Loop’s 10 – It’s Nearly Here!

Loop's 10

The wait is nearly over! The custom colours are filling up the shelves in the shop and already finding new homes, so now we’re just counting down the days until our anniversary publication Loop’s 10 arrives. It’s your last chance to take advantage of our pre-order discount that gives you 10% off the cost of the book.

We are accepting pre-orders until midnight 31st August, so be sure to get your order in this weekend. Now we’ve revealed all the patterns and the yarns, let’s have a little reminder of the delights we have in store for you!

All the patterns are now available to view on Ravelry, so if you are curious for more details, click on the pattern name to view the design page. You can also find the link to each of the yarns that now include our own special custom colour.

Don’t worry if you missed out the delivery of your new favourite colour the first time round, we have double quantities on order of those yarns that flew out the door! Just send our friendly Loopettes an email at  shop@loopknitting.com if you want to be notified when a colour comes back into stock.

Arkell Scarf
Arkell Scarf

First up we have Arkell Scarf by Rachel Atkinson  which uses four skeins of heavenly soft Jade Sapphire 8ply Cashmere in ‘Cloud Cuckoo’.

Autumn Leaf Shawl
Autumn Leaf Shawl

The cosy Autumn Leaf Shawl by Paulina Popiolek . This takes three skeins of the Shilasdair Luxury 4ply, show in ‘Autumn Leaves’ and our custom colour ‘Highland Twylight’ (which should be arriving any day now!)

Bunty Cardigan
Bunty Cardigan

Then for little ones, the Bunty Cardigan by Donna Higgins in Shalimar Breathless ‘Parma Violet’. This pattern is sized for up to four years so depending on the size will use one or two skeins.

Islington Shawl
Islington Shawl

Islington Shawl by Kirsten Kapur takes just one skein of each colour in the DyeForYarn Merino Merino Silk Fingering shown here in ‘Bat in a Dark Mood’ and the custom colour ‘Golden
Beehive’ – which has also been used for another of Rachel Atkison’s patterns Whimsy Garland, which you can spot on the models knees!

Isokon Mitts
Isokon Mitts

The elegant Isokon Mitts by Ysolda Teague take one skein of Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca Silk Sport/fine DK in ‘The Angel Islington’

Meandering Shawl
Meandering Shawl

Brioche beauty Meandering Shawl by Stephen West  uses one skein of Madelinetosh Merino Light in ‘London Cosmopolitan’ and two balls of Orkney Angora St Magnus in ‘Ghost’.

Rosemaling Mitts
Rosemaling Mitts

Rosemaling Mitts by Dottie Angel  are easy peasy and use one skein of The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted in ‘Turbillion’ with embroidery additions courtesy of  Pigeonroof Studios Mini Skein Set in ‘Pistachio’ and other 4ply scraps.

Silene Cardigan
Silene Cardigan

Swingy Silene Cardigan by Pam Allen uses Quince & Co. Lark in ‘London Rose’ (8-13 skeins depending on size)

Sprinkle Cardigan
Sprinkle Cardigan

Sprinkle Cardigan by Juju Vail in The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted shown here in ‘Turbullion’ (4-7 skeins) and 1 skein of ‘Meadow Grass’ for the contrast yoke.

Sweetie Pie Capelet
Sweetie Pie Capelet

Sweetie Pie Capelet by Claire Montgomerie in Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 8-ply  uses custom colour ‘Oh Sweetie Pie’ (2- 4 skeins) and contrast colour Deep Plum (1 -2 skeins)

Wreath Shawl
Wreath Shawl

And last but not least, we have Wreath Shawl by Meghan Fernandes which uses two skeins of the Viola Merino 4ply/Fingering in ‘Speckled Mist’.

Thank you again to all the designers and dyers who have been involved in the project, and of course a huge thanks to all of you who have supported Loop for the past ten years! We hope you enjoy the book.

We’ll be posting out the pre-orders as soon as the book arrives, but if you are taking part in The Great London Yarn Crawl, you’ll be able to pick up a copy there too! Yarn in the City Marketplace Badge

Loop will be hosting the Yarn in The City kick-off breakfast party on Saturday September 5th at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London. W

e’ll be bringing a selection of our bespoke hand-dyed yarns from terrific people like Quince & Co, Viola, The Uncommon Thread, DyeForYarn, Madelinetosh and many others plus our new book Loop’s 10. Plus we’ll have all the sample to try on too! For more information head to the Yarn in the City website.

And what would all this excitement about the book be without another giveaway? This time it’s a copy of Loop’s 10 that is up for grabs. Just comment below before midnight on Wednesday 3rd September letting us know your favourite thing about Loop. We’ll select a winner at random and announce on the blog next week – Good Luck!

And one final thing is the winner of last weeks Instagram giveaway – Congratulations to ‘thewovennest’ We’ll be in touch to let you know how you can claim your copy of Julie Arkell’s book ‘Away’.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting

P.S. Did you know you can keep up to date with Loop in the press? We’ve been featured in Mollies Makes and Inside Crochet recently!  Mollie Makes_edited-1

Loop in Inside Crochet

57 Comments on “Loop’s 10 – It’s Nearly Here!

  1. I like loop as it is unique selling many types of yarn from practical to luxurious the shop has a world wide following as it has the ability to appeal to many kinds of crafters the yarns are superb and the best variety in a quirky stting

  2. Loop somehow manages the impossible by being everything you’d want from a yarn shop – cool, edgy and vibrant whilst at the same time they are traditional, quirky and quaint. The wide choice of yarns from all over the world, the knowledgeable staff and the great patterns available make it a perfect place for all yarn enthusiasts.

  3. Oh my god! I absolutely love everything in that book. Congratulations. It’s very difficult to get such a beautiful group of patterns!! I’m sure it would be so difficult to choose one to start!!

  4. Everything! But mostly the masses and masses of inspiring yarn. It is impossible to visit and not want to cast on all the things with all the yarn.

  5. I dropped in at Loop when visiting London back in February. I loved how colourful your shop is and how full of inspiration.

  6. What I love about Loop is the atmosphere, that something you feel when you walk into a shop, sigh deeply and instantly feel like you have arrived somewhere special.

    It goes without saying that all the yarns are gorgeous, with wonderful patterns, the staff friendly and knowledgeable and all the buttons and fripperies that you simply can’t find anywhere else.

  7. I haven’t been lucky enough to be able to visit the store but I love the website, the blog, Instagram feed, pretty much everything!!

  8. I have sadly only been to Loop once (of course, I have ordered online many times) because I live in Austria, but I just love the atmosphere of creativity in the store.

  9. Why do I love Loop? Every time I visit I think I’ve checked the whole stock, but there’s always something new that’s been missed and I have the perfect excuse for a return visit!

  10. My favourite thing is the atmosphere. The staff are there but happy for you to browse and rummage. Despite the modern products, there’s a lovely old-fashioned feel to the shop- it’s like a sweetshop for yarn!

  11. I live too far away to visit, but love visiting virtually – such an inspiring and eclectic mix of patterns, yarns, magazines and stuff. Magic!

  12. The yarn of course! Looking forward to casting on the Meandering Shawl as I’ve always wanted to try brioche stitch.

  13. I’ve been to the shop but I love Loop because it just gives you that creative (warm fuzzy calming) feeling even without being there, it just inspires you with all the beautiful things… still dreaming….

  14. Loop is such an inspiration, both to knitters who are fired up by its amazing range of yarns and patterns and to the independent craftspeople and entrepreneurs who are fostered by its creative economy. I love it!

  15. For me Loop is the ultimate experience of a knitter’s heaven. And not only knitter’s. The whole shop breathes inspiration and passion for creating quirky and beautiful things to wear, for the house or other. I cannot get enough of the gorgeous colours and textures. As soon as I enter your wonderful shop I feel like I have stepped into a wonderland. I feel relaxed and energized at the same time. The way you decorated and arranged the space it feels like a good friend’s living room where we sit down to a great chat along some inspired stitching crafts. A place where we understand and nurture each other. Everytime I visit your shop I literary live and breath Loop for a few months afterwards. I find myself recalling a display or certain colours, or even dream it! To some Loop may be like a museum. To me, a museum is a stuffy, smelly, old place where we have to tiptoe quietly. Loop is so much more. It is a magical lively place to meet other artistic minds and share our passion for creating beautiful, unique, yet practical things. I simply LOVE everything about Loop. If I could I would buy every yarn you sell – especially the bespoke hand-dyed colours. I wouldn’t eat or sleep and just knit away day and night! Happy birthday, Loop!

  16. When anyone mentions London I always think of LOOP – there is never enough time to browse & buy.
    The samples to look at just make you want to cast on another project.
    Walking back to the train station with your LOOP bag full of Loop goodies and a smile on your face is just the best

  17. Loop makes me want to move to London! Until then I can read your blog, admire your photos, and hopefully win your book!

  18. As a born again knitter after a 15 year hiatus. Meghan taught me about tension squares, gauge, knitting in the round, the magic loop, different cast ons, grafting, seaming and my favourite: cabling. All of this in your “Intermediate class”. I went from wondering why my finished items were so small and only being able to knit flat socking stitch things with an ugly seam, to giving anything a go. And nearly always succeeding!

    I also discovered all the gorgeous yarns which are also very inspiring. They are all so beautiful, each a work of art in it’s own right. I am lucky that you are my world class LYS.

    Thank you Loop!

  19. Best thing about Loop? It has to be the amazing yarns you stock, something for every taste and always tempting. Happy 10th Anniversary to you.

  20. Your shop is sooooo pretty that it alone makes me want to move to London and spend every Thursday evening with you! So much creativity and so many delicious yarns. But since upping sticks isn’t an option, instead I find huge inspiration in your gorgeous Instagram feed and blog posts. Loop’s 10 is a perfect testament to everything that’s so wonderful about your shop. :)

  21. The window displays are always so inviting and creative. It creates excitement before I even enter the store. Staff is very helpful and patient with the decision process. The pile is big but the wallet isn’t:( Looking forward to the book of exciting patterns from fabulous designers.

  22. I love loop because the yarn selection is really curated, not just chosen to fit the idea of the standard selection that a yarn shop should carry. Even ordering from the other side of the world I know that the yarns are going to be beautiful and look and feel fantastic when knitted.

  23. I so enjoy receiving your emails and looking at your website with the beautiful yarns! It’s fun to see what yarns you have that I don’t see in the USA.

  24. I love that Loop feels so warm and cosy, and that I feel utterly welcome to browse there for hours if I so desire (and I always do!), plus that all of the Loopettes are super-knowledgeable and willing to help with yarn ideas and colour combinations. It’s so wonderful that it’s always remained my LYS of choice, even when I moved to Singapore!

  25. I love Loop because as an addicted knitter I feel right at home browsing all the beautiful yarns and pattern books. One day the person who served me spotted that I was wearing my Sous Sous jumper even though I has a coat over it – full marks for keen observation!

  26. LOOP has a je ne sais quoi that makes it like no other yarn shop. It has quality and charm and is very, very special. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOOP!

  27. A very special, dare I say magical place that keeps drawing me back. Love the rickety stairs. And of course all of the glorious yarn you just can’t find anywhere else. Very difficult to choose which to take home with. Also the knowledgeable staff who are there if you need them.

  28. Haven’t experienced Loop in person (but would love to one day!), but I love the love of yarn and knitting that the website exudes :)

  29. I think the attention to detail is the best thing about Loop, ordering online is such an experience, when the package arrives it’s all wrapped up and presented beautifully, it’s like Christmas has come with your order x

  30. Loop is such a beautiful shop full of gorgeous yarns and I’m going to visit it very soon it’s on my list and I’m saving hard!! ❤️

  31. It is an excuse to come to London, I just love the ambience, warmth and just the experience of being in such a lovely shop. I would have loved to have had my own wool shop in my twenties, visiting loop makes up in sime part for that dream never being fulfilled.

  32. Well, you’d have to be loopy not to want Loop10! The patterns provide an excellent excuse for buying the very special yarns Loop stocks – as if one is needed…..

  33. Being in the middle of the USA I will probably never visit the Loop except electronically, but I anxiously await my first order of yarn and the new anniversary book. Photos are beautiful.

  34. For me, Loop represents a calming and inspirational constant in an otherwise somewhat turbulent life. From my first hop skip and jump from my childhood home off Upper Street to the old shop in Cross Street (which I used to vist often before, when it was a shop selling old tools) to the new shop in Camden Passage, I have found that I always come away feeling extremely content. Poorer and unnecessarily yarn rich yes, but happy certainly! Thanks for many happy memories and well done on a beautiful book!

  35. Loop is just a kaleidoscope of colours and textures which makes your heart sing!? A truly magical place and one that you want to return to again and again. Heavenly made I adore the shop!!

  36. I have never visited the shop in real life but I enjoy reading the blog and browsing the webshop. A friend of mine visits London regularly and sometimes brings yarn goodies from Loop back home to me ;-) Hopefully a copy of Loop’s 10 will find its way to me later this autumn – the designs are fabulous!

  37. I’ve only been to Loop once on a trip to visit my cousin. It was the prettiest shop and a very lovely April. I hope to visit again one day or at least try mail ordering a special loop yarn. My favorite thing was the friendly staff.

  38. I’m across the ocean in NY and haven’t visited your shop yet but from the web and the new book I can tell you are filled with awesome yarns and an inspiring atmosphere.

  39. I love Loop’s blog. Is so inspiring! Next time I’ll be in London I want to visit the store. And be lost in the beauty.
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  40. My favorite thing about LOOP………
    it makes me feel like being in a very special dream- and wonderland. Whenever I need it, or want it.
    Like a little children in a candy shop. You can see everything, what your heart desires.
    And many things of which you did not yet know that you desire. ;)
    You can see the love behind every pic, blog posting or detail. ♥
    Happy Birthday to you and all the best for many more creative years.

  41. my fav thing about loop: just being in the shop is inspiring–no wait, simply walking past and looking in the window is inspiring. Have only been to loop once (don’t live in or near the UK) but remember the experience vividly :)

  42. The first time I visited the shop, it took my breath away; everywhere you looked, there was a new delight; yarn of every colour imaginable, pattern books, and buttons and notions; knitted samples to inspire; I only get to visit 2-3 times a year, but I still feel like that,each time.

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