Blink Prize Giveaway

Blink Prize Giveaway

Next Friday, we’ll see you (those of you who are lucky enough to be going) at Edinburgh Yarn Festival! This is our last post and last Prize Giveaway to celebrate the road to Edinburgh!

We’re launching a few kits at EYF and this week we’d like to introduce you to Blink, our Isager Japansk Cotton Tape and Ito Sensai Mohair pullover in collaboration with designer Ragnhild Vaaland.

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London
Ragnhild Vaaland wearing her Blink and holding the Pop Pink Kit version of Blink

Last Autumn one of our lovely regular customers from Norway, Ragnhild Vaaland, came into Loop wearing a beautiful sweater. We loved the slightly cropped and boxy shape and the light textured fabric with the sweet pockets. When Susan asked her what the pattern was, she said that she made it up. Ragnhild had never written a pattern before but with very little persuasion agreed to work with Loop to make it come to life. With the help of Juju Vail and Rachel Atkinson (pattern writing and tech editing), Blink was born!

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London
Blink

Ragnalhild is a friend of Julie Arkell, who suggested the name “Blink”, when the pockets reminded her of the house in Jacques Tati’s film “Mon Oncle”.

Still from film Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati
Still from Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati

Blink at Loop London

At Loop we love a casual knit, that is great for layering. This piece is perfect! It’s oversized enough to fit over most garments, but lightweight; it won’t weigh you down and the plant fibre from the Japansk Cotton means it is a cool and light sweater. This is also a super easy knit as it is pretty much all garter stitch!

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London
Blink Layered over a collared white shirt

The fabric is a beautiful combination of Mohair and Isager Japansk Cotton Tape.

Blackberry Blink pocket detail at Loop London
Blackberry kit version of Blink pocket detail

We’ll have four kit versions for you to buy at EYF: Blackberry, Pop Pink, Bordeaux and Duck Egg! The kits include a printed copy of the Blink pattern and enough yarn to make the small/medium or the medium/large version of the sweater and it all comes in a Loop cotton shopper bag.

The kit comes with all of the yarn you will need but the provisional cast-on pockets means that you can also have a play deciding on the colour of your own pockets using a little stash yarn to customise the kit if you like. While we have been test knitting the pattern we have seen so many lovely versions that we can’t wait to share with you in a few weeks!

Pink Pop Blink Kit at Loop London
Pink Pop Blink Kit
Duck Egg Blink Kit at Loop London
Duck Egg Blink Kit
Bordeaux Blink Kit at Loop london
Bordeaux Blink Kit
Blackberry Blink Kit at Loop London
Blackberry Blink Kit

Each kit includes five balls of Ito Sensai Mohair and 4 balls of Isager Japansk Cotton Tape as well as Lang Jawoll yarn to make the matching pocket (seen in the middle of each photo above), the pattern and a bag. These kits are a great savings as the real value of them is over £93 but they will be £84 as a treat to you. These are limited editions – there aren’t tons of them, so try and come to our stand, E5, early if you can.

If you are not going to EYF, no worries- we’ll be launching both the single pattern as well as a lot more beautiful Blink kits in just a few weeks!

Blink will be available as an individual pattern after EYF! Stay tuned for more details about that later in March. Thank you to Ragnhild and to all of the test knitters!!! We’re so excited about this beautiful knit and can’t want to start seeing all of your blinks!!!

Ragnahild Vaaland in Blink at Loop London
Ragnhild Vaaland in Blink. Holding Pop Pink kit version.

Prize Winner and New Prize Draw!

This week is our last  prize giveaway on the road to Edinburgh Yarn Festival! We’ve had a great time offering prizes for those who don’t have the chance to see us at EYF! Thanks for being involved!

Last week we offered a kit, in the colour of your choice, of our new free patten: Tiny Tassels!

Tiny Tassels shawlettes at Loop London

Tiny tassels and its kits have been hugely popular. Thanks for making them such a success. We’ll have more kits available online after EYF.

The lucky winner of the kit is Susan, who commented on the blog. Congratulations! We’ll be in touch to get your address and colour choice.

Our final giveaway is a kit, in colourway of your choice for Blink! We will draw the winner on March 21st and announce the winner on March 23rd. (If you should buy a kit before then, and win, we’ll find a nice alternative prize for you!)

Blink at loop London
Blink

There are two ways to win! You can do both, if you want to double your chances!

  1. Follow us on Instagram and either repost our image (above) in a post of your own (this is very important – it is not enough to leave a comment in our post with the hashtag, it has to be in a post in your IG feed), or use an image of your own, but be sure to tag it with #LoopEYF18Gift.
  2. Leave a comment here, on our blog.

One winner is drawn from the total combined entries. Good luck! And we hope to see you at EYF!

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194 Comments on “Blink Prize Giveaway

  1. What a gorgeous set of kits you have prepared for this wonderful pattern … I believe that Duck Egg is my favorite, but Blackberry is not far behind! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you!

  2. Simple, elegant but probably quite warm. Duck egg is my favourite, but that purple is lovely as well. Think of the fun finding a little something to line the pockets with.. koigu KPPPM perhaps?

  3. I love the boxy look to this jumper, it’s now definitely on my 2018 knit list! But now I’ve seen the colourways I might have to make 2! Pink pop and Bordeaux!

  4. Oh this is just beautiful. Think I love all the colours but probably would choose duck egg. But I just love that boxy shape and the styling of it in that picture is perfect xx

  5. OMG: spring is in the air with this gorgeous sweater. Two of my favourite yarns in one kit, it’s a dream come true! I need to knit this in the warm spring sun between the smell of new flowers, fresh green leaves and fresh fluffy mohair! Thank you Loop London for making us so happy with your designs and yarns ❤️

  6. Simple, classic, sophisticated yet also fun – a perfect garment! My choice would be Duck Egg but all the colours look wonderful.

  7. so excited to have a chance to win, I love the pink, team it with crisp white cotton and denim, perfect…well done Loop and Ragnhild.

  8. Blink is an absolute winner, which works in all these colours. Beautiful pullover. I will so enjoy making and wearing this design. Thank you for the opportunity to win a kit.

  9. Well I just love that sweater. All of the yarns used are just gorgeous and I have been meaning to try them for ages, Bordeaux is my favourite colourway, can’t wait to give it a go.

  10. I love the shape and construction of this- easy is right up my alley.

    The texture and colorways are delicious!

  11. What a gorgious Blink!! Love it
    But i can’t be in EYFMay be become a winner???
    Have a good day in London

  12. Simple shapes combine so well, I love this garment – love all combinations, but I can’t get away from love of duck-egg blue!!

  13. Fun and casual as well as being the epitome of elegance . .I just love the Duck Egg combination.Come and live in our street Ragnhild.

  14. Love love it, so easy to wear over summer things and always need a new project to do. Just won’t be able to decide on the colour, I know the lovely staff at loop will help me choose!

  15. Inspiring to have such a lovely design from a knitter not a designer. We should all do it! In the meantime I’d love a pink kit!

  16. My goodness it looks light as air and so very soft my favourite will be blackberry followed very closely by duck egg it is a winner!

  17. This is a fascinating use of textures and design. I love the combination of colours shown in this blog and how they can create variations of the same sweater with different brands of yarn too.

  18. Love love love ❤️
    This sweater is just beautiful and just a touch zany at the same time
    Please please please
    can I win the pop pink version ? I can’t wait to knit it ! Love Marilyn xx

  19. Love the colours and even though I am a reluctant knitter, I am so slow, this pattern makes me want to pick up a pair of needles and knit again!

  20. Wow! Loving this. What a great, wearable piece. Blackberry for me please but I love all the colours so much any would be super.
    Thanks

  21. I too, cannot make EYF this year but what a treat to win this lovely kit. My favourite is duck egg, but they are all gorgeous!

  22. Blackberry Blink – love, love, love it. This would a lovely consolation for not being able to go to EYF !!!

  23. What a beautiful sweater! It looks like it is such a comfy Hygge sweater to wear. Love the sweet little pockets too! I’d wear that with a favourite pair of jeans, or over a pretty dress.. I llove duck egg blue

  24. What a fab pattern! Love the shape and the texture of the two yarns together. Fingers crossed for the giveaway!

  25. This is just my style! I would love one of these kits. Bordeaux or Ducks egg though….aargh! Can’t choose!

  26. Love this pattern and your shop! I have to turn sideways to get in your door. LOL I’ll be back in September to visit

  27. This pattern is just gorgeous and the yarn choices are delicious! I love it and can’t wait to knit it. Have fun at EYF! xx

  28. What a lovely shape sweater and beautiful colours!
    I’ve been looking for a boxy shape sweater like this for ages.
    Love the blackberry especially.

  29. Love the style and shape of this so wearable jumper. Blackberry looks super……but all the colours are beautiful. What an amazing giveaway!

  30. What a fantastic jumper to knit and what great yarns with which to knit it! Thank you to Ragnalhild and Loop for your generosity in giving us Blink. Right now I am struggling to choose between one in Blackberry or one in Bordeaux. Fingers crossed for a win!!

  31. Fab knit and love the way the colours are combined when knitting. Have never had a go at knitting this way so would love to try it. Have a great EYF – work commitments mean I am unable to attend but will make sure I am not working next year!!

  32. Sometimes the most elegant sweaters are a simple knit – just beautiful ❤️ Love the duck egg blue version Thanks for another lovely giveaway opportunity!

  33. Lovely pattern, very wearable. My favourite colour? I love them all, but the Blackberry kit is my most favourite!

    • For now these are the sizes. More sizes will follow. Remember the sweater is very loose fitting so one size fits many.
      S/M (M/L)
      Finished bust circumference: 125 (145)cm / 49 (57)in
      Length to underarm: 29 (34.5)cm / 11¼ (13½)in
      Upper arm circumference: 32 (34.5)cm / 12¾ (13¾)in
      Finished length: 50 (57)cm / 19½ (22½)in
      Sleeve length from underarm: 28.5 (28.5)cm / 11¼ (11¼)in

  34. Love the sweater – perfect spring transition pattern, and love the colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit!

  35. Love this pattern and the color ways you’re highlighting. BlackBerry is calling me. I will see you next week at EYF!

  36. Gorgeous. I think blackberry would be my choice…. Or perhaps the pop pink. But I really like the Bordeaux. Ok I can’t decide!

  37. Blink is adorable and cozy and so very charming in its simplicity! With an air of elegance – or perhaps this is the designer’s smile : D

    Such a wonderful garment. So suitable for my lifestyle. Thank you for the prize offer!

  38. Lovely. I’m not going to EYE but would love to win in duck egg.
    Imagine having such an eye for design and not really knowing, glad you asked for it to be written up!

  39. i saw the house,I google it online,What a funny movie,the classy ladies and their clothing.Those houses too! I would love to win this BLink,beautiful texture and just loving those pockets.Marvelous design!!

  40. The Bordeaux or Blackberry Blink would be an excellent, luxurious, fine and comfortable first try for finally knitting… my first sweater!
    What a wonderfull pattern, and need I say – I do – I love Loop and its always excitingly mindblowing woollen treasure trove!

  41. It has been a while since a have knitted a garment, but this would be ideal and just up my street in terms of the design and look.
    The colour combinations are definite winners too, with blackberry edging it today but tomorrow it could be a different story….decisions, decisions

  42. I wonder if this does a 2XL size. I love the bordeaux, blackberry and oddly for me the blue colours. If it is in my size I see more than one made in my future.

  43. What a great pattern, can’t imagine being clever enough to just make it up! All gorgeous colours but the bordeaux mix is particularly tempting.

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