We told you to get ready for an Autumn of new yarns and here is our latest arrival – Big Bad Wool Weepaca! Everything you could want from a baby yarn – super soft, yummy colours and the most wonderful patterns to make treasured items for precious babes.
Developed by Donna Higgins, a yarn shop owner and co-owner of pattern distribution company Deep South Fibres, she felt there was a missing element in her baby yarn section. So she created Big Bad Wool and the gorgeous yarn Weepaca, a blend of superwash merino and alpaca. Loop stocks all 23 colours from the softest pastel shades to retro brights. With such a cohesive palette, the colour combinations are endless.
And they are shown off beautifully in the blanket patterns such as the Colour Wheel Blanket with a rainbow spiral.
Or the fantastically retro 70 Sunday Blanket
Weepaca lends itself so well to blankets as the yarn is so light yet warm. If you’re not sure on colour combinations then the Mini Purl Blanket means you can just choose your favourite and knit to your hearts content!
Big Bad Wool also have garments in their selection of patterns. Wee Cardie is ideal for a gift when you don’t know the sex of a baby as its is designed for a boy or a girl. Just change up the button band after knitting the simple raglan cardigan.
Also, you can’t get much more cuter than the Knotted Cable Cap! It only takes one skein (or just two for the larger sizes) and we love the little nubbin tie on the top to finish.
Many samples of these beautiful patterns have been loaned to us from Donna and are currently residing in our window as part our our new window display. Not only does it show off the colours of those blankets, it is somewhat mirroring this spring like weather we have been having recently for our Autumn!
We are giving you lovely readers the chance to win a skein in the colour of your choice – enough to knit the Knotted Cable hat or to start a new project…
All you need to do is comment below letting us know which colour you would choose – you can view all the colours online here. For extra entries you can share our Big Bad Wool Weepaca photo from our Instagram account ‘LoopLondonLoves’! Make sure you let us know that you did in a separate comment.
This competition will close at midnight GMT on Wednesday 8th October.
Good luck and Happy Knitting and Crocheting!