Gift knitting time is upon us (for those of us organised enough to be thinking ahead!), and there may be a man or two in your life who’s been hinting that he’d like a hand-knitted scarf or sweater. Or, hey, you may even be a man who knits! We know it can sometimes seem like there are more great new women’s patterns everyday, while men only get thrown a measly few patterns a year. This week we’re here to tell you there are some fabulous knitting patterns out there for men if you know where to look, as well as …

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Loop’s resident window dresser, Sophie, has brought a delightfully woolly theme to our display on Camden Passage this month – pom poms! We’re a little bit obsessed with these tiny spheres of sheepy goodness and it’s making us happy to see them strung up in our window now!┬áIn case you haven’t had a chance to pass by and have a look, or you live too far away to do so, we thought we’d share the lovely little bits and pieces featured in this cheery window now. First up, and very aptly timed, is the new issue of Pom Pom Quarterly! …

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We do love a bit of crochet at Loop, particularly when the weather warms up. Crochet is perfect for when you want a a quick little project that you can whisk away on holiday, or stuff in your bag for your commute. You can make small items like toys or home accessories, or crochet little motifs that will one day be put together as a blanket or garment. We have an abundance of crochet inspiration at Loop right now that can help you get hooking! We love the crochet aesthetic of two French women – both called Cecile! – whose …

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