Zabadoo ~ New Loop Shawl Pattern with Kits
We have a lovely new Loop pattern for a long, cosy Double Knit wrap. And there are kits too!
We love Zabadoo’s long triangular shape and tasseled ends as they’re perfect for tying around the front.
Panels of garter stitch alternate with bobbles and simple, slip stitch colourwork. The asymmetrical angles of each point create an interesting shape to knit and wear.
Did we tell you how much we love tassels? Adding tassels to the end of shawl points, makes them so much easier to wear, as the extra weight means the points stay over our shoulders and wrap nicely. We have a tutorial for making the tassels here.
Libby Jonson aka Truly Myrtle is a New Zealand designer who lived in Cambridge for 12 years. We’ve long loved and admired her patterns at Loop and it was a dream when she agreed to create a pattern with us.
It’s great that Libby chose a British hand-dye yarn to use (and in a base that’s exclusive to Loop!) When in the UK, she visited Loop in London and fell in love with The Uncommon Thread yarns.
It was their fun name that first made me smile and I was captivated by their beautiful colourways. I simply couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a a play once I had the chance!
I’ve grown fonder and fonder of large squishy wraps and shawls to wrap up in and I love the happy, fresh colours that we chose for Zabadoo – it’s impossible not to walk with a spring in my step and a grin on my face with such zingy colours around my shoulders!
It took a while to get a feel for exactly what the yarn wanted to be in terms of texture and line but in the end it sang when it was allowed to bounce into the wee dotted pattern, slip into angled lines and relax into a large snuggle. Zabadoo’s cosy with just the right amount of pizazz :)
If you like the idea of knitting from a kit (perfect for taking away on a summer holiday) we’ve added a kit section to our website! We ensure you have the right quantity of yarn and they all comes in Loop project bags.
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