Misti Alpaca sock in Cerise and Birds in Paradise

We’ve carried Peace Love Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock yarns for a while. They have great colour striping combinations. One of my favourite pairs of socks is knit in this yarn. It’s just a simple slip stitch pattern but it looks so effective in any heavily variegated yarn. (It was originally written for one of Madelinetosh’s more stripy yarns. The pattern is called Slippery Sock). The Alpaca makes them my warmest pair of socks. They are also incredibly hard wearing,  although they are strictly hand-wash only. New to Loop though, is the semi-solid variation of this yarn, Misti Alpaca Tonas …

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Dye For Yarn in Smashed Blackberry

Dye for Yarn is a new indie yarn at Loop. We are the first shop to carry this fingering weight yarn, which is dyed in Germany, and made from 75% Merino Superwash and 25% Mulberry Silk. This is a new venture for us since it is the first time we are carrying a yarn in non-repeatable colours. Up until now, we have always insisted that dyers supply us with yarns colours that we can re-order. We all know that the yarn may be different from one dye-lot, to the next, but we have an idea of what to expect. However, …

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We have all the colours of Quince & Co, that we got into stock, loaded on our web pages now. Not all the colours, have come in yet. Apparently, they can’t dye fast enough to keep up with demand. We’ll be adding them to our web pages as they come in. Here’s Meghan wearing her Kouyou shawl knit in Chickadee, colour petal. All the Quince & Co colours are lovely and the yarn has great loft making it extra squishy and cosy! It knits texture and lace very well. We also knit up Quince & Co’s Castle Pullover in Lark, …

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