Doves of Peace and Quick Festive Knits This Season at Loop!
We love December. A season of giving and receiving, of creating warm and fuzzy feelings even though the temperatures are plummeting, of light and love and bustling streets and fitting in time for everyone you love — and maybe an extra mince pie. Above all, it’s a season of knitting!
As you get ready for this season’s festivities, we have all the tools you’ll need to make the season bright and your loved ones’ faces even brighter!
Qing’s Big Merino is big fun! This chunky wool from one of our favourite London-based dyers is just pure joy and Layla Qing is a true genius. We will never understand how she achieves all her different wild, wonderful hues, but we’re so glad to be the beneficiaries of her creativity! This yarn is especially perfect if you find yourself behind on some knitted gifts. It knits up so fast and beautiful you’ll be done with your handmade beauties in no time! Cosy hats and chunky cowls in a click of the needles! Plus all the brilliant, bright, rich, splashy Qing colours you love.
It’s no secret that we adore all of The Border Mill’s incredible tweedy, heathered wools, but this time they’ve really outdone themselves. The 21-Colour North Coast Tweed Box Set is truly the stuff of dreams. Designed to act as a bridge between some of the colours in the 50-Colour Box Set, the 21-colour set is brilliant on its own or as a complement to the 50-colour set. These 10g, 100% Shetland wool balls are just a delight. Perfect for colourwork, granny squares, mending, and much more, these boxes are absolutely wonderful.
Giving back is very important to us at Loop, and that’s why we created this lovely Dove of Peace Drawstring Project Bag. For every bag sold, we will donate 50p to the International Rescue Committee, an international humanitarian organisation that helps people survive in the wake of crises, and we are so proud to support their work. This bag is perfect for keeping your projects secure while you’re on the go, and the drawstring closure makes it easy to keep your ball of yarn from hopping around the floor while you’re knitting. The beautiful dove illustration is available in Rose or Lilac and Rose colourways.
Whether you picked up your first knitting needles yesterday or decades ago, every knitter has had the experience of reading a new (or forgotten) abbreviation and saying, “huh”? Knitter’s Dictionary to the rescue! This comprehensive guide to knitting terminology contains definitions and explanations of every term from “alt” to “yrn”. With 150 illustrations, super useful cross-references, in-depth how-to guides, and tons of bonus tips and tricks, this is the book no knitter should be without.
How cute are The Petite Knitter’s brand new Saskie Socks? The sweet bunnies that adorn these socks and the funky and playful swap of positive and negative colours are so darling. This pattern uses two colours of fingering weight yarn. One of the yarns designer Weichien used in the pictured sample is Loop favourite Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool. Any two colours of this would look simply divine in this pattern!
Next week we’ll have a run-down of all our favourite gifts this year, but if you want to get a head start on your shopping, our Gift Section is always open. We have tons of ideas there for all your crafty friends, plus a few stocking stuffers that would please anyone on your list!
Looking for some knitspiration for this year’s holiday gifts? Why not check out all the lovely complementary Loop Blog Patterns, which we’ve developed just for you. Our crocheted Mistletoe Garland Pattern is always a favourite this time of year. You can make it as long or as short as you like, and the mistletoe motifs on their own are great as gift toppers or attached to brooches or hairpins for a bit of personal holiday flair. Plus there are tons of projects you’ll have no trouble finishing before the month is out, like the Hawick Cowl, Spring Bloom Mitts, or Sophie’s Hat. Naturally we have all the yarns you’ll need for these fun and beautiful creations!
We look forward to welcoming you over the holidays! In order to give our staff time to celebrate with their families, we will be closed from Friday 24 December to Tuesday 27 December. We will open again on December 28, 29, and 30 from 11 am to 5 pm before closing for New Year. Normal hours resume from Wednesday 4 January.
We love our Royal Mail! They are so great to work with throughout the year and they always work so hard over the holidays, just like we do, to do their best to make so many wishes come true. Please be aware of the Royal Mail’s Last Posting dates, and keep in mind that we’ll need time to pack your order as well:
Saturday 3 December (Tomorrow!): Greece, Turkey, and Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia)
Monday 5 December: USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, and Sweden
Wednesday 7 December: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Neterlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland
Friday 9 December: Belgium, France, and Luxembourg
Thursday the 8th of December: Cyprus and Malta
Friday the 9th of December: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA, Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey
Our last posting dates for the UK this year are: Wednesday the 21st of December
You can see Royal Mail’s full Christmas 2022 last shipping dates here.
For all DHL orders our last dates are:
December 7th for: The rest of the world
December 14th for : Europe
Wishing you a happy season!