Brand new La Bien Aimée Kumo and a giveaway

Brand new La Bien Aimée Kumo and a giveaway

Wow! We are so thrilled to have received this amazing new yarn from La Bien Aimée!

Kumo is their newest, and softest and squishiest, base. It is incredibly lightweight, and the blend of Suri alpaca and silk makes it soft enough to wear next to your skin. We are giving away two skeins, one each to two different people, this week so read on to find out more!

La Bien Aimee Kumo Yarn at Loop London
Elise, Yellow Brick Road and Hegelia

Kumo is 74% Baby Suri Alpaca 26% Mulberry Silk, with approximately 300m/328yds per 50g skein. There’s plenty of yardage per skein to make something beautiful!

La Bien Aimee Kumo Yarn at Loop London
Anemone, Rose Quartz and Sari

This is a laceweight yarn, and so can be used as a substitute for silk mohair yarns. Like silk mohair, you can use a wide range of needles, from around a 3mm all the way up to a 6mm!

La Bien Aimee Kumo Yarn at Loop London
Sansa, Dawn, Bois de Rose, Highgarden and Loam

You could knit it as a single strand, or hold it together with another strand of yarn to create a super cosy and fluffy garment.

Madeleine, Quartz Fumé, Doe and Yellow Brick Road

Aimée of La Bien Aimée says:

Kumo 雲 stands for cloud in Japanese. Inspired by my recent travels to Japan, I felt inspired to bring an alternative fibre to our yarn line that will give you the feeling of wearing the lightness of clouds. This is a great yarn to hold together with any of our fingering weight bases to create a lusciously soft fabric for your shawls and garments. 

We would recommend this yarn for sweaters, just imagine how soft they would be! See the list below for some great patterns to consider for your Kumo

Love Note Idea at Loop London
Kumo in Dusk and Merino Singles in Sansa, a colour combination idea for Love Note!

Love Note by Tin Can Knits
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
No Frills Sweater by PetiteKnit
Cumulus Blouse by PetiteKnit
Copenhagen Cardigan by PetiteKnit
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry
Blink – one of our favourite Loop patterns!

We’re so excited to have this yarn in store at Loop – we hope you love it as much as we do! As well as the Kumo, we got lots of Merino DK, Cashmerino, Mohair Silk and Merino Singles from La Bien Aimée – including new colours across all the bases!

We will also have this yarn with us at our pop-up in New York in November, so if you’d like to see and squish it in real life make sure to pay us a visit!

Now for our giveaway news…

We will be giving away two skeins of Kumo here on the blog, to two different people. They will both be the beautiful colour ‘Yellow Brick Road’, Aimee’s iconic colour. To enter here, just leave a comment on this post.

The giveaway will close Thursday 1st August, and we will announce the winners here on Friday 2nd August. Good luck everyone!

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed.

La Bien Aimee Kumo Yarn at Loop London
Yellow Brick Road – the wonderful colour you could win!

Just a note that from Sunday 28th July we will be taking a short break from Instagram, but our London and online shop will be open as always. You can always get in touch with us by emailing the shop at

Lastly, we just want to mention that we are part of The Great London Yarn Crawl this year! This year their new format means that it will take place across a whole week, and Loop will be offering 10% to all participants, plus refreshments and treats. Have a look at The GYLC’s website to find out more information about all the participating shops, and to book your tickets!

GLYC 2019

All images copyright of Kristin Peres for Loop Knitting Ltd.

223 Comments on “Brand new La Bien Aimée Kumo and a giveaway

  1. Oh, I am even more excited that I will be in London in September so I can stop by the store in person now!!! It just looks sumptuous and that yellow is so vivacious.

  2. Oh so vivid and light! I can’t wait to knit up the beautiful Ranunculus pattern in this amazing yarn

  3. Oh this yarn is so gorgeous it has an inner glow! Thank you for the giveaway :) And also I had not heard of the Yarn Crawl so thank you for mentioning that!! A great reason to head into London! :)

  4. Delighted to see that LBA are bringing out brighter colours. Kumo sounds heavenly. Can’t wait to touch it !

  5. Wauw Susan what a giveaway. Hopefully ill be able to visit y in London soon. This new LBA calls for a PetiteKnit sweater…..
    xxx Henriette

  6. I visited your shop last week, so sad I missed this! It looks so soft, and the colour is amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Encapdulates the colour of Achillea, seen in drifts along roadsides… Bringing cheer and delight to those who travel on dreary, long drives…

  8. The colour is just so happy and sunny! I can’t wait to pick some of this yarn to make the Copenhagen cardi!!!

    • This yarn is so beautiful!! I would really love to win it! I hope to be able to visit you again soon!

  9. My goodness this yarn sounds heavenly! Love Note is in my wishlist and I hope to knit it next… thank you for doing this giveaway!

  10. Would never have thought if picking up this wool without your helpful pattern suggestions. Can’t wait to visit your shop and see if it’s as good as you say.

  11. Wow what a yellow !! Gorgeous sun , egg yolks and sunflowers some of my favourite things ! Adorable giveaway .

    • Yellow Brick Road! What a lovely colour. Reminds me of Van Gogh sunflowers, summer days and Dorothy skipping down that road! I would love to knit this beautiful yarn.

  12. Will miss you on Instagram! I love La Bien Aimee. Her yarns are beautiful and she is a wonderful person.

  13. I could not resist and already ordered some, but a yellow skein would fit perfectly with those ordered. Loop is really the best at having the most special yarns!

  14. Sunshine in a it. I am entering even though I live in Australia..but my daughter is is London

  15. Je ❤️ Loop

    (As my husband sings Ray Charles’ “Here we go again
    I’ll take her back again
    One more time”)

  16. There is really no way to feel grumpy about a thing when I see that yellow! It just makes me happy♥️

  17. I always look forward to reading your blog! The Kumo in that colorway reminds me of sunflowers so happy!

  18. Oh wow!! This is absolutely beautiful! All the colors are stunning!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely yarn.

  19. I would LOVE to be considered for the giveaway. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Aimee in NYC last year and it would be wonderful to win the skeins in the giveaway.

  20. I’m trying to collect Yellow Brick Road in every bass so I’m thrilled about this new yarn. Thanks for the chance to win some.

    • Oh my gosh, these are absolutely gorgeous keeping fingers (((and toes))) crossed that I might win…. but even if not, I just don’t think I will be able to resist these luscious colors!!!!

  21. Ohhhhh looks so fluffy <3 I hope I could squish it soon, it seems so soft and all the colours look very beautiful

  22. I would be more than grateful to try a skein if this beautiful yarn, a happy birthday skein for me to add more and knit something special.
    Thank you for permitting entries via the blog and for your inspiring blog posts.

  23. So glad you chose Yellow Brick Road to giveaway! My favourite colour. Just imagining a lacy shawlette to hang on to the sunshine for as long as possible.
    Thanks so much.

  24. Love all of Aimée’s yarns. Have been to her shop in Paris to buy … and bought loads from Susan at Loop.

    Looking forward to knitting in this new yarn. Have used Yellow Brick Road in lots of projects.

    Congrats on another new yarn for your collection.

  25. Super excited about visiting you (and the sushi store up the road) at the great yarn crawl. I love your shop!!!! I have a very long shopping list but it may get longer if I win this giveaway!!!!! Yay!!!

  26. Gorgeous colours in this yarn, so special, would love to knit something for someone very special x

  27. Beautiful yarn, which I think would look good added in thin stripes alongside another yarn to give a garment texture without adding bulk. Thanks for organising the giveaway too.

  28. Let me pinch between thumb and finger the beginning thread from a weightless cloud filled with color…

  29. Beautiful yarn. I’d love to win some and if I don’t I’m sure I’ll be buying some very soon ❤️

  30. Yes! Yellow Brick Road. Long been looking for a yarn to work with Spincycle’s Pussy Willow. This may well be it.

  31. This beautiful yarn is so vivid and light! I can’t wait to knit it up into Joji’s Elton Cardigan!

  32. I’m visualising the Birds of a Feather shawl made with Yellow Brick Road and Hegelia for the perfect summer accessory.

  33. What exquisite colours and looks such a lovely, nebulous, dreamy yarn! I just love the names of the colours, they make me happy.

  34. If i won the skein i would need the Doe to go with it, What an amazing combination, now to start looking for something to make from your suggestions. Fingers crossed and ‘needles’

  35. I love reading your blog and discovering new yarns. As I am a novice knitter, I would love to have a go at working with such pretty yarn – the colour is perfect for summer.

  36. So sweet of you for offering a giveaway!!! Love La Bein Aimée! Just received my order from you…my husband had to sign for it as I was out walking the dogs. He never even asked what was in the parcel…he is learned well

  37. This yarn is absolutely beautiful! My WIP is la bien aimée and it’s so pretty, soft, easy to work with and just wonderful.

  38. I’m embarrassed to say that I have never made anything in yellow! This yarn would be gorgeous for my grand daughter Ivy with her big blue eyes!

  39. Decisions, decisions; which color to choose? This looks so gorgeous and I wish I could be there to see and feel it in person! My friends and I visited your wonderful store a year ago, and wish it was our LYS:) Thanks for the blog, and for introducing us to this pretty yarn.

  40. How lovely . I know just the cardi pattern I would use this in . Would be amazing to win and a perfect excuse to revisit your lovely shop to buy more yarn to add to this

  41. I can only hope of winning this fluffy cloud skein! Or… I maybe could live at your shop haha ;)
    Enjoy your time away❤️ I will miss you on instagram.

  42. Ooooh that yarn is to die for. The colours are exquisite. Wish I could visit Loop to see it in person – but live a tad far away in NZ. One day soon.

  43. Hui, these skeins look so beautiful. I would love to use the yellow for the boarder of a cream colour shawl

  44. Kumo what can I say this looks the most ethereal yarn ever oooh I can almost feel the softest around my neck and as for the colours just amazing aren’t we lucky to have such talented people making and dyeing these beautiful yarns.

  45. Stunning yarn. I would love to see it in person in your gorgeous store however living in Tasmania Australia makes visiting a bit difficult!

  46. What stunning colours for such a sumptuous yarn combination- yummy to wear I would think!! On my list!

  47. Such a beautiful yarn! I am fairly new to knitting but I’d love to try knitting with something so lovely. I visited your shop for the first time on the weekend, what a treasure trove!

  48. This is so gorgeous! I’ve been scared about knitting two yarns together but this is so lovey I might have to give it a go!

  49. Just got to London. On my way to you later today. Been planing this for awhile. Looking for yarn, that’s for sure!!!

  50. I’ve been admiring this beautiful yarn “Kumo” named after my mother tongue. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity♡

  51. What a wonderful giveaway! I haven’t knit with any La Bien Aimée yarn yet, and I love their yellow brick road colourway!

  52. Yellow. The stuff of magic. In Summer it reflects our sunlight. In winter it provides that shot of color. I love it. And a sunlit cloud from LBA seems like a dream.

  53. The colour of the Yellow Brick Toad skein would go so so well with a skein of red-orange-brown sari silk I have. The two of them would make a great shawl, along with a more muted burnt colour. I’d love to be able to pair them up and get it going on my needles!

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