This week we’re continuing our new blog feature ‘On Our Needles’ with another one of our Loopettes, Carole, our store manager. Carole is known for her incredible colour work sweaters, her quirky colour combinations and her love for matching her knits to her handmade dresses! ‘On Our Needles’ is our chance to talk about the staff at Loop and how wonderful they are! We talk all about favourite yarns, recently finished projects, and what kinds of things we love to make.

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Spring is in the air, and with summer just around the corner, our thoughts are turning to lightweight knits, perfect for Spring and Summer. Loop has been the proud stockist of mYak yarns for several years, and we want to showcase this gorgeous yarn this week. mYak’s fibres are ethically sourced directly from Tibetan herders, and are collected by hand combing the undercoats of baby yaks and cashmere goats.

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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 …

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

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