Rico Restock and Bounties of Yarn for Spring!
Finally! The Rico restock we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! We’ve got some old favourites as well as some new exciting yarns that we can’t wait to share with you.
So cool and so soft? You can say that again! Brand new Chunky Cotton yarn is a fab and funky concoction that has us jumping for joy. This wiggly texture is created by wrapping a fine thread around soft-as-a-cloud chunky cotton yarn, resulting in a yarn that’s as fun to knit with as it is to look at. With a breathable, open texture once knit, stitch definition for days, and a lovely drape, this is your go-to yarn for statement pieces this spring and summer.
One of the best things about Rico is what a great addition it is to your collection of stash yarns — or as the foundation for a stash if you’re just starting to build yours. And there’s no better way to kick start your stash than with a Ricorumi Box Set. Rico’s box sets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the Spin Spin box of 8 to the Spray DK box of 10, to 20-piece Cotton DK and Baby sets, to the amazing Cotton DK set of 60! These yarns are great for colourwork projects as they allow you to mix and match hues without worrying about gauge and they’re always great to have on hand to add splashes of colour to whatever you’re working on.
In addition to the stash-building boxes, we have loads of Cotton DK available for a-la-carte purchase for spring knits! Organic Cotton Aran, Merino Aran, and Spin Spin are all stocked up as stand-alone skeins, plus we’ll be adding 60 colours of Baby Cotton DK with a new pattern book within the next couple of weeks (stand by for news on that!) We love Rico so much and we know you do to. It’s so wonderful to have so much of it in the shop just as the season for cotton knits is starting to blossom!
Speaking of perfect yarns for Spring, BC Garn Lino has also been fully restocked. This linen fibre yarn is such a fun texture to work with and it gets softer and softer over time as your finished garment is worn. Linen yarn is a perfect choice for spring and summer knits as it allows you to flaunt your knitting skills while keeping cool. And BC Garn Lino comes in so many different colours — from neutrals to pastels to brights to deep, rich hues — that you’re bound to find something that will slot perfectly into your summer wardrobe. If you’re stumped for what to make with BC Garn Lino first, check out our free Crochet Floral Garland Necklace pattern, which is perfect for spring!
New colours have arrived from Spincycle in both Dyed in the Wool and Dream State and they are absolutely divine. Moody yet bright “Afternoon Delight”, celestial cotton candy “Big Sky”, vivid “Dream World”, bubblegum and wintergreen “Pop-Click”, sunset-hued spectacular “Sex on the Beach”, sun-soaked “Sunset Strip”, and the not new but much loved and reinstated pastel “Verba Volent” are phenomenally fun additions to the shelves at Loop that we cannot wait to get on our needles. These colours are so vibrant and vivacious they’re sure to pop no mater what project you have in mind!
How darling is this sweater designed by Laura Menéndez? The Matilda Sweater is everything a gift for a little one should be — super sweet yet warm and wearable, and of course made with love. Plus, this piece is designed in a yarn we totally love, De Rerum Natura Ulysse. This 100% wool yarn comes from sheep raised in Provence and Portugal and is manufactured in France maintaining the highest standards of environmentalism and animal welfare. It’s a material you can feel good about wrapping any loved one in, and with a design this cute it’ll be hard to resist doing just that!
Scandi simplicity meets playful detail in this beautiful book that has just arrived in the shop. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you’ll find something to love in this collection of 21 patterns. A variety of garments, gauges, and textures will keep your sticks clicking for years to come, and the sheer understated beauty of this volume and its stunning photography will have you coming back for more! Never has an instruction been easier to follow: Knit This!
Hello Cocoknits Sweater Care Brush! Every crafter knows things made by hand need (and deserve!) a little extra love. This brush is the perfect tool to keep your knits looking gorgeous no matter what. De-pilling, mohair fluffing, lint removal? You’ve got it. Natural boar bristles far out-perform their synthetic counterparts and an oval shape and cotton twill handle make this a super comfortable tool to use. Why not gift one to the next recipient of your hand-made treasures?
Have a crafty weekend x