Head over Heels for Rachel Coopey’s Socks!

Queen of socks Rachel Coopey continues with her quest for warm feet with her latest publication ‘Coop Knits Socks Volume Two’. Full of beautiful and wearable designs, these patterns have us head over heels (or should that be head over socks?!)

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Muhu Island Love

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

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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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Lots of Socks

We’ve got socks-on-the-brain at Loop, this week. No, not a new illness, we’re planning our summer knitting: small, portable projects that can build our winter gift giving stash… or end up on our own feet, come autumn. I like to

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Socktopus Book Launch

We have another exciting book launch for you on Saturday, the 15th of October.  From 2.30 – 4.30pm we will be celebrating the launch of Alice Yu’s first book. You all know Alice as Socktopus, knitwear designer and organizer of

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Misti Sock ~ Semi-Solids

We’ve carried Peace Love Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock yarns for a while. They have great colour striping combinations. One of my favourite pairs of socks is knit in this yarn. It’s just a simple slip stitch pattern but it

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Some New Indie Published Knit Books

We have some new books in stock. The much awaited new Cookie A. book,  Knit. Sock. Love has arrived and it’s really lovely. She has published it herself but the quality is unsurpassed by any of the big name published

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Getting Ready to Move

If you haven’t heard already, Loop is moving to a big new shop! All four floors of this Camden Passage building will be ours! Mwaa, haa, haa, haa!!! We’ll miss Cross Street, but Camden Passage, an old antique district of

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