The Finest of Threads

The Christmas season is in full frenzy now, with just under two weeks until the biggest gift giving day of the year. It can be easy to be swept away in it all, but two new arrivals at Loop have

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Christmas Wishlists!

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

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Knits for Men

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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Knits & Gifts for Little Ones

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to babies these days at Loop – there are so many adorable patterns and other bits and bobs perfect for the wee ones in our lives! From sweet cardis to dapper pullovers, precious

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Figure of Eight Cast On

Finally we are getting a bit of nice, light, summer knitting weather! Yeah! Later in this post, we have a tutorial for the figure of eight cast-on, mentioned in other tutorials (and here) and a new way of striping those toe-up afterthought

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Loop’s Favourite Cowls!

When the weather warms up, we love turning to smaller projects we can take on the go, like our Afterthought Heel Socks from last week. Cowls are a great accessory to work on in summer too – they usually only

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Vintage at Loop

The vintage aesthetic has made a comeback in recent years and at Loop we can’t get enough! Our shop is nestled in beautiful Camden Passage, in amongst antiques dealers and vintage clothing boutiques, and Loop is no exception to the

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Muhu Island Book Just In

Susan and I made a special trip to pick up 10 copies of this extraordinary book yesterday. It has over 380 pages of the most amazing textiles, from Muhu Island, Estonia. It includes beautiful examples of knitting, with charts and

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Old Maiden Aunt Fresh In Stock

These are the much loved Ysolda Teague, Veyla mitts from Whimsical Little Knits Two. They are a great way to use-up left-over yarn, as they only take between 10-20g of yarn to complete. I made this pair before Christmas with

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Meghan’s heart desire…

Today’s wishlist belongs to Meghan; frequent Loop model, book lover and romantic knitter: Sophie Digard necklace Juno Sock in potpourri, to make the divine, Damask. (She’d happily have every colour of Juno Sock, if Santa were feeling extraordinarily generous!) Old

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Rebecca Dreams of…

Continuing with our staff wishlists for Santa,  Rebecca, who likes to bake, read, and dream of a farm filled with animals, wishes for: 6 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted Weight in Forest to make… The Old Mill Hoodie by Cecily Glowik

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What Rachel Wants…

Our next Christmas wishlist is compiled by Rachel, resident test knitter and Wollmeise junkie: More Wollmeise! Rachel doesn’t believe in too much of a good thing! She would like to make Chadwick from Stephen West’s new book with some of

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