On the Spice Market shawl kits with La Bien Aimée

On the Spice Market shawl kits with La Bien Aimée

We had some exciting deliveries at Loop last week, including some more La Bien Aimée yarns for our gorgeous new On the Spice Market Shawl Kit! We also restocked some of our other popular kits like Tiny Tassels in La Bien Aimée Cashmerino, the La Bien Aimée version of Pop Spots and the Siren Song Shawl Kit.

La Bien Aimée yarns take colour beautifully and have an incredible depth and a crisp stitch definition. Aimee’s hand-dyed colour palette includes subtle speckles and semi-solid colours that compliment each other so well. We have Aimee’s gorgeous colours available in Silk and Mohair, Merino Singles, Cashmerino, Merino DK, Tough Sock and Helix!

On the Spice Market

We have recently reworked Melanie Berg’s breathtaking and richly coloured On the Spice Market Shawl with La Bien Aimée Merino Singles as the star.

Using Aimee’s incredibly vivid and beautiful hand-dyed colours in the design, it is a very engaging knit with exciting techniques like slip stitches, short rows, and lots of texture.  

The vibrant colours certainly do conjure up images of a trip to the spice market and jewel-toned treasures. 

The new On the Spice Market kit has all the yarn you need to knit this stunning shawl with one full 100g skein of La Bien Aimée Merino Singles in Winter for the main colour and a generous amount of six rich and vivid colours, saving you buying seven skeins of yarn! If you prefer to use some of your existing stash or just fancy something else, we have plenty of the printed patterns available at the moment. You can also find a PDF version of the pattern through Melanie’s Ravelry shop.

With the kit, the contrast yarn colours are all wound for you in little yarn cakes, and everything comes in a Loop cotton bag.

Tiny Tassels

Tiny Tassels Cashmerino in ‘Sanho

Using La Bien Aimée’s beautiful and sumptuous Cashmerino, we have restocked all of our La Bien Aimée Tiny Tassel kits. Tiny Tassels is a sweet and fun to knit shawlette designed by Karin Fernandes, and La Bien Aimée Cashmerino makes this a charming and luxurious small shawl to wear any time of year.

The Tiny Tassels kits also come in a Loop cotton shopper bag with one full skein of La Bien Aimée Cashmerino and just the right amounts of La Bien Aimée Merino Singles for making the tassels. The pattern is available for Free. We can never have enough Tiny Tassels!

Pop Spots

Our popular Pop Spots shawl kit designed by Juju Vail is also back in the shop! This exceptional version, inspired by our former Loopette Valerie Mamo’s Pop Spots, is created using three different yarns and colours. We loved Valerie’s choice of colours and yarns so much the minute we saw it! The Uncommon Thread BFL Singles in Space Oddity creates the main colour with Qing Merino Singles in Denim for the variegated spots and La Bien Aimée Merino Singles golden Grellow colour for the beautiful lace edging. The pattern has been rewritten to create this particular version and comes in one size (the larger size in the original design). The kit is a great way to try three different yarns and knit yourself a stunning shawl in the process. 

Siren Song Shawl Kit

Siren Song is a beautiful and captivating shawl designed by Libby Jonson of Truly Myrtle with the La Bien Aimée Merino Singles. Also available as a kit, the shawl uses only two La Bien Aimée Merino Singles skeins in Ayre, a lovely speckled and shimmery silver along with the iconic Yellow Brick Road creating a vibrant and fun shawl. A combination of drop stitches and creative slip stitches make this a super fun knit. The kit comes with two full skeins of La Bien Aimée Merino Singles and a Loop special anniversary bag. The pattern is not included but we do have a few printed copies in stock and it is also available through Libby’s Ravelry shop or through her website www.trulymyrtle.com/shop.

Soon we’ll have La Bien Aimee’s Merino Sport weight yarn as well! We’ll have more news on this unique addition to the La Bien Aimee range at Loop in the next few weeks.  

Whichever project or yarn you choose, you are sure to find inspiration in our selection of La Bien Aimee’s wonderful world of colour at Loop. 

Recent Arrivals

Miga De pan Botanical Alphabet Embroidery Kit

The lovely botanical alphabet embroidery sampler kits are back from Miga de Pan in Argentina. This kit includes a muslin fabric with the Botanical Alphabet design printed on it. It comes with 6 twists of coloured threads to get you started but keep in mind you will need to purchase more threads to finish the sampler. The Finca Perle threads would make a great choice to add to the existing threads in the kit. We have 57 colours!

minä perhonen Circle Brooches

From Akira Minagawa of minä perhonen fashion and textile label, some beautiful new circle brooches in small and large sizes have arrived. We are always excited to receive these little treasures of textile beauty. They are so unusual and charming for a bit of added embellishment to a cardigan, coat, scarf or hat. 

Each brooch is backed with brass and has the minä p. signature butterfly etched on the back with a secure pin closure.

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