Pick your summer projects from Laine and Pom Pom

Pick your summer projects from Laine and Pom Pom
Rookwood designed by Rachael Reese aka September Knits

June has arrived and summer is finally upon us! With June comes the recent release of two great new issues of independent publications – Laine Magazine issue 8 and Pom Pom Quarterly issue 29.

We’re dipping into these magazines this week, to bring you lots of ideas for summer knitting. with some of the many beautiful yarns stocked at Loop.

Flower Buds from Laine magazine issue 8
Flower Buds designed by Astrid Troland

Flower Buds from Laine

This breezy little top is knitted using Isager Alpaca 1 and Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool held together throughout the project. This would be great over a vest top with trousers, or over a summer dress for a cooler evening.

Heather from Laine and Rookwood from Pom Pom

Both these lovely projects use the Natural Sock base from Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co., and both are wonderful lightweight accessories you can wear throughout summer and into the autumn.

Argil by Clare Lakewood PPQ29
Argil designed by Clare Lakewood

Argil from Pom Pom

This top is worked up in Quince & Co. Sparrow – a 100% linen, for the main fabric, and Quince & Co. Tern – a wool/silk blend, for the contrasting stripes. These two staple yarns combine to create a modern top that you’ll be able to wear over and over through the summer.

Rosebay from Laine magazine issue 8
Rosebay designed by Jenny Sauselein

Rosebay from Laine

This beautiful lace wrap is knitted in Brooklyn Tweed Loft. It combines spring-like lace stitch patterns with delicate cables. This is a great one for wearing around your shoulders – the Loft is light and airy, but will also keep you nicely warm in an evening, and isn’t too heavy to knit with when the weather is hot.

Grace from Laine magazine issue 8
Grace designed by Denise Bayron

Grace from Laine

This beautiful little jumper is knitted in Quince & Co. Puffin, a popular yarn at Loop. Yes, Puffin is very chunky and so not a classic summer knit, but this is a wonderful ‘instant gratification’ project – a great antidote to the fine, lightweight yarns normally knitted with over the summer.

Once autumn rolls around, Grace will be ready to pop over dresses and blouses!

There are two more projects we want to talk about; even though we don’t stock the specific yarns used in the pattern, we have almost identical substitutes!

Honeydew from Laine issue 8
Honeydew designed by Justyna Lorkowska

Honeydew from Laine

This beautiful textured jumper would be amazing knitted up in La Bien Aimee Cashmerino (of which we will receive a delivery next Tuesday, to join the La Bien Aimee Silk Mohair that just arrived!), and Isager Silk Mohair. The yarns are held double throughout. How about using Kitsume and 28 Coral together for a pop of colour?

Minton by Isa Catepillan PPQ29
Minton designed by Isa Catepillán

Minton from Pom Pom

This amazingly detailed crocheted market bag can easily be worked up in the BC Garn Lino – a 100% linen 4ply yarn that softens wonderfully with wear and use, and has brilliant bright colours too!

Just a note to say that if you plan on substituting any yarns, remember to check your gauge and yardage requirements!

Enjoy your summer knitting! We can’t wait to start seeing these projects out ‘in the wild’, and don’t forget you can get your new issues of Laine and Pom Pom from us now!

Images copyright of Laine Magazine and Laura Morsman

We also just wanted to leave a quick note and let you know that the La Bien Aimee Silk Mohair delivery has arrived at Loop! This is a brand new base at Loop, and we are so excited and honoured to be a stockist.

La Bien Aimee Mohair Silk at Loop London

We will be uploading more photographs over the weekend, but if you can’t wait, the stock is available in our London shop now!

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