As our homes and streets are starting to be decorated with festive sparkles and pretty lights, make sure you’re wrapped up in something equally special! Our latest pattern Wintermute, designed exclusively for Loop by talented designer Melanie Berg uses Kismet Refuge, a sumptuous blend of baby camel and silk. Beautifully soft and cosy, Wintermute is the perfect accessory bringing a touch of glamour to any outfit.
Wintermute is a top down semi-circluar shawl, where the stocking stitch crescent really shows off the subtle hand dyed variation of Refuge. Plus, there is no need to pick up stitches! Just work the boarder with its pretty cable detail straight onto the live stitches once you’ve knit the body. A delicate yarn over edging adds, as Melanie describes it, a ‘whisper of lace‘ to finish.
Kismet Fibre Works, based in Virgina USA, is a collaboration between Angie LeNoir and Stephanie Stotts. Together, they create the most divine colours and make sure to source their fibers from a local company. Their aim is to “honor the entire life of our yarn: from field, to fiber, to you the artisan.”
Refuge is a luxury blend of half silk and half baby camel that results in the most deliciously drapey and soft yarn. If you haven’t tried knitting with this blend you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delightful camel is as a fibre!
Plus, the silk content of this base takes the dye beautifully, giving a real depth of colour to these rich shades.Our sample takes two skeins of the shade Lady Slipper, a dusty pink with almost gold highlights.
Wintermute looks stunning as a solid colour, but with our capsule selection of colours it’s so easy to chose two for a fun striped version.
We’ve already started our second shawl, all you need is one skein of each shade to make the stripes! Wintermute can either be purchased via the Loop online shop as a printed copy, or as a PDF download from Ravelry.
Many thanks to Melanie Berg for her beautiful pattern, to Kristin Perers for the gorgeous photography, Susan Cropper for the styling and Rachel Atkinson for her expert technical editing.
We’re so excited about the release of this beautiful new pattern, we’re giving you lovely readers a chance to win a copy! All you need to do is comment below letting us know which colour you would chose if you were to knit Wintermute -remember you can see all the shades on our online shop here. Make sure you comment by midnight GMT on 26th November and we’ll announce the winner next week.
This competition is now closed, congratulations to Tracey!
Good luck and Happy Knitting and Crocheting!