Tiny buttons make good eyes

  You probably didn’t know you needed a bunny brooch for your shawl. But you do. You need one with a secret pocket for hiding little chocolate eggs in. I won’t tell you if those chocolate eggs are part of the children’s egg hunt or if they are your own private stash. That’s up to you. But I offer you this little pattern for a Bunny Pin (with a Secret Pocket) to try out with some lovely natural wool yarns.

This week we have a special treat for you! If you’re a regular Ravelry user, you will probably have seen that one of our favourite designers, Stephen West, has been hosting a ‘knit-along’ and releasing stunning patterns as part of his Westy’s Besties KAL recently. This week, the pattern being released is the shawl he originally designed for Loop – the Westloop Shawl! Stephen has very kindly agreed to offer the pattern for free to Loop customers who purchase the yarn for the pattern in either Brooklyn Tweed LOFT or or the Isager yarns required for the pattern. Hooray!

If you’re a regular Ravelry user, by now you’ve probably seen on of the many lovely patterns by design duo Tin Can Knits. We’ve had their book, 9 Months of Knitting, in the shop for a while, and we recently started stocking their single patterns and newer book, Pacific Knits. Emily, one half of the Tin Can team, has been kind enough to design Sweetness, which right now is available exclusively on the Loop blog – lucky us! It uses under 150 m each of two shades of Malabrigo Twist, one of our softest, squishiest yarns. (Shown here in Terron …

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