Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018

It’s finally here! We’re enjoying the Edinburgh Yarn Festival as you read this! Are you there? Come find us and say hello, if you are. We’re at stand E5.

There’s still a chance to win a Blink Kit if you can’t make it to EYF!

Round Up Of Our EYF Goodies

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

We have some beautiful knit kits previewing in Edinburgh ~ Blink, Tiny Tassels and Tuli Cowl.

Knit Kits at Loop London

Knit Kits Clockwise from top left: Blink, Tiny Tassels, Tuli Cowl, and Tiny Tassels in Smoke

The Tuli Cowl kits, designed by Fiona Alice for Loop, are premiering at EYF! We haven’t featured them on our blog yet, but we’ll dedicate a special post to them in the upcoming weeks.

Tuli Cowl Kit at Loop London

Tuli Cowl Kit in Tea Smoked

They come in three moody colourways, using Uncommon Thread BFL DK and Snail Gradient Yarns.

Twirl Yarn at Loop London

Twirl Yarns

We’re also showing our new yarn, Twirl, for the first time in Edinburgh. Twirl comes from a small company in Napa Valley California that raise sheep, goats, rabbits, llamas and alpacas on their own land, which they have spun at a local mill and then dye themselves. We’ll have more about this special yarn in upcoming weeks, but if you’re in Edinburgh, you can preview it.

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

We’ve brough Plucky Primo Fingering, Freia Shawl Balls and Uncommon Thread BFL Singles.

Ce Persiano, of The Uncommon Thread, will be our guest of honour on our stand (E5), on Friday and Saturday each day from 2:00-3:00. Please come and meet her!

We’ll also have cute little bundles of Plant Dyed by Mette Mehlsen!

Plus, we’ll be featuring many adorable haberdashery and handmade items including our own range of block printed bags! So come check us out.

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

Loop Stand at EYF 2018

Toy Design Competition

Thanks to all who have entered our first design competition. We got some adorable entries that we can’t wait to share!

Toy Design Competition At Loop London

Final EYF Prize Giveaway

You still have another week to enter our final prize giveaway of a Blink kit, in the colour of your choice.

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London

Blink

We’ll 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!)

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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59 comments on “Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018
  1. Sigrid Graf says:

    I would so much like to knit the BLINK sweater!

  2. Vivienne says:

    Sorry not to be at EYF this year, the stand looks gorgeous!

  3. Uylond says:

    Your booth looks amazing – so many lovely temptations.

  4. Sheila Carter says:

    The stand looks wonderful! Hope you have some tiny tassels kits left afterwards though, for us tiny tasseletts

  5. Briony says:

    An ethereal sweater, knitted up in the Blink of an eye! I’d love to knit the Duck Egg version thinking of turquoise seas….

  6. Laura Hookings says:

    Blinking lovely

  7. Linda Jones says:

    Ooh the stand looks scrummy. Couldn’t make it this year to EYF – hopefully next!

  8. Nell Cameron says:

    Beautiful post, beautifual yarn, great knitwear!

  9. Heidi Sidwell says:

    Good classic design and as a through and through purplist an easy colour choice. Though could be swayed by duck egg….

  10. Andrea says:

    Such a lovely stand – I wish I could be there

  11. Deborah Garretty says:

    So disappointed not to be at EYF this year, your stand would definitely be on my “must visit” list. I would be thrilled to win your generous giveaway.

  12. Doris says:

    One of these years I will make the trip!! Lovely booth and beautiful sweater/knits!

  13. Christel Vanhulle says:

    Not able to see the beautiful stand at EYF but this blog post gives a pretty good idea of what I’m missing.
    Winning a Blackberry Blink Kit would be the best consolation though.

  14. Nathalie Gotting says:

    With you in spirit…. if not in person.
    Enjoy!

  15. Jane Hearn says:

    Sad I won’t make it to see you all at Edinburgh…
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Blink!!!!
    Absolutely beautiful. Knitting, relaxing and recouperation from an illlness, looks like blink would be just st the thing for me right now!

  16. Marc says:

    so sorry I cannot come to the EYF, a wheelchair has become my best friend! Must say your stand is stunning,gorgeous it’s like being ind woll wonderland.
    Winning a Blink kit would be great.

  17. Marc says:

    so sorry I cannot come to the EYF, a wheelchair has become my best friend! Must say your stand is stunning,gorgeous it’s like being ind woll wonderland.
    Winning a Blink kit would be great.

  18. Linda Rumsey says:

    Blink looks so much fun to knit!

  19. Nia K says:

    Wow, I so wish I was at EYF, but it’s probably good for my bank account that I’m not!! Your booth looks amazing and sooo tempting :)

  20. Kim says:

    Have a lovely time!! Wish I could go to the EYF

  21. Heather says:

    That looks gorgeous.
    I so wanted to ‘do’ EYF this year but unfortunately it wasn’t possible.

  22. Lisa Hulitzky says:

    This is so exciting! And I just love pairing yarns with Ito Sensai!

  23. Couson says:

    All thèse yarns are gorgeous ! EYF is too far for me but I make à Dream: to win this wonderfull kit. Tanks alot. Love

  24. Sue says:

    Would have loved to be at the festival- your displays look gorgeous

  25. Brieanne Doyle says:

    Looks like a lovely stand and round up for EYF

  26. Christine Barrett says:

    Sadly unable to go to EYF as enjoying a few weeks of Australian sunshine. Your stall and produce looks stunning.

  27. Christina Nunn says:

    So many lovely skeins of yarn just waiting to be squeezed, alas I won’t be at EYF. Such fabulous colours in this Blink kit just waiting for a good home.☺

  28. Susan says:

    Knit Lounge share today is swoon-worthy! So many loves! Blink will be a classic knit! Love the pink-pocket version on IG share!

  29. Alicia says:

    See you tomorrow x

  30. Susan Barnes says:

    Love that Blink kit. Would so love to win it.

  31. Alison Jackson says:

    Thanks for posting the Blink giveaway! It’s great to hear that this has been created from an original project by one of your customers – gives us all hope that big things can grow from our needles. The garter stitch gives a soft structure and it looks beautiful in all the colourways but particularly the blackberry, which I would be delighted to win. Have fun in Edinburgh – lovely yarns and lovely people – how could you not?!

  32. susanne says:

    Love your stand at EYF!

  33. cachou33 says:

    Very sorry I can’t go to EYF…..I hope it will be next time !!!! I should be so happy to win…..I love this pattern !!!

  34. Sarah says:

    EYF looks amazing, I wish I was there! Would love to knit a Blink :)

  35. Daisy says:

    Sorry not to be able to go to EYF this year and visit the Loop stand. It would be so amazing to win the Blink kit!

  36. Debby says:

    Everything looks deliciously tempting – maybe it’s as well I’m not coming to EYF. Ha, who am I kidding: I’m dying to be there!! Hope you have a successful and fun weekend.

  37. Bordergirl says:

    Your booth is a treasure trove…..wishing you the best at EYF.

  38. Harriet O’Doherty says:

    Love your great emails! And how unique the projects are! Have a wonderful show in Edinburgh – Regards

  39. Denise says:

    Oh to be in Scotland for the EYF. Your offerings will have everyone drooling. Thanks for sharing the EYF pictures and have a great weekend!

  40. Vanessa B says:

    Your Stand looks beautiful with so many goodies. Oh to be there!! Blink in Blackberry would be wonderful. An easy to wear, all season, design.

  41. Suzan Minton says:

    I’d love to be with you in Scotland but alas looking after my Granddaughter who is at School. Blink would be my Favourite knit to do NOW. Can’t wait for the pattern to be released. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful versatile Design.

  42. Judy says:

    Your booth looks fabulous! So well stocked and inviting. Makes me wish I was there! Maybe next year!!!

  43. Tricia says:

    Will see you tomorrow

  44. Margene Lehman says:

    So many wonderful and inspiring displays at EYF18. Love this wearable sweater in Duck Egg! #LoopEYF18Gift Look forward to the blog every Friday.

  45. Brenda says:

    Looks like heaven to me. Would love to be there but will just have to feast my eyes on your pics instead. Still trying to work out how to post on Instagram to stand in hope of being lucky enough to win a Blink kit xxx

  46. Holly P says:

    Wish I were there! Sorry to be missing EYF 2018 – definitely in my diary for next year. Your stand is a feast for the eyes. Good luck everyone, and thank you Loop.

  47. Helen Lovitt-Raison says:

    EYF is a little far too come but it is on my wish list. I’ve visited the store and would visit the stand if I came. Perhaps you could join us at the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show in July in Australia instead?

  48. Kari HB says:

    Your booth is beautiful! No EYF for me this year but am making plans for the next…

  49. EvelyneK says:

    Sometimes life is beautiful…

  50. GEN says:

    Beautiful jumper, would love to knit one.

  51. Daisy says:

    EYF looks like so much fun! One day!

  52. Jeska says:

    Wow! What an amazing prize! One day I will make it up to EYF hopefully but being able to knit this would certainly lift the spirits at not being able to go this year!

  53. Nancy Hildebrant says:

    Sure wish I could visit your booth in person. Looks so Loop!

  54. Jacquie Clapperton says:

    Sadly, I took the decision to stay away from EYF this year despite being just across the water as I’m having work done on the house and my budget for gorgeous stash is precisely nought. Blink looks just the sort of jersey I need for in between seasons though…

  55. Nancy Hildebrant says:

    Someday I’ll get there! Your booth looks so Loop.

  56. Lindsey Loughtman says:

    Pics of your stall at EYF look amazing. Love love love this kit, especially the duck egg! Insta @lindsey lofty

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