Happy New Year from all of us at Loop and welcome back! We are starting the new year off with a stunning collaboration between two of our favourite yarns, Madelinetosh Merino Light and Shibui Knits Silk Cloud. At Loop, we’ve been mad for MadelineTosh for many years now. We have over 145 colours in the Merino Light base alone! The Shibui Silk Cloud is one of the most beautiful and luminous silk/mohair blends we’ve come across so having these two come together to create a new palette of 6 beautiful, rich shades of vibrant colour is a dream!
We have long been captivated by Laine Magazine and the newest issue doesn’t disappoint. What an incredible publication! The high quality of the patterns, articles and photography are always so beautiful.Laine is all about natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship and the beautiful and simple things in our lives and that’s exactly what we love about it. There is always something to aspire to and be inspired by. We thought we’d take an in-depth look at a few of the patterns in this issue. It’s always great to be able to purchase the yarn that the pattern has been designed …
Launching this week are two wonderful new books, Fair Isle Weekend by Mary J Mucklestone and Quince & Co’s This & That; 10 knits to keep you warm and cozy. Both of these books are an incredible resource of inspiring collections of knitwear which will keep you knitting and cosy all through the autumn and winter months. Along with Owlet, a new yarn from Quince & Co, we also have a round-up of some of our favourite yarns perfect for colourwork knitting including a new box set of 50 beautiful colours in The Border Mill’s North Coast Tweed!