An early Christmas treat has arrived! Introducing our latest free pattern Alvaro, a textured colour block scarf that uses the cosy soft Illimani Cadena. It’s the pattern you’ve been waiting to solve those last minute gift knitting dilemmas!

Falling leaves and blustery days means that the wearing and making of cosy knits can truly start! We’ve certainly started to feel the nip of Autumn air in London, so we’re excited for the new chunky yarns that are coming to Loop. First to arrive is the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky. Much like our popular Ultra Alpaca Aran, this Chunky version is a mix of fine alpaca and Peruvian wool. While the alpaca makes a soft yarn with a slight halo, the wool gives it a little more structure than just pure alpaca. The two ply twist means a subtle texture to the knitted …

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The gift-knitting rush is over, and we’re back to the daily grind. It’s cold outside and we could use a little comfort. Sometimes, for knitters, comfort comes in the form of a gorgeously plush skein of thick-and-thin hand-dyed yarn. We can’t think of a better way to stave off the January blues than by working up a simple but beautiful, enormous, cosy scarf in one of the dreamy colourways of Colinette Point Five. In semi-solid or gently variegated hues, each stitch is a new colour experience, making the simplest garter stitch pattern an adventure.