A new workshop has just gone up on our classes list.  Lucinda Guy, author of Crochet Designs for Girls and Boys,  and Northern Knits, will teach how to make authentic Scandinavian mittens using the traditional Swedish twined knitting technique. Lucinda will teach Tvaandsstickat, or ‘two-ended’ knitting, where the knitter uses both ends of the same ball of yarn and then twists the two yarns after each stitch, producing a uniform fabric of double thickness. This fabric which is smooth, firm, and less elastic than conventional knitting makes an ideal base for embroidery and is particularly suited to making mittens and …

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Loop will be at the London Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace this week. The opening times are 10-5:30, Thursday the 7th until Sunday the 10th (closing at 5 on Sunday). We will be bringing along a delicious selection of our yarns and accessories. To see our full range, plan a visit to our shop while you are in London. We will be open at the shop as usual, except that there will be no knit night or late opening on Thursday evening. Hope to see you there! Juju at Loop

We, at Loop, endeavour to bring you the best British Independent dyers’ yarns! Two New beauties have just arrived in our shop ~ Juno and Skein Queen. In the picture above we have  Blush by Skein Queen, knit up in Andrea’s Shawl by Through the Loops (one of our favourite patterns and designers). Blush is a beautiful  hand-dyed, 4 ply yarn in 80% merino and 20% cashmere. The 100 gram skeins provide about 393 metres. It knits up soft and squishy, perfect for a cosy shawl. The colours are soft and delicate with just a hint of variegation. We are …

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