We have recently added  another great British yarn to our shop collection. Beautiful, super-soft and light Orkney Angora – St Magnus. This is a delicious DK blend of 50% lambswool and 50% grade 1 Angora. Stunning! It has the lovely soft halo of Angora but is easier to work with, and has less shedding in this blend.

This is a tutorial specifically for making Bertie, from Juju’s Loops, in-the-round instead of knitting him flat. You need the book for the full instructions but this tutorial will help anyone who wants more information about making a toy. All Bertie’s are knit in Jamiesons Spindrift using the magic loop technique. Here’s how to adapt Bertie’s instructions for in-the-round:

Finally we are getting a bit of nice, light, summer knitting weather! Yeah! Later in this post, we have a tutorial for the figure of eight cast-on, mentioned in other tutorials (and here) and a new way of striping those toe-up afterthought heel socks. But first we wanted to show you the new knitting bags we got in at Loop. Above you can see Sophie knitting with one of the Yarn Pop Gadgety bags. These are great because they have grommets that allow yarn to be threaded through. The ball of yarn stays safely inside the bag pocket, instead of rolling out …

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