Litrík by Cirilia Rose

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 fellow designer Cirilia Rose. Fancy a little peek at some of the patterns and finding out how you could win a copy? … Photographed in Reykjavik, Iceland by the multi-talented  Ysolda Teague (a name you probably recognise!), the setting echos this collection of beautiful and eclectic patterns. Esjan above is a statement shawl, with a bold lacy edging. Using aran weight yarn, …

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It is hot, hot, hot here in London, but like knitters do, we are thinking ahead to cooler weather, tucked up with our yarn and needles! This week we announced our Autumn class lineup, and there is so much for every level of knitter or crocheter to try, from beginners to those of you who have been stitching for decades. In addition to our beginner knitting and crochet classes (perfect for those who have never held needles or a hook, or did so long ago they wouldn’t know what to do with them now!), there are also classes for those …

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This week we have a special treat for you! If you’re a regular Ravelry user, you will probably have seen that one of our favourite designers, Stephen West, has been hosting a ‘knit-along’ and releasing stunning patterns as part of his Westy’s Besties KAL recently. This week, the pattern being released is the shawl he originally designed for Loop – the Westloop Shawl! Stephen has very kindly agreed to offer the pattern for free to Loop customers who purchase the yarn for the pattern in either Brooklyn Tweed LOFT or or the Isager yarns required for the pattern. Hooray!

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