















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190 comments on “Blink Prize Giveaway
  1. Jo Bailey says:

    Love it!!

  2. Prue Manson says:

    Love the simplicity of this garment, can’t wait to make it.

  3. Jo Bailey says:

    Love it!!!

  4. Kaat neesen says:

    Lovely sweater and in yarnsI love to work with. Praying that I will be lucky this time!

  5. Jill Jones says:

    SCRUMPTIOUS!!!! Love this soooooo much!! This one is a MUST knit!

  6. Joanne Tinkler says:

    I’m a crocheted not a knitter but I love the shape and design of this jumper ❤️

  7. Steffi says:

    I love this kit, it really is adorable, and so easy to match with other things in my wardrobe. ❤

  8. Aimee-Rose says:

    This is a gorgeous sweater, the blueberry colour is die for!

  9. Rhubarb.rhubarb2 says:

    This is beautiful! I would love to make the duck egg version and can’t wait to see you at EYF! x

  10. Marie says:

    It s so pretty !

  11. Glenda Finlay says:

    So beautiful and ever somwearable over all my dresses.. love the Bordeaux set.

  12. Elaine Kemp says:

    How wonderful pure simplicity and gorgeous who wouldn’t want to make and wear that!

  13. Elaine Kemp says:

    How wonderful pure simplicity who wouldn’t want to make and wear that!

  14. Yvonne says:

    Love it.
    I‘m looking forward to meeting you at EYF.

  15. Simone says:

    This looks lovely. It will be my first garment when the kits are available.

  16. Andre says:

    The Duck Egg colourway is gorgeous x

  17. Sally Simons says:

    I love everything about this!

  18. Georgia Green says:

    What a gorgeous set of kits you have prepared for this wonderful pattern … I believe that Duck Egg is my favorite, but Blackberry is not far behind! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you!

  19. Helle says:

    What a Lovely casual and elegant look.
    I Would really love to do the bordeaux blink.

  20. Michele says:

    Simple, elegant but probably quite warm. Duck egg is my favourite, but that purple is lovely as well. Think of the fun finding a little something to line the pockets with.. koigu KPPPM perhaps?

  21. Lynn hall says:

    Beautiful yarns and the colours in the kits are wonderful. Great giveaway x

  22. Isabel says:

    Have to love that jumper, it’s so me!

  23. Josie says:

    I love the boxy look to this jumper, it’s now definitely on my 2018 knit list! But now I’ve seen the colourways I might have to make 2! Pink pop and Bordeaux!

  24. Karen Calcroft says:

    Oh this is just beautiful. Think I love all the colours but probably would choose duck egg. But I just love that boxy shape and the styling of it in that picture is perfect xx

  25. Eileen Humphries says:

    Simple and timeless what’s not to love!! Duck egg blue is my colour choice, however, pink pop

  26. Judith Hawley says:

    Bordeaux Bordeaux

  27. Ailsa says:

    Beautiful and so versatile, blackberry would be my choice!

  28. Sian says:

    Lovely jumper and beautiful yarns, love the blackberry!

  29. Alanna says:

    Duck egg Just over this pattern Xx

  30. Julianna says:

    Love, love, love, especially the Bordeaux!

  31. Mandy says:

    That looks like the ideal jumper – simple and stylish. Great colour choices too.

  32. Catherine says:

    Cannot make it to Edinburgh, but would love a chance to knit Blink in Blackberry.

  33. Zsuzsa Csomor says:

    Beautiful yarns, pretty pattern

  34. Stina says:

    Love the colours and textures of the yarn.

  35. Lee says:

    I love the Pink Pop Blink Kit. That is my favorite. I thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  36. Kelly says:

    Oh wow! Stunning pattern and that duck egg blue kit is absolutely beautiful!! Fingers crossed!

  37. Joanne Forman says:

    Very interesting combination of yarns. I can’t wait to see the finished jumper at EYF.

  38. Uylond says:

    Blink looks wonderful – both in design and the yarns. How perfect!!!!

  39. Susan says:

    The color choices! So challenging to choose! Nice!

  40. Heather says:

    Absolutely love it, would love to win one!

  41. Sue Robinson says:

    What a lovely sweater. I could manage that! Plus beautiful yarns. Fabulous.

  42. Lesley Bambridge says:

    What a pretty pattern, and stunning yarns to choose from. Thank you for the chance to make my own

  43. Annamiek says:

    OMG: spring is in the air with this gorgeous sweater. Two of my favourite yarns in one kit, it’s a dream come true! I need to knit this in the warm spring sun between the smell of new flowers, fresh green leaves and fresh fluffy mohair! Thank you Loop London for making us so happy with your designs and yarns ❤️

  44. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, I love the Blackberry option. Very lovely.

  45. Beverly Hetherington says:

    Simple, classic, sophisticated yet also fun – a perfect garment! My choice would be Duck Egg but all the colours look wonderful.

  46. Susan Spittlehouse says:

    so excited to have a chance to win, I love the pink, team it with crisp white cotton and denim, perfect…well done Loop and Ragnhild.

  47. Marta says:

    What a generous give away and a beautiful kit as always by Loop! See you at EYF!

  48. Margaret says:

    Such a gorgeous kit and design! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Holli says:

    What a lovely sweater! So simple yet stylish! I love it!

  50. Julie says:

    You gave excelled yourselves with this delightful design ❤️ I can’t wait to get my kit

  51. Kim Johnson says:

    Blink is an absolute winner, which works in all these colours. Beautiful pullover. I will so enjoy making and wearing this design. Thank you for the opportunity to win a kit.

  52. Joanna says:

    Blink Blink Wink Wink

  53. Ingrid says:

    Such lovely colour combinations. I would just love to be one of the lucky winners.

  54. CathyS says:

    Love yarns and pattern and Blackberry kit !!! Can’t wait…

  55. Aileen says:

    Gorgeous! Fingers crossed!

  56. Carole Kendall says:

    Love this pattern. I would love to try Liberty print pockets!

  57. Jane Stewart says:

    Gorgeous design. Love all the colours, though I think the Bordeaux would be my first choice.

  58. Johanne Henri says:

    I love it! A simple, timeless passe-partout top in duck egg color.

  59. Jules says:

    Well I just love that sweater. All of the yarns used are just gorgeous and I have been meaning to try them for ages, Bordeaux is my favourite colourway, can’t wait to give it a go.

  60. Darci Lambert says:

    I love the shape and construction of this- easy is right up my alley.

    The texture and colorways are delicious!

  61. Viala Fabienne says:

    What a gorgious Blink!! Love it
    But i can’t be in EYFMay be become a winner???
    Have a good day in London

  62. Sue says:

    Simple shapes combine so well, I love this garment – love all combinations, but I can’t get away from love of duck-egg blue!!

  63. Judith Anne Haycock says:

    Fun and casual as well as being the epitome of elegance . .I just love the Duck Egg combination.Come and live in our street Ragnhild.

  64. Louise says:

    Love love it, so easy to wear over summer things and always need a new project to do. Just won’t be able to decide on the colour, I know the lovely staff at loop will help me choose!

  65. Carole Finger says:

    The perfect Spring layering piece! Blackberry for me. This looks to be a fun knit.

  66. Nicole Acuna says:

    This pattern and yarn is stunning!

  67. Linda Rice says:

    Lovely sweater and great colour choices – what a pattern debut! Congrats Ragnhild :)

  68. Lesley Darwin says:

    Inspiring to have such a lovely design from a knitter not a designer. We should all do it! In the meantime I’d love a pink kit!

  69. Beate says:

    What a great pattern and beautiful colours! Oh, the lucky winner …

  70. Nina says:

    Very excited To meet you and Blink in EYF !

  71. Carla Pryde says:

    The colours are gorgeous!
    Hope to go to EYF one day!

  72. Elaine says:

    Very pretty! I love seeing how different types of yarn combine when knit up together.

  73. Annika says:

    It looks so cozy and comfy! And sich gorgous colours! How can you choose?

  74. Geraldine says:

    What a gorgeous pullover. I love the Bordeaux colourway.

  75. Monica Gomez says:

    My goodness it looks light as air and so very soft my favourite will be blackberry followed very closely by duck egg it is a winner!

  76. Geraldine says:

    What a gorgeous pullover. The Bordeaux colourway is my favourite.

  77. Danielle says:

    Looks beautifully tactile and I would LOVE the bordeaux colourway.

  78. Beverley says:

    This is a fascinating use of textures and design. I love the combination of colours shown in this blog and how they can create variations of the same sweater with different brands of yarn too.

  79. Marilyn Gibson says:

    Love love love ❤️
    This sweater is just beautiful and just a touch zany at the same time
    Please please please
    can I win the pop pink version ? I can’t wait to knit it ! Love Marilyn xx

  80. Alison says:

    Love the colours and even though I am a reluctant knitter, I am so slow, this pattern makes me want to pick up a pair of needles and knit again!

  81. Jenna Ingalls says:

    I’m always looking for the perfect layering piece for the Bay Area, and this is it! ❤️❤️

  82. Nia K says:

    Wow, another fab giveaway!! I’m loving the Blackberry kit :)

  83. Lisa says:

    In duck egg color it must be amazing !!

  84. Julia Fitzsimmons says:

    Love this! So perfect for year round!

  85. Philippa Swann says:

    Great simplicity and yarn combination – love the blackberry colours!

  86. deb says:

    Wow! Loving this. What a great, wearable piece. Blackberry for me please but I love all the colours so much any would be super.

  87. Linda Harris says:

    Absolutely love this but unable to come to Edinburgh so I’m hoping to win

  88. Linda Harris says:

    Absolutely love this but unable to come to Edinburgh so I’m hoping to win .

  89. Marisa says:

    Such a beautiful design and every kit colorway just a gorgeous!

  90. Rene says:

    I too, cannot make EYF this year but what a treat to win this lovely kit. My favourite is duck egg, but they are all gorgeous!

  91. Irene Allin says:

    Blackberry Blink – love, love, love it. This would a lovely consolation for not being able to go to EYF !!!

  92. asteride says:

    The pattern is so beautiful! I love the mohair/tape combination!

  93. Carol Isaac says:

    So pretty!

  94. Jillian Hunt says:

    Gorgeous colours my favourite is duck egg

  95. Deb M says:

    Such a fun knit and a great sweater for the summer.
    Love Bordeaux!

    Deb M

  96. Jane Hearn says:

    What a beautiful sweater! It looks like it is such a comfy Hygge sweater to wear. Love the sweet little pockets too! I’d wear that with a favourite pair of jeans, or over a pretty dress.. I llove duck egg blue

  97. Karin says:

    Love this design!

  98. Sue says:

    This pattern could ha e been made with me in mind ,I love the duck egg just right for spring

  99. Penny Lane says:

    I’d love it. So easy to knit and so wearable, chilly summer days or winter.

  100. Brittney Green says:

    Those are all great color kits, but I LOVE the Blackberry kit!

  101. Jutta says:

    This is simply the perfect spring top!

  102. Judi gomes says:

    What a fab pattern! Love the shape and the texture of the two yarns together. Fingers crossed for the giveaway!

  103. yarn & yarns says:

    This sweater is gorgeous! Hoping one day I’ll be be able to visit your shop in person AND attend EYF.

  104. Julie says:

    This looks like the perfect sweater for Spring! I love the shape and of course, the pockets.

  105. Teresa says:

    Blackberry Blink, pleeze!! Irresistible!

  106. Alicia says:

    See you next Saturday!

  107. Sheryl Collier says:

    This is just my style! I would love one of these kits. Bordeaux or Ducks egg though….aargh! Can’t choose!

  108. Karen wilks says:

    Love this boxy style and the little pockets!

  109. Margaret Petersen says:

    Love this pattern and your shop! I have to turn sideways to get in your door. LOL I’ll be back in September to visit

  110. Lulu says:

    Duck egg color is perfect for this spring sweater!

  111. Michelle Wilman says:

    Love. Layering. Love. Light. Love. Shape. Love. Whimsical. What’s not to love?

  112. Bordergirl says:

    So beautiful and wearable…a true wardrobe basic. Thank you for the great giveaway. Wishing you a great time at the EYF.

  113. Trina says:

    This pattern is just gorgeous and the yarn choices are delicious! I love it and can’t wait to knit it. Have fun at EYF! xx

  114. Bordergirl says:

    This is a beautiful sweater which I would love to wear. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  115. Bordergirl says:

    Sorry for the double reply. Site reply was to repost.

  116. Silke says:

    Very clever shaping – and what an interesting yarn mix! Really like it!

  117. Christine Patmore says:

    What a lovely shape sweater and beautiful colours!
    I’ve been looking for a boxy shape sweater like this for ages.
    Love the blackberry especially.

  118. Michelle says:

    Fab concept and design. I love it!

  119. Megan says:

    It’s so beautiful! All the colours are gorgeous too.

  120. Vanessa B says:

    Love the style and shape of this so wearable jumper. Blackberry looks super……but all the colours are beautiful. What an amazing giveaway!

  121. Raelene says:

    So simply chic, loving this pattern! Looking forward to the kits being available. Enjoy EYF.

  122. Carolyn says:

    What a fantastic jumper to knit and what great yarns with which to knit it! Thank you to Ragnalhild and Loop for your generosity in giving us Blink. Right now I am struggling to choose between one in Blackberry or one in Bordeaux. Fingers crossed for a win!!

  123. Sally says:

    Fab knit and love the way the colours are combined when knitting. Have never had a go at knitting this way so would love to try it. Have a great EYF – work commitments mean I am unable to attend but will make sure I am not working next year!!

  124. Karen Hodgson says:

    The design is beautiful and the colours stunning – fingers crossed!

  125. Stephanie Pritchard says:

    I like the blackberry version best it’s gorgeous

  126. Louise Hitchin says:

    How fabulous…. love this!

  127. Caroline says:

    How gorgeous!

  128. Denise says:

    Sometimes the most elegant sweaters are a simple knit – just beautiful ❤️ Love the duck egg blue version Thanks for another lovely giveaway opportunity!

  129. Katy M says:

    Absolutely beautiful pattern!

  130. Jenny Royall says:

    Lovely pattern, very wearable. My favourite colour? I love them all, but the Blackberry kit is my most favourite!

  131. Robin Spencer says:

    May we know the dimensions of the finished garment please?

    • Loop says:

      For now these are the sizes. More sizes will follow. Remember the sweater is very loose fitting so one size fits many.
      S/M (M/L)
      Finished bust circumference: 125 (145)cm / 49 (57)in
      Length to underarm: 29 (34.5)cm / 11¼ (13½)in
      Upper arm circumference: 32 (34.5)cm / 12¾ (13¾)in
      Finished length: 50 (57)cm / 19½ (22½)in
      Sleeve length from underarm: 28.5 (28.5)cm / 11¼ (11¼)in

  132. Tess Davis says:

    This is gorgeous – I was born to wear it!

  133. Tess Davis says:

    Absolutely love it. Simple but beautiful.

  134. Vivienne says:


  135. Adriana says:

    Amazing, I love the Bordeaux version!

  136. Linda Rumsey says:

    I’d love to knit this gorgeous sweater in Blackberry!

  137. Lori Lynn Parsons says:

    This is beautiful!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  138. Naomi Bowie says:

    Duck egg please! Would love to win…

  139. Trish says:

    What a cute sweater and that Blackberry colour is gorgeous! <3

  140. Lana Noel says:

    Love the sweater – perfect spring transition pattern, and love the colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit!

  141. Carole Broome says:

    Absolutely love it

  142. Kelly Stanford says:

    I love this, which colour though!? They’re all so cute.

  143. Ali says:

    What a beautiful design, elegant but simple, just love it!

  144. Silvia says:

    Simple and beautiful, I love it!

  145. Gea says:

    Love the mohair combination! Duck egg is great for spring!

  146. Isamay says:

    They are so amazing

  147. Tricia Kidd says:

    Cute as a button! love the pockets!!!

  148. Felicity Hearn says:

    Blackberry colourway is particularly lovely, and the styling is both simple and inspired

  149. Kari HB says:

    Simple and so wearable, lovely. All the colors are great but Bordeaux is my pick.

  150. Tiziana says:

    I love it! My favourite is bordeaux, very chic!

  151. Cathy bodini says:

    I really need to win this in duck egg.

  152. Sue C says:

    Ohh the Blackberry colour way – just in time for the release of the film Peter Rabbit – its rather special :)

  153. Carrie Hartshorn says:

    I can’t get to EYF but I would love to make this sweater in the duck egg blue.

  154. Cynthia says:

    Love this pattern and the color ways you’re highlighting. BlackBerry is calling me. I will see you next week at EYF!

  155. Tess Davis says:

    Gorgeous, stunning knit

  156. Teresa Day says:

    Looks beautiful, would love to win this, hope you have a wonderful time in Edinburgh :)

  157. Jeanette says:

    What a gorgeous jumper. Perfect for our autumn weather here in Australia. Love the colour. ❤️

  158. Diane Milne says:

    Gosh- what a lovely and airy looking sweater – I love the little pocket details!

  159. Liz says:

    Gorgeous. I think blackberry would be my choice…. Or perhaps the pop pink. But I really like the Bordeaux. Ok I can’t decide!

  160. Couson says:

    It ´s gorgeous . I love the pattern &athée fibers. Please enter me in your giveaway. Love

  161. Susan says:

    The perfect sweater. Duck egg is my favorite!

  162. Lee Ann says:

    Love it – the duck egg is my favourite x

  163. Penny Theos says:

    love this and cannot wait for the pattern to come out!

  164. Kimberlie says:

    Adorable sweater! And the Duck Egg is a perfect color!

  165. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous yarns for a beautiful sweater!

  166. Robyn Hume says:

    Blink is adorable and cozy and so very charming in its simplicity! With an air of elegance – or perhaps this is the designer’s smile : D

    Such a wonderful garment. So suitable for my lifestyle. Thank you for the prize offer!

  167. Noreen says:

    Gorgeous sweater and I love the color options too, they are all beautiful

  168. Deirdre says:

    Lovely. I’m not going to EYE but would love to win in duck egg.
    Imagine having such an eye for design and not really knowing, glad you asked for it to be written up!

  169. Christine Morris says:

    So Beautiful!!

  170. Josephine says:

    That blackberry colourway is gorgeous!

  171. Kerstin Leni Voigt says:

    Just gorgeous! I’m looking forward to making this one :) Thank you for all the wonderful patterns.

  172. Sara Critser says:

    Love, love, love it

  173. Sonja Kuvik Loyd says:

    i saw the house,I google it online,What a funny movie,the classy ladies and their clothing.Those houses too! I would love to win this BLink,beautiful texture and just loving those pockets.Marvelous design!!

  174. Karen Jacobs says:

    The Bordeaux or Blackberry Blink would be an excellent, luxurious, fine and comfortable first try for finally knitting… my first sweater!
    What a wonderfull pattern, and need I say – I do – I love Loop and its always excitingly mindblowing woollen treasure trove!

  175. Christine says:

    I would love to knit this sweater, the pattern looks so comfortable and neat.

  176. Nicola King says:

    Amazing…..will definitely be getting one of these beautiful kits. Hope Edinburgh is fantastic.

  177. Dee Deadman says:

    It has been a while since a have knitted a garment, but this would be ideal and just up my street in terms of the design and look.
    The colour combinations are definite winners too, with blackberry edging it today but tomorrow it could be a different story….decisions, decisions

  178. Danielley says:

    So pretty! Love the blackberry color! It’s so dark and rich!

  179. Teresa Day says:

    Think this is beautiful, I would love to make it in the bordeaux colour way :)

  180. Vicky says:

    I wonder if this does a 2XL size. I love the bordeaux, blackberry and oddly for me the blue colours. If it is in my size I see more than one made in my future.

  181. Brenda says:

    What a beautiful sweater and gorgeous colour combinations. Love the Duck Egg blue best.

  182. Michi says:

    Blink sieht so herrlich kuschelig und komfortabel aus!

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