Cecile Franconie at Loop London

Wow! Cécile Franconie’s new book, ‘Floralies‘, has us swooning, so this week we want to show you how beautiful it is. Cécile is an incredibly talented embroiderer from France, with a unique and very decorative style, with lots of beautiful …

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Quince Tern in Aventurine at Loop Knitting London

With the launch of Laine Magazine issue 7 last Friday, and the imminent launch of Pom Pom Quarterly 28 on the 28th of this month, we want to take a closer look at these wonderful publications. Both have amazing patterns …

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Botanical Colour at your Fingertips at Loop London

Print is not dead! ~The Guardian reported this week, that sales of ebooks have dropped by 17%, while sales of ‘real’ books are up 8%! Hurray! We love Ravelry and digital patterns, but it’s such a joy to slowly turn the pages of …

Loop Loves Books Read More »

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With the release of Norah Gaughan’s stunning new book Knitted Cable Sourcebook, we thought we’d give the stage to an all time favourite technique, so bust out your cable needles!

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Feel inspired with our top picks from the Loop bookshelves this year. Time to find that perfect volume for your friend (and tell Father Christmas that you need a copy too!) (Books Top – Bottom/  Shawl Book One / Away / Loop’s 10 / …

A Year in Books Read More »

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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 …

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Once you have mastered knit and purl a whole world of different combinations are literally at your fingertips. That must be part of the magic of stitch dictionaries, revealing and explaining how knitted fabric can be shaped. Conventionally, instructions are …

Up, Down, All Around Stitch Dictionary Read More »

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The textile history of a country is as rich and varied as the garments and fabric produced. It is always fascinating to discover the traditional crafts and costumes that are part of everyday life and to be inspired by the …

Muhu Island Love Read More »

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We know it’s still over a month until Christmas but, as knitters, we’re inherently inclined to plan ahead. A few years ago we compiled lists of what we would ask Father Christmas for if the elves made yarn and haberdashery …

Christmas Wishlists! Read More »

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We’re doing our best not to turn the heaters on in the shop this week, in spite of it getting very cold – what is knitwear for, after all? We’ve had delivery of some lovely things which have reminded us …

Cabled Warmth Read More »

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Last night at Loop we had the pleasure of welcoming Eline Oftedal, talented author of Knit Nordic, for a little show and tell. Accompanying her was a cameraman from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation! We sure gave him a lot to …

Scandi Knits! Read More »

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Gift knitting time is upon us (for those of us organised enough to be thinking ahead!), and there may be a man or two in your life who’s been hinting that he’d like a hand-knitted scarf or sweater. Or, hey, …

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