Not much time now, before we pack our van for Edinburgh Yarn Festival! We’re preparing some beautiful kits for the festival, to make shopping easier. This week we’re offering a free pattern for our new kit, Tiny Tassels!
We’ve been working on this pattern for a while with one of our lovely Loopettes, Karin Fernandes. It’s a simple little triangular garter shawl, but what makes it special is the tiny tassels!
We’ve written a photo tutorial for the tassels. Try making a few on a scrap piece of knitting, to help you decide the best number of wraps for yours.
Make the triangle larger, using two skeins of yarn, or use a thicker yarn such as a DK. It’s your choice. The tassels are perfect for using up small ends of yarn, or purchase Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails mini skeins, for the colours of your choice.
We have three beautiful colourways for our kits; all using London based indie dyer Qing Fibre Merino Singles as the main yarn and Unicorn Tails for the tassels. These are great value at £30! (We’ve split the unicorn tails into half skeins so you don’t have to buy four colours; There’s still more than enough yarn!)
Next we have Cuttlefish: 1 skein of Qing Fibre Merino Singles in Cuttlefish as well as Mini balls of Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in Glazed Pecan, Death by Elocution, Brass and Antique Lace, as seen above.
Loop will also have Qing Merino Singles in loads of other colours on our stand at EYF and we are pretty well stocked in the London and online shop right now. If there are any kits left after the festival, they’ll be available through our shop at the same great price. The kits also include a Loop cotton shopper bag and the pattern is a gift to all of you here now!
We look forward to seeing your variations of this simple, but delightful shawl design. Tag us or use the #tinytassels so we can see all of your versions!
Thank you to Ragnhild of @anotherknitgirl who kindly modelled for us while we shot one of her own patterns that is coming very soon. And of course huge thanks to Karin Fernandes @karinsaray for designing this little treasure. It’s made us all smile!
Prize Giveaway of the Week
This week (and every week before EYF) we have another prize giveaway!
The lucky winner is Nancy, who commented on the blog. Congratulations! We’ll be in touch to get your address.
In celebration of our new Tiny Tassels pattern and kits, we’re offering a kit, in your choice of colour.
There are two ways to win! You can do both, if you want to double your chances!
- 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.
- Leave a comment here.