Saturday June 11th is Worldwide Knit in Public Day. To celebrate everything at Loop will be 10% off on the day (with the exception of class bookings). This includes online orders as well as in the shop. So grab some yarn and needles and go public with your knitting!

Lilith at Old Maiden Aunt has dyed up some wonderful new yarn colours for us. There are eight new colours in all, including two very wearable yellows (something we have been short on, until recently). This is one of my favourite yarns and she has now dyed my favourite colour, Ghillie Dhu, which is a lovely chartreuse green. I don’t know if I can justify yet another shawl in this colour. (Do you have that problem too?)  I think I will need to knit myself a sweater in Gillie Dhu, when I next get some selfish knitting time. Susan and …

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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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