Sous Sous by Norah Gaughan for Loop

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Cooler days and nights drawing in have us reaching for cosy wools and comforting knits. What better time then to introduce you to our latest Loop pattern, Sous Sous.  Elegant, easy to wear and knit using the gorgeous Madelinetosh DK, we think it will become a staple part of your handknit winter wardrobe.

We first fell in love with Norah’s structural designs and innovative constructions when we became the first yarn shop in Europe to stock Berroco yarns. We are proud to have championed her pattern booklets  and now, after her nine years as creative director at Berroco, we are truly honoured that Loop can bring you her first independent design Sous Sous. We hope you are as excited as we are!

(Make sure to read to the end of the post to find out how you can win a copy of our new pattern! )
This competition is now closed, but we will have lots more giveaways soon!

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Designed for Loop by the talented Norah GaughanSous Sous is loose fitting cropped sweater with beautiful textured details. The name originates from a ballet term that literally translates as ‘under over’, referencing the graceful twining of the cables on the front and back.

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Norah Gaughan told us that she was inspired by her love of cosy sweaters that are so wide that you are not sure that it’s a poncho or a pullover…

“It’s so comfortable and the size does not have to be fussy. The short, narrow sleeves keep the sweater from being overwhelming. That’s one of my favorite tricks! The shaped front was influenced by fashion…I love this…not only does it look cool, the added shape at the hem keeps the piece from looking wide and monolithic.”

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Sous Sous uses Madelinetosh Merino DK, a sumptuous pure superwash merino. The single-ply nature of this yarn means an almost silk like lustre and allows the rich depth of the hand dyed colours to shine. Norah admitted that when it came to knitting the final sample, she couldn’t bring herself to hand it over to one of her test knitters – 

“I wanted to keep it in my own hands.  It’s the perfect weight for wearing and yet, not a slow knit. I love the roundness of the yarn, the touch is amazing, and the gorgeous variation in color make you want to keep knitting to see more.”

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Antique Lace . Loop, London.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Antique Lace

Madelinetosh colours have a subtle variegation that compliments this design wonderfully. Each skein has a delicate fluctuation in colour which increases the contrast in the textured stitch pattern and the ripple of the cables. Our sample uses the linen soft shade of ‘Antique Lace’, but there are other neutrals that are catching our eye…

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Calligraphy

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Calligraphy

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Silver Fox. Loop, London.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Silver Fox

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Tern. Loop, London.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Tern

Or maybe some pretty pastels in your favourite hue….

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Thyme

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Thyme

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Mica. Loop, London.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Mica

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Sugarplum. Loop, London.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Sugarplum

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Molly Ringwald. Loop, London.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Molly Ringwald

You don’t have to go for subtle of course, Sous Sous would look stunning in a dramatic, rich colour too.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Isadora. Loop, London.

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Isadora

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Nutmeg

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Nutmeg

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Coquette

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Coquette

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Robin Red Breast

Madelinetosh Merino DK in Robin Red Breast

Sous Sous is available now as a hard copy from the Loop website and as a PDF download on Ravelry. And if you are on Ravelry, join our new Sous Sous forum where we hope to see your WIP’s and soon FO’s of this new pattern!

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To celebrate the release of Sou Sous, we are giving one of you lovely knitters the chance to win a copy of the pattern! Simply comment below telling us which colour of Madelinetosh DK you would choose (you can see all the colours here!)

This competition will close at midnight GMT on Wednesday 5th November and any entries after this time will not be counted. We will select a name at random next week and the winner will be announced next Friday.

Thank you to Kristin Perers for the gorgeous photography, Rachel Atkinson for her brilliant tech editing and of course Norah Gaughan for this wonderful pattern.

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Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

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171 comments on “Sous Sous by Norah Gaughan for Loop
  1. Lauren says:

    Ohhhh, the Sugarplum color is so relaxing, dusky and smooth!! I’d love to win the pattern and make it in that color. I think it would look amazing!

  2. elfriede says:

    oh, thats would be fun if I will win, the modell is so toll.
    my favorit color is Robin-Rot-Brust. I ever like to read your site.
    hope I have a chance.
    mg elfriede from österreich

  3. Julianna says:

    An impossible choice, but today, Celadon is the color that speaks to me. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

    • Rosalind Atkins says:

      Well, I was having terrible trouble choosing, but then I got as far as Vishnu, and it seemed to just shine through the screen at me, jewel-like.
      So Vishnu it is!

  4. Libbi says:

    Dried rose or fig. beautiful pattern.

  5. Nicky says:

    I want for your blog on the other side of the world as for me it arrives on Friday. I love reading it. I would be thrilled to win the colour Silver Fox

  6. Jennifer says:

    Tern, it’s gorgeous!

  7. Marie says:

    Nutmeg or Silverfox! This pattern is beautiful!

  8. Karen says:

    Tart! What a beautiful pattern.

  9. Caroline Saunders says:

    Antique lace or calligraphy – so beautiful.

  10. Jen says:

    I’d knit it in calligraphy or rose

  11. Sallyann Divine says:

    I would use sugarplum such a warm autumn shade. And purple is my favourite colour

  12. Mandy says:

    Holi festival, reminds me of hundreds & thousans.

  13. Emily says:

    Nutmeg has been on my hitlist for a while now. And having just finished my first MadTosh cardigan in another colour way, I am desperate to use it again. This pattern has gone straight to the top of my queue.

  14. Carrie says:

    My favourite Mad Tosh colourway is Composition Book Gray and this fabulous jumper would look wonderful in that colourway.

  15. Robynn says:

    How beautiful! It’s Coquette for me, no question – Calligraphy looks amazing but I always long for more COLOUR in my winter wardrobe.

  16. Knittychix says:

    I love Sugarplum, it would work so well with my existing wardrobe but Tern is fabulous too, I may have to knit it twice!

  17. Nathalie says:

    I’m in love with this pattern, and the colors available are to die for!!! I could see this in Coquette or in Thyme….

    Simply Beautiful!!!

  18. lounatine says:

    What a wonderful pattern!!! It’s so gorgeous!
    I’d certainly choose Calligraphy to knit it!

  19. Wanda says:

    I love the purple basil.

  20. Zanna says:

    This is just stunning. I have to make one myself. I think I’d choose calligraphy!

  21. jessica says:

    Amazing pattern! I love the calligraphy.

  22. Gale says:

    What a lovely pattern. So feminine and flattering, I would love to knit it in thyme!

  23. Paula says:

    I’d choose sugarplum! It’s such a beautiful design!

  24. Agnes says:

    Magnolia leaf would be puuuuuuurfect! But your stock is too low! So I’d choose Fig (but would 10 skeins be enough, I doubt it…)
    The patterne is just amazing <3

  25. Jen. says:

    tern. Gorgeous!

  26. Beverly Hetherington says:

    That pattern is the ideal sweater for me and I’d knit it in Robin Red Breast to make me feel warm all winter and thinking of mulled wine and spices.

  27. I’d love to knit this in ink with a bright edging – perhaps candlewick – to shimmer when I shimmy.

  28. Reba says:

    I think the sweater would look lovely in Thyme. Goes with everything

  29. Andre says:

    I would knit it in Amber Trinket to show the wonderful colours of Autumn against the beautiful stitch detail of the pattern.

  30. cath cin says:

    mmm fig, but maybe I’d go for something really unusual like whitewash

  31. Sue says:

    I’d choose Mica – such a soft, delicate tone and I think the cables would look beautiful.

  32. Kelly Mains-Sheard says:

    Silver fox!

  33. anunusedname says:

    Oh, wow. Would have to be Molly Ringwald. It would be so pretty in pink.

  34. Kate says:

    Definitely Isadora. Gorgeous, and perfect for a short-bodied woman like me!

  35. Glenda says:

    Dried Rose. I can almost smell it!

  36. Tracy says:

    Coquette – perfect for winter knits!

  37. Lydia Abel says:

    I just love the fig and purple basil. But the subtle shading of Molly Ringwald is just soft and delicious and would really show of the sous sous pattern to its absolute best!

  38. nadine remont says:

    Sugarplum makes me dream of skies at sunset on a far away island… nice to travel so far with a beautiful sweater!

  39. Quinn says:

    Celadon! Although the color in the photos is just about perfect, so that would be my second choice. Thank you for the giveaway opp!

  40. Michele says:

    I love Norah and her patterns I have been following her for years, she is from my area and will be at my LYS in December. I have met her twice and have all her pattern books. Her cable work is amazing. I think the model color is beautiful and would choose that.

  41. Julie says:

    Oh it would have to nutmeg for me! A perfect autumn name and colour :)

  42. sylvie L says:

    For me following a dancer BUSINESS ,name of this model suits me perfectly !!!! as I love the knitting …….
    For me : MADELINETOSH Merino DK and Mica
    Good day to you ……

  43. John ManCo says:

    I would choose Venetian, because it is just the right colours with which I should like to make this elegant loose-fitting sweater for a special neighbour. This colour with this design will be a perfect combination for Iris.

  44. Carol Isaac says:

    Love this sweater. I would knit it in Fragrant.

  45. mary heller says:

    I’d love to knit this gorgeous pattern in ‘Paper’ – it would be just right for Winter!

  46. Susana Crosby says:

    I would choose Celadon. It’s a beautiful pattern.

  47. Alison B says:

    I don’t normally like pink but here would have to say Dried Rose. Love the pattern!

  48. Monica says:

    Lovely knit beautifully photographed my colour will be tern thank you

  49. Alice says:

    For me it would need to be nutmeg today, feels wonderfully autumnal.

  50. Deborah C says:

    That’s so beautiful! I’d make it in Sugarplum, I love purple.

  51. Anne says:

    i would knit it as Norah did, in Antique Lace!!

  52. Vicki says:

    Any of them! But today my favourite is Molly Ringwald. So pretty!

  53. Sally says:

    All the colours are stunning but think I would pick Norway Spruce or Thyme as has dreamed of having a beautiful green oversized jumper since learning to knit from the first stitch n bitch book!

  54. Therese says:

    I would love to knit this in Calligraphy!

  55. Stacey b says:

    So hard to pick one but Thyme

  56. I need inspiration to knit and this sweater did it for me! Can’t wait to get the pattern and get started!

  57. Jenifer says:

    Dried Rose! Although I am now in love with Molly Ringwald and want to go see it in person at my LYS. FWIW-I am currently knitting mittens in Amber Trinket and am completely in love with it. It would look incredible in this pattern.

    So glad to see Norah is still designing and using other yarns. Berroco was my first LYS yarn and still a favorite but there are so many great yarns and to see them in a fabulous design is a testament to both Norah and the yarn company.

    Happy knitting!

  58. Jun says:

    I would choose Calligraphy or Fig, it would be glorious…

  59. Jackie Stent says:

    Robin Red Breast I think would make a wonderful cosy sweater for Christmas!

  60. Sue Krekorian says:

    It would have to be worn denim – with a second one in Ink. So many gorgeous colours, it’s hard to choose!

  61. Margaret Worrall says:

    I would choose “briar”

  62. Cheryl Meier says:

    Mica looks beautiful!

  63. Cheryl Galbraith says:

    It will be hard to choose between Composition Book Grey and Fog. Both are so wonderful!

  64. Linda Rumsey says:

    This top would look beautiful and elegant in calligraphy.

  65. Anne Thomson says:

    I would choose Antler for winter and hopefully the (Rudolph) red nose will be kept at bay by this cosy sweater!

  66. Lynda says:

    It would have to be Tern, then it would compliment any clothing – and enable me to wear it all the time!

  67. beth jillette says:

    I love love love thyme this is a beautiful sweater. The yarn looks yummy.

  68. Fiona says:

    Without a doubt the beautiful shade of Tern

  69. Jane Simants says:

    What loveliness – Rose and Sous Sous…….

  70. Andrea says:

    All the shades are so beautiful! However, I just LOVE the shade Nutmeg! it’s been on my knitting shopping list for a few months now – the gorgeous brownish yellow colour wasn’t quite right for spring or summer. But it’s perfect for autumn. I had been thinking about what project it would suit – Sous Sous is the answer to my question. :)

  71. Anna James says:

    Graphite – I’m going through a grey phase! Beautiful pattern too.

  72. Kathryn Butterfield says:

    Oooh….the calligraphy is perfect! Love that! I would do the first one in that color! Then… Who knows?

  73. Celeste says:

    Calligraphy. Swoon.

  74. Cindy says:

    I would choose cocquette, because it’s so awesome and I’m really into brights right now.

  75. Alicia says:

    Isadora, although I’d be more careful with it than did Isadora Duncan and her scarf!

  76. Hannahbelle says:

    Beyond beautiful! Of course, Norah’s designs always are! I would make Sous Sous in Antique Lace. It’s the most perfect neutral – why change a good thing? Crossing my fingers (and toes).

  77. Fran says:

    Amber Trinket is my kind of colour. Beautiful!

  78. Janet says:

    What a beautiful sweater! I’d choose Robin Red Breast for the sheer drama of it!

  79. Monika Boothroyd says:

    Silver Fox reminds me of a full moon on a crisp winter’s night.
    I love it!

  80. Love the Modern Fair Isle shade

  81. Alicia says:

    Antique lace!!It is so beautiful.

  82. michelle says:

    i would use mandela
    what a fantastic vibrant colour way

  83. Liesbeth says:

    Magnolia Leaf. Such subtile colours! Nice pattern!

  84. Sharon Robillard says:

    It has to be lovely little “Coquette”

  85. Kelly says:

    Sugarplum. Or Tern. I love this pattern!

  86. Christine Barrett says:

    Autumn trinket perfect for this time of year. Beautiful pattern.

  87. Liisa says:

    So many gorgeous colours to pick from. I think this pullover would look good in Candlewick.

  88. Meganyork says:

    I think this sweater would be to die for in purple basil… But it would look pretty good in all the shades . Gorgeous design!

  89. Jules says:

    What a lovely pattern! I like Sugarplum but it is an obvious choice with the ballet inspiration, so it would have to be Isadora.

  90. Amy says:

    Beautiful pattern, I would love it in silver fox.

  91. Tracey says:

    It’s tough because they are all so gorgeous, but I think I’d go with Tern.

  92. Cathy says:

    Lovely pattern – would look beautiful knitted up in Molly Ringwald!

  93. Michelle says:

    Lots of gorgeous colours but Smokey Orchid really shouts to me.

  94. Donna says:

    Beautiful design. I would choose Vishnu, my wardrobe needs some colour!

  95. Anne-Maree says:

    I think “robin red breast” – I’ve used it before for a shawl and its a beautiful red!

  96. Sarah says:

    It would have to be Mica or Tern. But I’d probably have to choose by closing my eyes!

  97. Tanpopo says:

    Amber trinket : love at first sight !!

  98. Ingrid says:

    Calligraphy for me to go with everything.

  99. Angie says:

    Oh, that’s tricky; I think it would have to be either Composition Book Grey, or Logwood. It’s such a beautiful design.

  100. Jocelyn says:

    Definitely Nutmeg for me and Thyme for my daughter. A spicy mix!

  101. Knitting Mum says:

    Tern is a beautiful colour and would be good all year round. It’s also a break from the Aran sweater which this design reminds me off. The subtle difference in colour and shape make this a modern twist on classic stitch patterns

  102. Kacey says:

    I think Molly Ringwald would make Sous Sous so pretty in pink…

  103. Sarah says:

    I’d go for Fig or Composition Book Grey, so I could wear it with everything!

  104. Gail Dawkins says:

    I would have to choose Citrus – a beautiful colour to heighten the senses and get your neighbours talking…:)

  105. Sue says:

    It would be perfect n Silver Fox.

  106. shirley says:

    Amber Trinket. Gorgeous Pattern! Very cosy for winter while being shapely.

  107. Erika says:

    Ink would be my preferred colorway for Sous Sous.

  108. Diane Pyle says:

    Such a lovely pattern! I would knit it in Molly Ringwald .

  109. Rhonda Johnson says:

    I love Isadora. It would be a soft & versatile colour you could wear with jeans or dress up

  110. marilyn Rattray says:

    Doctor Zhivago’s Sky is my favourite!

  111. Kristin Daenen says:

    Very difficult to choose: Magnolia leaf,… or Antique lace,… or Mica,… Never knitted with this yarn before, but the pictures are very tempting to try it out. It’s definitely a very gorgeous sweater.

  112. Carol says:

    So many beautiful colours to choose from, but I’d choose Tern or Celadon

  113. Jill Orr-Young says:

    I love the complexities of ‘Fig’. Perfect for Christmas celebrations!

  114. RENE WALKIN says:

    I would choose Tern for this beautiful sweater, although all the colours are gorgeous.

  115. Emma says:

    This jumper has gone straight into my queue!
    I would love to knit this in silver fox, something to really show off the cables.

  116. Alfie says:

    I know a girl who would adore this beautiful pattern in the colourway ‘Mica’. Nice giveaway – thank you!

  117. Suzanne Beanland says:

    I would choose Tern
    Lovely colour,

  118. mel says:

    Tart would be scrumptious colour for Norah’s pattern.

  119. Paula Tucker says:

    Dirty Panther for me – great variegation and fabulous name!

  120. Caroline B says:

    They are all gorgeous, but Celadon would be the one for me. Love the pattern, if I don’t win it I’ll be buying it!

  121. heather says:

    I love the antique lace . Such a pretty pattern1

  122. Jo-Ellen says:

    Even though we are going into summer here in Australia, l am always planning my cooler weather knitting…it’s antique lace for me…

  123. Daria says:

    To me Calligraphy would be just a dream for this!

  124. Janet Chappell says:

    Oh I am so in love with this beautiful pattern, what a gorgeous shape and so individual. It would look beautiful in any of the gorgeous colours but think my absolute favourite would have to be Sugarplum ! Fingers crossed this is next on my to-do list !

  125. Marianne Havemose says:

    Magnolia leaf autom colur! I would love to ware it

  126. Ali Johnston says:

    tern – The softness of merino with the colour of a castle wall. A combination to knit from mum and dad.

  127. pukemoana says:

    I love sugarplum, tern, silver fox, but it’s mica for me this time round

  128. Sue J says:

    gorgeous pattern! I really like Norah Gaughan’s structural design…
    Robin Redbreast- it’s a great red and this winter will need colour

  129. cassandra cope says:

    Ink. Definitely. Such a lush colour.

  130. Kate Duncan says:

    Superb range of colours but I think calligraphy would show off the pattern of the Sous Sous jumper. The design is perfect.

  131. Marianne says:

    Nutmeg is the one – a colour I’ve just discovered I love – and now I can’t keep away from it!

  132. Jill hunt says:

    Sugarplum it looks good enough to eat

  133. Anna says:

    Sugarplum….for the first time making this beautiful pattern!

  134. carole Satchwell says:

    The thyme, beautiful wool, lovely colour with a pattern to show it off at its best

    Fingers crossed

  135. Bordergirl says:

    Oh so beautiful! Sou Sous in Antique Lace would be my choice.

  136. Meriam says:

    How to choose? Very difficult, but Mica would be gorgeous!

  137. Susan says:

    Ooh Sugarplum for me – Love springs to mind. I just bought a beautiful necklace which would be the perfect marriage, each complimenting each other

  138. TrishKnits says:

    I love this sweater. Cables and lace is a favourite combo of mine and that shape of this is so intriguing. As for colour, I am a total sucker for anything purple-y/pink so Sugarplum would be my first choice. However, I also love Coquette. There’s something about that fuchsia shade that is so irresistible. Tosh Merino DK is heavenly to knit. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  139. Kelley says:

    Coquette or mica or tern!

    Those are just first choice. I don’t think there is a “wrong” color to knit!

  140. Tammy says:

    100 percent Molly Ringwald

  141. Anna Redius says:

    I love the design and would knit IT in fog.

  142. Jackie says:

    So many beautiful colours to choose from but I think I would use Antique Lace or Tern. I love the pattern.

  143. Gemma says:

    Sugarplum would be my choice. What a beautiful pattern.

  144. Marcia Davidson says:

    I love so many of the colors, but Tern is my first choice with Thyme a close second!

  145. Amanda says:

    I’ll knit it in Tern, and then again in Antique Lace!

  146. Stephanie says:

    It’s got to be Antique Lace – the pictures make it look stunning and the colour will compliment a whole range of colours (jeans, black skinny trousers, brown cords …….. )

  147. Liz says:

    Steam Age, my two favourite colours and as a frustrated stream punk (if I were 20 years younger) the name eaxctly matches the associations of machinery and oil.

  148. Helen Moore says:

    I would knit it in MICA to match my EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  149. Felicity says:

    I love the subtle silver fox shade – a very lovely pattern that I am keen to get started on.

  150. Weezie says:

    I think it would be amazing in cosmic wonder dust. I love the bright colors!

  151. Lynne says:

    Love the pattern, very me! I would knit it in Norway Spruce, beautiful colour, though hard to choose as there are so many gorgeous colours.

  152. Anna says:

    Tough choice but I’d go with Sugarplum for the first timing making this beautiful sweater.

  153. Susan says:

    Such a great looking sweater. Very hard to pick a colour but amber trinket my current favourite.

  154. RuthAnn says:

    The pattern is beautiful. I’d love to knit it in Dried Rose.

  155. Karen Stevens says:

    Silver Fox for sure… you can see all that lovely stitchwork!

  156. Susie manso says:

    I would like to knit it in magnolia leaf as I love the warm autumnal colour. Think it will look absolutely gorgeous. Has a lovely drape too which will be enhanced by the colour.

  157. Tomoko says:

    love dried rose. that would be great with linen A-line black dress for winter gatherings.

  158. Judy Goodsell says:

    Candlewick cables float my boat, but tomato has to be tried and tasted!!!

  159. Thyme for me. I am puzzled by the sizing. I am 46inch bust or 117cms, but the sizes are way adrift of this, with the smallest size being 132cms. Please enlighten me!?

    • Loop says:

      As you can see, Sous Sous is designed with a lot of positive ease making the finished measurements of the bust rather generous. Use the measurements for the upper arm measurements to determine your size
      Hope that helps!
      Loop x

  160. elfriede says:

    so ein tolles modell, ich wüwrde mich freuen wenn ich gewinnen würde, meine farbe wäre sugarplum
    mg elfriede

  161. Deborah Myers says:

    Coquette would be great for this great new pattern from Norah! It looks to be a great little jacket for the fun of it. I see this color as one that is not so dark as keep the texture to pop. It is a lively color and the pattern is also.

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