Two gorgeous new shawl designs from Lori Versaci – and a giveaway!

This week we are celebrating the recent release of two beautiful new shawl designs from Lori Versaci, of Versaci Knits.

Triangulate is a triangular shawl with a combination of garter stitch and uncomplicated lace, and Waypoint is a similar combination of lace and garter stitch, but in the form of a wrap.

Both these lovely new designs use the Qing Fibre Super Soft DK, which is one of our very favourite yarns. We have a wonderful giveaway running this week, with the opportunity to win three skeins of the Super Soft DK from Qing, as well as a pattern from Lori. Read on to find out more!

Lori has been a Loop fan for many years, and she has now added a bundle on Ravelry of “Loop Inspired Designs” and is offering 20% off on Ravelry for purchases of those patterns with coupon code ILOVELOOP until May 10th! How lovely!

Lori Versaci Waypoint at Loop London

The Waypoint wrap in Daffodils (left) and Berry Milkshake (right)

The Qing Fibre yarn is a super squishy blend of 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon; it wears well and is a dream to knit with.

Layla and the team at Qing Fibre have developed a truly wonderful colour palette, with so many different special colours.

The palette we have, as we stock so many different colours in this base, has the possibility to create an item that is very bright with lots of lovely speckles, or one that is calming and subtle.

Our Bright palette here is Bittermelon, Bronx and Ember.

Our Subtle colour palette is Daffodils (which is used in the Wrap size of Waypoint), Kaleidoscope and Soft Grey.

Lori Versaci Waypoint at Loop London

Waypoint in Daffodils – shown in the Wrap size

The Waypoint wrap is a great pattern as it has four different sizes to choose from! Sized from a Shawlette all the way to a Wrap, we think this pattern would be a great one for gift knitting.

Lori Versaci Waypoint at Loop London

Waypoint in Berry Milkshake – shown in the Shawlette size

Knit the smallest size for a quick gift, or the larger one for a special present.

Lori Versaci Triangulate at Loop London

Triangulate in the ‘Smoke’ colour way from Qing Fibre

Triangulate is the ultimate winter shawl to cosy up in! It uses five skeins of the Qing Fibre Super Soft DK, and is sure to keep you warm through the colder months.

Lori Versaci Triangulate at Loop London

Triangulate is a really great sized shawl – perfect to wrap up in!

Both of Lori’s new designs are finished off perfectly with some amazing statement tassels. We think they are so clever! They cleverly combine an icord into the tassel to make them a striking addition to the shawls.

Lori has used different coloured scraps of yarn to make up her tassels, which adds some lovely depth of colour. How about digging through your stash to find that perfect contrast colour, and making your tassels out of that?

We have even more ideas for great yarns to use for Triangulate and Waypoint

The La Bien Aimee Merino DK would be amazing! We have a limited quantity left, but we think that the ‘Driftwood Graffiti’ colour way would make an amazing autumnal shawl or wrap.

Another great DK weight yarn you could use is the Brooklyn Tweed Arbor. If you fancy a cosy yarn in a solid colour, Arbor is perfect. We suggest you pick the colour that would wear the best with your winter coat, and you’ll be able to wear your shawl for the whole winter!

Lori Versaci wearing Triangulate shawl by LoopLondonLoves

Lovely Lori wearing her Triangulate shawl in Qing Fibre yarn, photographed by Susan

Now for the exciting giveaway news…

It was Susan’s birthday this week, and in the spirit of giving we would like to offer one person the opportunity to win three skeins of Qing Super Soft DK in the ‘Smoke’ colourway, so you’ll be able to make the beautiful Waypoint wrap for yourself!

Follow LoopLondonLoves and VersaciKnits on Instagram, and repost our photo, or post a photo of your own with the hashtag LoopLovesVersaciKnitsto your own account for a chance to win. This giveaway is only running on Instagram. Comments on our post will not be counted.

Lori has said she has been inspired by Loop many times over the past 7 years, both from the eclectic yarn we stock that she sometimes has never seen before, as well as the lovely handmade things in the shop. We’re so honoured by that.
Lori says that, “In all I have 7 designs that originated in yarn that I bought at Loop (Modern TunicNo TailsSummer FogThe Reach and Embrace) and now TRIANGULATE and WAYPOINT! In addition, Loop was the first shop to stock  VERSACIKNITS Twin Rib Collection anywhere in the world and the first shop to feature VERSACIKNITS Woolfolk internationally! On top that, and best of all, Susan has become one of my favourite fiber friends.”
As a gift from Lori, she’ll be giving away a download code for any one of her patterns, which you could use to download the Waypoint pattern!

The giveaway will close on Thursday 9th May and we will announce the winner on Friday 10th May. It’s open to everyone, no matter where you are in the world!

This week we also wanted to say a huge THANK YOU again to everyone who came to shop with us, and take a class with us, on Local Yarn Shop Day. We had a busy wonderful day and it was so lovely to see you all.

We sincerely appreciate your love and support for Loop, it means the world to us.

xox

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3 comments on “Two gorgeous new shawl designs from Lori Versaci – and a giveaway!
  1. Couson says:

    Thanks so much to Lori. Please enter me into the giveaway. Lots of love

  2. Elaine kemp says:

    What a wonderful pattern a shawl for every occasion . Just wonderful would love to have this pattern and have some stash as well I could use.

  3. Katrina says:

    Why can’t we have 48 hours in every day! I want to knit both shawls!

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